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  2. megilleland

    Planning against the odds

    The Guardian Mark Brown Arts correspondent Fri 25 May 2018 11.53 BST UK's council planners overworked, underpaid and abused, experts say Kevin McCloud and Hay festival panel speak up for beleaguered town planners Could have a point as witness the state of the city and its architecture and environment.
  3. ragwert

    Missing girl in South Wye area

    Molly has now been found
  4. ragwert

    Missing girl in South Wye area

    APPEAL PLEASE SHARE | 14 year old Molly is missing from her home in South Wye. She was wearing a bright pink cardigan and flowery trousers and carrying a sage green bag. Molly was last seen at 8:45pm last night (24 May) with a young white man aged 14-17, with mid brown hair and glasses. He is reported to be around 5'4" and of average build. Molly is vulnerable and both Police and parents are concerned for her wellbeing. If you have seen Molly, the young man she was with or know where she is please call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting ref 98 of 25/5/2018.
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  7. ragwert

    Plans for new GP super surgery to go on display

    Totally agree,I love a good modern building but this looks terrible & out of place. If it was to look like the building it was perceived to look like in the Link Road video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVZBNxuCGIY I'd have no problem.
  8. Cambo

    Plans for new GP super surgery to go on display

    I went to the consultation on these plans at the town hall I expressed that it look like a box & not very attractive!…if the design had the roof levels broken up & addsome sweeping curves then it might be more attractive? the architect said he would do that but in fact nothing on the plans have changed & this building is more in keeping with the industrial looking buildings across the road than the railway station building which is a shame really…no real thoughts has gone into the design but I don't think it's in the conservation area? so will be given the green light regardless of its ugly appearances.
  9. Denise Lloyd

    So What Did You Think Of The Royal Wedding?

    Meghan's Mum what a star what a very dignified lady. The Sermon/Address was different very different we'll leave it at that. It all seemed to be a lovely happy safe day and thank God for that. Mrs Clooney absolutely gorgeous and he aint bad either.
  10. Ubique

    So What Did You Think Of The Royal Wedding?

    You summed it up about right Gridkocker , thought the the fire and brimstone " Sermon " was quite brillent , he didn't appear to have anything written down but I guess he got the. " message " through . The Church person sitting next to him appeared quite bored .
  11. SON OF GRIDKNOCKER

    So What Did You Think Of The Royal Wedding?

    AS A staunch Republican, I couldn't face the wall-to-wall TV coverage all day last Saturday and had to take refuge in a local ale house, whose bar TV was thankfully broadcasting an Indian league cricket game. But I got suckered into watching BBC1's 90-minute highlights in the evening - and I have to say I was hugely impressed. I was impressed by the amazing logistical achievement of the services (police, army, security, Royal Household, Windsor Chapel authorities) in pulling off what appeared to be an absolutely faultless event, though of course the weather helped greatly (remember the rain-sodden Thames Cavalcade?). I was impressed by the quality of the TV coverage, though less so by the banality of the Beeb's two announcers. And I was knocked sideways by Meghan's Givenchy wedding gown, reputed to have cost £387,000. Her 125-year-old diamond tiara (on loan for the day from Queenie) is obviously priceless. I loved the fire-and-brimstone sermon (we haven't had people preaching like that for over a century); the gospel singers were an absolute delight; and the young cellist who 'held the fort' while the Register was being signed, remained as cool as a cucumber - though I wish that the couple could have invited either Julian Lloyd Webber or Yo-Yo Ma. I was immensely thankful that little Elton was only seated in the congregation, and not on the organ: 'Candle In The Wind' would most definitely not have been an appropriate anthem for the bridal couple to leave by! Air-Miles-Andy looked bored rigid and overweight; I was wholly underwhelmed by Camilla's hat; and Mrs Beckham looked as if she was auditioning for a part in the remake of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven'. The couple's wise decision to exclude overseas dignitaries relieved the watching world from the embarrassment of any grandstanding by The Donald. Meghan's mum looked most dignified throughout, though it is a pity she was alone and that a last-minute reorganisation of the seating couldn't have had either Opral or Serena sat next to her. But most of all I was hugely impressed by her daughter's remarkable composure throughout that gruelling two-hour session, reputed to have been watched on TV by a global audience of more than two billion people.
  12. ragwert

    Plans for new GP super surgery to go on display

    The student accommodation will be over the road next to Jewsons. I agree with you about the look of the building,I will be putting my objection with planning application. The bus station will be directly opposite train station and right next to super surgery & is quite a large area. The canal basin will be directly behind Gibbs & Dandy timber merchants.
  13. Maggie May

    Plans for new GP super surgery to go on display

    When the proposed student accommodation is built on the old Rockfield store site it does not appear to me that there will be much room left for a well designed bus station to allow them to turn/park and avoid conflict with passengers/cyclists/taxis, etc. I choose to disagree on the location of this surgery and the quantity of car parking spaces (96). If located next to rail, bus, bike, etc why so many car parking spaces required? Morrisons is opposite so why yet another car park in this urban area? The height of this building next to the Victorian railway station just overwhelms the listed building and gives no sense of place. If this height is needed for a new GP surgery and is such a square modern box design, build it where the current bus station is by the new hospital (another modern design building). That way you wont need the ambulance parking bays either. Where is the canal basin etc we were promised in the ESG masterplan? If that plan is no longer a template for the redevelopment of our city why dont we plan this area as part of the Hereford Area Plan? That way a proper urban transport network can be designed not the swathes of tarmac and no safe cycling delivered at vast cost by the City Link Road. This area has already been destroyed at huge public expense by the City Link Road which has been correctly damned by Historic England for anyone arriving as a visitor to our city (Historic England Urban panel review Oct 2017 ).
  14. ragwert

    Plans for new GP super surgery to go on display

    Bus station will be relocated here next to super surgery which in all fairness is a good place for the surgery to go. I think they have also got it spot on with puting the new multi story on the bus station site. I have also heard that there are plans for Drs & nurses to have concessionary passes at the new multi story car park,another good idea.
  15. Maggie May

    Plans for new GP super surgery to go on display

    Sorry but I thought this area was to be a proper "transport Hub" . The bus station would relocate here, along with bike hire and a possible multi storey car park. This way buses, rail, bikes and cars would form a complete interchange. I have heard this week that the County bus station on Commercial Road is to go, but to be replaced with a multi storey car park instead. Surely this site, next to the hospital would be a much better and safer location for the new GP surgery, with easy access to the hospital (you could push a wheelchair quicker to the hospital from there than to get an ambulance to the Link Road and out of the junctions to the hospital). The decision this week (16.05.2018) seems to show this Decision details here . What has happened to the Masterplan for this part of the City? The Canal basin with houses; trees, cycle paths, an excellent transport hub/interchange to make transport accessible and easy for all and reduce car use, etc? The Railway station is grade 2 listed and it is now facing onto a massive expanse of tarmac for no consideration of anyone outside of a car. The proposed buildings do nothing to enhance the setting of this listed building and welcome visitors to what was a beautiful city. Hereford Voice you did such a great job on rescuing the Bath Street offices from destruction and getting a development that enhances the area and delivers much needed housing. Can you mount another campaign to rescue this part of Hereford and get some sort of joined up thinking happening for our City? These facilities are needed but they should be delivered in a properly planned way not a complete hotpotch of bits here and there and destroying our heritage rather than repurposing and enhancing it.
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  17. ragwert

    Texaco Garage Holmer Road Hereford

    About time,place looks a mess & terrible fuel pumps that leak fuel all over your hands. Also the most expensive fuel in Hereford that will probably increase to cover the cost of its rebuild.
  18. ragwert

    Duck Pond Day

    We will be there,reinforced duck signs are ready to go up.
  19. Hereford Voice

    Texaco Garage Holmer Road Hereford

    Holmer Road Petrol Filling Station In Hereford. (Texaco) A planning application has been submitted for the proposed demolition of the existing retail store/kiosk and car wash facility. The erection of a replacement retail store/kiosk. The removal and replacement of existing petrol pumps and canopy, replacement of fuel tanks, re-configuration of car parking layout and installation of plant within an enclosure. Planning Application P181599/F
  20. Alex

    Duck Pond Day

    I will do my best to come to this one, I missed the last one
  21. Denise Lloyd

    HC FARMS

    In todays edition of the Hereford Times http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/16231696.Leader_rejects_claims_farms_sell-off_will_leave_council_without_financial_safety_net/?action=bulletin_click&sent_id=600436193&secret=616319&ref=ebln
  22. megilleland

    On Street Pay and Display parking

    Old article in The Guardian highlighting lack of free parking spaces in town and cities. "There are just three free parking spots left in the whole of Torquay town centre, says Lee, a second world war history buff who drives a Vauxhall Astra. “Torbay council used to offer £2 all-day parking through the winter, which was great for locals. But they put it up to £10 overnight. That was the ‘yikes’ moment that made me start the petition. I expect it will fall on deaf ears, but I wanted to get a rant out there and see who else felt the same.” ‘It's the worst place to park in the world’ – why Britain is at war over parking by Tim Walker. Also Sun terraces and lawns: Dutch residents transform parking spaces Project in The Hague has divided streets and revealed a deeply-held attachment to cars
  23. Bill Thomas

    Duck Pond Day

    I was at the previous events but unfortunately I am away that weekend, but I will be watching your progress. Good to see that you are keeping the momentum going.
  24. megilleland

    HC FARMS

    Following article in the Hereford Times today worth reprinting this story from the TFA in view of the current trend of this council continuing in withholding information and lack of transparency from the public: Bearing in mind the date of this article was November 2015, the council have had plenty of time to deceive us and perfect their own style of governance as witnessed with the Blueschool fiasco and more to come.
  25. Hereford Voice

    Duck Pond Day

    Duck Pond Day - Sunday 24th June 10-4pm. We need Volunteers! We will continue to paint the remainder of the metal fence, put up two new signs and generally clean up the surrounding area to include weeding and clearing over grown bushes etc. Please bring garden tools and garden bags etc like last time. We will try and arrange refreshments again, I am sure that Castle House Hereford will help out, they have always been excellent.
  26. Hereford Voice

    Duck Pond Day

    Duck Pond Day - Sunday 24th June 10-4pm. We need volunteers! We will continue to paint the remainder of the metal fence, put up two new signs and generally clean up the surrounding area to include weeding and clearing over grown bushes etc. Please bring garden tools and garden bags etc like last time. We will try and arrange refreshments again, I am sure that Castle House Hereford will help out, they have always been excellent.
  27. Ubique

    Man shot with BB gun during robbery

    Bit suspicious about this incident , 20 yr old V a 12 yr old , BB gun fired many times at the 20 yr old . No apparent injuries. If the 12 yr old had done that to me he would receive a painful kick so the Police would be looking for a 12 yr old with a high squeaky voice and a funny gait .
  28. Hereford Voice

    80 New Homes for Clehonger

    Plans have been passed for 80 new homes land between Gosmore Road and The Seven Stars Public House Gosmore Road Clehonger Herefordshire by Persimmon Homes East Wales. The original outline planning application P173007/RM & P142349/O - Non Material Amendment submitted P181775/AM.
  29. ragwert

    Car crash Belmont Road

    Possible delays in Belmont Road due to a two vehicle crash just before bridge.
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