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Southern Link Road Preferred Route

08 Nov 2014

Posted by megilleland in Planning
Herefordshire Council Newsroom 7th November 2014
On Thursday 13 November Herefordshire Council’s Cabinet will consider route SC2 as the preferred route for the Southern Link Road.
A total of eleven route options for the new road have been considered and appraised by the council’s consultants Parsons Brinkerhoff and the results are set out in a preferred options report which will be considered by cabinet.
The assessment has concluded that in order to address the transport problems and promote growth within the South Wye area, a new Southern Link Road from the A49 to the A465 (with a link to B4349) is necessary. 
Public consultation took place in July and August 2014 looking at four shortlisted routes. Following consideration of the feedback, a detailed appraisal of a three alternative routes suggested by the public and third parties also took place.
Each of the three additional routes were appraised to the same level of detail as the four options consulted upon. Each of the final routes were appraised in terms of engineering considerations, economic outcomes, impact to the environment, and an assessment of the social implications.
The Southern Link Road forms part of the South Wye Transport Package, which aims to promote economic growth within Hereford while tackling specific problems in the South Wye area.
If Cabinet approve the SC2 route, a planning application will be submitted before the end of the year.  The cabinet report and the preferred option report can be viewed on the council’s website.


According to the report and Hereford Times this route will cost £25 million which appears amazingly cheap when compared with the costs for the city Link Road. Note that this route is furthest out from the city - no doubt so it can be infilled with housing. The loss of woodland at Grafton Wood should be compensated with planting of trees and screening along route.

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Dark Underpasses In Hereford


Posted by Colin James in Hereford City

The Greyfriars and Eign Gate underpasses are both in desperate need of some TLC. I took these photographs this evening and as you can see, it is very dark here, half the lights are not working.


The lights that are 'out of order' are numbers 1 (entrance) 4, 5, 8 and 9 (on the exit). 




Look how dark the Greyfriars underpass is from Greyfriars end



This underpass is in need of some new bright LED lighting throughout and on both entrances including the pathway leading to the actual underpass. I think the council need to provide a safe environment for residents and this feels far from safe as it stands.


There is no CCTV coverage here either, this needs addressing sooner rather than later.

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A Boycott For Cath Kidstons Pop Up Shop..


Posted by Bill Thomas in Edgar Street Grid

I noticed that the person who runs the Hereford Cattle Market development FB Page is a tad upset reading these comments;







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EU referendum - In or Out?

25 May 2015

Posted by megilleland in Open Forum

With the General Election now over - there is possibly only two years (2017) before we get a referendum on whether to stay in the EU or get out. Having believed we would have had a change of government, nationally and locally by now, I do not have much confidence that any referendum will be conducted fairly in order that the ruling poitical parties get the result they and the EU want.


What are the benefits of being in or out for Hereford and the county? Maybe some information and facts through this topic could help us make a reasoned decision when voting, although I think we will be staying in the EU at any cost. Not for the benefit of the citizens, but for all those entwined in the machinations of the EU political and monetary systems.

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Police Appeal For Witness Commercial Rd Assault


Posted by Colin James in Police & Crime


West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault which occurred at on Commercial Road in Hereford in the early hours of Sunday 20 September.

At approximately 3.30am the victim, a man in his twenties, was outside the Kings Fee and BBQ and Brews pubs, when he was assaulted by four or five men. He was thrown to the floor and kicked in the face. As a result he lost four teeth.
One of the offenders was described as a white man of medium build, approximately 5"9, wearing a medium jumper. The victim was unable to get a detailed description of the other offenders but saw that they were white men.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact police by calling 101 and quoting incident number 460 of 21st September.
Alternatively contact the independent charity crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting the website

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Labour Leadership Result

12 Sep 2015

Posted by Glenda Vaughan-Powell in Open Forum



Labour Leadership Results:


Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn   - 251,000 votes - 59.5%.


Deputy Leader  Tom Watson - after third round votes - 50.7%.

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Petition 'Turn Off Lights At Asda Junction Hereford'

05 Oct 2012

Posted by Colin James in Open Forum

I have created an online petition to turn off the traffic lights at the Asda junction in Hereford (Where the A465 meets the A49) as the traffic flows much better when they are off!!
if you agree, please sign the petition below.

Click Here To Sign The NEW Petition 


(Please ALL sign the new petition as the original council petition has since been removed from their website)

This will only take you a minute, Do It today!!

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Golden Galleon Open Until 3am

01 Oct 2015

Posted by Colin James in Hereford City

It has taken over 3 long years but today we have our first result!




At long last and after campaigning by Hereford Voice we can now all enjoy hot food until 3am at weekends! And 4.30am on Bank Holiday weekends (except Bank Holiday Monday) I spoke with Tony from the Golden Galleon sometime ago informing him that late night food applications are being relaxed and now was a good time to apply for extended hours, he did just that..



I am pleased to confirm that this afternoon Herefordshire Council's Regulatory Sub Committee met and considered an application from the Golden Galleon in Commercial Road to serve hot food late at night.

The case was heard and debated at length. After careful consideration the committee agreed to vary their premises licence to permit the sale of hot food as late as 03:00 and 04:30 on bank holidays.


I hope this keeps everyone in the loop and allays any fears that Hereford is resisting such a change. The police will no doubt keep an eye on the situation in the city centre and the Council will of course have to respond to any applications to review this licence should the late night sale lead to public nuisance or crime & disorder. However, let's hope it doesn't come to that and that everyone can enjoy their long awaited hot chips..!


Marc Willimont
Head of Environmental Health & Development Management
Herefordshire Council 

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70 Villa St,Hunderton

16 Jun 2015

Posted by ragwert in Hunderton

I have relatives with young children living in one of the flats in Villa Street.
Number 70 Villa Street is well known to police as a drug den also used for selling drugs.
It was raided by police again about three weeks ago but still drugs are being sold and used.
Tonight there are people in the flat fighting smoking weed,drinking etc.
What does it take to have this type of scum evicted because my relatives and the residents have had enough.

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Bill Norman Takes Redundancy

05 Sep 2015

Posted by Colin James in Open Forum

From recent reports received today we are to understand that Bill Norman has taken redundancy with immediate effect and no longer works for Herefordshire Council.

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Saracens Head Open Again

08 Oct 2015

Posted by Colin James in Hereford City

It is good to see The Saracens Head open again. It looked busy too to be fair.



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Hereford Library & Museum

11 Sep 2015

Posted by Denise Lloyd in Open Forum
Herefordshire Council have just posted the following:
"In the interest of public and  staff safety Herefordshire Council have made the decision to temporarily close Hereford Library and Museum with effect from today due to the discovery of trace levels of asbestos found in the building as a result of planned building work due to take place at the site. More information can be found here http://bit.ly/1K0VJAR
Opportune here goes a move to the Hereford Records Office

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West Mercia police to use drones

05 Oct 2015

Posted by Cambo in Police & Crime

West Mercia police are looking to use drones to help with policing…is this a good idea or are we now moving even more into the world of a big brother society?

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Hereford Festival

05 Oct 2015

Posted by Colin James in Open Forum

What we need in Hereford is our very own Hereford Festival with local ales and cider.




An annual weekend starting Saturday 12 noon ending Sunday 5pm as an example. The idea would be to use existing local pubs each would have a live band at various time slots throughout the weekend, food could be available, burgers, hot dogs, curries etc.  We could explore having a bus service running between the various pubs at 20-30 minute intervals. Something similar to festivals in other towns. We need to get Hereford as an annual venue for a great festival.


A printed programme with advertisers also listing all the performance times of bands, singers etc and lists of local ales and ciders would be available for £2 or £3 per copy.


Come on people, give me your ides's and let's get our very own Hereford Festival and make our city the place to be next summer!

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No.1 Ledbury Road

21 Sep 2015

Posted by greenknight in Open Forum
If this is a duplication please forgive me however the clock ticks for No.1.

During the CQC meeting tonight at the Town Hall the friends,family and councillors past and present did a great job of raising the profile and plight of this unique respite centre here in Herefordshire. They were made to understand the shortcomings of WVT in the way the matter has been dealt with and also the lack of forward measures in place.

To exacerbate the situation staff are beginning to leave which could assist in its demise.

If it wasn't on the CQC radar then it should be now and perhaps a visit this week will work positively for the centre.
Should it close right now there are no viable alternative solutions in place.

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DILLIGAF promoted to Moderator

05 Oct 2015

Posted by Colin James in Open Forum

Just to let you know, I have today made my good friend DILLIGAF a Moderator.


He is well experienced using forums and will assist me in the daily running of Hereford Voice. Although he is still a member here, can you please all make him welcome in his new role too.  :Happy_32:  DILLIGAF will be there to assist you all in my absence.

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