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    Save the River Wye!

    megilleland
    By megilleland,

    Save the River Wye! Demand moratorium on all new poultry units in Powys

    Kate Bull started this petition to Powys County Council

    Every summer now, the River Wye is turning a putrid green and its delicate ecology is being destroyed by algae blooms that are caused by effluent from poultry farms flowing into it. If this goes on, we will lose everything that we treasure about the Wye. It will turn a horrible, ugly green every time it gets sunny. The fish will go, and they will be followed by our kingfishers, our dippers and our herons. It is very, very worrying.

    There are now 116 intensive poultry units (IPUs) in Powys, each raising more than 40,000 birds. With an estimated 8.5 million chickens on permitted units in the county, that is 64 times more chickens than people.

    Powys County Council and Natural Resources Wales have a legal responsibility to protect Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) such as the Wye. They have, however, been apparently unwilling to use the existing laws to protect the river from the damage caused by a proliferation of poultry units in the county. When granting planning permission, the Council has consistently refused to consider the impact of new poultry developments individually and cumulatively on the local environment, including the county's rivers and water courses.

    Enough is enough. We call on Powys County Council to instate an immediate moratorium on planning permissions for new or extended poultry units in the county until the full environmental - and community - impacts of those we already have can be assessed and reduced.

    Sign petition here.


    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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    Police Appeal for Witnesses After Woman Followed Along Belmont Road Hereford.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Hereford Cops are appealing for any witnesses or people in the area who may have CCTV/Dash Cam footage following an incident on Belmont Road on the evening of 2nd January at approx 21:35.

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    A female has been approached and followed by a male who is described as 6ft, Olive Skinned, Slim Build with approximately 3/4 weeks of stubble/beard growth.

    The male is believed to have walked from the Poole Close area and approached the female near to Farm Foods. He has then followed her for a short time and left the area running up Belmont Road towards the bridge.

    Anyone with any information or footage should contact police immediately with reference 00529_I_02012022.

     


    MP Bill Wiggin Receives a Knighthood

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The 2022 New Year Honours list has been announced MP Bill Wiggin receives a knighthood for his Political and Public Service (Member of Parliament for North Herefordshire - Upton Bishop, Herefordshire).

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    Other local recipients of are;

    Sally Jane ROBERTSON, awarded British Empire Medal for her services to the community in Burghill, Herefordshire (Hereford, Herefordshire)

    Susan Jane ROBERTS, also awarded British Empire Medal for services to the community in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, particularly during Covid-19 (Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire)

    Anthea Elizabeth Joy MCINTYRE, receives a CBE (Lately Member, European Parliament, West Midlands) for Political and Public Service (Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire).

    Paralympian Daniel Dean PEMBROKE, receives an MBE For services to Athletics (Hereford, Herefordshire)

    Full List attached below 👇

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    Merry Christmas Everyone

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Merry Christmas to you all. 

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    Another year almost over and a new one about to begin. 

    We would like to thank you all for your continued support and hope that you all have a fantastic Christmas. 

    Colin.

     


    NEW Webcam | 'HEREFORD LIVE' High Town HD Cam

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    After months of work behind the scenes we are pleased to announce 'HEREFORD LIVE' now streaming from High Town LIVE

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    LIVE FEED https://hfd.news/q7a

    Hereford Voice have also sponsored Hereford's second LIVE HD Webcam from the heart of our fabulous city!

    Check out the Panoramic view of High Town and the Black and White House Museum in Hereford hosted by our good friends at WorkHere: Community Workspace, Hereford

    Part of the Skyline network of high definition panoramic webcams scattered around the world with the sole goal of promoting tourism, art and culture!

    Statistics | You will be able to see how many people are online as well as how many visitors there have been viewing our fantastic city.

    Web | www.herefordlive.uk

    Host | https://www.workhereford.co.uk

    If you have a great view in Herefordshire that you would like to share and are interested in having a LIVE webcam sponsored by Hereford Voice please get in touch.

    Premium | If you would like to view any of the cameras on the network it is completely FREE but there is just one 5 second advert however, for a small fee of €9.50 per year you can go Premium. The Premium option allows access to features and services that will render your navigation experience on SkylineWebcams more exciting. With Premium you can explore the site without ads, view webcams in Full Screen mode, quickly access your favourite webcams, take pictures and share them on the site, communicate with other users thanks to the chat, travel from one corner of the globe to another in just a few seconds with the interactive map and the search engine.

    #HerefordVoice #HerefordNews #HerefordLIVE


    Widemarsh Street Kerbs to be Levelled in 2022

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Hereford Voice understands this morning that temporary black tape will be placed along the low kerbs in Widemarsh Street within the next 24hours, marking the infamous kerbs that many of us (or folks we know) have taken a tumble over.

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    Hereford Voice have been advised that works will begin at the end of March next year, for approximately 8 weeks (keeping road open for access as much as possible).

    This work is long overdue, over a decade after the road was redesigned and this hazard has been allowed to continue for too long.

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    Hereford Voice would like to thank campaigners like Barb Tilling and Anna Gardiner from local group Widemarsh Street Trips and Falls for their hard work over the years to raise awareness on this issue and also want to thank the coalition administration who have took the decision and secured the funding for the levelling of the kerbs after nothing was done by the previous administration. We appreciate things take time but are very pleased that common sense has prevailed here.

     


    Driver Arrested Suspicion of Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs Following Collision with Person on Mobility Scooter Causing Serious Injuries.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Latest News | Driver Arrested Suspicion of Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs and Dangerous Driving Following Collision with Person on Mobility Scooter Causing Serious Injuries.

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    West Mercia Police have issued the following statement;

    Officers were called to a road traffic collision on the A49 near the Asda store in Hereford at 7.05am (Wednesday 15 December). The incident involved a white VW Polo and a mobility scooter. The man on the mobility scooter has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

    The two men in the Polo stopped at the scene. The driver was initially arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs, and was further arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He is currently in custody.

    The A49 northbound at the pedestrian crossing from Asda fuel station/Drybridge Walk was closed but one lane has since reopened. The A49 southbound has also been reduced to one lane. There is considerable congestion and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

    Anyone who has any information or dash-cam footage is urged to call 101 or visit our website, quoting incident 059i of 15 December, 2021 or report it online via our website www.westmerciapolice.uk/tua/tell-us-about/

    Alternatively, if you have information but don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers. It is 100% anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call or IP address. You can contact them online or by calling 0800 555 111.


    Flood Expert and Friend Dave Throup Announces Retirement

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Our friend Dave Throup (Environmental Agency manager) has announced his retirement at the end of this year afer 22 years service with the Environment Agency.

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    Dave is a flood expert and has kept us all up to date with the weather and dramatic photographs over the years.He made the announcement on his official Twitter account.

    Hereford Voice would like to thank Dave personally for keeping us up to date over the years with up to the minute accurate information and wish him a long and happy retirement, more time for them bike rides!


    Gridlock Following Serious Accident on the A49 in Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Hereford came to a standstill this morning following a serious collision between a VW car and a person using a mobility scooter on the pedestrian crossing next to Asda.

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    The northbound lanes are currently closed and there is a contra-flow system in place using the Southbound lanes following.

    Police are currently measuring the road where a White VW car and debris from the damaged mobility scooter are scattered across the carriageway.


    Hereford LIVE | Our High Town Webcam Hits 100,000 Unique Visitors !

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    We are so pleased with these incredible numbers in such a short space of time this evening our 'HEREFORD LIVE' High Town HD Cam reached over 100,000 visitors.

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    LIVE FEED ➡️ https://hfd.news/q7a

    Sponsored by Hereford Voice and hosted live 24/7 by our good friends at WorkHere: Community Workspace, Hereford.

    Hereford Voice is part of the Skyline network of high definition panoramic webcams scattered around the world with the sole goal of promoting tourism, art and culture!

    Web | www.herefordlive.uk

    Host | https://www.workhereford.co.uk

    More exciting news coming soon!


    Six fire crews were called to a house fire in Fownhope last night

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Two crews from Hereford, two from Ross and one each from Fownhope and Ewyas Harold were called at 03:18 to a house in the village where a fire in the roof space had spread to an adjoining property.

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    All residents were able to leave the properties safely.

    "This incident was attended by many of crews and officers who have been at Kidderminster in last few days," said Chief Fire Officer Jon Pryce. "Superb efforts and commitment, thank you."

    📸 Fownhope Fire Station

     


    📣 Positive Hereford | Eden Coffee House Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    This is not just a coffee shop...

    After months and months of hard work and a lot of investment, locally owned Eden Coffee House Hereford officially open their doors this Wednesday.

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    Herefordian’s, Phil and Karen decided they wanted to create a very cool space in the middle of our fabulous city and what better location than right opposite Hereford's most famous Black and White House museum landmark.

    As an advertising partner, Hereford Voice were given exclusive access before the soft opening earlier this afternoon to be able to capture some photographs of this fabulous completely renovated property.

    Over the past few months we have been talking with the new owners to find out how this coffee shop differs from some others.

    Karen and Phil told us that their mantra is to have an independent coffee shop, sourcing quality local produce where possible as well as offering something a little different and creating at least 10 new jobs!

    There will be a big focus on being a friendly and relaxing environment, where everyone will enjoy the warmth and personality from the staff. Eden Coffee House is going to be full of plants too, many of which will be for sale.

    This lovely old building has been sat empty for a long time and has now been transformed into a relaxing space where people will be able to enjoy this beautiful building once again.

    Phil and Karen have financed this project at great expense to themselves and they wanted to bring this building back to its former glory and in doing so have exposed some beautiful old hidden beams, wonderful brickwork and during the renovation work their builders have unearthed lots of historic features, such as the original butchers bricks from back when the butchers shop ceased trading in 1930 and predates back into the 1800s.

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    The building now showcases, much of the original features, and includes some modern twists, such as the new amazing steel staircase.

    We already got a great vibe during our visit today and the coffee is lush! All the produce and cakes are daily fresh and not frozen and they also have the wonderful award winning Peter Cooks Bread available.

    Best of all Eden Coffee House is DOG FRIENDLY

    Hereford Voice will be keeping you up to date with the progress and any special offers over the coming months, so keep an eye open, in the meantime, please support our local independents and pop in and check out this fabulous new business which officially opens this Wednesday.

    We would like to wish Phil and Karen all the very best of luck with their new venture


    Hereford & Worcs Fire Service Deploy 20 Fire Engines To Tackle Massive Blaze in Naighbouring County

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have deployed 20 fire engines which are on scene at a massive fire currently at Hoo Farm Industrial Estate in Kidderminster.

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    Firefighters togther with other crews and partners will be on-site for next few days.

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    Residents as far as Worcester and parts of Herefordshire are being advised to keep their windows and doors shut due to the large amounts of smoke being produced by the blaze.

    📸 HWFRS 

     


    Hereford Lions Club Santa on his Sleigh Routes for 2021

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Festive News | Santa and his Sleigh will be in High Town Hereford on Wednesday 15th December 10.30am - 4.30pm

    Hereford Lions Club have also confirmed that from Saturday 11th December, Santa will be touring the city.

    Santa like last year will not be stopping, but will be escorted by members of the Club on his journey. Please keep an ear out as they will have vehicle ahead of the sleigh letting everyone know that Santa is on his way, ho ho ho

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    Catastrophic to see this 360 year old oak tree fallen in Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Catastrophic to see this 360 year old oak tree fallen due to #StormArwen strong winds during the night.

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    This is located at Belmont Haywood Country Park the tree fell down around 4.45am this morning, such sad news.

    Thank you to our good friend Piotr Biurkowski for sending us these photographs today.

     


    Malvern man sentenced for sexual offences that took place in Hereford area.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    A man from Malvern has been jailed for sexual offences involving children.

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    Richard Webb, 34, of Moat Crescent, was sentenced to nine years in prison at Worcester Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 2 December).

    He will be placed on the sexual offenders register for life and will have a three-year extended licence period.

    His offences took place in the Hereford area between 2006 and 2019 and involved incidents where the victims were between the ages of 8 and 14 at the time of the offences.

    He also met with a child and committed sexual offences following a period of grooming and possessed extreme pornography.

    Detective Constable Leah Lowe said: “This investigation was highly emotional and I’d like to recognise the courage of the victims who came forward.

    “This man groomed and abused his victims and this sentence is reflective of the suffering and misery he caused.

    " West Mercia Police take all complaints of sexual abuse very seriously and I hope this case gives the public confidence to come forward and report any incidents of concern whether recently or in the past"

    “We act on all reports we received an offer victims our full support.”

    If you have been affected by crime and need support, you can contacted the Victim Advice Line:

    The Victim Advice Line is a free and confidential service for victims and anyone who has been affected by crime and needs support.

    Freephone: 0800 952 3000

    Email: info@victimadviceline.org.uk

    Web (including Live Chat): www.victimadviceline.org.uk

    You can also call the West Mercia sexual abuse support centre on 03456 461188.


    Independent and Locally Owned Eden Coffee House Hereford Opens Next Week!

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Hereford Voice have been kindly invited by owners Karen and Phil to the soft opening on Monday between 3pm - 7pm and everyone is welcome to join us with the official opening on Wednesday 8th December.

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    There is still a lot of work to be completed and its all hands on deck to be ready for Monday.

    Eden Coffee House created by two Herefordian’s, who have decided they want to create a very cool space in the middle of our fabulous city and what better location than right opposite Hereford's most famous Black and White House museum landmark.

    Hereford Voice was given some exclusive access recently and we have been talking with the new owners over the last few weeks to find out how this coffee shop differs from some others.

    Karen and Phil told us that their mantra is to have an independent coffee shop, sourcing quality local produce where possible as well as offering something a little different and creating at least 10 new jobs!

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    There will be a big focus on being a friendly and relaxing environment, where everyone will enjoy the warmth and personality from the staff. Eden Coffee House is going to be full of plants too, many of which will be for sale.

    This lovely old building has been sat empty for a long time and is now being transformed into a relaxing space where people will be able to enjoy this beautiful building once again.

    Phil and Karen have financed this project at great expense to themselves but they wanted to bring this building back to its former glory and in doing so have exposed some beautiful old hidden beams, wonderful brickwork and during the renovation work their builders have unearthed lots of historic features, such as the original butchers bricks from back when the butchers shop ceased trading in 1930 and predates back into the 1800s.

    So the building will showcase, much of the original features, but will include some modern twists such as new amazing steel staircase.

    Please support our local independents and pop in and check out this fabulous new business when they open next week!


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