This was posted on our Facebook page today:
Does anybody know the owner of 29 pixley walk . It was abandoned over 15 years ago and it's left to ruin . It's now a health hazard and a total eyesore on the estate . Also now the gates have blown down its open to children and one of them will be seriously hurt before long . The council don't seem to want to know.
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I attended a hustings in Dinedor on Friday when Cllr Peter Sinclair-Knipe assured the audience that he was very much in favour of the new Southern Link Road. This, you will recall, is the Cabinet's shameful roadbuilding swan song which will spawn acres of shoddy new hutches and a big fat profit for house builders south of Hereford. It would also incidentally, ruin Jean and Michael Harris's beautiful garden, although Cllr Sinclair-Knipe didn't mention that bit, probably because he doesn't care.
Inevitably, the subject of the Council's pi*% poor record on transport came up. I was guillotined for not phrasing my contribution as a question but blatantTory plants were allowed to speak at will about footpaths, stiles and what a wonderful job farmers and the Council are doing in looking after the countryside.
Meanwhile Cllr Sinclair-Knipe, with his massive expertise and broad perspective in this field, was getting into his stride with an incoherent stream of party briefing key words like "jobs" "growth" and "market forces" and shrewdly anticipated the argument I would have made had I not been cut off with "When you say THE CONTINENT, you mean HOLLAND ! Cycling is all very well but YOU WON'T GET PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR CARS" and HOLLAND is FLAT and what about when it's RAINING and *cue triumphant chuckle*, you can't get much shopping on a BIKE can you and, and, and (pause for tweeting birds)" ...................people haven't got TIME !!" Apparently, though we all have time to sit in traffic jams.
Now Julian's walking round the house repeating "YOU WON'T GET PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR CARS........"
and suggesting Cllr S-K probably drives along in his Turbo deluxe f*c _king Shogan tank with a shotgun pointing out of each window blasting peasants and wildlife.
Here's another gem: " It's all very well all these arts festivals, but WHO"S GOING TO PAY FOR THEM? EH? EH? The businesses? ARE THEY GOING TO PAY??" Not very "Big Society".
....and here's how our urban streets should look
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I have just read this article in the Hereford Times.
ON-STREET parking charges could soon be coming to Hereford city centre.
Herefordshire Council is going out to consultation on a plan for 22 kerbside parking meters within the city’s historic core.
The Hereford Times has learned that the consultation on the £350,000 scheme – potentially worth up to £295,000 a year to the council – was signed off at cabinet level this week.
Also proposed is an overall increase in off-street parking charges across the county – effective from October and expected to raise an additional £1 million a year for the local authority.
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Morrisons posted a profit warning recently ...
So why are they trying to aggravate customers by having a TalkTalk hit squad hovering as you leave? I let it go last night as these salesmen have to earn a living somewhere ... but I got grabbed again tonight by the same guys who had forgotten we had a conversation last night which had ended with me saying I was not remotely interested in their product.
I was also in a bad mood as the offer product I went in for was bare on the shelf.
Also the car park now has so many rules that it puts you off going there. Machines that need you to type in your car registration number for instance. That loses my interest straight away! Plus ANPR cameras.
And I've not even started on the till situation!
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How would one go about asking for extra brighter lighting along here and ask the Police to frequent the area at various times? thus reassuring people with their presence?
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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 Hereford Times 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?
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Statement from First Midlands
Monday 29th June 2015
Bus operator, First, has announced proposals to discontinue its bus services in Hereford. This includes the withdrawal of all its services and the closure of its depot on Friars Street from 5 September, 2015.
First said that its operations in Hereford have not been viable for a number of years. Despite working hard to turn the business around and the introduction of a wide ranging Transformation Plan which included measures to attract more customers, there remains insufficient passenger demand. The continuing challenging economy has also contributed to Firsts proposed withdrawal.
Nigel Eggleton, Managing Director of First Midlands, said: "Im disappointed that we are proposing to withdraw services in Hereford, but regrettably, we see no alternative. Despite our best efforts and hard work, only 3,500 customers per day travel on our buses. That level of demand is not enough to warrant a stand-alone bus operation.
"We will continue to operate services as normal up to and including 5 September, however we are today engaging with Herefordshire Council on the future of bus services in the area. Given the volume of other bus operators that operate in and around Hereford, Im confident that customers shouldnt be left without a service."
As a result of the proposed closure of the Hereford depot First has started the collective consultation process with trade unions on the possibility of redundancies, with up to 40 jobs at risk.
Nigel Eggleton added: "Our proposals do not, in any way, reflect on the commitment of colleagues in Hereford who have worked tirelessly to provide the best possible service to the local community. Id like to thank them for their hard work and loyalty. We will be doing everything we can to assist everyone affected and will actively support any of employees who may wish to transfer to other First operations."
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Belmont Library Hours Update
We have today received confirmation that Herefordshire Council Cabinet members who have agreed to retain the opening hours at Belmont in recognition of the partnership approach with Belmont Community Centre and Belmont Rural Parish Council.
At last some postivie news. I am not sure what the other libraries opening hours or if these are to be amended / reduced. Once this is known I will have them published.
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Is it not about time that something was finally done. A short time ago the owners did some tidying up but this included taking off the temporary roof thus opening up the building to the elements.
Is there nothing really that can be done?
Do the Council not have the powers either to require the site to be developed or to CPO it?
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List of planning public notices affecting the cityIt is a legal requirement for the council to give public notice of certain types of planning application and other planning matters by the display of an advert in a local newspaper.If you wish to comment, please follow the advice contained in the notice.The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England)Order 2010 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, Sections 67 & 73Application Types:P - Planning permissionL - Listed Building ConsentAC - Conservation Area ConsentSL - Affecting the setting of a Listed BuildingAC - Affecting a Conservation AreaD - Not in accordance with the provisions of the Development PlanRW - Affecting a public right of wayT - For a telecommunications mastProvision of a pedestrian and cycle link between the southern end of Station Approach and the northern end of Canal Road. Requiring demolition of existing store building in builders merchant. Proposal includes street lighting and associated landscaping at Jewson Builders Merchant, Canal Wharf, Canal Road, HerefordExtension to changing room at Bowling Club Rear Of Asda, Belmont Road, Belmont, HerefordInsertion of windows to the north, east and west elevations at Left Bank, Bridge Street, HerefordMaking safe existing garden and boundary walls at Hereford Cathedral School, 29 Castle Street, HerefordSite for the development of up to 135 homes (including 46 affordable homes), public open space, new access (including demolition of 144 Aylestone Hill). Structural landscaping, sustainable drainage including balancing ponds and infrastructure and associated works at Land at 144 Aylestone Hill and land to the east of Aylestone Hill, HerefordIf you wish to make representations or comments you can during the period of 21 days beginning with the date of the publication of this notice quoting the relevant number:By the Website: Using the online comment formBy e-mail to: [email protected]By post to: - Planning Services, PO Box 230, Hereford, HR1 2ZBANDREW ASHCROFT (Assistant Director) – 10th April 2014
Interesting applications concerning Left Bank, Cyclelink and land to the east of Aylestone Hill. Not sure where you find the online comment form?
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