Jump to content

Welcome!


Be sure to register in order to take full advantage of all of the awesome features this forum has!

Photo
* * * * * 17 votes

Cannot Purchase Hot Food In Hereford City After 1.30am

Council Complaint Herefordshire Council

  • Please log in to reply
295 replies to this topic

#31 philbates

philbates

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 27 posts

Posted 23 September 2013

Chill out, it won't belong before its not worth going out in the day time, let alone after dark, a few more shop closures, shut a couple more car parks along with the extra congestion caused by the partial closure of Newmarket street and bobs your uncle, town centre closed ,no problem.

Come and spend the day in Hereford, Park in the park and ride and spend a happy time sat on the bus in the traffic trying to get back into town (Christmas only), visit the Bandstand, the Radcliffe Water Gardens, the Paddling Pool, teach your kids to swim at the LEA pool instead of the river, visit the Race Course (which some councillors want turned over to houses), sit in high town under the trees, as long as you don't want to use the bog. Have a great time in the supermarkets and charity shops while we chop down a few more trees.

What is the slogan on the hoardings around the new shopping development? something like City living Country life, (I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong). I wish they would do an ASDA and roll me back to the late 70's, what a great place Hereford was then, plenty of life and full of people, although some things do not change, I remember the Councillor (Mr Chips) trying to use the police to close a burger van near by, as it seemed his customers preferred the van to his shop. Still as long as they pat themselves on the back and say well done to each other, regardless of which political party they happen to support on the day, then I say our councillors are well worth the money.


  • 6



#32 Victor Wright

Victor Wright

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 341 posts

Posted 26 September 2013

Chill out, it won't belong before its not worth going out in the day time, let alone after dark, a few more shop closures, shut a couple more car parks along with the extra congestion caused by the partial closure of Newmarket street and bobs your uncle, town centre closed ,no problem.

Come and spend the day in Hereford, Park in the park and ride and spend a happy time sat on the bus in the traffic trying to get back into town (Christmas only), visit the Bandstand, the Radcliffe Water Gardens, the Paddling Pool, teach your kids to swim at the LEA pool instead of the river, visit the Race Course (which some councillors want turned over to houses), sit in high town under the trees, as long as you don't want to use the bog. Have a great time in the supermarkets and charity shops while we chop down a few more trees.

What is the slogan on the hoardings around the new shopping development? something like City living Country life, (I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong). I wish they would do an ASDA and roll me back to the late 70's, what a great place Hereford was then, plenty of life and full of people, although some things do not change, I remember the Councillor (Mr Chips) trying to use the police to close a burger van near by, as it seemed his customers preferred the van to his shop. Still as long as they pat themselves on the back and say well done to each other, regardless of which political party they happen to support on the day, then I say our councillors are well worth the money.

 

I agree with you Phil, Mr Chips was Councillor Alan Williams who later became the Mayor of Hereford. 

 

I went to use the toilets behind Marks & Spencer's yesterday and they are closed, use a local shop or pub they say, the Queens Arms have a sign in their window saying toilets for customers only so complain to the Council. But going back to the main topic, why can people not buy hot food after 1.30am? They have overcome this problem by opening The Lunch Box and selling sandwiches like it has already been said. Hereford Council need to get their act together because locals are choosing to go shopping and clubbing in other cities.


  • 5

#33 Mick

Mick

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 355 posts

Posted 29 September 2013

I was out with my good lady last night late for the first time in a long time, never responded to this post before now but I think this is ridiculous, you can go and buy a sandwich or pasty from the 24 garage but no hot food from the Indian? I was very hungry after all the dancing too  :Sad:


  • 4

#34 Colin James

Colin James

    Administrator

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,408 posts
  • LocationHereford

Posted 21 October 2013

I want to start a campaign to get this changed, like I said, licensing laws were relaxed several years ago so there is no reason in my opinion that the food outlets have to close so early anymore.


  • 3

#35 El Lukio

El Lukio

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 33 posts

Posted 21 October 2013

Surely this all comes down to the inability of the police and the licensing department to effectively manage the city centre. Instead of being all grown up about things they throw a blanket ban which is obstructive to all. No where else in the country have I experienced this ludicrous situation.

I am in support of any campaign that aims to bring change to this. Although I don't go out on the steam much after 01:30hrs, I sometimes work late and grabbing a kebab or fish and chips on the way home after I finish shouldn't be impossible.

Things like this keep Hereford firmly in the dark ages...
  • 4

#36 Biomech

Biomech

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,077 posts

Posted 21 October 2013

Blanket bans are their get out of jail free cards. You'll notice that they do it with most things. 
Most recently the deaths in lakes.

For what it's worth, there's a kebab van on one of the Worcester->M5 roundabouts that stays open until the early hours. A bit of a trek mind!


  • 3

#37 El Lukio

El Lukio

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 33 posts

Posted 21 October 2013

For what it's worth, there's a kebab van on one of the Worcester->M5 roundabouts that stays open until the early hours. A bit of a trek mind!


Gah! Why did you have to tell me that?! I'd travel miles for a kebab! Never have the words 'kebab' and 'van' married together so perfectly!

Edited by El Lukio, 21 October 2013 .

  • 4

#38 Colin James

Colin James

    Administrator

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,408 posts
  • LocationHereford

Posted 04 November 2013

Gah! Why did you have to tell me that?! I'd travel miles for a kebab! Never have the words 'kebab' and 'van' married together so perfectly!

 

We had one here in Hereford, in fact it was Mr Rone himself, If my memory serves me well at his old pub The Treacle Mine, they used to have a late night burger van there but again, guess what, Hereford Council put a stop to that too!


  • 2

#39 Biomech

Biomech

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,077 posts

Posted 04 November 2013

Bit of a repost, but what happened that all new fancy chicken place on Commerical Road? The one near Yates?
I drove past the other night and the place looked abandoned and derelict 


  • 1

#40 Mick

Mick

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 355 posts

Posted 04 November 2013

Bit of a repost, but what happened that all new fancy chicken place on Commerical Road? The one near Yates?
I drove past the other night and the place looked abandoned and derelict


It's just opened in the last few days, we went in there on Saturday eve, very good to be fair.
  • 1

#41 Biomech

Biomech

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,077 posts

Posted 04 November 2013

It's just opened in the last few days, we went in there on Saturday eve, very good to be fair. 

 

 

 

Someone else said they went in there over the weekend, but when I went past on Thursday night the place looked like it had been gutted. I'll have to have another look, make sure I have the right place :P


  • 1

#42 Biomech

Biomech

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,077 posts

Posted 07 November 2013

You're right, it looked lovely last night. Not sure what I was looking at :P

Although I have been known to see the future in the past... ;)


Edited by Biomech, 07 November 2013 .

  • 1

#43 Hinton Hitman

Hinton Hitman

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
  • LocationNot in Hinton

Posted 21 December 2013

How about a late night BBQ in High Town?,  or perhaps a secret venue known only to the hungry,

 I'm sure we could find a BBQ on wheels, we could be in, feed the locals and be out before the police finish their tea break and the council get out of bed,

seriously I have some more balaclavas and with a bit of thought ( any one know any  ex SAS or Para's ) Colin could make a bit of cash to keep the site going.


  • 1

#44 Biomech

Biomech

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,077 posts

Posted 22 December 2013

The chip shop next to Yates was open and serving at around 3am Saturday night/Sunday morning. So what's the deal?


  • 2

#45 Colin James

Colin James

    Administrator

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,408 posts
  • LocationHereford

Posted 22 December 2013

The chip shop next to Yates was open and serving at around 3am Saturday night/Sunday morning. So what's the deal?

 

Don't know? but good to hear it. I will take a look after the New Year because this could just be for Xmas..


  • 2

#46 Roger

Roger

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2,048 posts
  • LocationAylestone

Posted 30 December 2013

Are the chip/kebab shops open past 1.30 AM tomorrow night? I need to know! 


  • 1

#47 Colin James

Colin James

    Administrator

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,408 posts
  • LocationHereford

Posted 30 December 2013

Are the chip/kebab shops open past 1.30 AM tomorrow night? I need to know! 

 

 4am - I just called them, so there must be special rules in place for bank holidays and New Year's eve, happy days!  :Happy_32: Should be like that EVERY WEEKEND!


  • 3

#48 Roger

Roger

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2,048 posts
  • LocationAylestone

Posted 30 December 2013

 4am - I just called them, so there must be special rules in place for bank holidays and New Year's eve, happy days!  :Happy_32: Should be like that EVERY WEEKEND!

I think it's a general exemption under the Licensing Act for that date/event ~ so beyond the reach of The miserable Council....  :Happy_32:


  • 2

#49 Hinton Hitman

Hinton Hitman

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
  • LocationNot in Hinton

Posted 31 December 2013

Perhaps one of our more informed members could tell me if the ban is in the town centre only or dose it apply across the Whole County?


  • 1

#50 Alex

Alex

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 432 posts
  • LocationNewton Farm, Hereford

Posted 01 January 2014

I managed to get a curry at 2.40am! Get in!   :Happy_32:  :Happy_32:  :Happy_32:

 

Now that's what I should be able to do EVERY WEEKEND! Common Councillors PLEASE put some pressure on to get this stupid licensing changed, especially now that we have the more relaxed licensing laws in recent years, it would also go some way to encouraging young people to stay in Hereford. 


  • 2

#51 Glenda Vaughan-Powell

Glenda Vaughan-Powell

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,789 posts
  • LocationHereford

Posted 01 January 2014

I am likely to get my head shot off with many of you by what I am going to say. I am a member of the Regulatory committee who deals with licencing among other things, the restriction was asked for by the police, as a member of that committee I had the opportunity last year of going out with the police on a Friday/Saturday/Sunday in Hereford, other members went to Leominster, Ledbury, Bromyard and Ross, it was quite an eye opener where some people caused distruption and trouble being so drunk when they came out of clubs and pubs etc. We do not change the rules on a whim but with concrete evidence where people do not know when to stop drinking and all the problems they present, and yes before you say it, a few spoils it for the many, after witnessing the problems for myself I can understand why the police want every one off the streets and on their way home as quickly as possible.
  • -10

#52 dippyhippy

dippyhippy

    Refugees Welcome!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,232 posts
  • LocationThe Wonderful World Of Dippy!!

Posted 01 January 2014

A weekend shift in A and E isn't much fun either Glenda!


  • 2

Proud to be a tolerant and compassionate tree hugger. Blessed with common decency and humanity. Willing to speak up for those in need. Prepared to challenge the bigoted views which seem to be aired so freely.... 

 

Sending peace and love, to my fellow lefties.


#53 Glenda Vaughan-Powell

Glenda Vaughan-Powell

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,789 posts
  • LocationHereford

Posted 01 January 2014

I know I have been a patient in A&E on a weekend, its quite frightening, but our hospital staff does a wonderful job, 25 years ago I worked at the hospital.
  • -3

#54 Colin James

Colin James

    Administrator

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,408 posts
  • LocationHereford

Posted 03 January 2014

I am likely to get my head shot off with many of you by what I am going to say. I am a member of the Regulatory committee who deals with licencing among other things, the restriction was asked for by the police, as a member of that committee I had the opportunity last year of going out with the police on a Friday/Saturday/Sunday in Hereford, other members went to Leominster, Ledbury, Bromyard and Ross, it was quite an eye opener where some people caused distruption and trouble being so drunk when they came out of clubs and pubs etc. We do not change the rules on a whim but with concrete evidence where people do not know when to stop drinking and all the problems they present, and yes before you say it, a few spoils it for the many, after witnessing the problems for myself I can understand why the police want every one off the streets and on their way home as quickly as possible.

Sorry but this is hardly a reason to force hot food establishments to close at 1.30am! What's the difference between having security in a club or on the door of a take away? But it's okay to go to the Lunchbox though in Commercial Road at 2am because they serve rolls and sandwiches!! Or to the garage for a Ginsters pasty, hence why people go to other cities and another reason why Hereford is suffering! I have worked on the doors in Commercial Road for over 15 years and I have seen it all, yes maybe when all the clubs used to close at the same time 1am more people would gather but since licensing laws were relaxed several years back this is no longer the case! 


  • 7

#55 Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 537 posts
  • LocationHereford

Posted 03 January 2014

I will reiterate my previous post:

 

What's the difference between being able to buy sandwiches, crisps and snacks or traditional fish and chips? NOTHING! We were all young once and I remember a good night out was a skin full of beer, off to a disco and a curry on the way home. I cannot believe that you cannot buy any hot food in Hereford City after 1.20am on a Saturday night, we are all treated like kids!

 

This is more about the police trying to save money and using this bullshit as an excuse well I will be voting for the IOC in future because they seem to want to get crap like this sorted and bring Hereford into the 21st century, Christ we were all young once, it must be such a boring miserable place to go out at the weekend it really must be.  :Thumbs-Down:  :Thumbs-Down:  :Thumbs-Down:  :Thumbs-Down:  :Thumbs-Down:  :Thumbs-Down:  :Thumbs-Down:


  • 7

#56 P. Rowe

P. Rowe

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 132 posts
  • LocationHunderton, Hereford

Posted 03 January 2014

So you can buy cold food but not hot? So how does that stop any potential trouble from clubbers? What a load of rubbish! never heard so much rubbish, this is about the police trying to save money by not deploying additional weekend officers and nothing more! It makes no difference whether people can buy hot or cold food how ridiculous is that?


  • 6

#57 megilleland

megilleland

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2,097 posts

Posted 03 January 2014

You will like this comment Colin!
 
6.3 Ideas and suggestions about doing things differently 
 
Most frequent suggestions are about reducing operational costs, e.g. staff, councillors, ICT, managing money better. 
 
Other suggestions include: 
• Charge take-away shops an extra fee because of litter 
• Spend on the basics 
• Charge for more services 
• Need to encourage more businesses – suggestion of mentoring scheme for new firms 
• Charges should be based on number of people living in household 
• Volunteers could find tax evaders 
 
Even though the shops can't stay open to earn the money to pay the fee! No - fine the public who drop it and get the police to enforce it. Oh I forgot this is about the police trying to save money by not deploying additional weekend officers and nothing more!

Edited by megilleland, 03 January 2014 .

  • 4

#58 Colin James

Colin James

    Administrator

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,408 posts
  • LocationHereford

Posted 04 January 2014

 

You will like this comment Colin!
 
6.3 Ideas and suggestions about doing things differently 
 
Most frequent suggestions are about reducing operational costs, e.g. staff, councillors, ICT, managing money better. 
 
Other suggestions include: 
• Charge take-away shops an extra fee because of litter 
• Spend on the basics 
• Charge for more services 
• Need to encourage more businesses – suggestion of mentoring scheme for new firms 
• Charges should be based on number of people living in household 
• Volunteers could find tax evaders 
 
Even though the shops can't stay open to earn the money to pay the fee! No - fine the public who drop it and get the police to enforce it. Oh I forgot this is about the police trying to save money by not deploying additional weekend officers and nothing more!

 

 

What twats! I have no words other than to echo what you have said, I mean what idiot came up with that suggestion? I want to meet that person, I really do. I think while they are at it they should make Cargill pay a fee for providing the chicken that some young person has thrown up and Coca Cola for providing the fizzy drink that caused it, total idiots.


  • 5

#59 Colin James

Colin James

    Administrator

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3,408 posts
  • LocationHereford

Posted 04 January 2014

I was notified this morning that Hereford Time have featured this story on their website which is good and will help highlight this silly curfew imposed by Herefordshire Council.


  • 6

#60 Hinton Hitman

Hinton Hitman

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
  • LocationNot in Hinton

Posted 04 January 2014

I think that a point has been missed, is it not an offence to serve alcohol to a person who is intoxicate? it is up to the police and council to ensure that the law is applied inside each and every licenced premises, and that the individual licensee complies. The current situation seems to be to close the city down after 01:30 hrs to stop people enjoying themselves, how long before we see a reduction in licencing hours, it is being spoken of believe me.

I remember that McDonalds staff would go out and clear up the rubbish around the immediate area I do not know if that was voluntary or part of their licence to operate but what a good idea.

I note the comment from Glenda Vaughan-Powell, a member of the Regulatory Committee who apparently can not eat curry, dose not drink alcohol and is unable to attend meetings in a pub, is that not an example of small minded person with a very large opinion of herself worth, with power over others, no doubt she will stand up and say, look what a good job I've done, she claims to represent her ward so I would love to see the results of the survey done by herself and any other councillor to support this stance . I agree with the comment made by someone that I read about the pubs and restaurants saving this city, I think that we should add the clubs and late night food providers to the list.

I have spoken to many people from the Newton Farm area and quite a few made the comment, Bring back John Newman, I agree but John has done and is still doing his bit and long may he continue to do so.


  • 5





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Council, Complaint, Herefordshire Council

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users