Ditches and drainage in the parishes

The group parish council asks that landowners take note of the information on ditch and drainage responsibilities highlighted by Herefordshire Council – Ditches and Drainage – Guidance on Your Responsibilities

“Ditches and drains need to be maintained to reduce the risk of flooding and to maintain the condition of highways by keeping them clear of excess water. Poor drainage damages roads and creates hazards for road users and local residents. Good drainage will reduce maintenance and costs for all.

“The owner of land or property that adjoins a watercourse, such as a roadside ditch, is known as the riparian owner. Although the Highways Authority is responsible for the highway, it does not own the ‘sub-soil’ of the highway. The owner of the land or property adjoining the highway is normally the sole riparian owner.”

NB. Mainline Pipelines Ltd requires notification of the intention to carry out any work within 50 metres of the pipeline. It is recommended that formal buried services searches are done by using the www.LSBUD.co.uk website. This service is free to use. The pipeline operator and numerous other utility services are then alerted and able to make an appropriate response, especially critical when that work will be within the pipeline easement. Mainline Pipelines Ltd can also be contacted via their agents Fisher German by telephoning the freephone number 0800 756 0804 or by emailing mainlinepipelines@fishergerman.co.uk.

The pipeline operator is responsible for clearly marking the detailed route of the pipe (a free service) and to specify any constraints on the proposed methods of working. All works require prior approval except certain routine agricultural operations: however fencing, ditching and drainage operations must be notified. This is not an exhaustive list of works, please contact Mainline Pipelines Ltd.

This does not just apply to ditching or drainage but also to street furniture, stiles, footpath markers etc.

West Mercia Police talk on Cyber Crime – 12 June 2019

Cyber Crime and Current Scams

Our new Police and Crime Community Support Officer, Steph Harper, will give a short talk on Cyber Crime including tips on how to be prepared and not get caught out – Cyber Security – 12 June 2019.

7.30 pm on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at Cawley Hall.  The talk scheduled for earlier in the year was cancelled due to a power cut.

Admission free.

We hope you can join us.

Luston Group Parish Council

Crime Prevention talk by West Mercia Police – 8 May 2019

Crime Prevention

Rural & Business Crime Officer, Paul Crumpton, West Mercia Police will be giving Crime Prevention advice at the Annual Parish Meetings at 7pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

Mr Crumpton, the guest speaker at the Annual Parish Meetings, will give a Crime Prevention PRESENTATION on how you can stay safe at home, work and online.  And include useful tips and advice based on 34 years’ experience of what works…..and what doesn’t!

Luston Group Parish Council is providing wine and cheese and non-alcoholic refreshments following the Annual Parish Meetings which will be held at Cawley Hall, Eye Moreton.

A poster highlighting the Crime Prevention presentations is available to download – Annual Parish Meeting – crime prevention.

Luston Group Parish Council