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    Elevate Property Group Purchase The Booth Hall

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Elevate Property Group (developers of Alban House) have purchased the Booth Hall.

    Work will soon begin to build 18 residential dwellings and two ground floor retail units.

    Initially, The Booth Hall will be used as a site office and storage facility for the overall project, once completed the developers will then look to restore the interior and bring it back to life.

    Below is an illustration of how Alban House will look once completed.
    (Photo courtesy of Elevate Property Group)

    Full details can be found here on the developers website: 

    Cyclists on Footpaths!

    Frank Smith
    By Frank Smith,

    Cyclists on Footpaths!

    Should cyclists be allowed on footpaths?

    I ask the question because this morning I was walking along Belmont Avenue and a chap on a bike knocked into me from behind and almost knocked me to the floor as he came speeding past me on along the footpath on his bike. He turned around and shouted sorry pal but to be honest it not only startled me but I will probably have a bruise on my arm. I could have easily lost my balance and fallen into the road.

    I thought riding a bicycle on a footpath was illegal? I appreciate that some people do not like riding on the roads and most of the councils in the country are implementing cycle lanes where they can but if the roads are narrow in the first place it makes it very difficult. I always remeber growing up that the police would tell you to get off your bike and walk on footpaths but that does not appear to happen anymore.

    I have just seen this article on Sky news http://news.sky.com/story/crash-cyclist-charlie-alliston-shouted-at-pedestrian-as-she-lay-fatally-injured-court-hears-10989512

    Hereford Voice Instagram Photos

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Here are just a couple of recent photographs I created using Instagram. If you would like to follow Hereford Voice on Instagram Click Here


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    A place of worship in Eign St

    By K.Butt,

    I notice plans for a new place of worship have been submitted to change of use (A2) office premises to become (D1) place of worship, with site managers living accommodation. 

    I see no more details


    Plans can be found here

    Merton Hotel , Commercial Rd

    By Ubique,

    Walking past the Merton Hotel this morning and saw a sign which clearly stated " Merton has not been sold "

    Any updates ? 


    Freedom Church Back In The News.

    By dippyhippy,

    I meant to post this last night, but forgot!

    I see that Freedom Church is making headlines once again, for all the wrong reasons. Over at HT an article states that they have been asked to leave Swansea University Campus, after blitzing it with leaflets, and holding religious services on site.

    Not the first time their recruitment methods have been questioned. Anyone else remember the campaign which saw lollipops handed out to children outside the school gates? Tactics which at best could be described as showing a complete lack of judgement, at worst, rather sinister.

    I also seem to recall being told that at one point in the not too distant past, a company whose staff consisted of  several leading lights within this church, had been given a contract to deliver sex education to pupils in some Herefordshire Schools. 

    I have real concerns about this pay to pray organisation. 

    How do others feel?

    The Weeping Window at Hereford Cathedral

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The Weeping Window at Hereford Cathedral is looking fantastic.


    This magnificent waterfall of thousands of individual ceramic poppies will be on show from 14 March 2018 until 29 April 2018 as part of the final year of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies.

    This is a must visit and we are looking forward to supporting this beautiful display in our stunning Cathedral.
    (Photo courtesy of Herefordshire Council).

    Planning Approved for 65 Bed Premier Inn Hotel in Blackfriars St

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Planning permission has been approved (with conditions) for a 65 bedroom Premier Inn hotel with ancillary restaurant, car park and associated works in Blackfriars Street Hereford.

    Once complete the hotel will employ around 25 people.



    Application P174776/F

    Hereford Voice Upgrade and Changes

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    We are in the process of changing hosts and upgrading the whole website.

    Hereford Voice Ugrade.jpg

    You may see some big changes taking place on the website over the next few days and the website may actually go offline for a short period of time while the transfer takes place. This will not actually happen until Friday or Saturday but we just need to give you notice incase you think something is wrong.

    If you cannot login, please find us on Facebook and Twitter until everything is up and running again.

    Thank you 

    WIN a Taster Climbing Gift Voucher Worth £105

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    WIN a taster climbing session gift voucher for 6 participants

    We have teamed up with our good friends over at 'Green Spider Climbing' in Hereford to offer this fantastic PRIZE for the WINNER of our latest competition:

    The winning package includes a gift voucher for a full taster climbing session with an instructor for 6 people! 
    (at least one adult) - Prize value £105 

    To enter simply head over to Facebook:
    1. LIKE Hereford Voice and Green Spider Climbing Facebook pages AND this topic. ✴️
    2. SHARE this post. ✴️
    A winner will be selected at random from all valid entries on Sunday 25th March. Good luck! #hvcomps

    Search & Rescue Underway at Aymestrey

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    River and Mountain Rescue are on site at The Riverside pub in Aymestrey looking for a reported missing person

    BIG DAY @ The Butter Market

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Some really good events going on at the BIG DAY @ Hereford Butter Market today.



    Holmer trading est to be demolished

    By ragwert,

    Holmer trading est will be demolished and replaced with 120 new homes.
    Part of the Hereford to Gloucester canal will also be restored see this article

    Asda Hereford Multi Million Refurbishment

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Asda is currently investing in a multi-million pound revamp to improve facilities for shoppers in their Hereford store.

    This will include the removal of over 7 checkouts to make way for self scanning facilities and a new look 'Fish & tips' counter.

    Kids eat for FREE in the in-store café 
    (subject to conditions)

    Plus a lot more besides, completion is scheduled for May 2018


    Oh Snow, Not You Again...

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Oh Snow, Not You Again...

    West Mercia Police have reported more than 
    *10 RTC's in the last 4 hours.
    *Driving conditions are very poor 
    *Even 4x4 vehicles are struggling with the conditions. 
    This is a Landrover in Craven Arms currently on its roof. #hfdvsnow
    (Photo courtesy of West Mercia Police)

    Hereford Cathedral Commonwealth Service Cancelled

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Hereford Cathedral commonwealth service has unfortunately been cancelled today because of the snow.