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Sausage & Cider Family Festival

29 Aug 2015

Posted by Colin James in Castle Green

It's all happening this weekend!


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Weekly list of planning public notices affecting the city

18 Apr 2014

Posted by megilleland in Planning

List of planning public notices affecting the city

It is a legal requirement for the council to give public notice of certain types of planning application and other planning matters by the display of an advert in a local newspaper.
If you wish to comment, please follow the advice contained in the notice.
The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) 
Order 2010 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, Sections 67 & 73 
Application Types: 
P - Planning permission 
L - Listed Building Consent 
AC - Conservation Area Consent 
SL - Affecting the setting of a Listed Building 
AC - Affecting a Conservation Area 
D - Not in accordance with the provisions of the Development Plan 
RW - Affecting a public right of way 
T - For a telecommunications mast 
Provision of a pedestrian and cycle link between the southern end of Station Approach and the northern end of Canal Road. Requiring demolition of existing store building in builders merchant. Proposal includes street lighting and associated landscaping at Jewson Builders Merchant, Canal Wharf, Canal Road, Hereford 
Extension to changing room at Bowling Club Rear Of Asda, Belmont Road, Belmont, Hereford 
Insertion of windows to the north, east and west elevations at Left Bank, Bridge Street, Hereford
Making safe existing garden and boundary walls at Hereford Cathedral School, 29 Castle Street, Hereford 
Site for the development of up to 135 homes (including 46 affordable homes), public open space, new access (including demolition of 144 Aylestone Hill). Structural landscaping, sustainable drainage including balancing ponds and infrastructure and associated works at Land at 144 Aylestone Hill and land to the east of Aylestone Hill, Hereford 
If you wish to make representations or comments you can during the period of 21 days beginning with the date of the publication of this notice quoting the relevant number: 
By the Website: Using the online comment form 
By e-mail to: [email protected] 
By post to: - Planning Services, PO Box 230, Hereford, HR1 2ZB 
ANDREW ASHCROFT (Assistant Director) – 10th April 2014 


Interesting applications concerning Left Bank, Cyclelink and land to the east of Aylestone Hill. Not sure where you find the online comment form?

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Treacle Mine Pub Closed


Posted by Colin James in Hinton

I noticed that the Treacle Mine Pub is closed. There is a paper sign in the window that just states 'closed until further notice' Can anyone throw some light on this?


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I ain't paying my Council Tax anymore.

27 May 2014

Posted by bobby47 in Open Forum
I ain't paying it anymore. What's the point paying for something that you ain't getting. If I went to my local Fishmonger and said, 'A Kilo of your finest Cornish Clams my good man' and I then paid the sum of money required and he suddenly went all quiet refusing to hand me my Clams, I'd be within my rights to kick off and shout, 'You thieving Barstard of a Fishmonger. Give me my Clams'.
That's the way of business. Two agents. One the Seller and me the customer and if one ain't getting what the other is required to hand over then its not a financial transaction you'd ever wish to repeat.
This bloody Council have an agreement with you and I. In return for our money, the very least they can do is cut me bloody grass, clean me streets and empty me bloody bins and that's it. Nothing else. It's all very straightforward as far as I can see and if, as a result of fiscal difficulties, their money pot is slightly down then they should start culling the suits until there is enough money made available to deliver the things that they agreed to provide us.
So I ain't paying them a penny piece more. They can dispatch me to Gloucester Prison and it'll be of no concern to me. I'll happily languish there without a single care in the world. And when they open the cell door and say, 'Your three months us up. Out you go', I'll say, 'Clear Off I ain't coming out. I enjoy being buggared every time I venture down into the shower block'.
Im serious! I ain't paying it anymore. Why pay for something you ain't getting and by the looks of it, you won't be getting ever again.
I don't want to fuel a team of Council employees investigating the mysteries of Carbon Emissions, Democratic Services, Drugs and Alcohol services, Reducing Crime and promoting Road bloody Safety and all the 'Partnership' gibberish they shovel out proclaiming its saved me millions. I want my bloody grass cut. Nothing else.
I ain't paying them anymore money. I've got absolutely no problem at all in facing the consequences of my actions. They and I are done! I no longer wish to involve myself in a financial transaction with them.
Not while I've got a repeat prescription for diazepam and the ability to still think for myself.

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GWW - Public Meeting With Police

24 Aug 2015

Posted by Chris Chappell in Open Forum

I have arranged a public meeting, mainly for the residents of Hunderton but for anyone who is worried about using the Great Western Way at the moment, with the police, at the Kindle Centre on Thursday at 7pm.

Officers investigating the recent murder, and related matters will be attending, along with the local police commander, Supt Sue Thomas and the local south wye police team. The police will give as much information as they can about this investigation, and will answer questions from the public.

This is another opportunity for anyone who thinks they may have any information, however slight,to give to the police and also an opportunity to discuss latest plans for CCTV on the Great Western Way.

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TPP Agreement Threatens Corporate Global Governance

02 Feb 2015

Posted by WirralPC in Open Forum

Following on from Bobby47's recent post entitled "Imagine the good we could do..."




A disturbing leak has been made to Wikileaks in response to the offer of a bounty for internal documents, information which has until now been withheld as top secret.


"Written to pick winners and losers..." what has been released so far is just one chapter from a total of 29, referring to medicines, big Pharma, etc.



There is a lot more to this...  food safety, jobs being moved offshore, file downloads being criminalised and monitored by ISPs.  But one large plank of it is the power that these crooks are grabbing for themselves.  This has taken decades, but we're fast approaching the point where if these bullying corps see a threat to their future profits, national sovereignty can be overriden and whole countries will be bullied into complying with the billionaire owners and controllers of these offensive collections of human beings.

  • The people of Scotland could be sued for not allowing fracking.
  • The people of Canada could be sued for not allowing genetically modified food.


So.... bullying bankers and employers have moved on.


Now, they're not not just picking on disabled employees, trade union reps, safety reps or contractors.


They're picking a fight with democratically elected governments in their greed and lust for money and power.


You have to ask the BIG question now.....  WHY should I vote for anybody in May 2015 if the power of our politicians is being taken away???


AND...  WHO THE HELL allowed this to come about?  I'd suggest the mega-crooks Blair and Mandelson played an important part in it during their thirteen years of treachery, abuse and self-enrichment.


And also Cameron and Osborne during the past five years.

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Posted by Ubique in Open Forum
Some of you will know that Mrs U runs a Hedgehog Rescue from our home in Tillington.

Hollycroft Hedgehog Rescue 01432 769375.

Over the last couple of weeks it has become very apparent that finders of hedgehogs are not sure what to do if they see one out in the day so this is what she would like you to do please.

If you find a small hedgehog, or one lying out in the day.. DON'T IGNORE IT.. IT NEEDS HELP NOW! not tomorrow. ( Hedgehogs do not sunbathe )
Do not leave it to see if it will go away.
Do not stick it under a hedge.
Pick it up, put it in a DEEP box or carrier with towels or an old fleece jumper,
KEEP IT WARM and quiet.
Call a Hedgehog Rescue immediately . Of course if it appears injured please take it to a Vet , there should be no charge and once treated they will pass the 'hog onto a Hedgehog Rescue.
Please do not give it anything to eat until you have spoken to somebody, you can offer it a shallow bowl of water only.
Please remember these hedgehogs DO NOT ALWAYS HAVE THE LUXURY OF TIME.

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The Old Victoria Eye Hospital, Eign St

22 Apr 2015

Posted by Ubique in Hereford City

I think that the Eye Hospital moved to the County Hospital some 10+ years ago and for the last few years there had been a large advertising board outside the premises suggesting the the Retirement Building Company , McCarthy and Stone we're going to build retirement flats on the site after obtaining planning permission to knock the building down - appears that they have given up trying to obtain the required permission.
Drove past this morning , the McCathy and Stone board was down and a new one exhibited in its place stating that the building was For Sale . Appears that the building will remain empty for the foreseeable future.

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Moat House, Three Counties Hotel

28 Aug 2015

Posted by DILLIGAF in Belmont
The above mentioned, has finally been taken over by a family and will continue its path as a going concern. It is not making huge profits but nor is it losing money. It is not being changed into a care home which was the major concern, neither will it turn into an Indian sit down restaurant.
Maybe it will get a overhaul of the rather drab interior though?
Best wishes to the new owners and no doubt I'll see you soon.

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Corbyn's women only train carriages

29 Aug 2015

Posted by Victor Wright in Open Forum

What are your thoughts on Jeremy Corbyn's idea of women only train carriages? Personally, in this day and age, we shouldn't be even considering the idea of segregated train travel in my opinion, is the man crackers? 

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Freedom Church Back In The News.

17 Jan 2015

Posted by dippyhippy in Open Forum

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 Hereford Times 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?

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Robert Owen Free school

25 Jun 2014

Posted by gdj in Open Forum

The £3 million pound renovation of the £1 million pound land and building at Blackfriars that the council handed over is continuing - it should look good but to spend this much money on so few children (20 to 30 at the moment) - is questionable.


As mentioned on previous threads, the Principal (headteacher) resigned in January after one term in charge and an interim from Manchester was put in charge.  They advertised for a new Principal and now have announced who has been selected.


It is a Mr Andrew Hubble.


Coincidentally, a Mr Andrew Hubble resigned as principal of an academy in West Walsall earlier this year after it was found by ofsted to be inadequate in nearly all respects including leadership and management.  I wonder if this is the same Mr Andrew Hubble.  And, if so, what the kids at the school have done to deserve someone with that track record. 


Still,  the nearby Barrs Court School appointed a principal with a very dodgy reputation and track record and has had to suspend her so it seems that some schools for vulnerable kids who can't fit into mainstream education can provide a dumping ground for failed leaders.  I say `some' because I know that other special schools and Pupil Referral units have excellent leaders and they and their staff do a great job that should continue. 


Normally the Hereford Times would trumpet any development at the ROVS - they have been strangely quiet on the new appointment.

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Cycling in High Town banned?

28 Aug 2015

Posted by megilleland in Hereford City
I was stopped tonight in High Town by a young police officer who told me that I couldn't ride my bike at any time in this area. I told him that the TRO as I knew it stated that cycling was permitted after 4.30pm until 10.30am the next day. 
Has there been a new TRO banning cycling at any time through High Town.

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St Owen St Traffic Lights

28 Aug 2015

Posted by greenknight in Hereford City
Sorry this old chestnut but can anyone tell me if they have noticed a change in the phasing of the traffic lights near the butchers at the St.Owen Street/Bath Street/Mill Street Junction.
I came out of St.Owen Street today and moved over to the right hand side as I was heading towards the Fire Station on the left.
Normally the lights go green with a filter first for the left hand lane only today that was missing. Unfortunately the lack of white line definition these days means that some vehicles new to the area may feel that they can drive on from the left hand side and this was demonstrated today with a non local trade van driving across from the left blasting his horn at all the bemused drivers on the right including me.
Has the phasing changed anyone?

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29 Aug 2015

Posted by Denise Lloyd in Open Forum

Richard Hadley has asked the question on Facebook so I will ask the question on Hereford Voice.  Does anybody know if anybody or  any organisation is arranging to send contributions to CalAid,



We are ready for your donations. Organise local collections and bring them to the ‪#‎DalstonDrop‬ in London on 6th September.

A full guide of what we need is here: calaid.co.uk/guide/

Subscribe/share the event here:facebook.com/events/1617262195223525/


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Please note this forum is not for a discussion on the rights or wrongs of the situation it is merely asking a question.   


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