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New Black Bins, Max 4 Bags a Fortnight - f*** Off

04 Aug 2014

Posted by Biomech in Open Forum

In the Hereford Times this week(?) there's a piece on the new black bins that will be delivered and a picture of some **** councillor.

It states - and is corroborated on the council website*, that these black wheelie bins must;


Not exceed 4 black bags

Each black bag to not exceed 15kg

Each bag should not exceed 410 x 760 x 915mm


Are you having a ******* laugh? Can we get some councillor's input on this please? Maybe the bellend in the paper who thinks this is a good idea.

4 black bags per FORTNIGHT, some families have that per week, this is absolutely ridiculous.


And let me guess, if we exceed the "limits" you'll leave the rubbish on our doorstep with a note, leaving it for 4 weeks just to refuse it again because now it's double.


I tell you what, my rubbish goes in my bin, I pay you pricks to collect it, if you refuse to collect it, I'll be making missed rubbish calls to get you back out and that's going to start to cost you a hell of a lot more.


Also, as I never had response to this before, explain to me what's going to happen as central government are planning to make fortnightly collections illegal. 


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Hereford Fire Station Planning Application

01 Sep 2014

Posted by Aylestone Voice in Open Forum


Sorry I cannot get it to link to the Council site


I also thought it should be a new topic

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18 Aug 2012

Posted by Colin James in The Oval

I was at the post office early this morning and noticed these WEEDS! I have no words...

How tall? how long they been here?

What I find very strange is that thousands of pounds of public money is spent on

'Brand New Shiny Notice Boards' (That I am sure nobody reads) yet, within only 4 metres of one of these notice boards we have MASSIVE weeds that nobody has botherd to have removed? Hmmm oh well, maybe it's just me...

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Getting Old!

17 Oct 2014

Posted by bobby47 in Open Forum
I've absolutely no problem with the ageing process. I'm more than happy to be the age that I am and frankly, I wouldn't want it any other way.
The fact that I'll never see my testicles again is of no concern to me. As my waist size gradually catches up with my years upon Earth I know that unless I take the trouble to stand above a mirror my testicles will never be seen by my eyes ever again. I'm comfortable with that.
I'm also content knowing that I talk to myself and have done for years. Truthfully, I enjoy talking to me. I find myself to be a very interesting character and given the choice I'd rather It be me than some other fool who you've no wish to talk to down the battle cruiser.
Whether its my thinning hair, an ability to repeat myself over and over again until someone says, 'we've heard that before' or that when I gaze into the mirror to shave I no longer recognize the man I once was, I couldn't care less. I'm happy getting old.
What does bloody bother me is humming. Yes! Humming. I wake up humming, i spend my day humming and I've absolutely no control over it. Worse still, its Delilah! This song, originally gifted to us by Tom bloody Jones is a melody strongly associated with men who get drunk and for no apparent reason, climb upon a table in the pub and start singing it. This is the tune I hum over and over again.
It's bloody relentless. I'm humming the blasted tune now!
Couple of weeks ago I was sat in the fourth row at The London Palladium listening to bloody Nadine Coyle, her of Girls Aloud, who was appearing on the Michael Flattley production, Lord of the Dance. Dangerous Games. While she was slaughtering some melodic ballad I was humming Delilah.
Course, not only did everyone around me here my senile humming, bloody Coyle did as well. As she gradually raised her tones to follow the progression of chords in the song, she glanced down at me, threw me a glare which moreorless said, 'I'm going to jump off this stage and crack your skull if you give me one more note from Delilah'.
Course, whilst no words were exchanged, I gave her a look didn't I. I moreorless said, ' just you bloody try it Coyle. Leave that stage and attack me with your hand held microphone and I will defend myself'.
And, on the subject of Girls a bloody Loud, if bloody Cheryl Cole or whatever her name is nowadays, delivers me more tears on the Xfactor I'm for turning the tele over. She's got that Scarey bloody Spice doing it as well. They're trying to outcry oneanother. It's a bloody disgrace to light entertainment.
Bloody Scarey Spice my right nut! There's nothing Scarey about her. If she wants to meet Scarey she should pop down the Commercial for an half and hear the list of girls we'd like to kiss. That'd scare her. That'd make her think that perhaps she ain't as Scarey as she claims to be.
Anyway, I'm content getting old!

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Decision notice. The Bullying of Disabled Council Staff

29 Aug 2014

Posted by WirralPC in Open Forum

Hello All,


I'm Paul Cardin from Wirral.  Here's a decision notice from the ICO referring to bullying of disabled people and pay offs in public money to Herefordshire County Council staff.  I believe a number of senior people have been encouraged to depart the council.


The ICO for their part are standing behind the council, and appear to be insisting that the disabled persons affected have been consulted, and don't want their data released or their personal privacy breached.  Is this true?  Some local people out there might know different.


This DN can be challenged and I believe the deadline is 10th September, if my maths is correct.


If it's going to be challenged, it needs to be QUICK !  My contact details should be relatively easy to track down with a search engine.



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Bonfire Night Event


Posted by Colin James in Tupsley


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

18 Apr 2014

Posted by Colin James in Open Forum

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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Vandalised picnic benches

17 Nov 2013

Posted by twowheelsgood in Newton Farm

Did they respond with a date? A month on from my last cycle ride past these vandalised benches and, guess what? Nothing done. Why am I not surprised. In fact more pieces have been removed.

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Haunted Old Crow Cottage, in Willersley, Herefordshire

11 Mar 2014

Posted by Mick in Open Forum
I have just read this fascinating article, have a read it's a little spooky.
Old Crow Cottage.jpg
Inside the haunted cottage with tragic past which has been left to rot with more than 300 years of valuables...clothes, pictures, clocks all left untouched
Last owner of Old Crow Cottage, in Willersley, Herefordshire, was tragically killed last year
David Edward Penny, 72, died in a car crash on the road outside the house in October, 2013
Locals claim to have seen lights flickering inside the cottage, leading to rumours that the cottage is haunted
The Grade II-listed cottage was built in the 17th century and had been a village pub
The haunting signs of lives once lived still echo from every room in this long-abandoned ramshackle ruin.
Old Crow Cottage, a Grade II listed building, now stands eerily abandoned since 2009 - the clothes, pictures and other remnants from former inhabitants are untouched and lying under a thick layer of dust.
New photographs from inside the dilapidated cottage, in Willersley, Herefordshire, reveal the eerie atmosphere within the building which would once have been a family home.

Over the last few years, locals have even reported to have seen lights flickering inside the cottage, leading to rumours that the cottage might be haunted.

The last occupant was killed in a car crash on the road outside the home.

Urban explorer Dan Circa ventured inside after reading about its history online.

Dan, 28, from Manchester says: 'The cottage has been in the same family for many years and it looks like each generation has filled the house with their possessions.'

Read More: HERE
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This is brilliant!

18 Oct 2014

Posted by bobby47 in Open Forum
If I've managed to buggar this up, go onto Youtube and type in woman kicks mans head on the beach.

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Rotherwas Rail Proposal

15 Oct 2014

Posted by megilleland in Planning
Herefordshire Council News 13 October 2014 

Herefordshire Council hosted the first meeting with rail industry stakeholders to discuss rail proposals for Rotherwas on 7 October.
The meeting which included representatives from Network Rail and London Midland train operating company brought together a cross party discussion around how emerging proposals to re-introduce rail facilities into Rotherwas might be progressed.
Councillor Bob Matthews, leader of the Independent Group, set out the proposals which would include passenger services and potential for rail freight for the discussion, said ‘We have had a very productive and constructive meeting with key stakeholders and the next steps will be to get more detailed feedback on how the proposals should be developed. The Independent Group is committed to seeing this scheme delivered but appreciate that it will need a sound business case before funding can be secured.’
Cllr Johnson, Leader of the Council, chaired the meeting and commented, ‘The meeting was very productive and we have secured the support of Network Rail and London Midland (train operating company) to assist us with reviewing these proposals. Based on the advice and feedback from the rail industry experts, the production of a business case and the identification of funding sources, we intend to develop a plan for how the proposal might move forward.’


Full steam ahead or will it hit the buffers?

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Left Bank Sold to "Local" Family

16 Jan 2014

Posted by Biomech in Open Forum

So reports the Hereford Times Here


I "" local because I don't know how local or who they are - according to the Knorr gravy advert, 70 miles away is "local" :P


Anyway, risky business, but well done to them for having the balls to invest in a side of the city that the council has left to squander.

Here's hoping they get the work done swiftly and have some nice things back up and running. Personally, I think the resturaunt and bars were fantastic, ideal for the locality and, from an investment and development point of view, a good cheap bet.

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Autumn Watch At Hereford Voice.

10 Oct 2014

Posted by dippyhippy in Open Forum
It's Autumn here at Hereford Voice, and it's time to launch Councillor Watch - a new thread to see if any poster can spot a comment from that most rare of species, The Blogging Councillor.

In these rural parts, a comment has not been spotted for several weeks......

A rare Conservative comment was identified over at Hereford Times last week, but sadly, in the more familiar habitat of Hereford Voice, we have not been so fortunate of late.

Regular visitors to the Hereford Voice environment include The Great Crested Chris Chapell, and The Lesser Spotted Glenda. Neither have been observed recently, leading to speculation of an early hibernation. Conserving their strength, perhaps, for the Spring Battles which take place every four years.

We need to encourage them back......please post any tasty morsels you think may tempt them back......or we may think they have become extinct!

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Litter, flytipping, graffiti and other eyesores

02 May 2014

Posted by Roger in Newton Farm

Just to say the rubbish is still there, but will soon be covered by the undergrowth again. Why won't they clean it up - two years now?




That split bag of rubbish has been outside the front door of The Town Hall for a few days ... Apparently it was still there this afternoon according to a comment on an article on the Hereford Times website ~ even tho the spokesperson for the Council said it should have been shifted by Balfour Beatty at 9 AM. If they can't deal with a bag of rubbish in town they are less likely to sort out rubbish strewn on the Great Western Way ...


Hereford Times

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