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    Money's too tight too mention

    £273K buys a lot of grab rails from Nottingham Rehab - what on earth are they buying from them? Presumably the redacted £98k was someone's leaving bonus ...
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    Plans for Fire & Police Station in Edgar St scrapped

    Agreed, it's a very odd situation, especially given the spin we had when the Bath Street scheme was proposed, when we were told Edgar St was out of the question due to response times and a shared station with the Police was absolutely out of the question (which I was told personally by one of the team at the consultation event). Still, probably an opportunity for yet more traffic lights at that junction with the A49 ...
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    Development and regeneration programme Hereford Football Stadium

    If this isn't a 'key decision' then what is? As the cost of Blueschool House doubled from £1m to £2m (that we know of) with no explanation as yet, I think we can safely assume that the £10m will soon double to £20m, following which, a 'here today, gone tomorrow' suit will trot out the usual 'lessons will be learned'.
  4. What a petty, sniping stance by the Councillor. This childish point scoring between the City Council and the District Council has gone on since the day that Herefordshire Council came about and the City Council was demoted to a Parish. Both sides are equally guilty - I've seen it time and again in meetings and is partly a product of poor leadership and partly far too many Councillors with entrenched views in position for far too long - time for a huge clear-out in the elections next May please. In the meantime, the Councillor's time would be better spent by challenging the £1m overspend on Blueschool House, which is in her ward and which she supported at the Planning application stage.
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    Herefordshire Council Contracts

    Similarly, planning meetings seem to be getting cancelled/withdrawn/moved at an alarming rate in the past few months.
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    Southern Link Road Construction

    The ones necessary to provide the information to discharge the conditions.
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    Herefordshire Council Contracts

    It comes as no surprise to see dozens of complaints about elected members’ bad behaviour and yet more closed door meetings reported in the HT. Why are members not asking questions about these contracts, it's all too cosy. Perhaps bad behaviour is involved. It's hard not to think that way when this Council's cult of secrecy shows no sign of going away.
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    Southern Link Road Construction

    For this application for 'approval of details reserved by conditions 4 10 11 14 15 16 19 & 20 on planning permission P151314', the Council think it acceptable not to have any documents available for public viewing. Why would that be?
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    Commercial Road Graveyard - Venns Arch

    It's not a park, it's a graveyard, formerly used by St Peter's Church, now decommissioned but still consecrated. As such, although it is still owned by St Peter's Church (technically the Vicar is the freeholder), the maintenance is the responsibility of Herefordshire Council, which explains the very run down condition and the demolished wall that has never been rebuilt. The archway off Commercial Street is Grade 2 Listed. John Venn is buried in the graveyard and his grave was restored a few years ago by the Hereford Society for Aiding the Industrious, the charity that carries on his good works. As to the campsite, it's a sad indictment of our society that people have to live like that, and it won't be any fun at all as the temperatures drop. There are other tents around the City. I suspect the Council won't do much with this one, hoping that it will go away, but at some point it becomes unhygienic and a health risk.
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    Ann Summers Closing Down

    They must have been impacted by the neighbouring burnt out shell and hoarding butting up to the edge of their shop for years on end.
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    Plans submitted for Uni & HCA accommodation

    Although the application states ‘student accommodation’, you have to drill quite deeply to find the justification for this application. The Design and Access Statement offers no explanation. The Planning Statement eventually reveals; • The site is primarily to serve as accommodation for students of the Hereford College of Arts and as such the scheme has been designed to achieve a high quality of internal light and space both internally and externally for the display of artwork. (They explain the HCA is planned to double in size by 2022). • The proposed development would meet the needs of Hereford, as it would provide much needed purpose-built student accommodation commensurate with, and to serve, the on-going expansion of the Hereford College of Arts and also potentially students of the new NMiTE University. In so doing, and in any event, the proposals will contribute towards the wider regeneration of Hereford City Centre, and would enable the release of houses which are currently in use as Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) by students back to much needed family accommodation. • One of the main design drivers has been keeping the sense of travel from the railway station towards the town centre through the heart of the scheme.(!)
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    Plans submitted for Uni & HCA accommodation

    This looks like a PFI as 'engie' are the only party with any money - Wikipedia says they are a French multinational electric utility company, headquartered in La Défense, Courbevoie, which operates in the fields of electricity generation and distribution, natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy. I don't see any partnership with the Council indicated, save that they own the land. Which begs the question, will they be selling it to to at least recover the £x million they paid for it?
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    Plans submitted for Uni & HCA accommodation

    Hereford boldly moves forward ... into the 1960's. Tragic.
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    Bypass statistics ignored by Council

    The scheme was designed and presented such that a proportion of them (500?, I can't remember) could be built without a bypass, which will run alongside the site. I went to the exhibition and studied the proposals in some detail at the time. Access via simple t junction off Three Elms Road just past Annetts Furniture. No doubt BBLP will insist on traffic lights to boost their income.
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    Lugg Meadow ground work activity.

    P180927/XA2
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