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    Legal Challenge Launched Against Herefordshire Council Planning Committee's Procedure Over Approval For Demolishing The Three Counties Hotel

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    A group of concerned Herefordshire residents upset at the impending loss of the Three Counties hotel have launched a last-minute legal challenge to try and stop the clearing of the site by persuading the Council to strike out the planning permission given last month for the demolition of the landmark hotel and the building of a new Lidl store.

    They hope to take their fight to the High Court if the Council refuses and will attempt to persuade a judge to quash the permission instead through a Judicial Review.


    If Herefordshire Council or the Judge agree the planning committee decision was made incorrectly the permission could be rescinded and, the campaigners hope, further applications will be refused. They hope that the hotel will then reopen and serve as a community asset to the residents of Belmont, Newton Farm, and the County in general.

    They say the hotel was successful until new owners from Oxfordshire took it over in 2016 from the Price family, who had run the business at a profit for two decades.

    They also say the hotel was the only facility within easy walking distance for residents of Belmont and Newton Farm that offered a public bar and restaurant of the same standard – as well as being the only hotel in the area – and the demolition of the hotel would be a great loss to the community.

    They say the Council’s planning officers made mistakes in advising elected members on the planning committee in the course of the meeting, in particular stating that Councillors couldn’t refuse permission on ‘loss of community asset grounds’ because officers had already decided the Three Counties wasn’t a community asset and that there were alternative facilities in the area (without naming which facilities they were referring to).

    They are also worried about the impact that another supermarket with 1800-2000 odd vehicle movements a day will have on congestion South-side and particularly on the stretch of the Belmont Road adjacent to MacDonald’s.

    Council officers had recommended approval for this second application in less than three years despite a large number of objections from members of the public and local Councillors. The planning committee voted to grant permission on officer advice after two hours of deliberation.

    They say time is very short in terms of submitting a legal challenge should Herefordshire Council refuse to strike out the permission (JR applications must be before the courts no less than 6 weeks after the decision is made) and anyway who wants to help with costs to contact the organisers via the email below

    Email | savethethreecounties@proton.me

    #HerefordVoice | #HerefordNews | #HerefordshireNews | #HerefordCommunity | #HerefordLife | #HerefordshireCouncil | #Hereford | #ThreeCountiesHotel

    POT TRUMPS 'Herefordshire Edition'

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Welcome to POT TRUMPS 'Herefordshire Edition'


    Dear Herefordshire Council,

    As we navigate the maze of potholes that pepper our roads, it's time for a game-changing approach to highlighting this perennial problem. Introducing POT TRUMPS 'Herefordshire Edition' – an innovative way to showcase the severity of potholes across Herefordshire while engaging the community in a fun and interactive manner.

    By assigning scores to categories such as 'Pothole Peril,' 'Road Rattlers,' 'Tire Troubles,' and 'Swerve Skills,' this creative initiative not only sheds light on the increasing presence of potholes but also underscores their impact on our daily lives. 

    This light-hearted yet impactful strategy serves as a rallying cry for action, urging you to prioritise road maintenance and invest in long-term solutions to ensure safer and smoother journeys for all Herefordshire residents.

    Let's pave the way to smoother roads together – one 'POT TRUMP' card at a time!

    Hereford Voice

    We are now 'Twinned' with our friends @pot.trumps.chelmsford (Instagram) who have been so kind and we would personally like to thank Nick for all his input and creative advice. 

    It has taken us a while to collate all of the information and images of various potholes around Herefordshire for us to be able to create our unique Pot Trump Cards. (Some of the potholes may have already been repaired as we have reported each one to Herefordshire Council).

    Each card comes with it's own data (might not be completely accurate but is more to highlight the significance of each pothole) if scores reach over 90 they then become a SHINY card, hopefully there will not be many of these.

    We will release new cards every week to add to our collection, here are the first 3.

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    ⚠️ You can report potholes HERE

    Or click on our unique QR Code below 👇


    📣 𝗣𝗢𝗦𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗗 | Back of the net – long lease confirmed for Hereford FC

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire Council and Hereford Football Club confirm agreement that secures the Bulls’ future at Edgar Street

    Paul Walker, Chief Executive Herefordshire Council, Chris Ammonds, Chairman Hereford FC and Councillor Harry Bramer at Edgar Street Stadium

    Herefordshire Council and Hereford FC have today (Saturday 20 April) confirmed that a deal has been agreed that will see the club remain at the iconic Edgar Street stadium until 2070.

    The new agreement secures Hereford FC’s home in the city and provides vital security as the club seeks to continue its development on and off the field.

    In addition to agreeing a long-term lease for the club to remain at Edgar Street, the council is also exploring options for the wider development of the Blackfriars End, working closely with Bulls’ officials so Edgar Street once again becomes a four-sided stadium as part of the project.

    Work will begin at the Blackfriars End this summer with the demolition of the old stand.

    Councillor Harry Bramer, cabinet member community services and assets, said:

    “Hereford FC and the Edgar Street ground are an integral part of life in our city, and an asset to the whole county. We’re delighted to have this arrangement in place and are looking forward to working in partnership with the football club on future developments at Edgar Street”

    Hereford FC Chairman, Chris Ammonds, said:

    “This is a huge moment for Hereford FC as it secures our long-term future at Edgar Street.

    I am thrilled we can make this announcement jointly with Herefordshire Council today and am very excited to see what the future holds once the Blackfriars End has been demolished this summer.

    On behalf of all Bulls fans and everyone at the club, I would like to sincerely thank Councillor Bramer and his colleagues at the council for the willingness they have shown to work with us and reach this agreement.

    I’d also like to thank Phil Pratt from Alder King for the support he has provided to the club in our discussions regarding a new lease

    Prince William Visited Hereford Today.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Today, Prince William attended a service at Hereford Cathedral to honour Major Mike Sadler, the last founding member of the SAS, who passed away at the age of 103.

    Image courtesy of Karwai Tang/Getty

    The Special Air Service veteran received the Polar Medal, military medal and military cross for his service, and his actions were portrayed in the BBC series SAS: Rogue Heroes.

    Other attendees at the private service included close family, friends, and professionals. Mike was the last surviving member of the renowned combat team known as L Detachment SAS. Mike served as the chief navigator for the famed squad known as 'The Originals'.

    📣 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗗𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗥𝗘 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 | ‘Eye in the Sky’ helps protect the environment 👀

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    New drone assists the county’s community protection team to gather evidence of fly-tipping and other environmental crime


    The council’s community protection team is now able to more easily gather information about illegal waste disposal in areas not easily and safely accessed on foot, thanks to a new drone.

    The drone has already helped to gather evidence of fly-tipping at remote spots, and on the full extent of illegal waste disposal which is not clearly seen at ground level.

    The community protection team uses the drone to investigate following reported incidents of fly-tipping and other similar issues. The drone, which is operated by a fully trained and accredited pilot, collects high quality footage which will be used to assist in the prosecution of any person carrying out environmental crime.

    Councillor Barry Durkin, cabinet member roads and regulatory services, said:

    “It’s important we protect our outstanding natural environment, and we will use all the technology we can to do this. The new drone is already proving to be a valuable tool in supporting our community protection team to investigate reports of waste being dumped illegally. So our message is clear to anyone thinking they can dispose of waste or carry out any illegal activities in any area where they think that it will go undetected – we won’t hesitate to use our Eye in the Sky to protect Herefordshire.”

    The drone was purchased through a government grant for projects to help protect the environment. When not being used for investigations by the community protection team the drone is used to support other council departments, such as planning, estate management and ecology, when access is an issue.

    Jesse hails new Government Action Plan for the River Wye

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Local MP Jesse Norman, who has led the campaign to Clean Up the River Wye for over three years, has today hailed the publication of the Government's new Action Plan for the River Wye.


    The plan, with £35 million of new funding, sets out a wide range of measures to address phosphate pollution and other environmental impacts on the Wye.

    And in a crucial development, the Government has appointed well-known local resident and former Ross-on-Wye Councillor and MEP Anthea McIntyre as a new River Champion for the Wye.

    Commenting, Jesse said:

    "I have been campaigning for an Action Plan and  joined-up approach to cleaning up the River Wye for over three years now, and this is a potential turning point for the river. I am especially pleased that the Action Plan recognises the brilliant efforts of volunteer groups up and down the river.

    "At the Shell Store meeting in 2022 we laid out what was needed: a properly funded single collective long-term effort bringing everyone together. And I reiterated the importance of this approach at our meeting with the previous DEFRA Secretary of State last June. 

    "Now the Government has delivered on its side, with a larger package than anyone expected, which is fantastic. The challenge is now for us all -- including farmers, Welsh Water, Herefordshire Council, wildlife and environmental groups -- working with the new River Champion, to respond quickly and decisively to make it happen."

    Man charged following fatal collision in Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    A man has been charged following a fatal collision on Home Lacy Road in Hereford on Sunday 8 October.


    Stephen Susans, of Verschoyle Gardens in Ross-on-Wye, has been charged with being the driver of a vehicle failing to stop after a road accident, being the driver of a vehicle involved in a road accident failing to report the accident and perverting the course of public justice.

    The 57-year-old will appear at Hereford Magistrates Court on 22 May. 

    New Bakery Planned For Commercial Street Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    A planning application from Dorian Kirk (The Yard, Rule Of Tum and The Burger Shop) has been submitted to Herefordshire Council planning for the proposed development and conversion of a part of the vacant commercial unit into a bakery. 

    This application is for 'Commercial kitchen extraction to rear flat roof' at 26 Commercial Street in Hereford


    Full details HERE

    Hereford's Wildwood Restaurant At Risk Of Closure

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The firm behind the Wildwood chain - which has a restaurant in the Old Market Hereford revealed plans to shut a raft of sites as part of a major restructuring.


    Tasty, which also runs locations under Dim T brand, said it plans to exit around 20 loss-making restaurants after a “challenging” start to the year.

    Under the plans, the group would shut 18 branches, with two of these sites already closed to diners.

    Tasty currently operates 43 Wildwoods and six Dim-T pan-Asian restaurants, as well as two non-trading sites and three sub-let venues.

    The group's board has put forward a restructuring plan it said would help ensure its long-term survival.

    Tasty's 43 Wildwood restaurants serve pizza, pasta, burgers, and steak and occupy a number of heritage buildings.

    The hospitality group said on Tuesday its financial performance"continues to be inhibited by a tail of underperforming sites".

    A spokesperson said:

    “The use of a restructuring plan is considered the most effective means to reorganise the group to return it to profitability and secure its long-term future which should change the financial viability, profitability profile and long-term prospects of the group."

    Tasty said it expects to operate around 30 restaurants by the end of the current year.

    But, it hasn't yet confirmed the locations of the sites earmarked for closure or when they could shut.

    Here is the full list of Wildwood sites at risk:

    • Dim T, Charlotte Street, London
    • Dim T, Hampstead, London
    • Dim T, Victoria, London
    • Dim T, Whiteley, Hampshire
    • Dim T, Winchester, Hampshire
    • Wildwood, Epping
    • Wildwood, Bicester
    • Wildwood, Braintree
    • Wildwood, Maidstone
    • Wildwood, Taunton
    • Wildwood, Market Harborough
    • Wildwood, Crawley
    • Wildwood Skipton
    • Wildwood, Lincoln
    • Wildwood, Billericay
    • Wildwood, Birmingham
    • Wildwood, Salisbury
    • Wildwood, Whiteley
    • Wildwood, Peterborough
    • Wildwood, Kingston
    • Wildwood, Canterbury
    • Wildwood, Gerrards Cross
    • Wildwood, Newmarket
    • Wildwood, Bournemouth
    • Wildwood, Chichester
    • Wildwood, Ely
    • Wildwood, Rushden Lakes
    • Wildwood, York
    • Wildwood, Llandudno
    • Wildwood, Plymouth / Royal William Yard
    • Wildwood, Hornchurch
    • Wildwood, Cambridge
    • Wildwood, Wantage
    • Wildwood, Chelmsford
    • Wildwood, Brentwood
    • Wildwood, Didcot
    • Wildwood, Hereford
    • Wildwood, Stratford-Upon-Avon
    • Wildwood, Port Solent
    • Wildwood, Telford
    • Wildwood, Hinckley
    • Wildwood, Cheam
    • Wildwood, Nottingham
    • Wildwood, Seven Dials
    • Wildwood, Northwich
    • Wildwood, Liverpool
    • Wildwood, Covent Garden

    The Wildwood restaurant opened in Hereford's Old Market Shopping Centre in May 2015, see our original article - https://hfd.news/HX9i6


    Lidl Planning Application Approved..

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    We are reassured and more than confident that this will go to full planning committee in the coming weeks, however, we predict that the latest Lidl planning application for the Three Counties Hotel site will be approved in the coming weeks from what we hear on the grapevine..


    You can see our original 'Breaking News' article from March 2022 here 👉 https://hfd.news/Lidl3 

    The Local Highway Authority also submitted a memorandum on 20th December 2023 (attached) explaining that the had no objections (with conditions)

    Following the redesign of the central area of the car park the local highway authority has no objection to the application subject to the below conditions.

    Conditions: CAB (2.4m x 43m), CAD Gates/barriers (setback 7m), CAE, CAJ (car parking to be provided in full prior to store opening), CAP (as per dwg 05 rev G by Corun), CAT, CB3

    Informatives: I11, I09, I45, I08, I05, I14, I49, I54, I52, I51, I47, I37, I36, I35

    Hereford City Council submitted their comments one 12th January 2024 stating that they have no objections;

    Dear Heather

    Hereford City Council Planning Committee has no objection to planning application 231703 however have comments. Whilst Councillors regret the loss of this hotel and tourism facility, they appreciate the need for an economy food store and associated employment south of the river which will be popular with local residents. Councillors have considerable anxiety about another unregulated junction on an already busy road and feel the proposed design is not respectful of the local environment.

    Kind regards

    Becci O’Reilly

    Administration & Events Manager

    It is evident from the original application that the majority of objections on the planning portal is certainly not popular with local residents! Which is what this letter (attached) states....

    We had a petition signed from over a thousand local people as well as over 228 objections, which like ourselves was down to the main concerns over traffic congestion and safety of people using the notorious A465 Belmont Road. There were just 12 letters submitted in support of the application.

    The original application was withdrawn and a new updated application was submitted in June 2023 (P231703/F).

    This next part is interesting, Did you know? ALL of the original letters of objection and support together with a petition with over 1,000 signatures against the application cannot be taken into account even though the overall application is more or less the same - 'Demolishing the Hotel and building a Lidl supermarket' (We appreciate that the drive-thru coffee shop was removed and a few other tweaks made to the new application). We are confident that planning consultants know how to work the system because now the letters of objection or support are clearly going to be hugely diluted, which is the case with 41 objections and 10 letters in support as of the time of this topic 20th January 2024. 🤔 

    The A465 Belmont Road is renowned for daily traffic congestion. There is also a speed enforcement camera located directly opposite the entrance to the hotel which was installed for a reason! 

    It will be interesting to see how this develops and we will highlight these issues which are only going to become much much worse with this development. A more suitable location would have been at Rotherwas in our view. 

    Local Highway Authority.pdf

    Hereford City Council Comments.pdf


    Hereford Voice, leading the way for others to follow...

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,



    Herefordshire Planning Committee Approve Lidl Application

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire Council Planning And Regulatory Committee approve Lidl Supermarket Application at the Three Counties Hotel. 


    After much debate, a proposal to 'REFUSE' was proposed by Cllr. Richard Thomas and seconded by Cllr. Simeon Cole however, after a lot of pressure from the panel and some legal arguments members of the committee voted we believe as follows; 1st Vote

    • 𝟰 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿
    • 𝟳 𝗔𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁
    • 𝟭 𝗔𝗯𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱

    On the second motion for the Planning Officers recommendation to 'APPROVE', this was proposed by Cllr Baker and nobody initially came forward to second the motioned however, later on in the meeting, we understand that it was eventually seconded by Cllr. Dave Davies. The majority voted with the officer (we do not know actually who voted) and members of the committee, we believe voted as follows; 2nd Vote

    • 𝟲 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿 *
    • 𝟯 𝗔𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 *
    • 𝟯 𝗔𝗯𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱

    On the 2nd vote

    * We believe that the following Councillors all voted against this planning application.

    • Cllr. Richard Thomas
    • Cllr. Simeon Cole
    • Cllr. David Hitchiner      

    * After reviewing the live feed, we also believe that the following Councillors voted to approve this planning application.

    • Cllr. Diana Toynbee
    • Cllr. Dave Boulter
    • Cllr. Bruce Baker
    • Cllr. John Stone
    • Cllr. Terry James (Chairperson)
    • Cllr. Dave Davies 


    A body has been discovered in the river Wye in Ross-on-Wye.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Around 10am this morning, emergency services were called to Rope Walk in Ross-on-Wye.


    They remained on the scene for at least two hours and discovered a body in the water.

    Police, Fire Service and Midlands Air Ambulance were dispatched to the location.

    A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: "We were called by the fire service just after 10am to an incident in Ross-on-Wye.

    "An ambulance, paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and an ambulance from South Western Ambulance Service attended.

    "We found a woman. Unfortunately, nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed deceased at the scene."

    Part of the Rope Walk in Ross-on-Wye has been cordoned off as emergency services continue working at the scene, including a crime scene investigation unit.

    The woman who was discovered in the river has not been identified, and police have not yet released an official update.

    Four charged with assault following disorder in Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Four people have been charged with offences including four counts of assaulting a police officer following an incident on Union Street, Hereford on Saturday 30 March.


    Among the officers assaulted, one officer was seriously injured and remains in hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

    Richard Quinn, 47, of Meadow Bank, Little Birch, Herefordshire was charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm with intent, intentional strangulation, and common assault by beating and appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday (1 April).

    Alex Quinn, 18, of Meadow Bank, Little Birch, Herefordshire was charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm with intent and common assault by beating. They were both bailed to appear at Worcester Crown Court on 30 April.

    Carolynn Quinn, 44, of Wyeval House, Bridge Street, Hereford was charged with two counts of assault of an emergency worker and theft from a person.

    Robynn Quinn, 22, of Court Orchard, Fownhope, Hereford was charged with two counts of assault of an emergency worker. They were both released on bail to appear at Hereford Magistrates’ Court on 8 May.

    Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call the lead officer DC Dube of West Mercia Police via 101, quoting incident 44_I_30032024.

    📣 𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 | Groundworks Begin At Three Counties Hotel.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Today we see the start of the groundworks in preparation for the controversial but recently approved Lidl planning application to demolish the Three Counties Hotel and build a Lidl Supermarket on the notorious congested hotspot A465 Belmont Road in Hereford.


    This planning application received hundreds of objections and a petition with over 1000 signatures from local people although some people were in support of another supermarket on the Belmont Road.


    𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗮𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻𝘀! 😉

    𝟭. 𝗦𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

    1.1 The ‘Three Counties Hotel’ is set back off Belmont Road (A465) Hereford to Abergavenny road and located in the south west of Hereford about 1.5 miles from the City Centre. The application site is about 1.66 hectares in size and currently has landscaped gardens (pond and patio area to the front which established trees) as well as car parking. The site is bounded by Belmont Road to the south, residential properties within Glastonbury Close to the north and east. To the south east is a wooded area and adjacent to that a ‘Drive Thru’ restaurant (McDonalds). To the west beyond the car park are residential dwellings in Flaxley Drive. The Newton Brook runs adjacent to the site to the west. The brook runs from Waterfield Road under Belmont Road and up alongside the Three Counties Hotel then into Glastonbury Close which also runs between Golden Post and Sydwell Road. Residential properties on the periphery of the site are a mix of semi-detached, terraced and detached properties.

    1.2 A Tree Preservation Order covers 4 individual trees across the site, ref T1, T2, T3, & T4. The site is not located within a designated area known as a national Landscape (previously known as area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The site lies within Flood Zone 1 (low risk of flooding). The site is not located within or adjacent to a Conservation Area and there are no heritage assets (including non-designated heritage assets) within the site, adjoining the site or in close proximity.

    1.3 The existing hotel (now closed) had 60 bedrooms with 32 located in an annex to the rear (known as the Garden Rooms).

    You can see our original 'Breaking News' article from March 2022 here 👉 https://hfd.news/Lidl


    📣 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗗 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 | Two men who ran drugs line jailed

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    On Thursday 28 March at Worcester Crown Court two men who ran a county line into Hereford have been handed prison sentences of a total of nine years and ten months.


    Andrew Pritchard, 37, of Ridgemoor Road in Leominster was today given a five-year prison sentence for two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs- cocaine, and two counts of acquiring/using/possessing criminal property.

    Taylor Warr, 22, of Sheriff Drive in Brierley Hill, West Midlands was sentenced to four years and ten months for being concerned in the supply of cocaine, possession with intent to supply a controlled drug- Class B – Cannabis and acquiring/using/possessing criminal property.

    Following an investigation, Warr and Pritchard were running the county line named ‘Terry’ that was used to supply class A drugs into Leominster, Hereford.

    ‘County lines’ is the name given to the process and operation of drugs transported from predominately larger urban areas to smaller towns, often in rural areas, with the ‘line’ referring to the mobile number used to order the drugs.

    Detective Constable Kyle Hopkins said:

    “This was a detailed and complex investigation involving high level offending spread across a number of Police forces, Warr and Pritchard were responsible for trafficking class A drugs into the local community.

    “The misery of drugs is well known, and it devastates lives on a daily basis, I welcome these sentences as a demonstration of the severity of the offences. West Mercia Police will relentlessly pursue those who traffic drugs, regardless of where they operate, and will always seek to prosecute those who cause harm to the local community”

    𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 | Derelict Building Fire In Eign Street Hereford.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    A fire ripped through the old NHS derelict building on Eign Street in Hereford this evening. The were several appliances and firefighters tacking the blaze at one point. Firefighters took a while to get the fire under control which has causes further substantial damage to the building and roof.


    There have been a few fires in this building over the years and since it became derelict.



    Who is going to look after you in future?

    By megilleland,

    Who is going to look after you in future?

    Following the Kate Garaway documentaries about caring for her late husband and the publicity generated concerning unpaid carers it indeed highlights the problems we will all have to face up to in our own lifetimes.

    Reading the comments section (246 comments) in The Guardian today, many unpaid carers have voiced their own particular problems in caring for loved ones and the bureaucracy they have to factor into their own lives. An interesting read for all those affected as unpaid carers.

    Regarding the NHS and Social Care are the politicians concerned that 5-10 million unpaid voters could be a formidible force in any upcoming election?


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