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2020/2021 Grant Opportunity for Credenhill Organisations

Following approval at last nights Parish Council meeting I am pleased to attached an application form and a copy of our policy/procedure in relation to section 137 grants which your organisation is eligible to apply for.

The current round of applications for the 2020/2021 Financial Year will need to be completed with all required backup paperwork (as detailed in the policy) by 31st March 2020 for consideration at the Credenhill Parish Council meeting in April.

If you have any questions or need further information then please do not hesitate to us.

Policy

Application Form

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY – JANUARY 2020

27 January 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp.  On behalf of the people of Herefordshire, Herefordshire Council is commemorating this event by hosting a photo exhibition which reflects the dehumanising realities of the camp.  There are also written testimonies from survivors, quotations, and explanatory text.

The exhibition will be held in All Saints Church, Hereford (HR4 9AA), from 24-27 January 2020, from 8am-4pm (excluding Sunday).  The venue is accessible, and entry is free of charge.

This exhibition is only one of the multitude of international events marking Holocaust Memorial Day.  The aims of the day are many, but fundamentally it seeks to remember victims of the Holocaust, to help keep such human tragedies in our consciousness. While it may be a difficult exhibition to view, we hope that you will be able to attend. 

Highway Works – January/February 2020

Station Road, Bromyard

Upgrading the road for increased HGV use due to making this road part of the approved HGV route

Monday, 20 January 2020 to Friday, 13 March 2020

Full Road Closure from 08.00 hours on Monday, 20 January 2020 until 17.00 hours on Friday, 14 February 2020

Between Church Lane junction to the Bridge and the B4303 junction to the Bridge

Multiway traffic lights in operation from Monday, 17 February 2020 to Friday, 13 March 2020, including weekends.

This relates to work taking place at the Tenbury Road junction with Station Road

B4399 Holme Lacy Bridge, Holme Lacy

Bridge bearing replacement works

3-way traffic lights – Tuesday, 21 January 2020 starting at 09.00 hours until 15.00 hours each day, running until Monday, 27 January 2020.  No traffic signals will be in operation over the weekend.

3-way traffic lights – Monday, 24 February 2020 and Tuesday, 25 February 2020, between 09.00 hours and 15.00 hours each day

Road Closure – Wednesday 26 February 2020 to (and including) Friday, 28 February 2020 – Times to be confirmed nearer the time.

C1257 – Symonds Yat West Road (Ferrie Lane)

Road closed until further notice

Emergency Works

U71216 – Isle of Dogs, Three Ashes

Road closed until 17.00 hours on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 (likely to be extended)

Culvert damage

C1110 – Springfield, Pencombe

Road closed until 17.00 hours on Thursday, 16 January 2020

Sinkhole in carriageway

Highway Works – January/February 2020

Station Road, Bomyard

Upgrading the road for increased HGV use due to making this road part of the approved HGV route

Monday, 20 January 2020 to Friday, 13 January 2020

Full Road Closure from 08.00 hours on Monday, 20 January 2020 until 17.00 hours on Friday, 14 February 2020

Between Church Lane junction to the Bridge and the B4303 junction to the Bridge

Access only to the Hydro Company and Hawthorn Designs.  Here, we will be extending the existing lay-by situated by the over bridge to allow the safe passing of HGV vehicles and we’ll also remove the existing build out (i.e. traffic calming/controlling features) and reinstatement of the carriageway.

Multiway traffic lights in operation from Monday, 17 February 2020 to Friday, 13 March 2020, including weekends.

This relates to work taking place at the Tenbury Road junction with Station Road, where we will be upgrading the existing junction.

B4399 Holme Lacy Bridge, Holme Lacy

Bridge bearing replacement works

3-way traffic lights – Tuesday, 21 January 2020 starting at 09.00 hours until 15.00 hours each day, running until Monday, 27 January 2020.  No traffic signals will be in operation over the weekend.

3-way traffic lights – Monday, 24 February 2020 and Tuesday, 25 February 2020, between 09.00 hours and 15.00 hours each day

Road Closure – Wednesday 26 February 2020 to (and including) Friday, 28 February 2020 – Times to be confirmed nearer the time.

C1257 – Symonds Yat West Road (Ferrie Lane)

Road closed until further notice

Emergency Works

C1086 – Waterloo Lane, Kinnersley to A438 Letton

Wednesday, 8 January 2020 to (and including) Friday, 10 January 2020

Road closed until 15.00 hours on Friday, 10 January 2020

Emergency drainage works to take holding water off at the junction.

C1039 – Lugg Green, Kingsland

Road closed until 17.00 hours on Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Highway sinkhole due to subsidence

U71216 – Isle of Dogs, Three Ashes

Road closed until 17.00 hours on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 (likely to be extended)

Culvert damage

C1110 – Springfield, Pencombe

Road closed until 17.00 hours on Thursday, 16 January 2020

Sinkhole in carriageway

Capital funding available to organisations providing short breaks for disabled children

Herefordshire Council has set aside £118,000 of capital funding to support new and existing projects providing short breaks activities for children and young people with special educations needs and disabilities living in Herefordshire. 

The one off funding starts from £5,000 and is available to organisations, town and parish councils and community and voluntary groups.  It can be used to improve buildings, facilities, transport or equipment, resulting in improved provision for children and young people and their families.

Applicants will be required to provide evidence that they can match fund 20% of the funding awarded.

Application forms can be downloaded at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/shortbreakcapitalfunding or to request a paper copy of an application form call 01432 260753 or email delegatedgrants@herefordshire.gov.uk

If someone would like to speak to a member of the Children’s Commissioning team about an idea for a project, they can get in touch by calling 01432 260123 or emailing childrenscommissioning@herefordshire.gov.uk 

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 24 January 2020.

October & November flooding

Herefordshire Council appreciates what a difficult time this has been for people recently and has launched hardship schemes to residents and businesses whose homes or businesses have been flooded. This includes a Community Flood Recovery Grant worth £500 to each affected household. In order to qualify for the assistance, flood water must have entered the habitable areas of their property, or the residence has been considered unliveable for any period of time due to flooding. Alongside this is a Business Flood Recovery Grant, which will provide up to £2,500 per eligible small and medium-sized business. To qualify, businesses must be able to demonstrate that they have directly impacted or have directly suffered a loss of trade as a result of the flooding that cannot be recovered from insurance.

Please can you let people in your area know that the application process has now opened and that they can apply online at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/floods.

In addition, I can also confirm that 100% Council Tax discount is available for 3 months for primary residence where, as a result of the relevant weather event:

  • Flood water entered into the habitable areas; OR
  • Flood water did not enter into the habitable areas, but the local authority regards that the residence was otherwise considered unliveable for any period of time, for example:
  • where access to the property is severely restricted (e.g. upper floor flats with no access);
  • key services such as sewerage, draining, and electricity are severely affected;
  • the adverse weather has resulted in other significant damage to the property such that it would be, or would have been, advisable for residents to vacate the premises for any period of time. 

Furthermore, 100% business rate discount for 3 months (up to state aid de minimis levels) is available for primary residence in the following circumstances:

  • The hereditament was directly impacted by the relevant weather event – for instance flood damage to the property, equipment, and/or stock; or; the business could not function due to lack of access to premises, equipment and/or stock as a result of the relevant weather event, and no alternatives were available; AND
  • On that day business activity undertaken at the hereditament was adversely affected as a result; AND
  • On that day the rateable value of the hereditament was less than £10 million.

Again, please can you let people in your area know that if the above criteria is satisfied, they can email counciltax@herefordshire.gov.uk or businessrates@herefordshire.gov.uk who will arrange for a visiting officer to attend the property to verify the situation.

We are aware that not everyone who suffered from flooding contacted the emergency services or the council for help and so would like to encourage anybody who has been affected by flooding to get in touch and report any issues online at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/floods