Orcop Parish Council

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Orcop Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group
Two members of our steering group are unfortunately leaving the parish and we are looking for new parishioners to join the team in completing our parish development plan.
The project has so far has created a draft plan report following analysis of a ‘call for housing sites’ and ‘parish questionnaire’ responses. This draft Orcop Neighbourhood Development Plan has been prepared for submission for approval by our Parish Council and then for publication and consultation with our community, Herefordshire Council and other relevant organisations (planned during December).
Update reports and publications, so far, can be found on the Parish Council website.
The steering group would welcome new faces from all areas of the parish to assist in this important stage in the final vetting and completion of our plan for the future of Orcop.
Anyone interested in joining us should contact the Parish clerk, Mark Hearne, tel. 07904 038939 or email: clerk@orcopparishcouncil.org.

Leaders Newsletter – December 2021

Talk Community Newsletter- 19th November 2021


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OWL GOOD NEIGHBOURS – The OWL Scheme is run by volunteers that help vulnerable members in the community with such things as shopping, getting medicines/repeat prescriptions etc. The OWL scheme are DESPERATE for more volunteers at this time as many of their current volunteers fall into the categories of those needed to self isolate/practicing social distancing. If you can help in any way please contact Jane Rigler on 07940 308696.

Parish Councils

Parish councils have existed since medieval times, when they settled local disputes and were in charge of agriculture and land management.

They have changed over the last 1000 years into the modern constitution, which was created in 1896.