Planning Application Consultation – Clouds Harrow, Brampton Abbotts

The following planning application is being dealt with via the Parish Council’s Policy for Dealing With Planning Applications Between Meetings.




Residents are invited to comment on the planning application detailed below:

Land at and Adjacent to Clouds Harrow

Church Road

Brampton Abbotts




Application number            214558

Description                         Proposed erection of two stables

Grid Reference                   OS        359978,           226457

The following is a web address to view the application :


Please direct your comments to the Clerk:

Miss A Jones

Email :


Please note that comments can also be made direct to Herefordshire Council via their web site.


Comments must be received by the Clerk by close of business on Monday 31st January 2022.


Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council – Monday 10th January 2022

Due to the limited availability of the regular meeting room during January, and the need for the PC to move forward on a particular matter, the ordinary meeting of the council in January, will take place on Monday 10th January.

The PC is due to review its decision at the November meeting, regarding the commencement of the renovation works at the village hall, having received further, more detailed information from the Village Hall Committee.

The full agenda can be viewed on the Agenda page, accessed via the “Home” drop-down menu.

Please note that this meeting is being held in Goodrich Village Hall.





Covid 19 – Mobile Testing and Home Test Kits

As has been seen in the news recently, some people are struggling to obtain tests or test kits.  Herefordshire Council will be at various sites around the county, during the next week and in the longer term future.

For details of the dates and locations for the coming week, please follow this link


Winter Support For Vulnerable People and Families

This information has been provided by Herefordshire Council:

If you are living in a low income household that receives Universal Credit you can now apply for a one-off payment of £60 to help with food, energy and other essential costs, via a new Household Support Fund to help vulnerable people and families this winter.

For more information, go to the Herefordshire Council website

Covid-19 Updated Requirements to Help Deal With Omicron Variant

The government has announced that England will move to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.

The main change is the need to wear face masks in most situations.

You can view a summary of what this means for you, via the Herefordshire Council website here


Please also note that Herefordshire Council staff continue to hand out free testing kits around the county.  To view details of where they are over the coming week, as well as other ways to obtain testing kits, please check here



Warning Regarding “Nottingham Knockers”

The following information has been provided by the Police Safer Neighbourhood Team.

You may or may not have heard the phrase “Nottingham Knockers” before, but please read below for further information.

Nottingham Knockers are groups of individuals, usually young men, who travel from the North East of the country to our towns and villages, knocking doors, targeting vulnerable and elderly people, claiming to be on a rehabilitation scheme, or similar, with a bag of household items. Yesterday we saw a group of these individuals attending addresses across the Holmer area of Hereford.

These men are NOT on a rehabilitation scheme and the ‘Probation Service’ do NOT send people out selling door-to-door. Please do not buy from someone who’s selling goods in this manner. 

In order to trade door-to-door, a person MUST have a pedlar’s certificate, issued by the Chief Constable of the police force where they live. The ‘Pedlars Act 1871′ defines a pedlar as a person who trades by travelling on foot between town to town or visits another persons’ house.

Trading as a pedlar without a certificate is an offence and a number of these individuals have been prosecuted.

A laminated ‘Hawker’s ID‘ or ‘Work Creation‘ card is NOT a pedlar’s certificate.

When rogue traders come to your door uninvited and pressure you into buying something, or signing you up for a service you don’t need, it can be very intimidating, the impact of which causes emotional and financial repercussions.  The following comments were made by people who’ve encountered Nottingham Knockers:

He became abusive when i declined to buy anything”

“The male became verbally aggressive”

“He was persistent and I ended up buying from him as I just wanted to get rid of him.”

“He became rather abusive and said I wasted his time. He called me a horrible woman”

We’re working with Trading Standards in order to tackle doorstep crime and there is legislation to deal with people who commit these type of offences, therefore, if you receive a visit from a rogue trader, please call the police on  101.

Get in touch if you require any further information or wish to discuss further.

PC 21058 Josh Kitchen

Safer Neighbourhood Officer – Hereford Rural North SNT


Outbreak of Avian Flu in North Herefordshire

Herefordshire Council Briefing 3rd December 2021

We have been notified of an outbreak of Avian Flu in Shobden area which is an important issue for all keepers of domestic poultry. At the moment it is only in the Shobden area.

Remember Avian Flu cannot be passed to humans either directly or via food chain.

Over the next few days officers of the councils environment protection department will assist DEFRA in visiting all registered poultry keepers in a 3 km radius of Shobdon.

Do not put any domestic birds in the open, keep them indoors or if there is a mesh setup for their run keep the roof covered to prevent any faeces being dropped in.

Below is the council’s statement as of 2pm and my recent update article.

The council are currently supporting an outbreak of an Avian Flu H5N1 strain in poultry in the Shobdon area near Leominster after the Government’s Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) confirmed a case last night (Thursday).

The Council are working closely with the APHA and other agencies in response. All agencies are working together to limit the spread and officers are visiting residents in the surrounding area to inform and engage with those who keep birds and assess and report any risks that might exist.

Latest updates on Avian Flu and related restrictions and protective measures can be found on the

There have been 235 outbreaks in wild and domestic birds in 65 locations in the UK so far this winter


While COVID makes our headlines all poultry keepers must be aware of the strict rules regarding domestic birds.

Bird keepers that they must follow the latest government requirements, in light of the recent outbreaks of avian flu.

As of Monday 29 November, it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers across the UK to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures in order to limit the spread of and eradicate the disease.

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) was originally put in place across the whole of England following a number of confirmed cases among wild and commercial birds. These additional measures add to the AIPZ that came into force on Friday 5 November and means that as from 29 November it is now a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures.

Bird keepers should visit the website for full details of the AIPZ and updated biosecurity guidance. Dead wild birds should be reported to the Defra helpline: 03459 33 55 77.

Keepers should report any suspicion of disease to APHA: 03000 200 301

Do not touch or pick up any dead or sick birds that you find. If you find dead swans, geese or ducks or other dead wild birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them to the Defra helpline on: 03459 33 55 77.

Agenda Tuesday 30th November 2021

Councillors are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Parish Council
on Tuesday 30th November 2021 at 7pm, Upton Bishop Millennium Hall, HR9 7UD


C21/55 To receive, consider and approve apologies for absence

C21/56 To receive declarations of interest and written requests for dispensation

C21/57 To receive and approve the minutes of the meetings on 28th September and 11th November 2021

C21/58 Open Session (10 minutes)
1. To consider and note Cllr Durkin’s latest Ward Report.
2. To receive the views of local residents on parish matters.

C21/59 Village Hall Phase 1 project update (10 minutes);
1. To receive a verbal update from the Steering Group and consider actions.
2. To consider invoices for payment.

C21/60 Planning (20 minutes)
To consider and agree comments relating to applications for determination by Herefordshire Council:
1. P213789/F P G L Hillcrest Foy Ross-On-Wye Herefordshire HR9 6RD
Proposed extension to managers accommodation, activity pond, parking area, internal road alterations and external shelters.
2. To note Herefordshire Council’s Planning Decisions since last meeting:
P213178/FH Coles Farm, Foy HR9 6QY
Proposed replacement of derelict corrugated steel and plastic end wall(east elevation) with a stone wall in harmony with adjacent elevations of surrounding buildings. Increase height of concrete pillars around structural steel on front elevation, horizontally clad upper section (at eaves level) of front elevation with larch feather edged weatherboards. Close bay 3 with infill of concrete blocks at rear and with the installation of a roller shutter garage door at front. Approved with Conditions

P212964/FH Larksmead, Brampton Abbotts HR9 7JE
Proposed single storey extension to form utility room. New bay window to staircase. Approved with Conditions

P212956/FH Ingestone Cottage, Foy HR9 6RA
Proposed double storey rear extension, single side and garden terrace. Refused

P212620/F Clouds Harrow, Church Road, Brampton Abbotts HR9 7JE
Proposed new vehicle access. Refused

P212652/F The Byres, Townsend Farm, Church Road, Brampton Abbotts HR9 7JE
Application for removal or variation of a condition 2 of permission P190013/F (Erection of 2 dwellings) – to allow revised house plans/designs for workshop/store/cycle store. Approved with Conditions

P212619/F Land West of Larksmead, Church Road, Brampton Abbotts HR9 7JE
Proposed variation of condition 2 following grant of planning permission 161859 Appeal Ref APP/W1850/W/17/3173077 (Proposed residential dwelling)- Amendments to garage roof, dwelling location and size. Approved with Conditions

P212911/FH The Old House, Brampton Abbotts HR9 7JG
Proposed two storey extension and alterations. Approved with Conditions

C21/61 Finance (10 minutes)
1. To consider the following invoices for payment:
Invoice No. Payee Goods / Services Total
89 UBMH Hall Hire (September meeting) £25.00
21/0178 Osbornes Village Hall Phase 1 production of technical specification for tenders £1,560.00
Miss A Jones Clerk’s expenses (travel and printing) £34.15

2. To note payments made but not included within the finance summary of previous meetings:
Invoice No. Payee Goods / Services Total
H1214 HALC Subscription £457.88

3. To consider update on the external audit report (if available) and agree any necessary actions
4. Council to agree internal audit arrangements for 2021/22
5. Council to agree expenditure to fix issues with the website and PC laptop
6. Council to agree insurance arrangements for 21/22 (policy expires 8th Dec.)
7. Council to consider draft budget and agree any necessary changes and confirm Precept for 2022/23.

C21/62 Highways / Footpaths / Greenspaces / Environment (15 minutes)
1. To consider any highway/footpath issues to be reported to BBLP/HC.
2. To consider correspondence regarding parking on Church Road
3. To consider correspondence regarding a request for dead trees to be felled along a PRoW.
4. To consider tasks for the Lengthsman.
5. Council to consider whether to attend the BBLP drop-in session for the 2022/23 annual plan programme, on Wednesday 8 December at the Thorn Depot from 2.00pm to 5.00pm and / or the planned virtual session on Thursday 9 December 2021 from 10 – 11 am.

C21/63 Information Share – not requiring discussion, expenditure or decision

C21/64 Next meeting(s)
1. To consider and agree room booking requirements for 2022
2. Next scheduled ordinary meeting – To Be Confirmed

Members of the public will be asked to leave, so that the following confidential item can be considered.

C21/65 Village Hall Phase 1
1. To consider tenders and appoint a contractor.

Miss A Jones, Clerk to the Council

Date: 25th November 2021