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  1. In the north magazine area apart from the Shell Store there remain some of the blast wall structures, a rail loading dock and a number of above ground air raid shelters. Of course elsewhere around Rotherwas there are many WW1/2 structures a number of which are occupied by current businesses
  2. As far as I know they are two picric acid stores. Both unlisted but very similar to the one to the west which is listed? They are both in better condition than the listed one. All three are on land as far as I know owned by the Goodwin family. This is a very old photo and almost all of the trees have been cleared. I am happy to provide a (unofficial) tour of the site
  3. Frankly it is shameful that all of the remaining Munitions Factory buildings have not been Listed. I cannot understand the decision making of Historic England on this. They List the Picric Acid store (well only one of them) and ignore the other equally significant buildings/structures. The whole site should be designated as an Ancient Monument, as has the former Munitions Factory site in Leeds, or all the remaining buildings Listed asap. We have or about to lose the old guardhouse (bungalow) and last remaining below ground air raid shelter on the Straight Mile, a couple of the north facing stores have recently gone and the Council are selling some of the former Nissan huts for redevelopment. The loss of the boiler house is just silly - all it needed was a new roof and it could accommodate a business. The work to the Shell Store may well in principle keep the building but once the structural engineers have got to it and it has been "refurbished" and subdivided internally then all we will be left with of a fantastic structure is memories. Having spouted this if it was my Building I am not sure what I would do with it! OK the factory complex may not be as "trendy" and the other historic attractions we have but once you delve into the history of the site you can only be impressed at the major role it and the thousands of workers (many of whom died or were injured) played in the defence of this country. Of course the Council and the EZ Board would just be happy if these old buildings were gone and more of their tin sheds could be built
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    Change at the Council

    I don't know why - probably just had enough and needs a rest http://councillors.herefordshire.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=6782
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    Change at the Council

    Looks like Geoff Hughes has resigned (awaits list of conspiracy theories!)
  6. BBQ and Family fun evening
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    Statue planned for Old Market

    Actually in Neath he is recognised as Amber Taverns have a pub named Allan Leonard Lewis VC The statue will be unveiled on 21 September 2018
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    Herefordshire Council Contracts

    Contract for works at Widemarsh Children Centre BOOM! - Awarded to Integral utilising S C Joseph BOOM! - Up to £55,000 http://councillors.herefordshire.gov.uk/documents/s50058052/Contract award for work at the Widemarsh Children Centre.pdf Clearly other local building firms need to get the estimator from S C J on board
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    Herefordshire Council Contracts

    So they give the job to Integral who tender it out and then the Council who appear to have no part in the tender process approve the winning bid! The Council pay Integral for a service who do nothing much except run a tender process and then take a cut from the total cost. Would be interesting to know out of the £99k plus £20K how much goes to Integral for doing very little. I see that with work in progress they have discovered a leak in the roof so have added a further £19K to the costs Shades of Blueschool House again When they prepared the original specification for repairs to the roof (at £99K plus £20K how come they missed that there was a leak in the roof. Seems like poor survey and costing work yet again and another lump of money presumably goes to Integral/S C Joseph. The inefficiency seems staggering to me.
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    Plans for new GP super surgery to go on display

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    Businesses in trouble

    Actually do we know if Lakeland as a business is in trouble? Yes they are trying to renegotiate their rents etc but that perhaps does not put them in the same bracket as others. Perhaps Mark Ellis who I have as the last named owner of the building could explain the position from his point of view?
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    Herefordshire Council Contracts

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    Herefordshire Council Website

    There has been a message on there for a few days saying it would be down for maintenance for today
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    A place of worship in Eign St

    There may be good reasons why planning permission should or should not be granted but does it matter what religion those attending practise? Not to me anyway
  15. I see the Council have awarded a contract for the repair of the Hereford Library/Museum roof - £99K plus £20K As usual the work is to be done through the Council's privatised service company Integral but the work will be carried out by S C Joseph. I am sure it is all above board but just how many Council building contracts do S C Joseph receive? Their bid was £10K below those of the other bidders. Perhaps they know something the others do not.