Become a Magistrate

with the Herefordshire Magistracy

Become a magistrate in Herefordshire

Staffordshire and West Mercia Advisory Committee is seeking applications from those interested in becoming a magistrate on the Herefordshire Bench where new magistrates are needed in the Adult Criminal Court.

These are voluntary positions; you do not need legal training or formal qualifications to become a magistrate and we are looking for applications from across the county and from all sections of the community. 

Magistrates are not paid (although some allowances can be claimed), and those who are successful in being appointed must be able to attend training and sit in court for at least 13 days a year – this is a minimum requirement.

Anyone between the ages of 18 and 65 may apply. Applications are particularly welcome from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, people under the age of 50, people in paid employment, and people with a disability who are able, either unassisted or with the benefit of reasonable adjustments, to carry out the full range of a magistrate’s duties. 

If you are interested in being considered for appointment and want to find out more about the work of a magistrate and how to apply, see: www.gov.uk/become-magistrate or email swmjco@justice.gov.uk

Applications for the Adult criminal court open on 1st August 2021 and close on September 10th with interviews being held later in the year. Prior to submitting an application at least one observation visit must be made to a magistrate’s court where magistrates [rather than a District Judge] are sitting; each visit should be for a minimum of half a day.

Magistrates will tell you what a worthwhile and rewarding position this is – as well as doing something vital within the community, friendships are formed and magistrates enjoy each other’s company.                                                                                                         

Annual Canvass is in progress

Every household in Herefordshire will soon be contacted. Check this for more information.

Minutes – Staunton Parish Council Meeting May 2021

Here are the minutes of the latest parish council meeting which took place on 24 May 2021.

AGENDA FOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE GROUP PARISH COUNCIL ON MONDAY 24 MAY 2021

STAUNTON 0N WYE GROUP PARISH COUNCIL
PARISH COUNCILLORS ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND AN ANNUAL GENERAL
MEETING OF THE GROUP PARISH COUNCIL ON MONDAY 24 MAY 2021 COMMENCING
AT 7.15 PM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF ZOOM.

AGENDA

  1. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN FOR 2021 / 2022
  2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
  3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
  4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – 22 MARCH 2021
  5. MATTERS ARISING
  6. PLANNING MATTERS
  7. PLAYING FIELD
  8. HIGHWAY MATTERS
  9. PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE
  10. DEFIBRILLATOR
  11. FOOTPATHS
  12. GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
  13. FINANCE
  • ACCOUNTS FOR 2020 / 2021
    I) Certificate of Exemption ( Part 2 )
    ii) Internal Audit Report
    iii) Annual Governance Statement
  • ACCOUNTS FOR 2021 / 2022
    I) Confirm Clerks remuneration
    ii) Signatories for chaques
    iii) Responsible Financial Officer
    iv) Internal Auditor for 2021 / 2022
    v) Account for 2021 / 2022
  1. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
  2. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
    ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME

Road Closure Notification

Location:   U90401 – Church Road, Staunton On Wye, Herefordshire

Date(s):  2nd June (3 days)

On Behalf of :  Welsh Water

I have been requested to make the above temporary road closure Order under section  14(1)  Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.   Please find here the Public Notice with details of the diversion route in relation to the above closure.

Kind regards,

Jennifer May Williams

Permit Compliance Officer | Balfour Beatty Living Places

M: 07597 018937| E: hereford.streetworks@bblivingplaces.com

Unit 3, Thorn Business Park, Rotherwas, Hereford, HR2 6JT

Minutes of March Meeting

Here are the approved minutes of the March 22 2021 meeting of the Staunton Parish Council.

ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION

Location:  Multiple Roads, Staunton-on-Wye

SECTION 14(1) ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984

HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL

STAUNTON ON WYE FIBRE PT 2, FASTERSHIRE
TEMPORARY CLOSURE ORDER 2021

NOTICE is hereby given that Herefordshire Council intend, under the provisions of Section 14(1)
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended), to temporarily prohibit the use by vehicles on
the road mentioned below:

Location of Closures:
U90403 School Lane Staunton On Wye 336407/245153 336389/244915 12/04/2021 7 Days
U90401 Church Road Staunton On Wye 337525/245092 337405/244534 30/04/2021 6 Days
U90402 Duck Street Staunton On Wye 337015/245261 336944/245875 05/05/2021 10 Days
U90404 Little London Staunton On Wye 336239/245162 335974/245989 08/06/2021 10 Days
U90001 Scar Lane Staunton On Wye 335835/245127 335662/244917 28/06/2021 2 Days


The said closure is required due to rural fibre installation works being carried out on or near the
said road, and the likelihood of danger to the public while the works are taking place.


There are exemptions in the Order to permit pedestrian access (and/or vehicular access at the
discretion of the Herefordshire Council or statutory undertaker) to any land or premises having a
frontage to the above said highway affected where there is no other form of access, and to any
access allowing the necessary works to be undertaken.

The said closure will come into force on the 12th of April 2021 and will remain for a maximum
period of 18 months
, (unless extended with the consent of the Secretary of State) or until any
said works which it is proposed to be carried out have been completed, (whichever is the earlier),
or until determined by Herefordshire Council. However the works are expected to be completed
within 5 weeks approximately as per the dates in Schedule 1 above.

Any queries in relation to this closure should be directed to tel: 01432 261800 or please use our online form to contact us via www.herefordshire.gov.uk/contactus.

RICHARD BALL
Director, Environment and Place
Herefordshire Council

   

Covid-19 Summary from Herefordshire County Council

The latest information from Herefordshire County Council on COVID-19 can be found here.

New Planning Application – The Beeches, Jarvis Close, Staunton on Wye

Planning Consultation – 211202 – The Beeches, Jarvis Close,
Staunton On Wye, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 7NG


DESCRIPTION: Reduce White Poplar and remove Leylandii due to close
proximity to garden wall and shading of orchard. Poplar will be
pollarded to approximately 2M to encourage regrowth from base.
Leylandii will be cut to ground level. It is assumed that it will not
regrow.

APPLICANT(S): Mr Jonathan Grech
GRID REF: OS 336565, 244931

Application Type: Works to Trees in a Conservation Area
Website Link: http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/searchplanningapplications

If you wish to make comments which you would like the Council to take into account before making a
decision on the application, please respond to Oliver.Kaye@herefordshire.gov.uk by 28/04/2021.

If you do not respond by this date it will be assumed that you have no comments to make.

New Planning Application

A planning application has been submitted for the development of land at Little London into a campsite.

Comments can be addressed to Steve Grist, Parish Clerk or to Herefordshire County Council.

Comments before Monday 19 April 2021.