Stoke Lacy Parish Council

Your Parish council – The closest tier of government to you. The voice of local people.

NEXT STOKE LACY PARISH COUNCIL – Parish Council Meeting to be held on Wednesday 11th November 2020 in Stoke Lacy Village Hall at 7.30pm (Social distancing and face masks mandatory)

Members of the public are always welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you.  Covid-19 social distancing and other restrictions and requirements are in place.  Please wear a face mask. This invitation and the Agenda are on the Parish Council website.

Dates, venues and times of next meetings, subject to Covid-19 requirements & restrictions: Wednesdays in the Village Hall 11th Nov (set Precept); (no meeting in Dec); 2021: 13th Jan; 10th Feb; 10th Mar; 14th Apr; APCM 12th May; APA tba  Alma Westwood, Clerk, Stoke Lacy Parish Council; 07.10.2020

parishclerk@stokelacyparishcouncil.org.uk; 01885 490286

Latest news updates (Click subject to open link)

“Herefordshire Council is developing a Physical Activity Strategy to develop a clear approach to physical activity within the county. This will be informed by local priorities and developed in partnership with key stakeholders. As part of this process, we would like to hear from local residents to understand their habits in relation to physical activity, exercise and sport. We would really appreciate it if you could fill in the survey found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HerefordresPA

The survey is due to be open for six weeks starting today.

If you would like any more information on the survey, please contact George Sutcliffe georgesutcliffe@strategicleisure.co.uk

If you would like to speak to council representative on this work, please email Rebecca Howell-Jones [rebecca.howell-jones@herefordshire.gov.uk]

NDP update – Call for Sites responses (Proposed sites for development (click here)

IMPORTANT SCAM WARNING, targeting the elderly in our community:

Police are receiving multiple calls about a Police officer saying they are from the metropolitan police asking for fraudulent money to be handed over. This is a scam, Police will never ask you to hand over money. Please make elderly friends and relatives aware. The Safer Neighbourhood Team, Hereford Police Station are asking for support to get the message out to the elderly.

  • Information on be scam aware on Herefordshire Council’s website is here
  • Additional information is on the WISH website

Important – New Government Planning Reforms announced by the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP in August 2020.

The Government planning proposals are in consultation, seeking any views on each part of a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England to streamline and modernise the planning process, improve outcomes on design and sustainability, reform developer contributions and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.You may respond by going to:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/planning-for-the-future (Click to open)

Alternatively you can email your response to the questions in this consultation to planningforthefuture@communities.gov.uk.

Planning documents below:


Herefordshire Council has launched a ‘Back To School Safely’ campaign for schools, colleges and early years settings, in line with the Government’s national campaign.  The campaign aims to reassure children, families and school staff that safety measures are in place ready for their return. (Click to open)

Scam Warning: NHS Track & Trace (please read)

Electoral Register – Annual Canvas – Requirements

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Annual Governance Accountability Return (Exempt Authority)

Dave Price Award – Good news story

Letter of thanks from Dowager Countess of Darnley (click to open)

Other News updates:

Police Report – June 2020

Short Breaks Capital Grant

Warmer Homes SchemeWish Herefordshire

Stop Loan Sharks – Social Media Toolkit


Stoke Lacy Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)

Next Neighbourhood Development Steering Group Meeting Wednesday 6:30pm 4th November by video call. If you would like to attend please email the parish clerk.parishclerk@stokelacyparishcouncil.org.uk

Stoke Lacy Issues & Options documents

NDP Agendas and Notes from previous meetings – click here

Parish Council agendas will be posted on notice boards and this website,

Minutes will be posted within one month of the previous meeting.

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