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Power Cut? - Dial 105

Do you know whom to contact if you have a power cut?

105 is the new number to call.

18th November - Bazaar in aid of St. Georges Church.

We are holding a Bazaar in aid of St Georges Church on 18th November. More details to follow.

This will be a great opportunity for everyone to meet up, have a cup of tea and a cake and browse the stalls.

Entry is free.

Orleton and Richards Castle Neighbourhood Plan

The Orleton and Richards Castle Neighbourhood Plan was made on 21st August 2017.

This means that it has now been formally adopted by Herefordshire Council and it becomes past of their planning framework.

Full details can be seen here on the Herefordshire Council website.

The Sewerage Infrastructure Works have started.

Severn Trent Water has presented a solution to the problems with the sewerage infrastructure at Mortimer Drive. They will abandon, and seal, the pipe that runs through gardens of properties on Mortimer Drive, from #11 to the electricity substation.

Instead the properties that use this pipe will be connected to a pipe to the front of their properties beneath the road

(Please click here to see a schematic of the solution).

Due to groundwater, the project is likely to take 4-6 months to implement and may cause some disruption. Implementation will likely take place on a rolling basis where sections of road are inaccessible to domestic traffic for a short period. Care will be taken to ensure access is available for emergency vehicles, and help will be provided for bins. An agent will be appointed to manage the project and will aim to minimise disruption.

Separately, work is being planned to refurbish the pumping station, including new pumps and replacement of a 6” pipe at the point of entry to the pumping station to bring the diameter in line with the rest of the network. A valve is planned so that more volume can be pumped forward, and additional storage provided at Woofferton if necessary. The feasibility study for the pumping station project is estimated at 12 months.

Orleton Parish Council.

Scheduled Parish Council Meetings

Thursday, 21st September 2017 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 19th October 2017 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 16th November 2017 - 7:30pm

Orleton Youth Club Needs Your Help!

We meet on a Friday evening from 6.30 to 8.30pm and need young (or not so young) people to work with our qualified Youth Leader - it needs a minimum of 2 people to help at each meeting. DBS checks are required.

The Youth Club is a place where youngsters from 8-13 can have their own safe space and take part in activities they like and are interested in, or just sit and chat.

We can get training sessions from HVOSS (Hereford Voluntary Organisation Support Services) and have paid for training for several people in the past 15 years.

If you are interested please contact Stef Batchelor by email or phone 01568 780616

Garden Bonfires

There have been numerous complaints this year about garden bonfires causing problems because the smoke has been enveloping houses.

Please have a look here to see some advice from the Parish Council

Household Recycling Advice

Herefordshire Council have recently issued new guidelines for recycling

Please click here to see the publication

Would you like to support St. Georges Church?  Join the 100 Club!

Orleton PCC currently runs a "100 Club". There is a maximum of 100 members and currently there are 2 vacancies. If you wish to take up one (or two!) of these please contact Sheila Bradford on 01568 780151.

Membership costs £26 pa. There is a regular draw and winners receive a cash prize. All monies collected, after the draw payments have been made, will then be used to support St. Georges Church.

Oil / LPG Fuel Buying Scheme

Do you want to get cheaper heating oil or LPG?

Orleton is part of the Shropshire RCC Fuel Buying scheme. Your local co-ordinator is Eddie Clanzy-Hodge.

Should you wish to join the scheme, please click this link to go to the scheme's website.

There is a charge of £24 p.a. and membership runs for the full year after joining. This covers the administrative costs of the Shropshire RCC but you will easily recover this with reduced costs for your heating oil over the year. The Shropshire RCC take monthly orders from members across Shropshire and get the best bulk price that they can every month.

The prices are normally below the best quoted prices elsewhere and the admin is all sorted out for you. All you have to do is tell us how much oil you need (minimum of 500 litres) and we will do the rest. Normally, payment is after delivery.

Advice on flying drones and other unmanned model aircraft in and around Orleton

Drones are becoming increasingly more popular and we have some guidance here on their safe and legal use.

No doubt you have seen press reports about drones endangering full size aircraft and intruding on peoples privacy. Both the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) have produced guidelines for the safe and legal operation of drones and other unmanned model aircraft.

Please click on this link to see a summary of the legal position and the recommendations from the BMFA.

Please be aware that some household insurance policies are now excluding drones from the cover. This not only includes cover for theft but also 3rd party liability in the case of an accident.