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    UK General Election 12th December 2019

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The British people will head to the polls in a 'General Election' on Thursday 12 December 2019.

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    Your thoughts...


    How are they getting away with it

    sue
    By sue,

    In June the Police refused a licence to sell booze at the Istanbul Food shop on Belmont Road here https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/17715312.police-fear-shop-is-a-front-for-criminals/

    I passed there today and it's now called Dino they have a Facebook page to promote their shop here https://www.facebook.com/Hereford-DINO-2249613591784869/?redirect=false

    Surprise  Surprise they are now an Off Licence so why did the Police allow it now and not before. :Hmm:

     

     


    House Fire in Oban Way Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The Fire Brigade and other emergency services dealing with a house fire in Newton Farm. Waterfield Road is closed to allow emergency vehicles to gain access.

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    The fire appears to be under control but fire crews continue to dampen down this evening.

    There is a lot of damage to the property and traces of smoke continue to come out of the property. Waterfield road is still closed at this time however, this incident is slowly being scaled down.

    Thankfully the people who live at the address have all been accounted for.

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    Fire at Red Bar Drive ind estate

    ragwert
    By ragwert,

    Car in for repairs caught fire in an industrial unit on Red Barn Drive last night.
    I noticed a feint glow as I went into Euro car parts and thought it strange someome had a fire going inside the unit :Hmm:.
     

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    Plans Submitted to Relocate & Expand Play Planet to Former Gelpack Unit.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Plans have been submitted by the owners of Play Planet in Widemarsh Street Hereford for the proposed change of use to D2 (Soft-play) of central section of sub-divided Industrial Unit. (former Vision Gelpack Premises, Faraday Road, Hereford).

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    It is understood that Play Planet have been looking for larger premises in Hereford for a couple of years in which to move Play Planet and expand and if approved will create an additional 25 jobs.

    The proposal is to change the use of the two central bays (1028m2 plus ancillary first floor offices) of the former industrial premises.

    The application building has been vacant since March 2019 following the former user entering into administration in March of this year. The building dates from the post-war era and requires significant investment to bring it up to current building regulation standards.

    In addition to maintaining existing jobs at Play Planet, the proposal would ultimately create around 25 positions, also a range of spin-off opportunities for associated businesses which might benefit from a presence at such as facility.

    Planning Application P194006/F

     

     


    Marlbrook School Expansion Plans Given The Green Light

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Budget approved for Marlbrook Primary School expansion

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    Plans to expand Marlbrook Primary School at Green Croft, have taken a big step forward as the council approved the capital funding to enable the project to move from the design stage to construction.

    Cabinet approved just over £6 million investment to provide new facilities at the school site.

    Rated outstanding by Ofsted, the popular school has seen a significant increase in pupil intake over the past few years resulting in the need to expand and improve the existing facilities. The school is also a teaching school and offers support and training to other schools regionally.

    The investment programme will see 6 new state of the art classrooms, a new hall, a special hygiene and physio room to make the school fully accessible to all learners.  The project will also include new netball courts and improvement works to the car parking area.

    Completion of the new buildings will mean that the school can remove the current temporary classrooms from the site and pupils will be taught in permanent purpose built modern facilities.

    Contractors will start work at the school after Christmas with the aim of opening the new facilities to the pupils and teaching staff by spring 2021.

    Chris Baird, Herefordshire Council’s Director of Children and Families, said:

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    “Our priority is to give Herefordshire children and young people a great start in life and we believe that we can build strong foundations for this by providing every child with a solid education in modern purpose built facilities, in line with our capital investment strategy.

    “This latest announcement for Marlbrook is a continuation of a schools improvements programme that has gathered speed throughout the summer and has included maintenance projects at 13 schools and £1,320m of investment, with many more improvement projects planned for next year.

    “We look forward to the new facilities opening in early 2021 for pupils and teaching staff to use and enjoy.”

     

     


    100 Free Burgers!

    megilleland
    By megilleland,

    Some good news for once about bringing past and used buildings back to life. A Rule of Tum began back in 2013 when the creative minds of Brothers Edwin and Dorian Kirk, along with their close friend Jon Stead decided to bring about a change in Herefordshire food culture and began the journey towards bringing great dining experiences to the people of Hereford and beyond. By raising £500,000 through crowd funding it shows the confidence people/customers have in this independent, local business.

    Best of luck to them when they reopen this Friday 22nd November plus they are giving away 100 free burgers.


    FREE Advertising for Local Businesses Throughout December

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Supporting Local Business: 

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    'Free Advertising' on our Social Media platforms with Hereford Voice throughout December covering the whole festive period. 

    This applies to all local businesses, retailers, pubs, restaurants, events etc.. send us your adverts and include your posters, PDF's, special offers and competition prizes and we will do the rest...

    Our paid sponsors will also gain an extra months advertising FREE!

    We aim to promote as many local businesses as possible however, we are expecting a high demand, so this offer is subject to availability on a first-come first-served basis and we cannot guarantee to publish all adverts received.

    Please send us you your advert, poster, pdf, prize etc via messenger or email sales@herefordvoice.co.uk

    'Keep It Local' #HerefordVoice #HerefordLocal


    Saving the planet?

    megilleland
    By megilleland,

    Saving the planet?

    Somebody every couple of months deposits a bag of cat litter and other items behind the garages between Muir Close and Sherborne Close and expects somebody to dispose of their waste. This is usually done by myself on a regular weekly litter pick. However I can't be bothered to tidy this mess up after this waster left his rubbish again behind the garages and some other idiot thought it would be fun to kick the contents over the footpath for others to walk through. Don't these people have waste bins to dispose of their waste properly.

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    People (usually the younger generation) go on about saving the planet from pollution yet most of the litter I pick up is drink cans, fast food wrappings, scratch cards and sweet papers. A lot of the cans of drinks are labelled energy drinks, but obviously those drinking these have not got the strength to throw the items into waste bins. There are three bins in my area close to the local shop - why don't they use them?

    These plastic tops of drinks bottles are easily washed down the drains and need to be attached to the bottle.

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    Another twist to recycling is the habit of some people putting a quantity of cans and bottles in black plastic bags. These are usually left by the waste bins or recycling bins. However the council will not recycle black plastic bags and leave the items on the footpath or behind outbuildings were they are dumped. The streets on our estates are now littered regularly, the drains blocked and kerbs overgrown with weeds. Slowly and surely this adds to the blighting of the area and our planet which the younger future generation couldn't care less about.

     

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    Hereford City Centre Shrinking!

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Over the past few years, we have noticed more and more planning applications to change use from shops to flats. Again today plans have been submitted here for 145 Eign Street

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    Proposed variation of condition 2 of planning permission 163094 (Proposed change of use of shop to two flats and new dormer window to south elevation) minor changes to layout and change from Dormer to roof extension.

    Hereford shops are slowly disappearing and Herefordshire Council are often granting these plans. We will attempt to start highlighting each of these applications to show the scale of this trend from the Council.

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    How plans were passed in Eign Street for this lot previously is beyond comprehension, how is this in keeping with the surrounding area? These buildings bricked up look horrendous! 


    No Water?

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    No Water?

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    Welsh Water have confirmed that due to a burst water main during the early hours of this morning has resulted in large parts of the city with being without water or reduced water pressure.

    Residents in the Belmont, Newton Farm, Redhill, Whitecross and King's Acre areas of Hereford are affected

    Welsh Water are working hard and hoping to have all services restored later this morning.


    Putson resident fined for waste disposed on country lane

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Resident failed in their ‘duty of care’ when household waste was fly tipped

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    A resident from Putson has been fined for illegally disposing of waste in a case taken to Hereford Magistrates’ Court by Herefordshire Council’s Community Protection Team.

    The individual was sentenced on Tuesday 17 September 2019 after pleading guilty to failing to secure the transfer of waste with a written description of the waste. They were sentenced to a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs of £600 plus a £20 victim surcharge.

    The court heard that unwanted furniture was removed from the home address of the Putson resident by a waste collector. The individual failed to obtain a waste transfer note and check that a waste carrier’s licence was held.

    On 28 December 2018, the removed furniture was found fly tipped on the roadside embankment of the country lane which sits between the A49 and A465 in Hereford. A disgusted resident posted a photograph of the fly tipping on social media and an investigation by the council’s Community Protection Team led to the identification of the Putson resident who failed to provide a detailed account as to who had collected the furniture. Without information about the waste collector, there was not enough evidence to complete a full investigation.

    David Hough, Herefordshire Council’s Trading Standards Service Manager said:

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    “Everyone has a legal ‘duty of care’ to make sure their household or business waste is disposed of correctly. This case shows that you can be prosecuted even if your waste is fly tipped by someone else on your behalf. We would advise residents to always use a registered waste carrier and to never use the services advertised by cold callers or social media tip run adverts which offer to remove waste for cash.”

    Residents can call 01432 260051 to arrange a kerbside collection of bulky items from Herefordshire Council which costs £25 per three items (fridges or freezers cost £20 per item).

    Herefordshire Council’s Community Protection Team will investigate fly tipping which is reported by calling 01432 261761 or online at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/flytipping


    Herefordshire's New Official Flag

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire's new official flag has just been unveiled and it's now flying at the Cathedral tower. Almost 700 people entered the competition to design the flag and the winner was Jason Saber from Kent.

    Our original discussion can be found HERE

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    The flag shows a bull's head and the River Wye on a red background to represent the county's deep red soil which was Design C.

    Your thoughts?


    Book The Glass Tandoori For Christmas

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Christmas just around the corner it's time to start planning the ultimate celebration at The Glass Tandoori. 

    Make your reservation in advance for all your family to taste North Indian Cuisine.


    Christmas special offer will be available soon !

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    Pepe's Piri Piri looking to open in Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Pepe's Piri Piri to open in former Matabeau Café in Commercial Street Hereford following a new letting agreement.

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    A planning application to extend opening hours to 11pm at the vacant unit.

    The company's application said: "The proposed extension of hours will allow the business to open until 11pm serving customers with healthy grilled food, coffees and teas."

    If this planning application is approved, the restaurant will be open from 11am to 11pm seven days a week and will create 8 jobs.

    The consultation period will end on April 4.

    Pepe Piri Piri currently has 88 restaurants nationally with a menu offering Burritos, Wraps, Burgers and the famous Piri Piri Chicken plus many other items.

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    Herefordshire Council Submit Plans to Refurbish Library

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire Council has submitted plans to refurbish the library in Hereford.

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    Leading councillors agreed last year to spend up to £230,000 on developing the mezzanine floor at the Hereford Library and Museum on Broad Street.

    The proposed plans include widening of the existing door and forming an additional opening in the wall in the wall between the room and the library mezzanine. Opening up of the two internal window spaces. Inserting glazed screens within the openings with photographic images of Hereford. Inserting glazed screens to form office space and providing a kitchenette. 

    Repairing the existing lath and plaster soffit and plastered walls with lime plaster. Uncovering and restoring/displaying the gothic window. Addingceiling mounted Breathing Building natural Ventilation system. The existing window W1 is to be removed and replaced with a shallower fixed double glazed window to match existing.

    The proposals will ensure the library is accessible to all.

    Planning application P193462/L


    Flooding

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    There are many roads closed across the county due to the severe rainfall and conditions. Please do not drive through floods unless absolutely necessary.

    You are often our 'Eyes & Ears' please help us to help you by sending us your news & photographs. 

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    This can be done via Facebook messenger or Email.

    Thank you to all of the people who kindly take the time to send us regular updates throughout the year.


    'The Wasp Guys'

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    The Wasp Guys is a family run company.

    Originally from Hereford, we spent 20 years living and building our business in Oxted, Surrey. As a team we have been successfully eradicating wasp nests throughout Surrey, Sussex, Kent and London for over 20 years. We now have a family base both in Hereford and Surrey and our small family  team can therefore provide an excellent service to both these beautiful places.

    We can nearly always offer a same day service or you can book us for a specific day that suits you.
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    Generally all signs of wasp activity around the treated area will be gone within an hour. It's very rare we fail with our 1st treatment. If there were to be any activity after 48hrs, we would return and re-treat the wasps nest free of charge. 100% Guaranteed.

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