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    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.


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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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    Herefordshire's New Official Flag to be Revealed in November

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire's new official flag to be revealed early November.

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    The competition deadline has now passed and the voting for Herefordshire’s new official flag will take place in September and the winning design will be revealed on November 2, the Herefordshire Flag Committee announced today.

    The shortlisted entries will be named when the schools go back after the August bank holiday and the county’s residents will then have about a month to make their choice. Everyone aged five and over will be eligible to vote.

    Herefordshire is one of only three of England’s 39 historic counties not to have its own registered flag, alongside Leicestershire and Hampshire.

    This unadopted design below, which you might recognise, features a red background that represents the county's red earth, and a white and blue wave standing in for the River Wye. The gold lion is taken from the City of Hereford arms, and the bull's head is a bovine nod to Hereford Cattle.


    Council Changes May 2019

    Denise Lloyd
    By Denise Lloyd,

    Surprised nobody else has posted the changes at Herefordshire Council following the recent local elections so here goes:-

    Herefordshire Council’s Leader and Chair elected and committee chairs appointed.

    Full Council has today announced how Herefordshire Council will be governed in the 2019/20 municipal year.

    Councillor Hitchiner has been elected Leader of Herefordshire Council, Councillor Bowen is Chairman of the Council and Councillor Guthrie is Vice-Chairwoman of the Council.

    Full Council also appointed Herefordshire Council’s committee chairs, confirmed as:

    Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee    

    Chair: Councillor Swinglehurst                         Vice-Chair: Councillor Bartlett

    Audit and governance committee       

    Chair: Councillor Shaw                                     Vice-Chair: Councillor Bolderson

    Children and young people scrutiny committee     

    Chair: Councillor Gandy                                   Vice-Chair: Councillor Toynbee

    Employment panel committee  

    Chair: Councillor Hitchiner                                Vice-Chair: Councillor Johnson

    General scrutiny committee     

    Chair: Councillor Lester                                    Vice-Chair: Councillor Bowes

    Planning and regulatory committee   

    Chair: Councillor Hardwick                               Vice-Chair: Councillor Seldon

    Licensing sub-committee         

    Chair: Councillor Seldon

    Published: Friday, 24th May 2019

    and

    Councillor David Hitchiner, Leader of Herefordshire Council, has today announced his Cabinet member appointments and the portfolios they will be responsible for.

    The Leader will continue to direct the council’s corporate policy and strategy and have overall budget responsibility.

    Cabinet members are:

    Councillor Felicity Norman (Deputy Leader): Children and Families

    Councillor Gemma Davies: Contracts and Assets

    Councillor Pauline Crockett: Health and Wellbeing

    Councillor John Harrington: Infrastructure

    Councillor Ellie Chowns: Economy and Communications

    Councillor Ange Tyler: Transport and Regulatory Services

    Councillor Liz Harvey: Finance and Corporate Services

     

    Councillor David Hitchiner, Leader of Herefordshire Council, said:

    “Herefordshire is a proudly independent and ingenious county. I look forward to drawing on best practise, using our strengths and talents, to be a council that serves and works with the people of Herefordshire, with openness and imagination at its heart. Our Cabinet Members bring a variety of skills and some new experience- I am confident that working together we will do well for the county we all love.”

    Published: Friday, 24th May 2019

    Wishing them well in their new roles and look forward to some positive moves

    That's all for now!

     

     


    M5 at Gloucester closed after body discovered

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    M5 motorway closed at Gloucester after body discovered.

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    Officers have closed the M5 between junction 11A at Brockworth and junction 12 for Quedgeley after a person was found dead on the carriageway.

    The incident was reported shortly before 4.10am today (Wednesday 30 October).

    Officers attended the scene, on the southbound carriageway around a mile north of Gloucester Services,  and have closed both sides of the motorway while the body is recovered and a serious incident investigation takes place.

    Diversions have been put in place but significant disruption is expected this morning and is likely to last for a number of hours while police continues its work at the scene and establishes the circumstances.

    Anyone who may have information but hasn't spoken to police should call 101 and quote incident 34 of 30 October.


    Clocks go back tonight

    ragwert
    By ragwert,

    Don't forget folks ..
     

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    Congratulations to The Beefy Boys

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Congratulations to The Beefy Boys again for their brilliant signature burger entry into the world food championships competition in Texas USA.

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    Results are in we got a 90.5 for our structured build and a 92.25 for our signature burger The Beefy Boy! Sadly it wasn’t enough for us to take the title but we’ve still had a blast. Thanks to everyone back home for all the support x

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    Line Dancing Hereford

    Devoice
    By Devoice,

    LIne Dancing Hereford still going strong.

    Join us on Monday  7.15 until 9.15 at Northholme Community Centre

    Beginners to improvers, phone 01432870383


    HC Made £1.9 Million Profit From Parking Charges!

    Bill Thomas
    By Bill Thomas,

    HEREFORDSHIRE Council made £1.9 million profit in car parking charges in 2013/14 - more than £300k than the previous year.

     

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    In figures released by the RAC Foundation, Herefordshire Council was 89th out of 353 authorities in the amount it made from parking tickets, permits and penalties.
     
    It collected £1,880,000 in the last tax year compared to 1,563,000 in 2012/13.
     
    Overall in 2013/14 councils in England made £667 million from their day to day, on and off street parking operations. After capital charges the net surplus was £549 million.
     
    By law any surplus must be used for transport projects.
     
    The figures are taken from an RAC Foundation report - based on financial returns sent from local councils to the government
     
    While some of the increase in surplus is down to rising income, there is also evidence many councils are cutting operating costs.
     
    The authority with the largest surplus in 2013-14 was, once again, Westminster with £51 million.
     

    RTC BROAD ST HEREFORD

    Ubique
    By Ubique,

    Yesterday Tuesday 8th October an RTC occurred in Broad St Hereford  . From what I know it happened near to the RSPCA Charity Shop.

    it appears that an automatic car driven by an elderly driver ( guessed  at +80 ) reversed out of a parking bay by the Oxfam Shop and for whatever reason kept reversing and swerved into a car which had just parked in a bay by the RSPCA  shop , in doing so also hit another car in another bay . So its three cars damaged . The driver of the stationary car banged into is complaining of neck injuries. Ambulance and Police called .

    Cut a long story short , NO POLICE ATTENDANCE ........AMBULANCE ATTENDED 90 minutes AFTER THE RTC........ By this time one of the vehicles had been recovered by the insurance company on a low loader and the apparent injured person was fed up with waiting to be assessed had left the scene ............

    IS THIS IS THE WAY AHEAD ? ....IF SO PLEASE TELL US .


    Calling all 1950's ladies

    Denise Lloyd
    By Denise Lloyd,
    Petition: Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950s women

    Any ladies reading this and born in the 1950's please sign the petition

    A group of ladies have set up an action group called the WASPI's and have so far got 92000 signatures they need to reach 100000 signatures before it can be debated in Parliament.  So please gents if you know of a lady who has been affected by this please pass the word on.  I am personally affected and having to wait 3 and half years before I can draw my state pension even though I qualified at 60! 


    WMP and Warwickshire Police Alliance

    Ubique
    By Ubique,

    Reading the BBC News this evening to learn that the Alliance between West Mercia Police and Warwuckshire Police is coming to an end .

    West Mercia Police have"  decided to withdraw from the current strategic alliance " it has with Warwuckshire Police . It appears that Warwickshire Police disagree with the breakup stating that it has saved more than £35 million and that they were hugely disappointed.

    The Forces merged firearms , dog handlers ,IT and Control in 2013  .

     Just wondering how much it's going to cost WMP to " un merge " the Units . The break away is due to be completed by 8th October 2019

     

     


    The 2020 Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) judgement

    megilleland
    By megilleland,

    The 2020 Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) judgement

    I haven't heard many women talking about this.

    They had been campaigning against what they see as unfair changes to the State Pension Age imposed on women born in the 1950s as the age they receive their pensions rises from 60 to 65, in line with men.

    An estimated 3.8 million women are affected, and some will lose £50,000.

    Article in Daily Mail today:

    The Slog says:

    The 2020/WASPI judgement can snatch victory from the jaws of Brexit defeat

    The British Ruling Class has made the fatal error of putting down too many just causes at once. The victims should now join together and teach the Establishment a life-lesson.


    Did I say Herefordshire or Hertfordshire?

    megilleland
    By megilleland,

    Story today in Daily Mail:

    Four metal detectorists 'stole £3million haul of Anglo Saxon coins and jewellery after finding it in a field and tried to sell it on the black market'

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    Four metal detectorists are on trial after failing to declare £3million in Anglo Saxon coins and jewellery they found in a field and allegedly selling it on the black market instead.

    George Powell, 38, and Layton Davies, 51, found at least 300 coins, a gold ring, a bracelet, a ninth century silver ingot and a fifth century crystal ball pendant when they were out with their metal detectors in Hertfordshire in June 2015. 

    They discovered the treasure underground near Eye Court Farm near Leominster.

    The prosecution claim instead of declaring the haul, as the law requires, they conspired with Paul Wells, 60, and Simon Wicks, 57, to sell the goods for a profit. 

    All four went on trial today accused of conspiring to conceal treasure at Worcester Crown Court. 

    Article places Leominster in Hertfordshire - not surprised!

     


    Freedom of Information Request 'Jalsagor Restaurant' Food Hygiene Inspection

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Following on from the recent 'food hygiene rating of zero' at the Jalsagor Indian Restaurant in St Owen St Hereford. We placed a request for a copy of the officers report under the freedom of information act. Herefordshire Council's response as follows:

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    Dear Sir,

    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

    Further to previous correspondence, your request for information has now been considered and the council’s response is set out below:

    Q1 Following on from the latest food hygiene inspection at the:

    Jalsagor Indian Restaurant
    60 St Owen Street
    Hereford
    HR1 2PU

    Date of inspection: 12 August 2019 Hereford

                A. Please find attached a copy of the inspection report. 

    We have considered the public interest in releasing this information, and have found the balance in favour of disclosure. The public have a right to know the state and safety of food establishments that they may choose to use and release of this type of information into the public domain provides further impetus to food establishments to increase their compliance with legislation that seeks to protect the public, outweighing the reputational risk to the establishment caused by disclosure. 

    Please note that the covering letter to the report contains the names and contact details of third parties which we consider constitutes their personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 2018. We have therefore redacted that information under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please take this letter as a refusal notice under S17 of the Act for this part of your request. 

    Full Report attached:

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      ALL Classes restart Monday 30th December 2019
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    • SON OF GRIDKNOCKER

      This is the profile of a new terrace of brick-built houses near Birmingham city centre (designed by the Courtyard's architect Glen Howells) which is due to be unveiled later this month by the developer Urban Splash. What a pity something as architecturally well-mannered as this couldn't have gone up on the ex-Rockfield DIY site alongside Hereford Station, which will shortly be playing host to a student accommodation block which looks more like a STASSI training centre!

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    • H.Wilson

      Bloody Quality Street in Tesco's already, its August not Xmas!
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    • Frank Smith

      Time for a nice glass of red 
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      In need of a holiday 
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