Ewyas Harold Group Parish Council

Ewyas Harold Group Parish Council is inviting applications for a part-time self employed Lengthsman for the 2018/19 scheme.


The modern Lengthsman is a locally employed person who can really make a difference to the community environment by maintaining roadside verges and drainage. The role may be expanded to tackle other small-scale maintenance work.  The contract is for one year only but may be extended. This post is not gender specific and the Parish Council welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


The parish lengthsman must:

  • Maintain £5M of Public Liability insurance and ensure this covers all scope of works
  • Provide risk assessments and any safe systems of work to the parish council
  • Provide evidence of training and competency for required works
  • Attend any required organised Health and Safety training
  • Provide written reports to the parish council, liaise with the Balfour Beatty Locality Steward and Cllr Wrigglesworth.
  • Carry out works as per an agreed schedule of dates and priority

For more information or details of the scope of works covered by the scheme, please contact the parish clerk, Claire Griffiths on clerk@ewyasharoldgpc.org.uk or 07717 478272.  Tenders to be submitted by Monday 5th February to the Clerk above or 22 Closure Place, Peterchurch, HR2 0RS

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Minutes will be posted within one month of the previous meeting.

Neighbourhood Development Plan

The Abbeydore and Bacton, Ewyas Harold Group and Kentchurch Neighbourhood Plan has gone through many stages (they feel like hurdles)  to make sure it meets the needs of all the residents, businesses and service providers in the area.  As you may know, the Neighbourhood Plan is obliged to designate areas for house building and other essential development, and we hope we have done so with the minimum disruption to the rural character of our villages.  As well as planning the Neighbourhood Plan takes into account environmental concerns.  Throughout the whole process we have tried to maintain a balance; providing space for much-needed development whilst maintaining the beauty of our parishes.  
 In the next few weeks the Neighbourhood Plan will be “examined” by a qualified outside examiner to ensure the plan:
  • meets European regulations
  •  has regard to national policies
  • is in general conformity with the strategic policies in the development plan (Core Strategy)
  • is compatible with adjoining neighbourhood plans
  • contributes to the achievement of sustainable development.
After that there will be a Referendum and we will ask you to support us by voting for this Neighbourhood Plan that we have worked on for so long!    The Neighbourhood Plan acknowledges that the people who know the area best are the residents that live there, and it offers us a chance to decide our own future.
Liz Overstall
NP Representative for Ewyas Harold GPC
For more details please see the link below


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Kemble Centre Update December 2015

There are two vacancies on the Parish Council for the parish of Ewyas Harold – if you think you may be interested and would like more information on what is involved, please contact the clerk.

Claire Griffiths    Tel:  07717 478272
c/o 11 The Hollies, Clehonger, HR2 9SP