Cllr Harlow’s Ward Report January 2016

Llanwarne Parish council

Ward member report, January 2016

OWL

After a great deal of hard work from Jane Rigler and her team, OWL good neighbours will be holding their training day for volunteers on 19th of January 2016 at 09.30 at Orcop village hall. There will be several sessions on the day provided by local specialists and lunch will be provided. The aim is to start advertising the phone number to residents of the three participating parishes (Llanwarne, St Weonards, Orcop) in the very near future.

Neighbourhood development plan

I made the point at the last Parish council here that ‘Not having a neighbourhood development plan means losing influence over where the housing growth in your area will take place.’ This appears to be coming true with highly contentious planning applications in neighbouring parishes in the pipeline. I’m delighted to hear that Llanwarne have taken the first steps towards starting work on an NDP by holding a meeting on 21st January. Many county parishes are now at the stage of adoption and therefore there is more help and advice than ever for parishes such as Llanwarne at the early stages.

Number 33 bus

An email has been circulated to councillors by the clerk relating to the number 33 bus. I would like to emphasise the pressure on all publicly supported budgets; if services are not supported then they are likely to come under scrutiny. Buses are a particular concern as many of the customers who do use the services receive free travel and the number of paying customers remain low.  

Local transport plan 2016 – 2031

Herefordshire’s new Local Transport Plan covering the period 2016-2031 is currently in draft form undergoing consultation. The Local Transport Plan sets out the council’s strategy for supporting economic growth, improving health and wellbeing and reducing the environmental impacts of transport.

We are seeking your feedback from a questionnaire which will help to prioritise Herefordshire Council’s objectives and spending priorities over the next 15 years. This survey will conclude on 29 January 2016 and we would urge you to take part by using the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LTP-Consultation

 

High town consultation

The public consultation which asks for opinions on plans to improve the city centre has been extended until 29 January 2016

Plans of the proposed improvements can be viewed on the council’s website https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/transport-and-highways/transport-schemes/high-town-refurbishment

 

Parish Newsletters 

Check your home is fire safe!

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service provide advice to everyone and for the more vulnerable such as the elderly, people living alone and those with reduced mobility the Service offers a free of charge fire safety check in the home.

As its name suggests, a Home Fire Safety Check involves representatives from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service calling by at your home to offer safety advice specific to your household and personal circumstances.

During the visit, they will check your smoke alarms and install new ones if needed. They will ensure that you are doing all that you can to avoid the risk of a fire in your home and will also help you work out an escape plan in the event of fire.

We would urge anyone who might be vulnerable themselves or knows an elderly family member, friend or neighbour who lives on their own or has reduced mobility who might benefit from a visit, to get in touch using the number below and request one on their behalf.

To see if you qualify for a FREE Home Fire Safety Check contact the Community Risk team on 0800 032 1155 quoting reference PN14.

Note that those doing the Homes Fire Safety Checks will always make an appointment in advance of their visit, and will always carry identification which they will be very happy to show you.