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    Help identify this man


    West Mercia Police are desperately appealing to the public for help identifying a man who was found wandering in the Credenhill area of Hereford on Saturday evening, 7th November.



    The man, who has given his name as Roger Curry, was found by two members of the public and taken to Hereford County Hospital. He is displaying signs that he may have dementia and has not been able to give any more information about who he is. He is saying very little but he speaks with either an American or Canadian accent.

    He is white, tall and of slim build. He has grey hair, blue eyes and grey stubble. He squints slighty and so may normally wear glasses. When he was found he was wearing a black hooded top, black jogging trousers, grey and black socks and lace up trainers.

    West Mercia Police haven't received any missing person reports a man matching his description or going by the name Roger Curry, but enquiries are ongoing to establish if he has been reported missing by family or friends nationally or internationally.

    Officers are eager to hear from anyone who can identify him from his photo. If you have information about his identity please contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 309s of November 8.


    On Street Pay and Display parking

    By Ubique,

    From Herefordshire CC  23/3/18


    On-street Pay & Display parking times to be extended to support local business

    Herefordshire Council is proposing changes to Hereford City on-street Pay & Display, following feedback on the recently implemented scheme. The changes will allow visitors to stay longer and encourage use of nearby businesses.    

    The changes proposed include:

    To extend the maximum stay to 2 hours across the whole charging zone, with an extended tariff structure (up to 30 mins - 50p, up to 1 hour - £1 and up to 2 hours - £3);

    To extend Pay & Display parking to include St Ethelbert Street and selected parking places in Castle Street, with a standardised operating period of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, with a continued exemption for permit holders;

    Councillor Barry Durkin, Herefordshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Regulatory Services, said:

    “Our proposed changes to on-street Pay & Display in Hereford City centre show that we have, and will continue to, listen to feedback from local business and shoppers. The proposals meet the council’s transportation aims to reduce traffic congestion caused by short car journeys and to encourage extended visits within the city centre. But we also want to ensure that any changes to on-street parking continue to support the economic vitality of Hereford and its city centre, and protect parking provision for residential permit holders.”

    Mike Truelove, Operations & Marketing Manager at Hereford BID, said:

    “The Hereford Business Improvement District welcomes the council’s willingness to listen and respond to the concerns of businesses, many of whom are struggling in the testing economic climate we are in. It is therefore critical that the right parking structure is created, that not only meets environmental objectives, but is also viable to our traders and appealing to shoppers – many of whom are being fought for by other towns and cities, not to mention the competition that comes from online shopping. We urge all businesses to actively feed into this consultation and have their say.”

    The legal process requires public notices to be published setting out the proposed changes. The notices will explain how members of the public can submit representations for, or against, the proposals. Subject to considering any representations received, it is anticipated that the changes would be introduced in June this year.

    The public notices will appear in the press after Easter, will be displayed in affected areas and are available to view online at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/tro

    The temporary voucher scheme for free parking, introduced in partnership with the Hereford Business Improvement District (BID) team, will remain in place until June. Retailers who would like to receive vouchers for customers should contact Hereford BID on 01432 376830.

    Published: Friday, 23rd March 2018

    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

    Kiko Matthews Breaks World Record!

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Huge congratulations to Herefordshire rower Kiko Matthews who has broken the 'World record' to become the fastest female to solo row across the Atlantic Ocean.

    Kiko set off from the Canary Islands in January.

    She's raising money for the King's College Hospital Trust to build a new Intensive Care Unit. The same hospital which saved her life when she was diagnosed with a rare medical condition.

    Please visit her justgiving page

    Poppy Display

    By ragwert,

    Took a few of the poppy display

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    Herefordshire Council Contracts

    Aylestone Voice
    By Aylestone Voice,

    I see the Council have awarded a contract for the repair of the Hereford Library/Museum roof - £99K plus £20K

    As usual the work is to be done through the Council's privatised service company Integral but the work will be carried out by S C Joseph.

    I am sure it is all above board but just how many Council building contracts do S C Joseph receive? Their bid was £10K below those of the other bidders. Perhaps they know something the others do not.

    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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    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