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The Parishes - Background Information
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 nearer bottom of page). They are, however, both under the Herefordshire Council and declarations of interests by councillors can be seen via the following link to the council website:
Bredwardine is part of the Wyeside Group Parish Council (WGPC) 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
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 focussed on the request from government for the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan for each parish, to guide development.
Neighbourhood Development Plans
Approved Neighbourhood Plans are to be used alongside Herefordshire's Core Stategy to determine planning applications in the County. Parish Councils have been asked to produce Neighbourhood Plans once they have carried out extensive consultations with residents and statutory bodies. Information on the process can be found on the Herefordshire Council website in the section on 'Neighbourhood areas and plans':
Because Bredwardine and Brobury are in different parishes they have been involved in different Plans, and these are at different stages. The Staunton-on-Wye and District Group Plan which includes Brobury is currently
"in Consultation" and there will be a referendum on Thursday 14th April 2016. Copies of the Group Neighbourhood Plan can be found online on the Council website, and on the Staunton website:
www.staunton-on-wye.org. Paper copies can be found in Staunton Village Hall and School, Staunton Church and Monnington Church, and Staunton Surgery.
Wyeside Group Neighbourhood Plan (Blakemere, Bredwardine, Moccas, Preston-on-Wye and Tyberton)
We are seeking your comments on the Wyeside draft neighbourhood plan as part of the consultation process with the public and statutory bodies. The six-week public consultation process will start on 16th May and will consider the latest (April 2016) draft Plan, which supersedes that available previously. Paper copies of the plan will be available from early May for perusal in the five parish churches, three village halls, the Red Lion in Bredwardine and the Yew Tree in Preston-on-Wye, during opening hours. A newsletter will also be sent through letter boxes giving more information about the approval process. In addition there will be a public meeting on Thursday June 9th at Moccas Village Hall (7.00pm for 7.30pm start) for all Wyeside residents, where the steering committee will try to answer any questions you may have about the plan. On receipt of your comments we will update the plan, submit it to Herefordshire County Council for independent examination, and carryout any modifications they may require for the final version preparatory to a referendum with residents and local businesses Autumn 2016.
Download the Wyeside Neighbourhood Plan here
Any comments you have can be left at the locations where paper copies of the plan are held above, or by email to: email@example.com
Black & white paper copies of the plan can be requested from Martin Winrow 01981 501113 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Neighbourhood Plan has been produced by the members of the Wyeside Steering Group with advice and assistance from the Herefordshire Council Neighbourhood Planning Team. Consequently, we have been able to avoid spending any tax payers money on independent planning advisors.”
Map of the location of the Bredwardine and Brobury Parishes
Annual Audit 2016 click here
Neighbourhood Plan Development Steering Group
A public meeting was held on Wednesday 10th Sept 2014 to prioritise issues raised by residents for inclusion in the questionnaire, and to agree a community plan of action. Click here for more background. There was a follow-up meeting on September 17th of the Steering Group and anyone else interested in helping to assemble the questionnaire. Moccas Village Hall, 7.30 pm.
Questionnaire to be issued - Sept/Oct 2014
A meeting of the Group was held on the 26 th March 2014 at 7.30pm in the Moccas Village Hall. There were further meetings and presentations at the Moccas Fete (28 June), Preston-on-Wye Fete (5 July), Tyberton Barbecue (18 July) and Bredwardine Fete (2 Aug 2014).
Following open meetings, the Neighbourhood Plan Development Steering Group has been formed with members of the public and Parish Council involved. The aim is to research local development need and produce a Neighbourhood Plan for the group of villages, Blakemere, Bredwardine, Moccas, Tyberton and Preston on Wye. Members of the Group will be contacting local organisations, producing a questionnaire and arranging meetings to help gather local opinion so that everyone’s ideas and feedback can be considered. This is a plan for the future of all of the members of the community and everyone is very welcome to join in and participate in whatever way they feel able to do so.
Thank you all very much indeed.
Alison Wright (Parish Clerk) 01981 250860
Regular Meetings: The Wyeside Group Parish Council hold their meetings on the first Wednesday of the month; January and August have no meetings.
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.