Agenda 8 November 2021

Wigmore Group Parish Council

Councillors are summoned to join the scheduled Parish Council Meeting on
Monday 8 November 2021 at 7.00pm at Wigmore Village Hall

The Press & Public are cordially invited to attend.


1. Apologies. To receive apologies for absence.
2. To receive Declarations of interests and written requests for dispensations.
3. Open Session
3.1. To note report received from Ward Cllr Carole Gandy
3.2. To receive views of residents on parish matters
3.3. To receive reports from Working Groups (not relating to items on tonight’s Agenda).
3.4. To receive updates from Councillors

4. Minutes. To approve minutes of the scheduled meeting 11 October 2021.

5. Finance
5.1. To confirm availability of Grants from the Parish Council and note that no applications have been received.
5.2. To note balances and approve payments as in Appendix 1.

6. Working Groups. To consider recommendations and agree further action:
6.1. To note Cllr Gwen Fraser will lead Finance Group and Cllr John Williams will lead Closed Churchyard Group.
6.2. Bury Lane Playing Field.
6.2.1. Date of monthly inspection of play equipment.
6.2.2. To consider quotations for new play equipment / picnic tables.
6.3. Tree Warden.
6.3.1. Maintenance of Cherry Trees in the Community Field.
6.3.2. Removal of fallen limb from Tree 6, small leaved Lime to the North of St James’ Church
6.4. Finance. Budget for 2022/23 – Second draft.

7. Streetlights. Standing item until completed.
To consider any action required to further arrangements for transferring responsibility of 10 streetlights from Wigmore Group Parish Council to Herefordshire Council.

8. Information items, correspondence & training. To note and action, as necessary.

9. To raise matters for next scheduled meeting: Monday 13 December 2021.

Mrs Maggie Brown, Clerk. Email Telephone 07398 222 310 3 November 2021

Appendix 1  Finance
Lloyds Bank Balance at 31 October 2021 £42,067.44 including £25.07 paid to Southern Electric on 21 October for streetlight electricity supply.

Ringfenced funds:
Bury Lane Community & Playing Field: maintenance fund £656.17; Bury Lane Community & Playing Field: development fund £8,675.00; Election Fund £2,059.02; Traffic/Signage £3,036.00; Streetlights £2,000.00; Reserve Fund £7,500.00; General Revenue Reserve £5,988.72. TOTAL ringfenced £29,914.91. Un-ringfenced funds available: £12,152.53

Payments for approval. Amounts include VAT where applicable.
**Countrywide Grounds Maintenance September Invoice 194337 £267.00
Wigmore Village Hall Inv 2020-16 for meeting 8 Nov £26.00
The Ink Spot Ludlow Ltd., Inv K2974. 6 x signs £36.00
R & M Poole and Son – cutting and clearing wildflower area on Bury Lane Field £372.00
*Clerk Expenses and reimbursements £251.48
Clerk Payroll Month 7 £573.43
HMRC PAYE Month 7 £92.60
Total Payments £1,618.51
Un-ringfenced balance after November Payments £10,755.34
** part from ringfenced funds
*Post £1.29; Mileage £8.10; Hi Vis waistcoats £94.07; dog waste bin £148.02.