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Hereford May Fair
Hereford May Fair

Heart-stopping rides, side-shows, food stalls and ancient ceremonies are all part of the street extravaganza which is Hereford's May Fair. The fair has been taking place for over 900 years.

The Hereford May Fair takes place on the first Tuesday to Thursday following the May Day bank holiday.

In 2018 year it will be held Tuesday 8 May to Thursday 10 May 2018 inclusive.

Opening times:

Tuesday 3.45pm to 11pm

Wednesday 12 noon to 11pm

Thursday 12 noon to 11pm

These are the times between which attractions are allowed to operate. Not all rides will necessarily be open at all times.
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Banking in the Great War
War time banking display as part of the Weeping Windows festival of poppies at Hereford Cathedral, to commemorate the end of WWI.
This Event is FREE and is accessed through the shop. Admission to the Black and White House Museum will be as normal:

Adults - £2.50
Children (5-16) - £1.50
Under 5s - Free
Family - £7.50
(Adults up to 3 children) 

Annual passes are available

Events in the Victorian Bank Vault are popular and we suggest you book in advance. There will be several sessions a day and each session will take a maximum of 10 people.
You will be able to book at the Black and White House Museum Shop nearer the date.
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Eastnor ChilliFest 2018
Back again with full force for its 7th Year... Eastnor ChilliFest 2018 will be sizzling!

- All things Chilli to try and buy,
- Live music,
- Entertainment,
- Bars,
- Hot food,
- Children’s cookery school, 
- Chilli Eating Competition, 
- Cookery demonstrations.

PLUS all of our usual attractions!

Online Tickets:
Adult: £11.00 | Child (3-15 yrs): £7.00 | Family (2+3): £30.00

Gate Tickets:
Adult: £12.00 | Child (3-15 yrs): £7.50 | Family (2+3): £32.00

Privilege Card holders DO NOT need tickets for this event. Just arrive as normal with your card. 

Dogs welcome on leads! 

PRE-BOOKING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AS TICKETS ARE LIMITED.
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Live Music with Steph James
Local Herefordian Acoustic Covers Artist 'Steph James' is performing on Saturday 31st March at The Grapes Tavern in Hereford.


Kicking off at 9.30pm and performing until late.

Come and join us for a fabulous night of entertainment and singing
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Kiko Matthews Breaks World Record!
Huge congratulations to Herefordshire rower Kiko Matthews who has broken the 'World record' to become the fastest female to solo row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Kiko set off from the Canary Islands in January.

She's raising money for the King's College Hospital Trust to build a new Intensive Care Unit. The same hospital which saved her life when she was diagnosed with a rare medical condition.

Please visit her justgiving page
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Elevate Property Group Purchase The Booth Hall
Elevate Property Group (developers of Alban House) have purchased the Booth Hall.
 

Work will soon begin to build 18 residential dwellings and two ground floor retail units.

Initially, The Booth Hall will be used as a site office and storage facility for the overall project, once completed the developers will then look to restore the interior and bring it back to life.

Below is an illustration of how Alban House will look once completed.
(Photo courtesy of Elevate Property Group)

Full details can be found here on the developers website: 
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Rhythm & Clues
CALLING ALL AVID QUIZ GOERS....and those who know everything! Come and support our young musicians of the future!

Grab 4 of your mates and come along to a CHARITY Curry and Quiz night in aid of Herefordshire Music Fund with Quiz Master Mr Jim Kenyon, at The Victory on St Owens Street, Hereford
#rhythmandcluesquiz

Cash prize for winners 
Live Music - band to be announced soon
Raffle
Prize for the best team name (max 5 in a team)

Book your tickets now: http://bit.ly/2C8p92M
£5 per person (to include a curry supper)
Nikki : 07796 418505 or email: rhythmnclues@hotmail.com
Payment by cash or via PayPal - paypal.me/nikkistronge 

A BIT ABOUT THE CHARITY
Herefordshire Music Fund is a small charitable fund set up in 2011 to provide financial assistance for the provision of instrumental/vocal music lessons to children and young people living or going to school in Herefordshire who would otherwise have difficulty in accessing music through financial hardship.
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The line up for the Hereford FC Live concert that will take place at Edgar Street on 12th May has been confirmed!

Peter Andre
Midge Ure
Five
The Real Thing
N-Trance
Cheeky Girls
American Four Tops

The concert will kick off at midday and run until 11pm.

General admission adult tickets are £35 plus booking fee
10years and under – £10 plus booking fee
Children 2 years and under go free of charge
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Hereford Food Festival
The Hereford Food Festival is BACK!

After welcoming over 7,000 of you last tear we are thrilled to be bringing the finest Food, Drink and Local Music back to Hereford Racecourse! 

9th and 10th June 2018 
Saturday - 10am - 7.30pm 
Sunday - 11am - 6pm

- Showcasing the finest Local and National Food and Drink on your doorstep with 60 external vendors serving everything from Italian to Cream Teas - and everything in between. 

- One of the only Food Festivals in the UK that focusses on Street Food. Trying local cuisine on the day while suppliers live cook. 

- An external Farmers Market, with produce you can purchase and take home on the day - or eat on site! 

- A Community Area. West Mercia Police (including police car for the little ones to see!) , Local Dance Schools Nicola's School of Dance, Dolloway Dancers and School Choirs. 

- "Walk Around" Demos all day at scheduled vendor gazebos! Walk your way around the demos and dip in and out when you wish! Timetable to follow.  

- Live Music throughout the day with Acoustic Sets, as well as The Main Stage which is open all day - showcasing Top Talent from Hereford and beyond. 

- Kids Vilage with FREE entertainment all day from Endless Entertainment Events Ltd Fairground rides from Danters Fun Fair and Face Painting from Looby Lou Parties. FREE Crafts from The Creation Station Hereford Herefordshire as well as a chance to book your children into paid sessions. 

- GIft Hall - NEW FOR 2018 - Inside Hall for Gift and Craft Vendors. 

TICKETS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE FROM MONDAY 9TH APRIL 2018 from - www.TheHerefordFoodFestival.co.uk or available to purchase on the door. 

Adults 11+ - £7 each 
Children (5-11) - £4
Under 5s - FREE. 

Parking - FREE - Charity Donations if you would like to. Charity Selection TBC in the next few weeks. 

We have a very limited amound of vendor spaces left - to apply email - enquiries@bigbullevents.co.uk or message our Facebook Page directly. We are FULL for bars. 

www.TheHerefordFoodFestival.co.uk

Email - enquiries@bigbullevents.co.uk to apply for a vendor space.
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Herefordshire 4x4 Response
Herefordshire 4x4 Response is an organisation made up entirely of volunteers. In times of bad weather we assist the NHS, Fire & Rescue, Police and Search & Rescue teams.


Our volunteers transport essential NHS Staff, Nurses, Doctors, Paramedics as well as essential medical supplies.

If you work for the NHS, Police, Fire Service, Care Homes and even Meals on Wheels, and require transport during the snow please get in touch with the the Herefordshire Council Resilience Team on 01432 260223 and they will arrange for our team to be deployed. (Unfortunately we can not accept assistance requests from the public directly.)

To find out how you can help please visit: Herefordshire 4x4 Response or their Facebook page 
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The Ship Inn Proposal
The Ship Inn site could look like this if the new proposed project is accepted.
 

 

 
Hereford Housing Website
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Haywood Lane Fly-tipping
Driving along Haywood Lane I noticed someone has dumped a whole load of rubbish and clothing down the side of the embankment next to the railway tunnel. 


There is a huge amount there as you can see from these photographs.
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Bike Stolen
A black Carrera road bike has been stolen from an address on St Martins Street, Hereford. It was taken during the early hours of Tuesday 20th Feb 2018.

It was taken by an unknown male who was caught on CCTV heading to the river path towards the back of ASDA. 

If anyone has any information in regards to the whereabouts of this bike, please contact Police on 101 with reference 0550S 200218.
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River Wye Floods
The river Wye in Hereford is very high with flooding already along the river path with no access to the Old Bridge.

This photograph was taken at 0800 this morning.
 
The river is expected to peak this evening.
 
 
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Young Drivers Racing - Spur Retail Park Hereford
Young car drivers gather most nights on the Spur Retail Park Holmer Road Hereford. (Halfords | Dunelm | Hobbycraft | Maplin) most of the time they are racing around the car park in their cars.

Gates were installed only a few months ago and it is down to the last manager to leave the park to lock the gates. This happened during the first few weeks only and now the gates never appear to be locked at night. 

These drivers sit there for hours and just throw all of their rubbish out onto the floor, this is disgusting! There are bins provided so there is really no excuse. 

It would be good to catch the culprits and have them prosecuted, I have already taken a few photographs and logged number plates.
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Clearing The Newton Brook
Some good work being carried out all this week along the Newton Brook in Belmont. The brook has not really been cleaned out in years so it was good to see a JCB making light work of it.

This work was paid for by Herefordshire Council and there is now a program for maintenance along this stretch. 


This work was undertaken following constant pressure to do something from Cllr Tracy Bowes who has been chasing them for months as this is a flood risk. They tried to clear some of the brook near Jubilee field on the last community action day but the silt was above their wellies.

They are monitoring the other parts of the brook and this has been included in the tender for work for next year. 

December, January and February have been highlighted as good times for tree and shrub maintenance and coppicing but there is a plan now which should see additional work carried out throughout the year.
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New Safety (speed) Camera on A465 Belmont Road Hereford
New Safety (speed) camera currently being installed on the A465 opposite the Three Counties Hotel Belmont Road) Hereford.

This is been in discussion for sometime so no real surprises here however, the traffic queues along this part of Hereford are constant so we do not envisage high earnings to come from this one...
 
Your thoughts?
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£10,000 Reward To Find Christian's Killer
BBC Crimewatch tonight at 9pm.

The senior investigating officer (SIO) of the investigation, DCI Leighton Harding, said:

We are offering this reward to encourage people to come forward with information to help us identify those responsible for Christians death.



We firmly believe that someone has information which could lead us to those responsible for Christian's death but has not yet come forward. My appeal to them is to think about the impact Christians murder has had on his family, in particular his young daughter who faces a life without her father, and to do the right thing by contacting us.



If you have any information it is imperative you come forward to police and allow Christians family the justice they deserve.



 


 

#speakupforchristian
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New Clubhouse Plans for Hinton FC
Hinton Football Club (sports ground adjacent waterworks Broomy Hill Hereford) have submitted plans for the proposed demolition of existing clubhouse and erection of new club house to include male and female changing facilities, committee room and spectator facilities.


 

Planning Application P172200/F
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Hair Salon and Education Centre in Former Möben Shop
Plans have been submitted for proposed hair salon (A1 use) that will occupy 30% of the building withan education and training centre (D3 use) for students of hairdressing to take up the remainder of the premises in the former Möben shop in Commercial Street Hereford.


Planning application P174605/F

Hopefully if these plans are passed it will encourage other businesses back to this forgotten area of our city.

The only negative here is that the rates are higher than the rent! 
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NEW Volunteer Pub for Marden Approved
New Volunteer Pub for Marden plans approved.

Plans have been approved for the demolition and clearance of the existing public house ('The Volunteer Inn') and erection of new family public house with rooms to include 8 bedrooms.
 
Customer car park and relocated vehicular and pedestrian access.
 
Planning Application P163159/F
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HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL LEADER " Steps down "
From Herefordshire CC Press release

Cllr Tony Johnson has today announced his resignation as Leader of Herefordshire Council, which will take effect at the next full Council meeting on 9 March 2018.


Councillor Johnson has been a councillor with Herefordshire Council for more than seven years and has been Leader of the council for five years. He is stepping down to spend more time with his family and on his hobbies, and will remain a ward councillor for Hope End.

Councillor Johnson said:

In line with the council constitution, the new Leader will be elected at the meeting of full Council on 9 March.
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Duck Pond Clean Up Phase 2 Action Day
Okay folks I have just had a discussion with Keith and we have agreed Sunday 19th November 0900-1400 for 'Phase 2'. 
 
We obviously need as much help again and we will see if we can encourage the scout/cubs etc to keep us refreshed with beverages again. The plan of actions is to clear some of the outstanding dead branches and bushes and to paint the fence! We will also continue to try and break the back of the duckweed and also erect two additional signs. I have got the funding for some Hammerite and I will make sure that we have a dozen of so paint brushes to make light work of the 75 metre length.
 
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
 

 
 
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