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Bredwardine and Brobury are two distinct parishes, separated by the River Wye, and belong to different Group Parish Councils and Electoral Wards (see map below).
Bredwardine is part of the Wyeside Group Parish Council which also includes Moccas, Preston, Blakemere and Tyberton. The Group is part of the Golden Valley North Ward.
Current Bredwardine Councillors are:
Dennis Price 01981 500396
Sue Whittall 01981 500375
John Hughes 01981 500468
Clerk to Wyeside GPC: Alison Wright 01981 250860
Wyeside Group meetings are open to all and are held on the first Wednesday in the month, except for January and August, when there is normally no meeting. The venue rotates amongst the villages depending on hall availability, which is currently restricted to Moccas and Blakemere. Each parish has its own independent AGM.
Brobury with Monnington-on-Wye is one of the Staunton-on-Wye and District Group Parish Councils, in the Castle Ward.
The Brobury representative is Nigel Sellar 01981 500281
Clerk to Staunton-on-Wye and District GPC: G H Valentine 01544 327535
Past and Current Activities: The respective Clerks hold minutes of past meetings, and information of current developments, including planning applications and the like. At the moment, attention in the Group Parishes is turning to the request from government for the creation of a Parish Plan for each parish, to guide development.
Map of the location of the Bredwardine and Brobury Parishes
Neighbourhood Plan Meeting 29 th January 2013
A date for your diaries, all are welcome . The Wyeside Group Parish Council is progressing with a Neighbourhood Plan. This will enable people to contribute to a plan to help define what they would like to see happening in the Group of Parishes. Once completed, and adopted, the Plan will be a legally recognised consultation document and the content will be required to be considered when decisions affecting the Parishes, for example in matters such as planning, are taken. It is very important, therefore, that the finished plan accurately reflects the wishes of the community. There will be a meeting on 29 th January 2014, with time and venue to be confirmed, where there will be an opportunity for all to discuss the plan and share ideas and set up a Steering Group to progress it.
Please contact the Parish Council Chair, Mrs Julie Williams, on 01981 500639 for more details or to register your interest.
The Wyeside Group Parish Council hold their meetings on the first Wednesday of the month; January and August have no meetings.
Moccas needs two councillors urgently!
If you are interested, please contact the Parish Clerk, Alison Wright, on 01981 250860.
Wyeside Group Parish Council Minutes
Bredwardine Section AGM Minutes 2011
2010 Bredwardine Parish Council AGM held Monday, 10 May in the Bredwardine Village Hall.
2009 Bredwardine Parish Council AGM held Monday 11th May in the Bredwardine Village Hall.
2008 Bredwardine Parish Council AGM held Monday, 12th May in the Bredwardine Village Hall.
Parish Plan Cheese and Wine Evening
The Parish Plan Steering Group held an evening in the Village Hall on Friday 16th November 2008 . Discussion focused on development of our Bredwardine Parish Plan. As a result of the response to the Parish Questionnaire, the Steering Group have condensed the results and grouped them into categories, which now need to be categorised. The evening proved to be a socially rewarding one as well as a constructive one! Progress was made on the Parish Plan. Plus everyone had a chance to find out about what goes on in the Village - a lot more than many people realise!
The Parish Plan Steering Group met at Bredwardine Village Hall at 8pm Tuesday 24th July 2007
Highways issues for Parish of Bredwardine - councillors and members of the public met Tracey Jones / Ray Wallace of Hereford Council Highways Section for discussions at Bredwardine Bridge in the afternoon of Friday 13th July 2007. Concerns were expressed about local dangers - the need for speed limits, improved warning signs for the bridge with more frequent hedge cutting at the signs, and enforcement of parking restrictions. Also, wider afield, the possibility of double lines on the A438 at the T-junction with Tin Hill was raised but it was said that the Highways Agency would be unlikely to agree on the grounds that visibility was sufficiently extensive to allow overtaking. What ever happened to not overtaking at road junctions?
The Bredwardine Parish Plan Steering Group met on Tuesday July 3 2007 in the Village Hall to consider the next stage in producing a plan for the village. Our Plan is to be put together with Plans from the other four villages to form the Wyeside Group Parish Plan. The Steering Group agreed the next step would be to condense the results of the Bredwardine questionnaire, grouping the ideas into categories and attempting to prioritise them. An open meeting in the autumn will be arranged to ask for further prioritisation, discussion and ideas. This will enable us to draw up a 'wish list' for the village and a set of guidelines or aspirations for the future, which will provide the basis for our Parish Plan. A Parish Plan is not a definitive document but can and should be reviewed and revised at intervals to reflect changing circumstances.
The Bredwardine Parish AGM/Parish Plan Evening was held on Monday May 14th 2007, at Bredwardine Village Hall. Twenty-six people attended and discussions ranged widely including speeding, speed limits and road signing especially at Bredwardine Bridge, road drainage and maintenance, the bus shelter, recycling, and an alternative village meeting place, amongst other topics.
An overview was given of the answers received to the Parish Plan questionnaire and this raised more questions, including how to proceed with development of the Bredwardine segment of the Plan. Several villagers volunteered to form a Bredwardine steering group that will continue analysis of the views expressed by those replying to the questionnaire, and go deeper where necessary.