Marden Parish Council
Link to the Public Rights of Way (PROW) webpage, including for the link to the Definitive Map https://www.mardenherefordshire-pc.gov.uk/public-rights-of-way-prow/
To see the current planning applications in Marden, click here
To see current roadworks and traffic issues use this link https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200196/roads/234/roadworks
Link to the Environment and Sustainability page https://www.mardenherefordshire-pc.gov.uk/environment-and-sustainability/
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, unless otherwise advertised. All meetings take place in the Community Centre and parishioners are encouraged to attend.
Currently all meetings take place virtually by Zoom and start at 19:00.
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, 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. The Parish Council liaises regularly with the Balfour Beatty Locality Steward to highlight road repairs needed on the 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 Officer.