Pipe and Lyde Parish Council
Your parish council = The closest tier of government to you. The voice of local people.
The next meeting of the parish council will be an Extra Ordinary Parish Council Meeting at 7pm 4th April at Kenchester Water Gardens Tea Room, Lyde – The agenda can be found under ‘council businesss’ 3 days before the meeting date.
Emergency Numbers and Contacts
In an emergency or if someone is in immediate danger, always call 999.
Power cut: Call 105 https://www.powercut105.com/
BT phone line issues: https://downdetector.co.uk/status/bt-british-telecom/
Gas leak: 0800 111 999 https://www.wwutilities.co.uk/services/smell-gas/
Severn Trent water: 0800 783 4444 https://www.stwater.co.uk/in-my-area/check-my-area/
Report a tree down, flooded road or highway obstruction- BBLP : 01432 261800
Flood alerts: Floodline 0345 988 1188. Sign up to get Flood Warnings from gov.uk by phone, email or text message. If you live by a river or stream, keep a watch on current and expected water levels. You can see the actual water levels at different locations in the county
More information and advice can be found here: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/storm.
Finally, some tips from Western Power on how you can prepare in case of a power cut:
- Keep our telephone number handy or save it in your mobile phone (105 or 0800 6783 105) so that you can report a power cut or call for information and advice.
- Keep a battery/solar charger handy so that you can recharge your smart phone or tablet and follow updates on social media, our online power cut map or Power Cut Reporter app.
- Keep your freezer shut – depending on the type of freezer you have, the contents could stay frozen for up to 12 hours.
- Check that you have a phone available that will work in a power cut – digital or cordless ones may not work.
- Have things like a torch or lantern ready (it is best not to use candles or paraffin lights).
- Protect sensitive electrical equipment such as computers with a surge protector plug.
- If you have a mains-operated stair lift, check to see if there is a manual release handle that can be used to return it safely to ground level if it stops working.
Spatial Options Consultation
The Herefordshire Local Plan 2021-2041 Spatial Options consultation will close on 28 February.
As you know, Herefordshire’s new Local Plan will help shape growth and development across the county up until 2041, ensuring that we deliver the required housing, alongside the jobs, infrastructure and services to support growth in a way that is appropriate for the rural and historic character of the County. It will replace the Core Strategy 2011-2031.
Feedback from your communities at each stage in the process will be really helpful in shaping the final Plan.
To find out more and take part, please go to https://hlp.commonplace.is/ . There you will also be given the option to subscribe for updates direct from the website, as and when there is news about developments of the Local Plan 2021-2041.
If you have any questions at all, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lyde Parish Council hereby give a Notice of Vacancy
The 14 day period will begin 16th November – if no election is required then the Parish Council will Co-opt a Parish Councillor.
For more information please contact the clerk at:
The future of rubbish and recycling in Herefordshire – have your say
Herefordshire Council is encouraging residents and businesses to have their say on the future of rubbish and recycling collection services in the county.
The council’s current rubbish and recycling collection contract is due to end in 2023. Since the current service was introduced the government has announced a new national resource and waste strategy and the council will have to make changes to collections to ensure it meets new requirements.
Making sure that as much as possible is recycled will be an important element of future plans, in line with the ambition for a more sustainable county outlined in the County Plan.
Find out more and to complete the survey at: melresearch.co.uk/herefordshirewastesurvey
People without internet access can call FREEPHONE 0800 0730 348 (Mon – Fri, 9am-5pm) to complete the survey over the phone or request a postal survey. The phone line is being managed by M·E·L Research who are managing the consultation process on behalf of Herefordshire Council.
The survey will close on Sunday 7 February 2021.
- Future of Mobility: Rural Strategy- Call for Evidence consultation
The Department for Transport (DfT) are seeking views and evidence on what could be incorporated into a Future of Mobility: Rural Strategy, following the publication of the Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy in March 2019. We will be providing a response on behalf of the Council, however, I encourage you to provide an individual response. I have attached the response form. The deadline for submissions is 16th February 2021 and the DfT have requested that all completed forms be sent to email@example.com
More information on the call for evidence can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/future-of-transport-rural-strategy-call-for-evidence/future-of-transport-rural-strategy-call-for-evidence
Keep Herefordshire Warm is Herefordshire Council’s home energy advice service. By providing a freephone advice line, dedicated home energy advisors and grant funding for eligible homes, Keep Herefordshire Warm supports households to use less energy, lower their bills and make energy-saving improvements to their properties.
Homes relying on electric heating may be eligible for free first-time central heating, grants are available for insulation and support for when your boiler needs repairing or replacing. Warm, affordable homes are vital to health and quality of life – and Keep Herefordshire Warm is here to help make the winter months more comfortable.
Call our friendly advisors for free on 0800 677 1432, or visit keepherefordshirewarm.co.uk.
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The agenda for the meeting will be published here a few days before the meeting