Parish Council

Councillor -You are summoned to an Ordinary Meeting of Sutton St. Nicholas Parish Council, which will be held in Room 2, The Village Hall, Sutton St. Nicholas on Monday 4th December 2017 to commence at 7.15 pm.


1. Apologies for Absence
To receive and approve apologies for absence.

2. Receive approve and sign the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council (no SPC/TF/115) held on Monday 6th November 2017.

3. Receive approve and sign the Minutes of the Extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council (no SPC/TF116) held on 21st November 2017.

4. Disclosable Pecuniary Interest Dispensations
To consider any written request for dispensation.

5. Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations of interest by members in respect of items on the agenda.

6. Report from Clerk on actions from the last meeting

7. Questions/Issues on any matter, from members of the public present.
7.1 Ward Councillors Report
To receive a brief verbal report from the Ward Councillor
7.2 Local Police Report
To receive a report from the local police.
7.3 Questions from other members of the public
To receive questions from the public.

8. Western Power
To receive a presentation from Western Power

9. Sutton Playing Field – Youth Facilities
To receive an update on progress

10. Travellers Site DPD consultation information
To consider documentation from Herefordshire Council.

11. Village Freighter/Skip
To consider a request and the costs for the reintroduction of such a facility in Sutton St. Nicholas,

12. Defibrillator
To receive an update on progress

13. Village Website
To receive an update from the Clerk and agree the way forward.

14. Financial Report
14.1 Confirmation of Balances
14.2 Receipts
14.3 Invoices for payments

Ref Payee Amount £ VAT  
1 Eyelid Productions 500.00 N/a 28/11/17(1956) Website production
2 R. A. Ford 212.64 N/a 04/12//17 Clerks Salary

15. Budget 2018/19
To consider and review the draft budget for 2018/19.

16. Speed Indicator Device (SID)
To receive an update

17. Sutton Walls – Kissing gate
To consider the cost of installation of a gate on Sutton Walls footpath.

18. Footpath Officer
To receive an update from the footpath officer

19. Correspondence (Not covered by a separate agenda item and for information only).
18.1 – Balfour Beatty- Weobley Sutton Walls Queenswood Briefing 23/11/17
18.2 – Balfour Beatty – Weobley Sutton Walls Queenswood Briefing 17/11/17
18.3 – Balfour Beatty – Weobley Sutton Walls Queenswood Briefing 10/17/17

20. Matters relayed to the Clerk for the Agenda of the next meeting

21. Confirmation of the date, time and venue of the next meeting, Parish Council Monday 4th December 2017 at 7.15pm in Room 2 at the Village Hall

Date posted 29th November 2017 T. Ford… Parish Clerk


The Parish Council meets on the first Monday of each month in the committee room in the Village Hall. All of the meetings are open to the public to attend.

In addition to our regular monthly meetings which start at 7.15pm and usually conclude around 9.30pm, we also organise Village Meetings where attendees are encouraged to provide input and feedback.

The Parish Council has 7 members all of whom live in the village, see contact details below. Our Ward Councillor attends all meetings and our local police officer attends when duties permit.

The main points of discussion are covered in articles printed in the Sutton News, our village magazine.

The village set up a charity to pay for a village hall in 1934, and in 2008 it was finally built as a joint project with the School. The Village Hall is run by the Village Hall Charity and provides the community with a great facility that hosts a range of activities such as health and fitness, children’s parties and social events.

the Village Hall, which was finally built as a joint project with the village School in 2008. The villagers who set up a charity to pay for a village hall in 1934 would be justifiably happy with the great facilities the community now has.

The facilities host regular events such as keep fit and sequence dancing and children’s parties and social events.

Parish Councillors as at May 2015:

Ronald Gow (Chairman) 01432 880545

Richard Andrews 01432 880224

Ann Burke (Vice- Chairman) 01432 880202

Stan Gyford  01432 880687

Ian Nicholas  01432 880447

Anna Toon  01432 882083

Tony Ford (Parish Clerk) 01432 880673