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    Hereford Times appears on EDL facebook

    Biomech
    By Biomech,

    I'm new - I'm guessing the open forum is for general stuff? If not, just let me know :)

     

    So there is a fake news story going around right now about a pub in Leicester that has apparently banned the British forces so as to not upset the immigrants. Naturally I was appalled upon hearing this and did a little digging. It's fake and the photo is from a pub in Knutsford. My research led me to the EDL facebook page were they have announced the fakery and all commenters fully supporting facts, common sense, decency and the pub landlords who are under attack.

     

    Browsing the page (I saw a post about Pat Condell who I happen to be a fan of) I notice that 14 hours ago they posted a piece from the Hereford Times.

     

    For anyone interested, the post can be found here:

     

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=557392620994071&set=a.388470561219612.89577.238696516197018&type=1&relevant_count=1


    Reasons Why BRPC No Longer Link To Belmont Voice!

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Taken from the minutes dated 27/06/2013 - Item 092/13

    * A complaint has been received from the administrator of the Belmont Voice website regarding the decision to remove the link to that website from our website. The complainant has been advised that the parish council may choose which sites to link to and the decision is considered final in accordance with the formal agreed policy on website content.


    You see this is what happens when you publish something that they do not like...and in particular what their Clerk, Liz Kelso more or less demanded I should remove! She really tried to put all her weight (and a lot of it in my opinion)in her pathetic attempt at threats if I did not remove this post, funny though as most of these tossers are as nice as pie to your face! Well their choice and clearly no loss to this website, the regular unique website visitors we have just go to prove that but they better make sure they keep everything squeaky clean or it will be published on here! Another reason they did not want a LIVE website, hence their glorified notice board!

    I have just obtained all of the minutes from the NCC since the centre was opened, which also makes for interesting reading so don't worry, I will make sure that all of these finance topics are kept on the front page and I will write to the Hereford Times and Hereford Journal asking for their comments too...

    Finally, Here is the full content of the pm 's between Liz Kelso and me for you all to read at your leisure



    Sent 23 April 2013 - 09:27 AM

    Mr. James, on 13th March Councillor Vaughan-Powell posted a comment regarding the Northolme Kick About area which BRPC believes is libellous. The post was first created at 10.47 on 13th March and edited by Ms. Vaughan-Powell on 14th March at 08.47. Having asked the Councillor to remove the post, she has not done so and formal action is now being taken by BRPC to resolve this. In the meantime, the post remains on the site and I would request that it be removed by you as adminstrator.

    As this matter is now the subject of formal proceedings, may I ask that this message be kept confidential and not forwarded or discussed with anyone.

    Regards
    Liz Kelso
    Clerk
    Belmont Rural Parish Council


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    • Administrator

    Sent 25 April 2013 - 12:18 AM
    Hi Liz,

    I have locked the particular topic out of courtesy to your request but it is still available to view.
    This is a forum and although, where possible, I monitor for abuse or swearing etc.. it is the individual members responsibility for the content and wording of what they post.
    I hope that the libelous that you are referring too is not about what was posted on here? If it is, that's a real shame as I am of the opinion that this is forum for all discussions and debates and thus entitles the author 'freedom of speech' I hope that still exists... some topics do become heated and members may get their facts wrong and if that is the case any effected member has the right of reply. I really do not want to go down the very sad road of members not being able to discuss topics frankly and openly.

    Now that I have locked the topic no further editing will be possible.

    I will of course treat your PRIVATE MESSAGE as a PRIVATE MESSAGE that goes without saying. I hope that you feel that I have been fair in this instance.


    BRPC


    BRPC Clerk

    Sent 25 April 2013 - 08:34 AM

    Colin James, on 25 April 2013 - 12:18 AM, said:

    Hi Liz,

    I have locked the particular topic out of cutesy to your request but it is still available to view.
    This is a forum and although, where possible, I monitor for abuse or swearing etc.. it is the individual members responsibility for the content and wording of what they post.
    I hope that the libelous that you are referring too is not about what was posted on here? If it is, that's a real shame as I am of the opinion that this is forum for all discussions and debates and thus entitles the author 'freedom of speech' I hope that still exists... some topics do become heated and members may get their facts wrong and if that is the case any effected member has the right of reply. I really do not want to go down the very sad road of members not being able to discuss topics frankly and openly.

    Now that I have locked the topic no further editing will be possible.

    I will of course treat your PRIVATE MESSAGE as a PRIVATE MESSAGE that goes without saying. I hope that you feel that I have been fair in this instance.


    Thank you for your message. Whilst I entirely agree that freedom of speech is important, a statement that is untrue and damaging is libellous. For the parish council, a statement by someone who would be considered to be aware of the facts that is untrue and states that as a result of parish council negligence a child has been hurt, goes well beyond an appropriate use of freedom of speech. As I have said, formal action is now being taken on this and your comments have been noted.

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    • Administrator

    Sent 05 June 2013 - 03:30 PM

    Dear Liz,
    I am somewhat confused, please see all messages above, I did all that I could with your request in fairness to both parties as I saw it. We often have comments made from members of the public saying things like, "This rubbish has not been removed yet or the council have still done nothing about it" etc.. So are all members therefore libelous in their comments at some point? That said, You requested that I keep our discussion private

     

    As this matter is now the subject of formal proceedings, may I ask that this message be kept confidential and not forwarded or discussed with anyone


    I then notice that bobby47 has recently made comments about so called demands made by the BRPC etc. in a recent thread and I have asked him how he knew or seemed to know about our PRIVATE discussions that we had previously had as I have NOT spoken with ANYONE about it, as per your request. I notice that the BRPC have though! And have also published the fact in their recent minutes. It would have been courteous maybe to be informed of the outcome... I also notice that your receptacle link to my website has now been removed as a direct result? Even though it had been previously agreed to link sites and noted in the minutes of February 21st 2013, so before I address this, am I to believe, that if every time I receive a request from BRPC to change, remove or delete a post that someone may have made, If I refuse, my link is then removed from BRPC as some sort of punishment? Seems a little childish in the circumstances from where I am sat to be honest.
    The original post in question will soon be archived anyway...

    (085/13 It was also noted that further requests for the offending website article to be removed had been refused both by the website administrator and author. Accordingly it was felt that further links to the website from the Parish Council website would no longer be appropriate.)


    I would also like to point out that an author does NOT have the facility to remove a post that they have made; only the administrator has this facility available to them, the author has a small window of time in which edits can be made.

    I would kindly again request a link back to Belmont Voice from the BRPC Website and an explanation as to why the link was removed in the first instance within 14 days if possible.
    I would kindly request information on how the BRPC website is funded, as a tax paying member of the public, I feel, that I may be being possibly discrimination against by removing my link, so I await your reply with anticipation.
    I may end up contacting the Hereford Times for their view on matters and also possibly seeking legal advice. I really was hoping it would not come to this, but it all seems to be rather misplaced and could of been resolved differently perhaps, however, we still have time to rectify this small issue, so I look forward to response.


    Finally could you please confirm the date and venue of the next meeting, is it the 27th?

    Kind regards

    Colin

     


    And this is in my opinion the reason they (Liz Kelso) no longer wish our websites to be linked..

     


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    Suspected Murder In Ryeland Street Hereford

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Ryeland Street update: Police confirm to locals that they are responding to a suspected murder in the area.

     

    Just driven past and Police everywhere roads closed off and Ambulance in the street.

     

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    (Photo courtesy of Gareth Jones)


    PC Minutes - June 2013

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Please find attached minutes from parish council meeting held on Thursday 27th June 2013

     

    Minutes - 27.06.2013.pdf


    Annual Meeting of Belmont Rural Parish Council

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Belmont Rural Parish Council Held on Thursday 16th May 2013 at Northolme Community Centre, Northolme Road, Belmont Hereford.

     

    Annual Parish Council Meeting Minutes - 16.05.2013.pdf

     

    Annual Parish Meeting - 16.05.2013 - Minutes.pdf


    Roadworks at 6am

    Guest smartieno1
    By Guest smartieno1,

    Can anyone explain why TESCO are being allowed to dictate when AMEY carry out roadworks on Abbotsmead Road?......this week they decided to start at 6am....to avoid disrupting the deliveries....idiots!!


    Local Politics.

    bobby47
    By bobby47,

    Not so long ago I couldn't have cared less about local elections and the purpose of Councillors. I used to think that I'd vote at the General Election, which I allways did, and the rest of it was a load of rubbish which I wasn't interested in.

    Now? Ive changed my mind. National Politics have become very distant to me, I get the impression they are moreorless the same, and, with the exception of UKIP, they have nothing new and original to say.

    Nowadays, since I've been blogging and I've learned a great deal about how local power is used, I've come to the conclusion that local politics is much more important than the politicians and mandarins that flounce around Westminster and Whitehall and I've decided that whatever 'we' want or need, they ain't going to deliver it to us and therefore, we've gotta get hold of power and pull the levers ourselves.

    That means, we've all gotta start taking more interest in our local politics and take more care about who we elect and who we want to pull the levers of local power.

    The next time we hold our local Council elections, when some shiney bloody happy clappy person comes trotting up your path and says, 'vote for me because I live around the corner and I look lovely in a suit' ask them questions and make them earn your vote.

    They've had it easy for to long (not you Glenda) and its about time we, the little people started using our collective strength and began to hold some of these elected Councillors to account.

    I've been to some of these Council meetings and I've seen at first hand how dull and unimaginative many of these Councillors are. They are not clever'er than us, they've not got more wisdom than us and believe me, some of them struggle to say anything other then Yay or bloody Nay. In short, many of them are thick and some are completely unsuitable to be anywhere near power and the levers of power that they can pull in the name of local democracy.

    My idea of a Councillor is of course someone like Councillor Powell. A grafter who earns the right to be called Councillor. It's not someone who takes the money, sticks their bloody hand in the air and votes away another twenty million bloody quid on something that we don't want or don't need.

    I say we've gotta start looking in different places to find our leaders. The ones who've walked in our shoes and are able to stick their hand up in the air and say, 'No. Get stuffed. We don't need things we can't afford and things that we don't bloody need'.

    My conclusion is, the safest bet is an Independent and someone who ain't driven by political dogma and are not slaves to a political party that dresses themselves up as good, kind and understanding but they are really out for themselves and the glory that comes with being called Councillor.

    We've gotta change things. We've all gotta start thinking more about local politics and we've all gotta start taking more care about who we elect as a leader.

     


    Earl of Wessex at The Oval Hereford

    Victor Wright
    By Victor Wright,

    The Earl of Wessex during his visit to The Oval Hereford today.

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    Prince Edward, has visited several locations in Hereford today. The royal visited the Hereford Academy, the Oval in Newton Farm, Hinton Community Centre and the Kindle Centre.
    He met residents from South Wye for a community lunch and was treated to dance and choir displays from students and a local dance group, among other things throughout the day.

    Picture curtesy of the Hereford TImes


    Royal Visit To South Wye

    Glenda Powell
    By Glenda Powell,

    HRH the Earl of Wessex will be visiting South Wye tomorrow morning Friday 12th July 2013.

    He will be visiting the Hereford Academy, Oval Information Centre, where he will be meeting ward councillors for Belmont, Hinton Centre and Kindle where he will be having lunch with South Wye pensioners before going on to Rotherwas before returning to London. he will arrive at the Oval at midday.


    Welsh Water Open Evening Hereford July 15th

    Victor Wright
    By Victor Wright,

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    Welsh Water is to hold an open evening in Hereford to explain its plans to invest £2 billion in the region.
    The event will be at the Kindle Centre at 6pm on Monday, July 15.
    The firm will also be displaying information stands in High Town between 10am and 6pm from Monday and Wednesday of that week.


    The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Hereford, Councillor Phil Edwards

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Congratulations to Councillor Phil Edwards on becoming Hereford's 632nd Lord Mayor.

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    No14 Youth Club Drop In

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

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    Recycling question

    Victor Wright
    By Victor Wright,

    I am confused as we are told that we cannot put plastic lids in the recycle bins but its plastic? and also not allowed to put polythene bags either yet I noticed that a lot of people still use the polythene bags when their bins are full and the bin men take these and throw them onto the recycle refuse truck?


    Carpet Fitter

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Carpet Fitting Service - Dave James Tel 07765504746 or 01432 851397

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    Supporting Councillors who deserve support.

    bobby47
    By bobby47,

    During the latter part of 2012, Colin James invited Hereford Times Posters to register with Belmont Voice. For one reason or another, I became the only blogger from the Times to register and take part in your wonderful social platform.

    Three things struck me when I first visited these pages. Firstly, you all are part of a truly wonderful tool that allows you to discuss and resolve the issues that directly affect your neighbourhood. Secondly, Megilleland was here who I know is a prolific blogger and thirdly and finally, how lucky you all were to have Councillors regularly contributing to your discussions.

    In this day and age, it's no easy task to get elected Councillors to emerge from their burrows and say something that might come back to bite them, yet, Belmont Voice was fortunate to have two Councillors, namely Bridges and Powell who contributed toward the issues affecting their constituents.

    In the case of Councillor Glenda Powell, I was astonished at how much she contributed toward her community and this social forum and its fair to say that I have always been impressed by her dedication, her hard working ethic and her willingness to address any problem and give it her best shot.

    You might be thinking, ' sounds like this fool Bobby47 is a close friend of Councillor Powell's. Well, truly and truthfully, I've never met this Councillor, I've no idea whether or not she and I would share the same political values and I've no idea whether she and I could become friends.

    However, what I do know is that for the past twelve months, bloggers on the Hereford Times have been objecting to our current ruling elite and we desperately wanted to find Councillors who spoke their mind, were not afraid to emerge from their burrows and could evidence that they worked hard for their constituents.

    During my visits to these pages I have genuinely been impressed with the industry and hard working ethic of Councillor Powell and her willingness to grasp a stinging nettle and do something. Not talk about it. Not hold a meeting. Not waffle and flower things up that are meaningless and of no help, but to actually, get on and do the job.

    It seems to me that Councillor Glenda Powell displays all the attributes of a public servant who gives her very best and she deserves a little help and recognition for her hard work.

    Why am I mentioning all this? Well, through rumour, the grapevine and some inside knowledge, I have learned that some Councillors have orchestrated a complaint against Councillor Powell. Apparently, because of an issue relating to an old thread of news on BV sanctions are being sought to reprimand Councillor Powell because she took hold of a complaint by a constituent, she ran with it, did something which was to the annoyance of her fellow Council colleagues and failed to follow protocols.

    Some might say this has been done because Councillor numbers are to be reduced and by getting rid of Councillor Powell it's one less Councillor to cull and safeguards the survival of others.

    Me? I think all of this has been done in haste. I think those who have wielded the knife may feel that their actions were somewhat hasty and unwise.

    Whatever the reasons, I would like those involved to end this farce and concentrate on the issues that are important to us all. Holding this bloody Council to account for all the money they have wasted on gimmicks and pointless schemes that have brought about our fiscal ruin.

    In an effort to support Councillor Powell , I respectfully request that all the Belmont Voice Posters who have reason to be grateful to her contribution to this forum and her constituency, you simply note this message and state that you appreciate her hard work.

    My very warmest regards to you all.


    Hereford's Great Western Way Transformation!

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Well to be fair, credit where credit is due, I was walking along the Great Western Way earlier today and was pleasantly surprised to see this.

    Remember this lot?
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    Well this is how it looks today, beautiful in comparison.
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    Amey contract up for grabs

    Mick
    By Mick,

    HEREFORDSHIRE Council will not renew its contract with highway and parks partner Amey, it was announced this morning.

    The local authority said a 12 month tendering process will now begin ahead of the Amey contract ending next summer.

    The new company would be involved in various projects, possibly including the much-talked-about city bypass.

    Geoff Hughes, the Council’s director for places and communities, said the authority wants to provide the best value for money, adding there is nothing stopping Amey from applying for the new contract.

     

    More here;

    http://www.herefordt...abs/?ref=twtrec


    Belmont Rural Parish Council Meeting Dates For 2013/14

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Meeting dates for the forthcoming year are agreed at the Annual Parish Council meeting which is held in May each year.

    For 2013-4, the following dates have been agreed:

    ​I have added all of these dates to our Community Calendar, which you can download or subscribe to here

    2013
    27th June - Belmont
    8th August - Northolme
    19th September - Belmont
    31st October - Northolme
    12th December - Belmont

    2014
    23rd January - Northolme
    6th March - Belmont
    17th April - Northolme
    29th May - Belmont


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