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Leominster Tip - Booking System starts 14th September 2020.

Herefordshire Council will be introducing a booking system for visits to the Leominster tip as from 14th September. This will reduce the long queues that build up at busy times.

Here is a link about the rules for Leominster.  You will be limited to the just 4 visits in each 14 day period.

Here is the link for making an online booking https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/HRCbooking.

If you wish to book by telephone the number is : 01432 260051 and then Option 3.

Orleton Good Neighbour Scheme

The Parish Council has arranged the Orleton Good Neighbour Scheme.

This is a free service supporting people in our community and it is run entirely by local volunteers.

If you are in need of help then call 07825 484 289 and there will be someone to help you.

For more information click on the images below.

Local Neighbourhood Communication Website - Nextdoor

Quite a few people in the village have been using a website called "Nextdoor". This provides a way of getting information out to village residents quickly and to get feedback. If you would like to join the Nextdoor community you can go to the website and join in.  This does not replace the village website "www.orletonvillage.co.uk" because the village website is a repository of information about the village that can also be read by non-residents. Nextdoor is more like a Facebook website.

Flood support from Herefordshire Council

If you have been affected by the recent or earlier flooding, Herefordshire Council have offered financial support to help you. You can claim financial support for damage incurred.

Here is a link for the online claim form https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/xfp/form/208

Orleton & Richard’s Castle Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)

Your help is needed!"

An NDP provides a degree of protection from unrestricted building development and gives a community some say in how the future needs of the residents’ may be met.

However, to give this protection an NDP must be deemed to be up to date and as our current NDP is now over two years old it must be reviewed to ensure that it still meets the necessary criteria. It does not necessarily need to be changed, but it must be shown to have been thoroughly appraised to ensure that changes are not required, or, should they be required, the appropriate amendments are put forward.

The initial NDP was put together by a group of volunteers from the local community and it would be appropriate to seek volunteers to undertake the review.

If you are willing to take part in this project please give your details to the Parish Council Clerk on clerk.orletonpc@gmail.com

"New to Orleton" Booklet

Orleton Parish Council has produced a booklet with lots of useful information for newcomers to the village. It can be picked up from the shop or, if you wish, you can print it on-line here.

The booklet is about to be updated. If there are any new businesses that should be included in this booklet, or even this website, then please contact Eddie at info@orletonvillage.co.uk. Also, if there are any changes or deletions please let me know.

Garden Waste Collection.

There is now a paid for fortnightly garden waste collection in Herefordshire. It costs about £5 per month and uses 240l brown bins.

It is called the Green Waste Club and further details can be seen at www.greenwasteclub.co.uk

Power Cut? - Dial 105

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

105 is the new number to call.

Litter Picking

The Parish Council is arranging to do a litter pick around the village on the first Saturday of each month.

If you are able to help please contact either Richard Hewitt, Clerk of the Parish Council and he will put you in touch with the organiser or Sara Burnham (01568 780848).

Generally the village does not suffer from a serious litter problem but the litter pick will help to improve the village even more.

Household Recycling

Herefordshire Council have recently issued new guidelines for recycling. Read the guidelines.

Herefordshire council have just published a document about the recycling facility in Leominster. Read it.

Garden Bonfires

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

Read the advice from the Parish Council.

Would you like to support St. George's Church?  Join the 100 Club!

Orleton PCC currently runs a "100 Club". There is a maximum of 100 members and currently there are some vacancies. If you wish to take up some of these please contact Christine Berry on 01568 782321.

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. George's 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 visit 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.

Read a summary of the legal position and 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.