Welcome to the Longtown Group Parish Council Website. The Group Parish Council covers the areas of Craswall, Llanveynoe, Longtown and Walterstone. It has 14 Councillors and is the first tier of Local Government serving the area.
The next Parish Council meeting will be held remotely via Zoom on Wednesday 17th June 2020. The link is:
Topic: Longtown GPC Meeting
Time: Jun 17, 2020 08:00 PM London
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The position regarding the Coronavirus is changing almost hourly. The Prime Minister today (16th March 2020) warned that the virus was now in a phase of rapid spread across the UK.
The following new advice has been issued:
Everyone should avoid contact that is not absolutely necessary - with restaurants, bars and cinemas and travel off limits, and an end to large gatherings.
Where possible, people should now work from home and avoid all non-essential contact with others while coronavirus is circulating.
This advice is really important for people over 70; for people who have an underlying medical condition (those who would normally receive a free flu jab) and for pregnant women.
Over 70s and those with chronic illness are required to self-isolate for three months, even if symptoms are not present.
Entire households should self-isolate for two weeks if one person has been showing symptoms, and older people should prepare to stay away from risks for months to come.
The advice is that larger gatherings should not go ahead – we want to make sure all our public and emergency services are responding to the outbreak.
It has been agreed that the meeting scheduled to take place on Wednesday 18th March be postponed. Please visit the website for further updates on future Council meetings.
LONGTOWN NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The Neighbourhood Plan underwent its Referendum on Thursday 30th January 2020 and received a positive referendum result.
Yes – 189 votes / 89.2%
No – 23 votes / 10.8%
This means that the NDP will have full weight from 31st January 2020. A report is currently being prepared for the Cabinet Member and it is anticipated that the plan will be formally adopted by Herefordshire Council, the Planning Authority, at the end of February. At this point the plan will form part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire.
Please visit the Neighbourhood Plan page on this website for further information and a copy of the Plan on this link.
Herefordshire Council also has all the Longtown NDP information on its website. Please follow this link.
PARISH COUNCIL VACANCIES
Elections recently took place for Longtown Group Parish Council. There are currently 5 vacancies on the Parish. If you would like to be part of the Council please do get in touch.
Following the very successful open public meeting held on Wednesday 19th February 2020 to discuss Climate Change a Steering Group Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 25th February 2020 at 6.30pm at Longtown Village Hall. If you are interested in sitting on the Steering group to begin developing a Climate Change Action Plan for Longtown you will be most welcome. Please visit our Climate Change page by following this link for further details and various downloads.