Minutes 17th January 2017

Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of Peterchurch Parish Council
held at The Peterchurch Village Hall on Tuesday 17th January 2017

No PPC/MW/105
Councillors Present
Councillor Mr P J Clarke Chairman
Councillor Ms S Murrin Vice – Chairman
Councillor Mr M J Church
Councillor Mr R Gaze
Councillor Mr L R Metcalfe
Councillor Mr D Morgan
Councillor Mr B C Treanor

Clerk Mr M Walker

Also Present
PCSO Fiona Witcher from the Golden Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team and three further members of the public
The Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council was formally opened
by the Chairman at 7.00pm
1.0 Apologies for Absence
Apologies received and accepted from Councillor Mrs R A Quelch, Ward Councillor Mr Philip Price
and Lengthsman Mr Terry Griffiths

2.0 Declarations of Interest & Dispensations
2.1 To receive any declarations of interest in agenda items from Councillors
Declarations of interest were made by Councillor Ms S Murrin Vice – Chairman,
Councillor Mr R Gaze and Councillor Mr L R Metcalfe reference Item 13.0
Planning Application Bank House {preliminary discussion no decision made}

2.2 To consider any written applications for dispensation
There were no written requests for dispensation

3.0 Minutes
The Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting No PPC/MW/104 held on Tuesday
13th December 2016 at 7.00pm were confirmed as a true record and Confidential minutes from Thursday 15th December 2016 meeting, with one amendment were also approved

4.0 To Receive Reports from:-
4.1 Ward Councillor Mr Philip Price
Ward Councillor Mr Philip Price report sent by email
“Golden Valley North – Ward report January 2017
Cost of care
The age profile of Herefordshire Residents continue to rise with a very steep increase in Over 65’s, and over 80’s groups looking forward 10 years. With the additional pressure of Care home staff increases because of the Living Wage, Care provision needs, from Hereford Council will continue to rise.
With just over 2000 beds available in residential and nursing care homes in the County, just over half are occupied by self-funders, (Those that need to be in a residential unit and have assets of over £23,000) Approx. 35 % of Beds are commissioned by the Council. Others by CCG
The rate of charge is based on a normal occupation and charged at a “Usual price”
This is negotiated with involvement of all care homes, government guidelines, benchmarking, market pressures etc.

Some clients have additional care needs that push the price higher than the “Usual price”
The usual price (currently Residential at £452.93 /week and Nursing at £518 /week) is less than the self-funder rate of between £750-1000. Care homes are open to the “Usual price” to keep their properties occupied, however with enough self-funders they would prefer to fill their beds with them.
With approx. 1 person a week currently falls below the min level of asset, the Council must provide accommodation. With care homes at risk of closure, there is pressure to raise the “Usual Price ”
This is just aspect of rising costs in Adult care budget.
With regard to Children, the costs of residential care is growing in costs but with a much lower number of places needed, however average costs for some severely disabled young people especially with Learning difficulties can be in the £ thousands per week, normally between £2-£6k
All “Council” residents are assessed for need regularly and provision is provided in line with the assessments.
Council Budget – Current position
The draft budget has been produced and is based on a presumption of a 1.9% increase in Council tax with additional 2% increase ring fenced for adult wellbeing for the next 3 years as set out by government last year. Recently a further option was put forward from government that Councils could raise 6% over 3 years with a max of 5% in any one year, it was suggested that Councils might consider a 3-3-0 increase over a 1.9 increase. At this stage we are still with the first option.
A further change has just come from government that takes away a funding pot called “New Homes Bonus” that the Council receives for building new homes. Immediately following this Government have offered a new grant to be ring fenced for Adult wellbeing payed for from the savings from the New homes bonus.
NHB was worth approx. £1.3 million and the grant valued at around £850,000. This will cause problems in future years but for the next financial year the figure is narrowed because of an increase in house building in 2016.
The budget for 2017/2020 requires further savings of £17.5 million.
Should this be achieved a total savings calculated as increased demand and loss of funding is £87 million per year over a 10 – year period. That’s the scale of the financial headache Herefordshire Council has had to deal with.
Hereford Library to reopen January 2017
Hereford Library will reopen on Tuesday 31 January 2017 following the phase one completion of building work at Broad Street. Further work on the development of the building will follow.
Customers can look forward to a refreshed ground floor interior, including new meeting rooms and accessible public toilets. The county library will also welcome WISH (Wellbeing Information and Signposting for Herefordshire) which will operate from the main library when it reopens.
The temporary library at Hereford Town Hall will close on Saturday 21 January to enable the move back to Broad Street. Customers can use the Town Hall drop box to return library items during the period of closure.
The Old House refurbishment
The beautiful 400-year-old Old House in Hereford will be undergoing a short period of refurbishment in 2017. It will temporarily close from 31 January before re-opening on 1 April as the Black and White House museum.
Situated in the heart of Hereford, the museum is a remarkably well preserved example of a 17th Century timber-framed building, surrounded by the commercial centre of the city. Since 1929 the museum has given visitors to the county a fascinating insight into daily life in Jacobean times.
The refurbished Black and White House museum will continue to be an exciting attraction for the local population and will entice even more visitors to Herefordshire.”
Once the building re-opens as the Black and White House museum, visitors will be treated to new exciting displays, activities and a new shop with attractive merchandising.
Flood warning system meeting
Stakeholders met with Environment Agency staff to investigate ways in which a previous telephone service system that allowed direct access to river gauges could be re-enabled or provided for using newer technology. This was a forceful discussion by those that require such a system and officers would look at provision of such a new technical solution. We await updates on this.
Recent meeting in Cusop with Jesse Norman and community, re; exit from Nantyglasdyr lane onto Newport Street at Coopers Hall.
Several local people attended with officers to consider what could be done.
Whilst not usually acceptable, in this circumstance a mirror on the boundary opposite belonging to Hay and Brecon Farmers property was being looked at as a possible solution for providing a sightline for users exiting Nantyglasdyr lane.
Planning
Sheepcote this application has been active for a year or more and now has approval from the EA.
Under Delegated powers the planning will be approved.
Land adjacent to High House for 3 houses has been passed under delegated powers but has to gain permission from the soon to be owners of the previously un-registered common – The Parish Council and the Planning inspectorate before any development can take place
Waste to Energy Plant – Hartlebury
This profect is now fired up and in transition to fully open in the Spring.
The waste going through it currently is not being charged but is reducing landfill.
I will update you on this next time.
Sincerely Cllr Philip Price Ward Councillor Golden Valley North”

4.2 West Mercia Police
PCSO Fiona Witcher from the Golden Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team wished everyone a belated Happy New Year and said that the area was fairly quiet at the moment.
Member complained about a speeding police car attending a callout
Member complained about a “Gritter” speeding through the village Saturday evening
Clerk to contact Balfour Beatty
Member reiterated the problems with a caravan parked on the hatchings at Lewis Way
The Parish Council unanimously agreed for the Clerk to contact the caravan owner
Proposed by Councillor Ms S Murrin Vice – Chairman and Seconded by Councillor Mr R Gaze

4.3 Lengthsman’s Report
Lengthsman Mr Terry Griffiths not present report read out by the Clerk
“Hello Malcolm, Confined to barracks this week managed to pick up a particularly bad dose of the dreaded flu bug. Hence I am loitering about in the office with time on my hands.
Obviously will not be in attendance at tonight’s meeting so a brief report will have to suffice.
Roads: The team have logged in that all the roads in the parish have been visited with the exception of the streets within the village as these are not marked up and numbered on our maps.
We are waiting for instruction from the parish council on whether these roads are covered by the contract.”

Clerk instructed to contact Terry Griffiths, map update required and more information needed on reports e g locations and photographs of works completed

Briars Patch compulsory purchase across front and Princess Orchard no footway
Briars Patch – Enforcement Officer to look at order for footway development – Ward Councillor
Mr Philip Price to investigate

Bungalows Lewis Way
Parish Council Chairman Councillor Mr P J Clarke to investigate
Mr Simon Hobbs to be contacted reference Site Meeting
4.4 Update from Parish Footpaths Officer Ms S Murrin
Councillor Ms S Murrin Vice – Chairman reported on the following:-
Minor problems e. g. Footpath posts, Finger posts, markers required
PR20 Old Hill Wood fence down and stile broken – No finger post
PR12 Entrance needs attention
Dragons Pool finger post
Mowbage Lane to Wilmastons blocked half way up
Rotten stiles
Finger post missing David Morgans

5.0 Public Question Time
Designated period of 10 minutes to accommodate members of the public who may wish to either raise any issues or ask the Parish Council questions
Question:-Any reply received reference The School Crossing lady at the Primary School who had retired
“18th January 2017 Dear Mr Walker, Simon Hobbs has passed your letter of 1st January to me as I manage the school crossing patrol service.
We run our school crossing patrol service in accordance with national guidelines published by RSGB (Road Safety Great Britain). The decision as to whether a SCP is needed at a particular site depends on the volume of traffic and the number of people crossing at the site within a set timeframe. Unfortunately the count at Peterchurch is less than half the number required for a SCP and so we will not be able to replace Mrs Beavan.
I did explain the situation to Mrs Bryan, the head teacher at Peterchurch Primary School and also told her that if the school was in a position to fund a SCP then we would continue to manage and monitor them. I also suggested to her that she should contact you with a view to having something included in your parish plan highlighting concerns over the road and the traffic speeds and the possibility of a permanent crossing place in the village such as a zebra or pelican crossing.
We do a lot of road safety education and training with our primary schools; Peterchurch takes part in our pedestrian training scheme in year 3. Our aim is, together with their parents, to equip them with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to remain safe whenever they use the road.
Yours sincerely, Barbara Isle Road Safety Officer Herefordshire Council”

No reply as yet from Herefordshire Council so the Parish Council resolved for the Clerk to send another letter to Jesse Norman MP

Wellbrook Manor now has a new owner
Invitation to the new owner to the next full Parish Council meeting reference plans for the future

Parish Council Chairman Councillor Mr P J Clarke to visit Records Office reference old maps

Pit at the old railway line – Clerk to write to the owner Mr Dennis Ravenscroft at Ross-on-Wye

6.0 Financial Report
To receive report from Finance Working Group and to consider recommendations for approval
Financial Receipts and Payments Schedule (provided at meeting)
Councillor Mr B C Treanor Finance Working Group Chairman gave an overview of the meeting
Bank Balances, Receipts and Invoices checked and approved, minutes approved.
Bank Reconciliation 17th January 2017 signed by Finance Working Group Chairman
Business Bank Instant Bank Statement No 10 3rd January 2017 02/12/2016 – 09/12/2016 £28,677.89
Treasurers Account Bank Statement No 17 4th January 2017 02/12/2016 – 21/12/2016 £5,506.57

Npower Invoice LGU2FRVJ 01/10/2016 – 06/11/2016 £67.48
Cheque Number 00891
Mr D Jones War Memorial/Grass maintenance 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 £80.00
Cheque Number 00892
Unanimously approved

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Minutes of Finance Working Group Meeting No PPC/MW/104F
held at The Peterchurch Village Hall on Friday 13th January 2017 commencing at 7.00pm
Councillors Present
Councillor Mr B C Treanor Finance Working Group Chairman
Councillor Mr P J Clarke Parish Council Chairman
Councillor Mrs R A Quelch
Clerk Mr M Walker
1.0 Apologies for Absence
Councillor Mr M J Church not present
No Declarations of Interest recorded
2.0 To Confirm the Minutes of the Previous Meeting PPC/MW/103F
The Minutes of the Finance Working Group Meeting No PPC/MW/103F held on Tuesday 13th December 2016 at 6.30pm were unanimously confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.
3.0 Financial Update
3.1 Confirmation of Bank Balances
Bank Balances as per Statements
@ 10th January 2017 Lloyds Business Bank Instant Access Account £28,679.11
Internet printed Statement
Bank Reconciliation to agree with Internet printed Bank Statement
dated 10/01/2017 £28,679.11
@ 10th January 2017 Lloyds Treasurers Account £4,856.13
Internet printed Bank Statement
Bank Reconciliation to agree with Internet printed Bank Statement
dated 10/01/2017 £4,856.13
3.2 To Acknowledge and Record Receipts
No receipts received
3.3 Review Invoices for Payment
Invoices for Payment
Peterchurch Village Hall Invoice No 80 £30.00
11th November 2016 7.00pm-8.00pm and 15th November 2016 7.00pm-9.00pm
Cheque 000886
Malcolm Walker Edit Print Distribute Newsletter Invoice No 570 £493.24
Cheque 000887
Terry Griffiths Contracts Lengthsman Work TGC1923
Road Account £458.40
Cheque 000888
Terry Griffiths Reports December 2016
Peterchurch Parish Council Account Roads December 2016 (1) -green Invoice No TGC1923
Description of work carried out:- Routine Maintenance Work
Clear grids and clean out road gullys
Jet connecting pipes
Clear road culverts and jet
Check inspection pits
Clear ditch headwalls
Clear grips and reform leads
Clear minor obstruction from ditches and reform leads
Clean off road signs
Clear minor storm debris off roads
Strim round grit bins and road signs
Strim verges on beds junction splays and areas regularly used by pedestrians and no footway is provided
Village upkeep work as required

Roads covered on this visit-:
C1209 To parish boundary U75410 To parish boundary
U75409 To parish boundary U75411
U75402 U75408
C1207 To parish boundary
{More detailed reports required e.g. visit, photographs of works allocate against}
Peterchurch Village Hall Invoice No 90 £25.00
13th December 2016 6.30pm-9.00pm
Cheque 000889
Clerk’s Salary January 2017 Gross £593.40
Vehicle expenses £32.40
Postage £4.21
TAX £101.40 NIC £0.00
Cheque 000890
January 2017 “Actual Verses Budget Sheet” given to all Finance Working Group Members
P3 Arrow Markers Required
War Memorial Mr David Jones requires paying £40.00

4.0 To Agree Schedule and Venue for the Finance Working Group Meetings
Schedule – Working Group Meeting to be held on the Friday prior to each Parish Council Meeting
Venue – The Peterchurch Village Hall at 7.00pm on Friday 17th February 2017
Meeting declared closed at 7.55pm
Signed………………………….…………….…………
Financial Working Group Chairman Councillor Mr Brendan C Treanor
Date Friday 17th February 2017

7.0 Footway Resurfacing
Update of site meeting with contractor and to consider quotations (if available)
Resurfacing the footpath from Hawthorn Rise to the Primary School and maybe the Car Park
Site meeting on Monday 16th January 2017 with Parish Council Chairman Councillor Mr P J Clarke, Parish Clerk and Contractors Pave Your Way Resurfacing Specialists
No quotation received as yet
Site meeting arranged for Friday 20th January 2017 with Parish Council Chairman Councillor Mr P J Clarke, Parish Clerk and Contractors G M Joyce Resurfacing Company
Linzy Outtrim Locality Steward to be contacted

8.0 Speed Indicating Devices (SIDs)
Pandora Technologies £6,036.00 larger signs – good dimensions + Posts + Keys
Roadside Technologies – 300-HV x 2 including Solar £6,528.00 Fixings and delivery included
Maintenance contract needs to be addressed
The Parish Council unanimously approved purchasing 2 x SIDs
(Subject to installation permission being granted by Herefordshire Council)
Proposed by Councillor Mr R Gaze and Seconded by Councillor Ms S Murrin Vice – Chairman

“4th January 2017 Good afternoon Malcolm, Thank you for your email on the 21st of December. I understand your desire to purchase your own SIDs to deploy in your parish, however, please be advised that all SIDs used on the network must be approved by the Traffic Management Team (TMT). This is to confirm that the devices being purchased are suitable / acceptable, are being deployed for only 1 month at a time with no return to any location within the subsequent 2 months,
and that the SIDs are being erected by a sufficiently competent/trained individual. From our own research, suppliers have indicated that solar panel SIDs are more difficult to erect and relocate, is this something you are aware of?
Please could you submit all details for the devices you are seeking to purchase so we can assess them?
Kind regards, Robin Quant Traffic Engineer | Balfour Beatty”

Clerk instructed to write to Jesse Norman MP and cc to Ward Councillor Mr Philip Price
9.0 Neighbourhood Development Plan
To agree the appointment of an examiner for the Neighbourhood Development Plan
The Parish Council resolved by majority to engage the services of Mr Robert John Bryan from Staffordshire.
Proposed by Councillor Mr B C Treanor and Seconded by Councillor Mr R Gaze

10.0 Play Area Equipment
The Parish Council resolved by majority to instruct Lengthsman Mr Terry Griffiths to completely remove the “Rocket” piece of play equipment from the recreation ground and reinstate the area.
Item to be stored in the “Container”
Proposed by Councillor Ms S Murrin Vice – Chairman and Seconded by Councillor Mr B C Treanor

The matting in the “Shelter” requires attention due to fire damage which is causing a potential hazard Lengthsman Mr Terry Griffiths to remove the matting and reinstate the area.

20th December 2016 Councillor Mr L R Metcalfe Play equipment report
Rocket bolts lose one broken bolt

16th January2017 Councillor Mr L R Metcalfe Play equipment report
Rocket bolts lose one broken bolt

11.0 Peterchurch Parish Council Street Lights
Still no contact from Herefordshire Council regarding adoption of the Parishes Street Lamps
Street lamp No 09 outside the Primary School and No 001 up Stockley Hill both need repairing
Clerk to obtain price for converting both columns to LED
The Parish Council authorised the Clerk to acquire best possible deal for the two units

Street lamp No 14 repaired and lamp converted to LED. Initials positive reports of improved lighting

12.0 Procurement of Filled Sans-Bags
FloodSax®, The Innovative Self-inflating Flood Defence System is set to revolutionise the way we control damage due to flooding.
20 FloodSax® can be stored in a box and can be deployed in minutes to protect your business or home
from flood water. FloodSax® are used as an alternative to traditional sandbags or Flood Bags, and allow
everyone to prepare for Flooding

Place 1 x FloodSax® into a container, add approximately 20 litres of water & leave to soak for 3 minutes. FloodSax ® are transformed from being as light as a pillowcase to as tough and heavy as sandbags within minutes. You can fit 20 FloodSax® into a cardboard box so they can be ready for action anytime, any place, anywhere.
Example – FloodSax Pack of 5 X 22Litre Capacity Sandless Sandbags £29.70
Example – FloodSax Case of 20 X 22 Litre Capacity Floodsax sandbags £115.02

The ditch above “Buftons Garage” on Long Lane remains problematic due to breached embankment

Following a walking inspection of Long Lane by the Parish Council and the Locality Steward from Balfour Beatty a number of areas were identified which could be improved. The Locality Steward agreed to arrange for the drainage engineer to inspect and make recommendations for improvements.

13.0 For Information Only Sheet
Sheet to include update on previous action points and a list of correspondence received
Planning Information
8th September 2016 Application No 162784
Land at Dorefield House, Crossways, Peterchurch, Herefordshire
Proposed erection of one dwelling and garage
Application Refused 28th November 2016
The development proposal is contrary to Policy P6 of the Peterchurch Neighbourhood Development Plan
An Appeal had been made to the Secretary of State reference Refusal of Planning Permission
All representations to be received by 2nd January 2017
Appeal Still Pending
Information Update
15th December 2016 Letter received from Mr Graham R Terry
Reference Proposed bungalow adjacent to Bank House
{Clerk read letter to Parish Councillors for information}

9th December 2016 Letter to Mrs Margaret Hare
Reference Overhanging Hedge
Reply received 23rd December 2016

1st January 2017 Letter to Mr Simon Hobbs
Reference School Crossing Marshall
No reply received as yet

1st January 2017 Letter to Mr Jason Richards
Reference Overhanging hedge
No reply received as yet
1st January 2017 Letter to Yeomans Canyon Travel
Reference Service Bus No 809
No reply as yet
{Telephone enquiry received from UK Commissioners Office
Photographs wanted}

6th January 2017 Letter to Mr Simon Hobbs
Reference Improved safety on the B4348
No reply received as yet

16th December 2016 Dear All This week I am pleased to report that the following works, amongst others, have been carried out in our locality:
Golden Valley North PROW: new fingerpost installed on PR23
Golden Valley South PROW: new fingerpost installed on LY1A, ME28
Pothole repairs on Monnow Farm Road, C1223 at Kerry’s Gate and C1224 at AbbeyDore
Road sweeping in AbbeyDore
Stoney Street PROW: new fingerpost installed on MY4C, veg clearance on MY22
Pothole repairs on Lane Head Farm road, C1098 at Lulham, and C1196 at Eaton Bishop
Repair of chevron sign on B4352 at Eaton Bishop
This week I have walked several PROW to inspect for defects begun a quarterly C Link road inspection
Had one days’ leave
Next week I shall be having two days’ leave – on Tuesday and Friday. Emergencies will be covered by colleagues.
Completing my statutory inspections
I will be off work from Friday 23rd – Tuesday 3rd. If you come across any issues, please either use the Herefordshire Council website or ring 01432 261800.
Please note this is the last briefing of 2016 – the next one will be sent out on 6th January. Over the past year, 4196 jobs have been completed in the Golden Valley Locality. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a peaceful and happy Christmas.
Best wishes Linzy Linzy Outtrim Senior Locality Steward – Golden Valley
6th January 2017 Dear All Happy New Year to you all. As we’ve had the Christmas shutdown there is limited work to report this week. The gangs are all back in operation again this week.
Golden Valley South Pothole repairs on the C1203 near Longtown
Stoney Street A438 Street sweeping at Swainshill
Gully cleansing along the C1098 at Madley and Lulham
Pothole repairs on the C1098 at Bridge Sollars, and on the B4352 at Clehonger
Herefordshire Council website is the one-stop-shop for up to date information
Maps and timetables for grass cutting and pot holes are now available on the Council’s website.
Grass Cutting Potholes Public Rights of Way
Current and future road closures in our area can be seen on www.roadworks.org
This week I have
Caught up with enquiries from members of the public
Attended a back to work safety briefing
Next week I shall be
Completing my monthly B road statutory inspections
Attending training courses on Tuesday and Thursday – emergencies will be covered by a colleague
If you come across any issues that need my attention please log them on the HC website, or ring 01432 261800.
Best wishes Linzy Linzy Outtrim Senior Locality Steward – Golden Valley

Golden Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) Briefing 17th December 2016 – 3rd January 2017
A very Happy New Year to you all! We have had just two property crimes reported to us since the last briefing on 17th December, lets hope the low crime rate continues into the New Year.
Crime Trends Dorstone An isolated set of farm buildings in Middlewood were broken into on two nights running on 21st/22nd and 22nd/23rd December. On the first occasion nothing was taken, but the following night several batteries were stolen Incident refs 179-s-221216 & 244-s-231216
Kingstone The childcare unit at Kingstone High School was broken into sometime over the Christmas break; it was closed on Friday 23rd December and when staff returned on Wednesday 28th December they discovered the door had been forced open, and although damage had been caused to several cupboards inside, nothing appeared to have been taken. It is believed the suspects were looking for cash, which is never left at the premises Incident ref 162-s-281216
There have been minor shoplifting offences reported to us from Madley and Clehonger village stores, but the suspects are known and will be dealt with in due course.
Scams We have received an email from another of our readers about some telephone calls they received which they wanted you to be made aware of..
“We received several calls (last week) out of normal banking hours allegedly from “Nationwide” credit card team asking for either myself or by husband by name.
Due to earlier briefings from GVSNT, (and the fact I don’t have a NW credit card) we were suspicious and refused to take the calls. 1471 revealed the number to be either 02077230740 or 02077230741
Redialling – the number was unobtainable.
The last call came through to myself asking for my husband.
I challenged the caller who was very convincing and offered to give me a “safe” Free phone number I could call back on. I declined.
The caller was unable to email the details of his call or SMS text to my husband’s mobile (something Nationwide would have done)
I spoke with the Nationwide Credit Card team – neither of the two telephone numbers were recognised as valid & they had no record of needing to contact my husband.
However, Nationwide can do nothing to investigate these calls until a fraud has been committed and did not take any details or pass me onto another department.
These callers are very sophisticated & very convincing!
I would advise anyone to terminate the call politely and visit their local branch with details rather than giving any details out on the phone.
Sadly, in an age where most banks are closing their branches this may not always be possible.
Hoping this helps keep someone safe!”
Another reader wanted to pass on this advice …..
“Could I make a suggestion for a future issue relating to not downloading or opening suspicious messages with attachments.
Another crucial aspect is that people keep their computers up-to-date with latest versions of software be it operating systems such as Windows and antivirus software.
There are also issues that some people may still be using Windows XP and think that is all right. Well, not exactly recommended as it is no longer supported and those intent on hacking know that so it is an open goal.
Whether users want to rely upon free antivirus software, that is their choice and I’m not saying anything against it but it just might not offer the levels of security of some paid for products.”
Finally, I’ve been asked by Bob Barnett, our Watch Scheme Review Officer, to publish the below and encourage you to complete the short survey on Cyber Crime. I have just completed it and it doesn’t take long.
How safe do you feel online? Help us to get a picture of cyber crime in the region by completing the second annual cyber crime survey. Warwickshire, West Mercia and the West Midlands have joined forces to launch the survey which will look at how people are affected by online crime and how aware they are of the dangers that exist. To fill in the survey, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RegionalCyber16. Closing date for responses is Tuesday 31st January 2017
That’s it for this edition, stay safe and keep your property secure so the next one will be as brief!
Kind Regards Fiona Golden Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team Insp 2345 Callie Bradley
PS 1954 Nick Green (based at Ledbury) PC 164 Roger Bradley PCSO 6173 Fiona Witcher
PCSO 6433 Lucy Morris
Peterchurch Police Station HR2 0RR 101 ext 4820 Team mobile 07779 141232 (Non urgent messages only)
Team e-mail – goldenvalley.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk Twitter – @GValleyCops

Representative from “Vinco” inspected the water leak in the roof of the container Monday 16th January
2017 and is returning Friday 20th January 2017 to instigate a repair.

14.0 Matters Relayed to the Clerk for Agenda of the next meeting
Wellbrook Manor invite new owner to next meeting reference future plans
Resurfacing footpath
HALC Training Sheet {2 x free places before 31st March 2017) {email to all Parish Councillors}
Planning Application Pear Tree Cottage 164039
Flooding Advice and Sandbag Policy
Speed Indicating Devices Street Lamps Adoption Sand Bags

15.0 School Issues
Resolved:- to hold this item in closed session
The public left the meeting room

16.0 Confirmation of the Next Meeting Date, Time and Venue
The next meeting will be an Ordinary Parish Council Meeting to be held on
Tuesday 21st February 2017 in The Peterchurch Village Hall and is to commence at 7.00pm.
Meeting declared closed at 9.55 pm