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    Plans Submitted for Drive-Thru McDonalds in Leominster

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Plans have been submitted for a Drive-Thru McDonalds in Leominster.


    The proposal for the erection of two storey restaurant with drive-thru, car parking, landscaping, play place and associated works. Installation of2 No. COD (Customer Order Display) with associated canopies on the land at Morrisons car park Baron's Cross Road Leominster.


    Planning Number P181448/F


    Cleaning Road Signs

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    I was out bright and early this morning doing my bit for the community, cleaning more road signs.





    Man has died after falling from bridge in Hereford

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    A man has died after falling from bridge along the Great Western Way Hereford.



    Inspector Mark Peters of West Mercia Police said:

    Police, fire and ambulance services were called to the concerns for the safety of a man who is reported to have fallen from a bridge on Great Western Way at 6.19am this morning.
    Officers attended and the man was sadly pronounced deceased.
    Police are conducting enquiries at the scene and the coroner has been notified.
    The police cordon has now been removed.

    Club’s tenancy at Edgar Street secured until 2030

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire Council has completed the lease of Edgar Street stadium to Hereford FC. The ten year lease will secure the club’s tenancy at the Edgar Street stadium until 2030, enabling the club to proceed with plans to return the ground to a four-sided stadium.

    Left to right Ken Kinnersley and Council Harry Bramer

    The wider area has undergone substantial redevelopment in the last four years, with the opening of the Old Market shopping development in 2014 and the construction of the City Link Road in 2017. The proposed ‘Urban Village’ project, part of the Hereford 2020 Edgar Street regeneration, could potentially mean joint investment from Herefordshire Council and Hereford FC for a new stand and facilities at the Blackfriars Street side of the stadium, with the opportunity for nearby retail outlets.

    Councillor Harry Bramer, Herefordshire Council Cabinet Member for Contracts and Assets, said:


    “The security of the club’s tenancy until 2030 is a real boost for the club and for the fans. Herefordshire Council is looking forward to working with Hereford FC to build on this year’s league success by planning and investing in the stadium - potentially transforming the Edgar Street area and providing new opportunities for retailers.

    “Hereford FC continues to make a great contribution to the city and the wider community. Many local traders benefit from increased trade on match days and the football club is an important employer and contributor to the local economy.”

    Hereford FC Chairman Ken Kinnersley said:


    “The lease extension now means we have security until the summer of 2030, which will justify continued investment in the stadium by the club and, hopefully, set at ease any concerns about security being felt by any of our supporters.

    “The directors believe the lease extension is a clear endorsement by Herefordshire Council of the commercial stimulation every match day at Edgar Street brings to the city centre and that officers feel that the club is being managed both effectively and efficiently as a business.”

    “On behalf of Hereford FC, I would like to express sincere thanks to Herefordshire Council for their support and co-operation and the positive working relationship that has been built since the original lease was agreed back in 2015.”


    Do Not Leave Your Dog In Your Car When It Is HOT

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,



    Now that the weather is getting hotter, we'd like to remind people not to leave dogs in cars, even 'just 5 minutes' can be fatal.

    When the temperature is 20 degrees outside, in just 10 minutes the inside of a car can reach 27 degrees and can get to an unbearable 47 degrees within the hour.

    Leaving the windows open and parking in the shade will not stop a dog overheating and it can take just a few minutes for a dog to die of heat stroke.


    Overpaid Herefordshire Council Officers

    Herefordshire Council Website

    Hinton Hitman
    By Hinton Hitman,

    Tried to log onto the Council website to report a pot hole, again, getting some very strange error messages from the website and warnings from my web security, tried the link through Voice and the same happened, running my security scans just incase.

    Just to let you know.

    Local Democracy Reporter for the HT

    Denise Lloyd
    By Denise Lloyd,

    Hereford Times has now recruited a Local Democracy Report his name is Carmelo Garcia.  Interesting times ahead perhaps!

    Owner Maxii Mini Market Convicted for Selling Contraband

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The owner of the Maxii Mini Market in Commercial Road Hereford has been convicted of selling 4 counts of contraband cigarettes.

    Sentenced to a 12 month community order and 120hrs unpaid work. Costs approx £1500


    New Stores Opening in Hereford

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    On a more positive theme there have been some encouraging discussions about new stores opening in Hereford.


    Ragwert has informed us that the designer store Flannels is one of those shops due to open in the former H&M store in Commercial Street



    photo courtesy of ilovenewcastleuk


    Who else is opening in High Town Hereford?

    Poppy Display

    By ragwert,

    Took a few of the poppy display

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    Former Council Office , Bath St.

    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.


    | 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

    Commercial Street Hereford Refurbishment

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Commercial Street Hereford to undergo refurbishment in May.

    The second phase of work to upgrade Hereford City Centre will begin in May 2018 with the refurbishment of Commercial Street, High Town.

    Balfour Beatty Living Places on behalf of Herefordshire Council will carry out refurbishment works on the Commercial Street area of High Town from early May.

    The work is the second phase of a refurbishment project for the city centre that will create a consistent look with the recent refurbishment of Widemarsh Street and High Street. Future phases will include an enhanced walking and cycling environment. 

    Councillor Barry Durkin, cabinet member highways and transport said 


    “This project is key to the success of the city as a regional shopping destination, with longer term plans to improve Commercial Road and Blueschool Street, it will further enhance the city as an attractive and easily accessible destination for visitors and shoppers.

    Hereford has never looked as positive and vibrant as it does today and we need to build on the successes of the last few years and continue to support existing retailers and continue to attract new traders to ensure Hereford is a regional shopping destination of choice.”

    The work will be phased to ensure minimal disruption to businesses and shoppers. All access to frontages will be maintained. Work will continue through 2018 with a break for the busy Christmas shopping period. The Commercial Street phase of the scheme will be completed in early 2019.

    £1.25 Million Towards Pot Hole Repairs

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire roads badly affected by the recent severe weather will benefit from an additional £1.25m of central government funding for repairs.

    This funding, which totals £1,252,647, will be used to repair more roads, addressing the equivalent of 23,000 potholes and build in protection to help make the county’s roads more resistant to future severe weather.

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


    “This winter has seen exceptional weather in Herefordshire, and the prolonged freezing temperatures have had a detrimental impact on the county’s roads. We have seen an 84% increase in dangerous potholes and our teams have been working hard to remedy this problem.

    “We welcome this additional central government funding which will be used to enhance our response to the challenges brought by the severe weather.”


    Historic England's view on Herefordshire

    Denise Lloyd
    By Denise Lloyd,



    Not sure if this has already been shown on HV but this report makes some interesting and thought provoking points 

    New measures to curb dog fouling

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    New measures to curb dog fouling and prevent problems with out of control dogs across Herefordshire came into force on 27 March 2018.

    The Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for dog control, which has replaced the previous dog control orders, gives council enforcement officers and police officers powers to deal with dog owners who fail to properly control or clean up after their dogs in public open spaces.

    Measures include offences requiring dog owners and walkers to:

    • Clear up after their dog

    • Keep their dog on a lead in some areas

    • Put their dog on a lead when asked to

    • Keep dogs out of some areas

    People with assistance dogs are exempt from this PSPO.

    Responses received during a consultation period last year show support for the rules contained in the order.

    Councillor Durkin, Cabinet Member for Transport and Regulatory Services, said: 


    “The majority of dog owners are responsible and keep their dogs under control and clean up after them, this order will allow action to be taken against the minority who do not’’.

    Herefordshire Council asks members of the public to report incidents of dog fouling via the link so that appropriate action can be taken.