Jump to content

    Taste of Raj raided today

    ragwert
    By ragwert,

    Taste of Raj raided again n Monday. 33-year-old man was detained, pending removal from the country.


    Change at the Council

    Aylestone Voice
    By Aylestone Voice,

    Looks like Geoff Hughes has resigned

    (awaits list of conspiracy theories!)


    Planning for New Wards at Hereford County Hospital

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Plans have been submitted for the proposed demolition of existing hutted wards and a new build construction of a two-storey ward development with roof top plant space at Herefordshire County Hospital.

    HCHsm.jpg.2d987d1a53c9bad4481efe437fc76fff.jpg

    5a99395bf181f_HerefordCountyHospital.jpg.e0d7f6d544022593920ff7a19a634a4f.jpg

    5a99396a7ab00_HerefordCountyHospital1.jpg.6c9bbf2f88d4cec47d7a5511486bfe90.jpg

    Planning Application P180679/F


    Town Hall Scaffolding

    mbrown131
    By mbrown131,

    Does anybody happen to know if any, or what progress is being made with the scaffolding at the town hall? 

    It seems they had a burst of activity and then nothing again. I would love it if anybody could shed any light on the situation. 

    I tried to call and find out before Christmas but couldn't get anywhere. 

     

    Thank you 


    Graffiti

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    We have noticed all this new graffiti locally, some will claim it is street art but the bottom line here is that this is plain criminal damage to someones property and this criminal damage costing the taxpayer thousands of pounds for the local council to clean it up.

    1039769031_OvalGrafitti.thumb.jpg.a82df44c8013d47192eb212f4f6ded71.jpg

    This has popped up at the Oval and along the Belmont Road over the past week.

     


    Argyll Rise Open Space under threat again - is yours?

    megilleland
    By megilleland,

    Following this article in the Hereford Times - Children fear losing green to potential housing estate, tried to connect this reply with past history on Hereford Voice to no avail. Only 48 hours left to comment.

    Housing and employment site options - Hereford Area Plan consultation

    The Herefordshire Local Plan Core Strategy, adopted in 2015, sets out an overall framework for the scale and location of new development across the county. The Hereford Area Plan (HAP) will set out detailed proposals to ensure the delivery of the targets for the city in the adopted Core Strategy. It will include policies and proposals for growth in the historic city of Hereford including specific proposals for housing, employment and urban regeneration. In doing so, the plan must also protect and enhance its attractive built and natural environment, providing for its current and future community needs.

    Housing and employment site options

    Identifying and delivering new housing and employment land is a key policy area that the HAP must deliver. The Core Strategy identifies four strategic sites for housing and employment land at Three Elms, Holmer West, Lower Bullingham and the city centre area. These sites will account for a significant proportion of the city’s housing growth target for the plan period. It is the task of the HAP to identify further deliverable site allocations to aid the delivery of the remainder of the target.

    Work has been carried out to prepare potential site options for the delivery of housing and employment growth in Hereford City and to help inform the preparation of the HAP.


    View the potential options for housing and employment sites

    There are several ways you can view the potential site options for housing and employment sites in the Hereford Area Plan before letting us know your views.


    Cllr Polly Andrews Talking Rubbish!

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    County Councillor for Widemarsh Polly Andrews in her recent new letter has criticised the fantastic work achieved by the City Council in providing a memorial bench sited at the recently restored War Memorial on Widemarsh Common.

    How anyone in her position can possibly justify complaining about a beautiful bench? Which is a place for contemplation of our lost heroes during the two World Wars.

    We visited the memorial shortly after Armistice Day to see the recently added names from World War II and took these fabulous photographs in the Autumn sunshine and as you can clearly see there is no litter in site.

    820385565_WidemarchWarMemorial.thumb.jpg.71575c0a88954f381cb1ee2c738762c1.jpg

    2102660671_WidemarshCommonBench.thumb.jpg.34df70d2d9bce11550a6ce21ced3534a.jpg

     

     

     


    New Cinema With Table Service & Comfy Sofas Opening In Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    New Cinema with table service and comfy sofas opening in Hereford next week!

    The Loft Cinema is opening on December 19 in West Street.
    40769116_2625361867489359_356602188170002432_n.thumb.jpg.474f1932594fe775b900979624759cb3.jpg
    Fiona Bain and Jon Jones are the brains behind the new venture in the space which was formerly AJ's pool and snooker venue.
    The first film to be shown on Wednesday is Pulp Fiction.

    There are 14 sofas to sit on, which works out at about 35 seats.

    There will also be a bar serving alcohol and drinks can be brought to your seat.

    They are also considering running screenings which include a meal during the movie break. For example, having a Sunday lunch from the nearby Stables during a Sunday screening of a classic film.

    Prices include £12 for a two-seater sofa at the front up to £26 for a three seater recliner at the back.

    To find out more go to @loftcinemahereford on Facebook.


    Plans to demolish the Broadleys Pub!

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Plans to demolish the Broadleys Pub!  - ( 3 years on from the original proposal here ) 

    Co-Op proposal dampens the Christmas Spirit.

    Residents are up in arms that the Co-Op have drop leaflets to their houses this evening with proposals to demolish their local The Broadleys Pub and replace it with a Co-op store! 

    1661012623_BroadleysPubHereford.jpg.2ceb6cacbb40cd1e300264e954d67a0f.jpg

    Tonight is the annual community carol service which is always well attended by the community and disappointment in the Co-Op is palpable.

    Mark Haslam from Herefordshire CAMRA said:

    Quote

    “This is a very disappointing development. There is no need for another convenience store, but there certainly is the need for a pub to serve the local community. What is more, to leaflet local residents on the day of their annual carol service is nothing short of contemptible. We will be helping the local community fight these proposals.”

     


    Former Council Office , Bath St.

    Ubique
    By Ubique,

    The sale of Herefordshire Council’s former county office in Bath Street, Hereford has officially completed today (Monday 9 April), with Herefordshire Housing taking ownership of the city centre site.

    The site will be re-developed by Herefordshire Housing to create 75 new apartments, including 28 affordable units, within walking distance of Hereford’s historic city centre.

    The council office closed in September 2014, when staff moved to alternative buildings in order to reduce the number of council properties across the county.  The property was formally placed on the open market with Gloucester based Bruton Knowles in February 2016, with a sale initially agreed with Herefordshire Housing in September 2016.  The not for profit housing provider has spent the last 18 months developing its proposal and obtaining planning permission, which was granted in February 2018.

    PARKING 

    | In order to allow building work to commence, the car park located on the Bath Street site will close to the public from Friday 27 April.  To find your nearest alternative car park, please visit the council car parks webpage: http://socsi.in/CB54K


    HC Social Care Fiascoes

    Denise Lloyd
    By Denise Lloyd,

    Whilst looking on the HC News website for confirmation of something I heard about NMITE (which I failed to find) I happened across the 2 links relating to the Social Care recent cases. 

    Thought I would post them before they are mysteriously removed

    https://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/format.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWFC/HCJ/2018/76.html&query=(WR0007/18)

    https://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/format.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWFC/HCJ/2018/72.html&query=(WR18Z00057)

    I have not yet read them but feel they will make for very uncomfortable and worrying reading

     


    Elevate Property Group Purchase The Booth Hall

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Elevate Property Group (developers of Alban House) have purchased the Booth Hall.
    5ab21e2976e4f_BoothHereford.jpg.2eede25dcf30abccb11547966a5dfb7f.jpg 

    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)
    Alban-House-web.thumb.jpg.2ba2ab4671063b22da0f02193962518c.jpg

    Full details can be found here on the developers website: 


    So much for late night shopping

    Steve Major
    By Steve Major,

    7595dabbd1545efc0f4b584b1c1ca383.thumb.jpeg.0211eb831f3da40f1b8e727c355cd27c.jpeg

    So much for late night shopping in Hereford city centre, most closed at 8pm! Did I imagine it or something because I thought late night shopping was until 9pm? I was kicked out of Millets, then I went to Regatta and the door was shut as I approached, I went into M&S got upstairs and was then told by a member of staff that they were closed. JD Sports and Boots all closed.

    There were many people who thought the same thing, I wish I had stayed at the Old Market now because that was all open for business. 

     


    Volvo Crashed Into St Nicholas Church Wall

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    A Volvo car has crashed into the wall at St Nicholas Church in Barton Road this afternoon. We are not sure how the vehicle managed to crash into the wall with the car facing in the wrong direction...We understand that an elderly couple were in the car.IMG_3910.thumb.jpeg.3ff8e2c79c88c82120b735921260e5fb.jpeg

    There is a recovery truck on site and we do not believe anyone was seriously injured.

    So our question now is should people have a mandatory re-test every two or three years once they reach the age of 70-75?


    Merry Christmas

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    FB-Xmas.thumb.png.38430c2c4f006f4d92c8c0f86318da09.png


    Possible £1.5m Investment for Former Rehabilitation Centre

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire Council is proposing to invest £1.5m to convert the former Hillside Rehabilitation Unit to nurse residents with dementia.

    The Redhill centre, which was run by Wye Valley NHS Trust, Hereford Voice reported on it's closure in April after clinical commissioning group representatives said the move would save some £500,000 which would be re-invested in healthcare provision in the community.

    But now the council, who owns the site, hopes to use it to plug the county’s dire need for nursing facilities for residents with dementia.

    In a report to this week’s adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee leader Jonathan Lester said: “There is not enough current capacity to meet the high demand for nursing/elderly mental infirm placements.

    “The risk of not undertaking the redesign of Hillside will exacerbate the current situation by putting a greater strain on the adults budget and will not plan effectively for the expected increase in future demand.”

    Redhill Rehabilitation Centre.jpg


    Butter Market gets Alcohol Licence

    George Armstrong
    By George Armstrong,

    Herefordshire Council’s licensing committee granted the permission on Wednesday (December 5) for the sale and consumption of alcohol on and off the Maylord Street premises from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 5pm and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

    This permission is subject to stallholders abiding by terms and conditions and signing a register.

    Source Article

     


    Carillion

    Denise Lloyd
    By Denise Lloyd,

    According to the FT Carillion could well go into Administration as early as tomorrow which could well mean the loss of thousands of jobs not just direct employees but also the thousands of sub contracted employees.

    Should this be allowed to happen?

    Should the Government bail them?

    There are so many unanswered questions not least of all why have the Government continued to give them contracts when they should have known about the Company's financial state - due dilligence? 

    The Banks have continued to prop them up why?

    Whichever way this goes it will affect the whole country

    Government holds crunch meeting with Carillion - Financial Times

    11 hours ago - The fate of Carillion, one of Britain's largest construction companies, looks set to be decided at a crunch meeting with government figures at 10am on Sunday. The meeting was brought forward as Downing Street grappled with the implications of the potential collapse of the group, which has numerous 

  • Visit Our Facebook Page

  • Follow Us On Instagram

  • Petition For Part-Time Traffic Lights

  • Recommended Links

  • Follow Us On Twitter

  • Upcoming Events

  • Dave James Carpets

  • Popular Contributors

  • TRAFFIC LIGHTS OFF - PETITION

  • Belmont Community Centre

  • Glass Tandoori

  • VDS Cleaning

  • Advertise With Us

  • Hereford Voice Community Projects

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Adrian Pitt

      In need of a holiday 
      · 0 replies
    • megilleland  »  Ubique

      Having problems pasting on HV. Have contacted Colin several times, understand he is not well. Can you read this and paste it in the topic WMP and Warwickshire Police Alliance.
      Reminder of why they amalgamated:
      20th June 2012 - Hereford Times
      1,000 jobs set to go in £30m police cuts
      PLANS to shed £30 million from policing costs across the region under a “strategic alliance” between forces in West Mercia and Warwickshire are about to be finalised.
      West Mercia Police agreed to enter into a formal partnership yesterday, a move which is expected to lead to up to 1,000 job cuts in total.
      About £22.8 million of the savings will come from losing workers, with the cull set to take place between now and 2015/16.
      And £4 million is due to be saved from sharing IT, reviewing building costs and vehicles.
      West Mercia Police will take the brunt of the cuts, with the force aiming to save £20 million of the total figure.
      Warwickshire’s police authority is meeting today to finalise their side of the alliance, and will be responsible for the remaining £10 million.
      The exact number of the job losses have yet to be confirmed, but HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) revealed last year more than 1,000 posts were likely to go.
      Simon Payne, of the Police Federation, has hit out at the move, saying: “The key thing for our members is, are we being treated fairly? I think not.
      “The public will rightly be asking who is to blame for this.”
      Councillor Mary Drinkwater, who sits on the police authority, which approved it, said: “I think people want to see police kept on the streets and communities protected. Hopefully, it will work. Over last year police and officers have worked incredibly hard to put this together, it’s been a lot of effort.”
      The majority of the job losses will affect staff in “management and leadership” roles, rather than frontline police officers.
      Both forces will keep their chief constables and deputies, but expect to lose a significant number of other senior positions.
      All police stations have been placed under review, any new vehicles being bought will be funded jointly, and a single firearms unit will be created.
      Both police authorities will be defunct by November, when a new police and crime commissioner will be elected.
      Robin Walker, Worcester’s MP, said: “These are tough economic times and when there is not as much money to go round, prioritising spending on police officers while sharing assets and making back office savings is a better approach.”
      Looks like we drew the short straw paying for this and still expected to pay again for the "divorce". Marvellous savings for the ratepayers!
      · 0 replies
    • LikeRadioUK

      RT @nRadioApp: I am listening to: Sam Feldt - Heart Feldt Radio @ Like Radio Hereford - Like Music Like Radio. ???? ⇨ https://t.co/4WZsZcvWc…
      · 0 replies
    • LikeRadioUK

      RT @nRadioApp: I am listening to: Sam Feldt - Heart Feldt Radio @ Like Radio Hereford - Like Music Like Radio. ???? ⇨ https://t.co/4WZsZcvWc…
      · 0 replies
    • LikeRadioUK

      RT @Weaves9907: Hey @LikeRadioUK @SunshineRadio @YourHereford1 bad smash on M50 between junction 1 & 2 coming from Ross on Wye .. police be…
      · 0 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

×