Marden Parish Council

To see the Public Rights of Way in Marden Parish use this link https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/government-citizens-and-rights/explore-herefordshire-map

To see the current planning applications in Marden, click here

To see the documents and information on the current 4 applications from S&A and the new/amended documents recently submitted, click here

 

To see current roadworks and traffic issues use this link https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200196/roads/234/roadworks

To go to the page for the Traffic Management Working Group, click here

The Marden Parish Council meets monthly, with extra meetings if required for responses to planning applications. The May meeting includes the Annual Parish Council Meeting, which is preceded by the Annual Parish Meeting.

All meetings start at 19:30 hours with the exception of the May meeting which begins at 19:00 hours to take account of the additional meeting. All meetings take place in the Community Centre and parishioners are encouraged to attend.

The meetings cover a wide range of topics, ranging from those for which the Council has a statutory duty to an open session, when any observations or grievances from members of the Parish may be aired. In addition, the public may raise any matter at any time with a Parish Councillor or with the Clerk outside of a regular meeting.

Some examples of the Parish Council’s activities are given below. The Parish Council is responsible for setting the Marden precept which is recovered from parish householders via Herefordshire Council Tax. The Council makes recommendations to Herefordshire Council on planning applications, based on the impact such applications may have on the community and the local services. It supports local community groups and has the responsibility for paying for the maintenance of the Old Churchyard.

Under the Lengthsman Scheme, the Parish Council directs the contractor to undertake work on the road verges, drains, pothole filling, footpath work and other areas not the responsibility of house owners. This work is funded by the parish council under an Annual Maintenance Plan with Herefordshire Council which is determined by the total length of roads in the Parish. The Parish Council funds the use of Speed Indicator Devices at random intervals at certain points on specific “C” roads in the village. It liaises regularly with the Balfour Beatty Locality Steward to highlight road repairs needed on the main roads and with Herefordshire Council about resurfacing and major road work, an on-going problem at this time. It also keeps advised of the work of the Environment Agency where local matters are concerned.

The Parish Council may consist of up to 11 members. If you are interested in being Co-opted as a member of the Council in the future, please contact the Parish Clerk. The Ward Councillor attends the Parish Council Meetings, together with the Parish Footpath Officers.

To see the documents and information on the appeal against refusal of planning permission on Land off Paradise Green click here