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    Cheap Street Signs

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    I have been somewhat confused for sometime about our street signs. They always used to be quite nice, for example like this one;

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    But none of them are the same, they vary quite a lot, I would assume that it would make sense and look smarter if they were all of the same format, but they are not. Whitefriars Road, the sign as you approach on the left is the one above (green) but the one exactly opposite it is like this one from the other end of the road;

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    As you drive around you then come to Chancel View, again a different sign;

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    Then you get to Glastonbury Close, now the one on the right as you approach is this one;

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    But the one exactly opposite is this one (which needs replacing)and they are getting cheaper...

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    Just an observation, but I just thought that it would be nicer to have them all in the same format, obviously the 1st green ones are the smarter more attractive signs but they have got cheaper and more tackier over the years. So is there a standard format to street signs?

    To me, it is false economy to use the cheaper signs with stickers as they have to be constantly replaced, the last sign has been replaced a few times as the lettering just wears off. Surely it makes more sense to use more solid robust painted signs that last for years and years.


    New Members Please Read

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    As new members you are very welcome at Belmont Voice. Please take a few moments to complete your profile, this helps other members know who you are etc.. also you can add a picture or avatar or both. Look at your profile their are lots of settings you can use with plenty of features. You can subscribe to any topic, create your own galleries plus lots more. If you need any help check out the help section it is very informative, failing that please just ask away or email or send me a private message and I will do all I can to assist you.

    In the meantime please enjoy using the site. :Happy_32:
     

    Councillors please make me aware that you are registered as you have different privileges and I will need to place you in a different group.


    Traffic Lights Out Today & Traffic Was Fine

    Bill Thomas
    By Bill Thomas,

    The nighmare traffic lights at the Asda roundabout were out of order today for a short time and the traffic moved better when they were off. What does that tell you...


    Newton Farm Town Green Action Group

    megilleland
    By megilleland,

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    People may remember that a meeting was called four years ago (February 2006) to highlight the threat to open space at Argyll Rise by development from Herefordshire Housing. At that time it was agreed to pursue an application to turn this piece of land into a town green and protect it for future generations.

     

    Newton Farm Town Green Action Group made an initial application to create this green and following a public inquiry in July 2007, it transpired that we met all the criteria (4 points), except one, which was that the residents were using the land "by right" and not “as of right". Herefordshire Housing was delighted with this result and urged Herefordshire Council to refuse the application for town green status.

     

    Surprisingly, ignoring the inquiry inspector's report, Herefordshire Council's lawyer recommended that the Council registered it as a town green. However, Hereford Housing's QC at the council meeting (November 2007) argued that Herefordshire Council would be wrong in going against the inspector's report. The Council followed the inspector's advice and rejected the application.

     

    It would appear that the saving of this piece of land would be lost, except that NFTGAG had a second application in hand, due to a change in the law, and this was submitted to Herefordshire Council for consideration (October 2007). Herefordshire Housing is again opposing the second application and NFTGAG are submitting new evidence that we hope will overturn the original decision to not create the green.

     

    Due to the protracted delay in dealing with this second application, a complaint was made against Herefordshire Council through the Local Government Ombudsman. This has resulted in the Council ensuring it gets advice on the law of town and village greens from one of the country's most experienced barristers in this field, Mr Vivian Chapman QC.

     

    The hearing is to be held before the Regulatory Committee at Brockington, Hafod Road on Tuesday 2nd November 2010 at 2.00pm. Mr Vivian Chapman QC will advise the Committee with Miss Morag Ellis QC for Herefordshire Housing and Christopher Whitmey for Newton Farm Town Green Action Group.

     

    Any public support for this cause on the day would be extremely welcome.


    Yellow Boxes Needed

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    I initially suggested this back in May 2008!! not heard anything more since...

     

    Here was my original post on another belmont forum;

    I have lived in Belmont for over 19 years, and as the years have gone by, the traffic has got worse. My biggest gripe is when I try to take my children to Kingstone School in the morning. Approach the roundabout from the Tesco side and you are faced with a long line of traffic coming from the Abergavenny direction. I need to go right but traffic is so bad I cannot cross the roundabout until someone lets me out or if I force my way across. We need some yellow boxes here! This would keep the flow of traffic moving. I am surprised that something like this has not yet been enforced.

     

    C James

    May 26 2008


    Belmont Golf Club - New Club House

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    THE owners of Hereford's Belmont Golf Club will be launching a drive for a new, separate clubhouse.

    Golf Inns Limited's managing director, David Milton, is re-focusing on running and developing the existing golf and hotel business.

     

    Milton believes a new clubhouse, for which they will be applying for planning permission, would help secure golf in Belmont” independent of Belmont House.

    A new clubhouse will free up the house for development without the complication of the existing clubhouse operation, said Milton.

    He said the sale of Belmont, agreed back in December 2009, had not happened and it had led to uncertainty for the club and their members.

    Milton said: Further uncertainty is not in anyone's interest, so Golf Inns Ltd will instead now concentrate and re-focus on running and developing the existing golf and hotel business at Belmont.

    “In the short term, we will be moving forward with a number of improvements and investments which have been on hold for some time, including exciting new initiatives for golf at Belmont and phased improvements to both the course and the Lodge Hotel.

    He added: "With the uncertainty behind us, a clear strategy identified” including a commitment to golf members remaining at the heart of the business” and with a whole host of new initiatives and a programme of further investment already underway, this promises to be a very exciting time for all involved at Belmont.

     

    General manager Mark Suddes will be staying at the club to oversee the programme.


    Campaign! I should be able to photograph my kids

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Every time I want to film or photograph my kids, whether its at the school athletics or if they are performing on a stage your told you cant! why not?? It's not like there are other kids walking around in skimpy swimming costumes or naked, it's pathetic! We will have no memories of our children when they get older.

     

    I think that we should challenge all schools and authorities who prevent us recording these precious memories.

     

    I am sick and tired of being told, "oh I don't think your allowed to photograph or film here" or "have you got permission?"

     

    I feel so strong about this, that I want to start a campaign, looking for some direction and advice on the local councils views on this subject...

     

    People with such corrupt minds as to see perversion everywhere they look are the ones with the real problem. The vast majority of people are decent, well-meaning and caring. If paranoid parents or organisations don't want to allow photography of children that is up to them but stop using non-existent laws to make decent human beings feel like they have done something wrong when they haven't.

     

    The Childrens Act makes it illegal to take INDECENT photos of children or to create INDECENT pseudo images of children (under 18's).

     

    Why do people find that so hard to understand.

     

    Children in bathing costumes or babies at bath times are not indecent as long as there is no sexually suggestive content.

     

     

     

    INDECENT = NO WAY

     

    DECENT = OK

     

     

    People who find them sexually suggestive have the problems not the children nor the photographers.


    Archive Forum Created

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    I have created a "read only" forum with all the old topics and posts which are now obsolete. This forum will store old archived threads for reference only, you will not be able to start any new topics or reply within this forum.


    Crime Statistics shown on New Police Website

    megilleland
    By megilleland,
    This website provides you with helpful information about crime and policing in your area. Updated each month. Covers the whole country. Makes an interesting read.

    Tesco Belmont Planning Application

    Frank Smith
    By Frank Smith,

    Ref: DMS/102577/F

    Site: Tesco Stores Limited, Abbotsmead Road, Belmont

    Development: Proposed expansion of existing bulk storage area

    Comments: Plans have been circulated. Members had several comments and recommended refusal on the grounds that the development would have an adverse impact on neighbouring properties. Full details of the objections raised are on the letter, a copy of which has been provided to Members.


    Hereford StreetScene

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Litter

    Littering in a public place is not only unsightly but it is also an offence. If you are caught dropping or leaving litter, you may be issued with a £80.00 Fixed Penalty Notice or prosecuted. This can easily be avoided by using the litter bins provided or taking your rubbish home. It is worth noting that chewing gum and cigarette butts dropped onto the ground are also considered as litter. However, whilst in isolation the size is small and may appear insignificant, the cumulative effect is massive and as such Herefordshire Council takes a robust approach towards such littering. Herefordshire Council works closely with Amey in order to keep Herefordshire clean and tidy.

     

    Although not a regular occurrence, if you find a discarded syringe or needle in the community please do not touch it. Simply contact us immediately and let us know the location of the item so we can arrange for it to be quickly collected and removed.

     

    However, if you find a syringe, needle or drug paraphernalia within the grounds of an educational institution, please report it immediately to staff on the premises who are trained to deal with such matters.

     

    If you identify an area where litter has accumulated and is causing concern you can report it to Herefordshire Council by calling 01432 261761 or E-Mailing info@herefordshire.gov.uk. Alternatively you can contact Amey Streetscene directly on 01432 261800 or streets@herefordshire.gov.uk.

     

    You can also report sightings of large pot holes, due the the severe cold weather recently to StreetScene.


    Rubbish collection times vary!

    jane1968
    By jane1968,

    I wish the local dustbin men would come at a similar time each week, most weeks they are here around 10am, but sometimes its midday, which is ok too, but today they came at 8.15am and I missed them, they have done this before :Thumbs-Down: trouble is if I leave my rubbish out the night before the cats open all the bags.


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    Colin James
    By Colin James,

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    GP Walk in Centre celebrates 1st Anniversary

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    GP Walk in Centre celebrates 1st Anniversary
    14 December 2010

    NHS Herefordshire and Primecare UK have cut the cake today to celebrate the success of Hereford's GP Access Centre, as it approaches its first birthday.

    Since the centre opened at the ASDA site in Hereford 12 months ago, it has gone from strength to strength and now has around 500 visitors a week. Visitors attend the centre for a number of ailments including minor injuries.


    Factual or Opinion

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Just to clarify a few things for our members, we welcome both factual news and your personal opinions on all posts, as this is a "FORUM" :Winking_32:

     

    (— n , pl -rums , -ra

    1. a meeting or assembly for the open discussion of subjects of public interest

    2. a medium for open discussion, such as a magazine

    3. a public meeting place for open discussion)

     

    While I appreciate that not everything posted within these forums may not always be 100% accurate, I am sure our members do their very best to be as informative and as accurate as they can.

     

    In the case of possible inaccurate news being published, we can only rely on our councillors and the parish clerk to point out any errors in news items. However, that said, I still believe that it is unfair to just totally rely on one councillor, only to attack her if something is written wrong.

     

    I am very disappointed that some of the other councillors are not supporting you all here even though they have all been personally invited, therefore, I can only assume that they are so paranoid about getting into a live debate that they choose to abstain from dialogue to save any embarrassment to themselves? Why else would you not support the people that have supported and voted for you? :Thumbs-Down:

     

    I am also fully aware that even though they do not register, they do check this site daily, which is quite amusing.

     

    I will also reiterate that WE DO NOT EDIT TOPICS OR POSTS TO SUIT OURSELVES, we allow live and honest open debates, because to me, that's what a real forum is all about.

     

    Our members can choose to either use their real names or remain anonymous (using alias/pseudonym) however, we do promote the idea of using your real details, as using an alias often discounts your creditability.

     

    "Having your say!"


    FREE Bus Service To Tesco Belmont

    Glenda Powell
    By Glenda Powell,
    :Thumbs-Up: :Smile_32: There is a FREE bus service for elderly people to shop in Belmont Tesco every Thursday morning, The bus picks up from Putson, Redhill and Newton Farm. As long as you live on a bus route you will be picked up at your home taken to Tesco to do your shopping and returned to your home. This service is provided Free by Belmont Tesco. At the moment not many people know about, or use it, and if not used we will lose it. So look out for the big yellow or white bus.

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