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    Fatal crash on Ryelands Street

    Cigerette litter

    By Ubique,

    Whilst it not in Herefirdshire Coventry MP Jim Cunningham has been fined for litter . He was served with a £100 fine for dropping a cigerette on Coventry Railway Station. Reduced to £50 50 if paid within two weeks.

    Question , who are the Agencey who can issue Litter Tickets , Police or CEOs or both or nobody ?

    Another raid in Commercial Road - surprise surprise !

    By Ubique,

    From HCC News 

    Environmental Health team, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and West Mercia Police officers worked in partnership to carry out the planned action at Munchies and Maxii on Commercial Road, Hereford. 

    Illegal cigarettes seized outside Maxii, Hereford

    Trading Standards seized approximately 8,000 cigarettes from a vehicle outside Maxii.

    Housing Enforcement entered under warrant, and found persons living in the first floor prohibited accommodation above Munchies, and a further enforcement notice will be issued prohibiting sleeping in the ground floor commercial  areas.

    Enforcement notices are being issued by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service against Munchies for non compliance with previous advice.

    One Iraqi Kurd male was arrested an suspicion of being an illegal overstayer since 2011; he was passed on to immigration.

    Copper kettle/waterstones?

    By adamski,

    Has this disappeared, or am I just not seeing it? Thought it was an ancient thing, that had to remain in place?

    Herefordshire housing record

    Hereford Labour
    By Hereford Labour,

    Since April 2011, a total of 2,379 new houses have been completed in Herefordshire as against the County Council strategy to build 3,850 new homes. The target figure shows a shortfall of nearly 1,500 homes or just 62% of the Council’s target for new homes were completed during the past six years.

    The provision of affordable homes also shows a derisory outcome. Over the past six years just 29% of completed homes were “affordable” according to the Council’s published figures. Under 700 affordable homes in six years, just an average of 115 homes per year.



    Swarovski store closed down

    By ragwert,

    Swarovski shop on the old market has shut up shop.


    Can you help?

    Hereford Labour
    By Hereford Labour,

    THE LABOUR party in Hereford is hoping readers may be able to help locate the whereabouts of the Sydney Box Trophy.

    The trophy, pictured, was established by the Trades Council in memory of Sydney Box, the first parliamentary Labour candidate for Hereford in 1918 and founder of the Hereford Workers' Union.

    It was awarded annually to the best apprentice at Hereford College.

    Roger Windsor from Hereford and South Herefordshire Labour Party said: "When the Trades Council disbanded the trophy appeared to go missing and we should like to re-introduce it in connection with the Herefordshire and Ludlow College and the Chamber of Commerce but we cannot find it."

    He is appealing for help to find it. Do you know anything about it? If you can help, email roger@mailwindsor.co.uk.

    Trophy presentation.jpg

    Change at the Council

    Aylestone Voice
    By Aylestone Voice,

    Looks like Geoff Hughes has resigned

    (awaits list of conspiracy theories!)

    Plans for 75 Dwellings in Marden Refused

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Plans for 75 dwellings on the land adjacent to the Volunteer in Marden have been refused.

    Full details here

    The original application dates back to October 2016

    Union Passage & St Peters Square Improvements

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Union Passage & St Peters Square Improvements

    Work has been taking place over the past week by Hereford Business Improvement District to make Union Passage (The gateway to Union Street) much more attractive to shoppers. Walls have been repainted to help make the passageway appear lighter.

    Union Street has so many great local businesses including Music Plus, Papaya and The Kup-cake Kitchen.

    Work has also taken place to paint the railings at the War Memorial in St Peters Square ahead of this year Remembrance Parade.


    Green dragon sold

    By ragwert,




    The green dragon in Broad Street has been bought by a consortium of local investors who are planning to restore it to its former glory.

    Work will begin on the restoration later this year.






    Morrisons car park

    By Fox68,

    Has anyone ever had a parking eye ticket  from Morrisons Hereford?

    heard a lot about ignoring them. Paid the car park fee / ticket. But over time limit as we met a friend in the car park. But nothing criminal. 

    Can anyone help on this?

    Buchanan Trust Bosbury

    Denise Lloyd
    By Denise Lloyd,

    I saw this on Facebook and thought it was more than worthy of sharing and promoting 


    Christine Allen shared a link.

    Founding Member · 10 hrs

    Wanted please :) List of items Needed for "Green Farm Bosbury." (Buchanan trust Bosbury) Where A National Trauma Centre for Our Veterans is being built by volunteers from all over the country. There is not much comfort inside the cottage for the Male & Female volunteers. I am unable to help with the physical work So I am on a mission asking for your help with the following items please. PM me or leave a comment and I will contact you Thank you.
    Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer. Fridge/Freezer or Fridge , Freezer, 3 Seater Sofa. Small Sofa, Table & Chairs, Large Catering Teapot. Kettle. Oven trays. Large Saucepans.Chopping boards, Tea, Coffee, Sugar storage containers. .
    Volunteers are also needed for Building, Bricklayers/ Builders/Electricians/ Plumbers/Painters. Tea makers. Digging out the foundations, Cleaning bricks .Help cooking the meals. Help needed some days to clean the kitchen up and prepare and evening meal for the Workforce.
    Large items can be collected by the Volunteers on site. If we are lucky to be offered Large items then we would like to collect all on one trip over. The longer the guys are away then less work they are doing outdoors Thank you Kindly.

    It never rains, but it pours at Plough Lane office

    By megilleland,

    Urgent improvement roof works at Plough Lane Head office

    Decision to award the contract to carry out maintenance and improvement works to plough lane roof

    To award the contract to carry out the urgent improvement roof works at Plough Lane Head office through the expenditure of the 2018/19 capital maintenance budget.

    The reasons to award the contract to carry out the improvement roof works at Plough Lane offices through the BBLP public realm contract are:-

    (a) The estimate of 249K for the works was provided by Integral (Hereford) Ltd, the council's current provider within an agreed delivery timeframe, however the current maintenance contract with them is due to finish by 1st September. BBLP have been awarded the maintenance and cleaning contract from the 1st September and in order to address the urgency to carry out the work before winter the most expedient course of action is to appoint BBLP to carry out he works through the existing public realm contract.

    (b) there is rain water ingress through the roof   that is causing damage to the finishes within the building

    (c) water ingress damage is causing disruption to services every time it rains

    (d) the water ingress is causing deterioration to the building fabric which will lead to greater cost and losses in the medium to long term if the issue is not resolved and will also ultimately render the building no longer fit for its intended purpose

    Given the nature of the ingress problem equality issues in respect of the working environment have been taken into account.

    The contract with Integral is due to finish by 1st September and therefore they cannot deliver the works hence BBLP is being asked to take on the works through the public realm contract. Timescale for completion is to be agreed and may run into periods of inclement weather.

    Details of any alternative options considered and rejected:    
    Alternative option —do nothing.
    This has been discounted as there is water damage to the finishes within the building and disruption to services every time it rains as well as deterioration to the building fabric leading to greater cost and losses.

    Instigate patch repair.
    This will not provide a comprehensive resolution to the problem and may lead to greater deterioration of the roof in the longer term.

    The cost implication of not completing the work is potentially further damage to the buildings fabric and interior therefore adding to cost overheads. Service delivery will also be affected.

    Haven't they already spent a large sum of money on this office?

    Council award contract for the Weather Forecasting Service

    By megilleland,

    Council award contract for the Weather Forecasting Service

    A roads focused weather forecasting service is essential in enabling the council’s response to winter. Not having a forecast provider is not an option if the council is to meet its duty to maintain the highway.

    Decision made:
    To award the weather forecasting service for a period of four years at a cost of £17,602 per annum, to support the winter service as described in the council’s winter service plan.

    Under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, the ‘general duty’ on public authorities is set out as follows:

    A public authority must, in the exercise of its functions, have due regard to the need to
    (a) eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act;
    (b) advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;
    (c) foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

    The weather forecasting service enables the council to fulfil the winter service plan in keeping the network safe for all to use including access to key services such as health, education and for services to access vulnerable people in periods of severe weather.

    Signed     Head of Highways and Community Services  Date:   28 August 2018

    Plenty of forward weather information on internet. Surely someone appointed in BB can make a decision based on TV or internet forecast and instigate action as necessary.

    New Cyber Security Centre Rotherwas

    By ragwert,

    A new purpose built security centre is to be built at Skylon Park Rotherwas in a joint venture between Herefordshire Council and the University of Wolverhampton. The University of Wolverhampton has approved £1.5 million to contribute to the centre as well as successfully securing grant funding of £4 million from the Marches LEP Local Growth Fund and £1.16 million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  Herefordshire Council has approved funding of £3.5 million to contribute to the Centre for Cyber Security



    'Traffic Just Flows' When Traffic Lights Out

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The traffic lights at the Asda junction are out of order and have been all weekend and guess what? 'The Traffic Just Flows'

    Yesterday evening, (August bank holiday) we took a video which you can find here, which shows the traffic moving freely, there were no problems at all however, we were asked to film another video on a normal day during the rush hour, well here it is, this was filmed just before 0900 this morning and again you can see that the 'Traffic Just Flows' when these traffic lights are off.



    Traffic Lights Campaign - Part -Time Lights 7pm-7am

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    I have now implemented phase II of our traffic lights campaign and that is in the form of a petition from the very start!

    [Please note that this is totally separate to our lights out campaign. This petition deals only with the traffic lights at night]


    We would like both the Highways Agency and Herefordshire Council to allow the traffic lights at the junctions
    where the A465 meets the A49 (Asda roundabout/junction) and where the A49 meets the A438 Newmarket St (Old Market roundabout/junction) to become part-time signals during non peak times from 7pm-7am with exception to the pedestrian crossings which would still be in operation for the safety of pedestrians.
    All of these traffic lights are relatively pointless during off peak times and often motorists become frustrated and impatient while being forced to sit at red lights, this can often be at 2am when there are clearly no other vehicles in sight!
    By signing our petition you are in strong favour of these signals being changed to PART-TIME status from 7pm-7am

    Please read the petition and you can offer your support by simply signing it. 



    Part-Time Traffic Lights Petition Here


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      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.”
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