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    Debate | Should Cyclists Be Insured? 🚲

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Following on from our original discussion which began on our forums back in 2017 here ➡ https://hfd.news/k6f we are asking the question "Should Cyclists Be Insured?" particularly when we see ridiculous manoeuvres like this one which must be difficult for any decent cyclist to justify

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    #HerefordVoice #HerefordNews #Hereford


    Yet another RTC on Link Road

    ragwert
    By ragwert,

    Another RTC on the Widemarsh Street - Link Road traffic lights this afternoon with a car with Children in ending

    up on its side.I can see a death happening here unless something is done.Removal of traffic lights and the installation of a roundabout with 20mph all the way down Widemarsh Street & Link Road would be a start.0

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    A statement regarding the Westfield Sixth Form consultation

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire Council would like to apologise to parents for the short notice of the public meeting regarding the Westfield Sixth Form consultation. 

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    This was an administrative error and we would like to reassure parents that the consultation runs until Tuesday 20 July, so there is time to provide feedback. We will host another public meeting on Friday 16 July at 3pm. Details of how to join the virtual meeting and the online consultation can be found on our website

    Herefordshire Council is consulting about the future of Westfield School Sixth Form in Leominster, which provides high quality education for the young people between the age of 16 and 19 with severe, complex, multiple and profound learning difficulties. In recent years, the school has had approximately 12 pupils within its sixth form phase across the three year groups (Year 12, 13 and 14).  

    Herefordshire Council proposes to commission all sixth form places for young people with severe, complex, multiple and profound learning difficulties at a new specialist sixth form college in Hereford City, called the Beacon College. The opportunity to build the new college arose in 2017, when we successfully bid to the Department for Education for the funding. The Beacon College opens in September 2021, and will be run by the Accordia Academies Trust (formerly Barrs Court Trust). 

    It is anticipated that within three years of opening, Beacon College will offer sixth form education to approximately 60 students with specialist needs. The new college has been built to be able to provide sufficient places for all young people in Herefordshire requiring a specialist sixth form place, including those few pupils who may wish to attend from neighbouring counties.

    You can find more information and complete the consultation questionnaire on our website www.herefordshire.gov.uk/consultations

     


    Positive Hereford | Knife Angel Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Just when we thought we had seen the best of the Knife Angel Hereford images our good friend Jon Simpson comes up when this fabulous photograph

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    Hereford Voice is proud to be supporting Knife Angel Hereford.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The 'Partnership and Sponsors' board looks fabulous in the Cathedral Close and we are looking forward to the arrival of this brilliant sculpture in Hereford on Monday!

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    Hereford Voice is proud to be supporting Knife Angel Hereford.


    Summer Solstice | Today is the Longest Day of the Year

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Monday, June 21 - today the UK will enjoy 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.

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    The sun will rise at 4.52am and set at 9.26pm

    During the celestial annual journey of the Earth round the Sun, the Summer Solstice is the moment when the Sun is at its furthermost point north of the Equator.

    In the Northern Hemisphere, the 2021 Summer Solstice is on 21 June, at 03:32 GMT.

    What is a solstice and why does it happen?

    The Summer Solstice takes place when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt towards the sun, offering the longest period of daylight. In the Northern Hemisphere, that is when the North Pole is tilted towards the sun. 

    In winter we tilt further away from the sun, and the winter solstice takes place when the North Pole is tilting its furthest away. The shortest day of the year will be December 21.

    Dates for equinoxes and solstices in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres are the same, but in opposite seasons. For example, the Summer Solstice north of the Equator is mirrored south of the Equator by the Winter Solstice.

    Find below precise solstice and equinox dates and times for the Northern Hemisphere, for 2021.

    • Date & Time of Solstices & Equinoxes in 2021
    • Vernal Equinox (Spring) March 20 2021 09:37 GMT
    • Summer Solstice (Summer) June 21 2021 03:32 GMT
    • Autumnal Equinox (Fall) September 22 2021 19:21 GMT
    • Winter Solstice (Winter) December 21 2021 15:59 GMT

    Armed Forces Day 2021

    Aylestone Voice
    By Aylestone Voice,

    Regrettably there will be no formal Armed Forces Day events in Herefordshire on Saturday 26 June 2021

    However, as is usual for the Monday of the week before Armed Forces Day, Flag Raising events have been held. The formal County event was held this morning at the Cathedral and a Flag was raised at Wye Valley Trust Hospital. Here is a photo of the flag raising at the hospital. Flags were also raised in the market towns.

    In Herefordshire we continue to be proud of and to honour all those who serve in our military, those who have previously served and all their families. Not only do our military protect us they have also been invaluable during these unprecedented times. 

    More pictures can be seen on https://www.facebook.com/HerefordshireAFD

     

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    Recycling Reminders!

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

     

    Recycling Reminders

     

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    Over 2000 Lorry and Car Tyres Dumped on the Brecon Beacons!

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Below is a photograph of what 400 tyres looks like.

    This week Llangattock litter pickers were alerted to fly tipping of more than 5 times what's is in this photo.

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    Over 2,000 lorry and car tyres were dumped in a quarry in the Brecon Beacons. The group are leading on and working with the landowner and other organisations to bring about their removal. 


    Positive Hereford | Resurfacing Works Completed at Bearwood in Herefordshire

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire Council teams have recently completed a programme of resurfacing and drainage works on the C1081 - Gorsty Corner to Lower Green, Bearwood in Herefordshire 

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    Positive Hereford | Resurfacing Works Completed at Dilwyn in Herefordshire

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Hereford Council teams have recently completed a programme of resurfacing and drainage works on the C1091 - Venmore Lane, Dilwyn in Herefordshire.

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    Cyclists on Footpaths!

    Frank Smith
    By Frank Smith,

    Cyclists on Footpaths!

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    Should cyclists be allowed on footpaths?

    I ask the question because this morning I was walking along Belmont Avenue and a chap on a bike knocked into me from behind and almost knocked me to the floor as he came speeding past me on along the footpath on his bike. He turned around and shouted sorry pal but to be honest it not only startled me but I will probably have a bruise on my arm. I could have easily lost my balance and fallen into the road.

    I thought riding a bicycle on a footpath was illegal? I appreciate that some people do not like riding on the roads and most of the councils in the country are implementing cycle lanes where they can but if the roads are narrow in the first place it makes it very difficult. I always remeber growing up that the police would tell you to get off your bike and walk on footpaths but that does not appear to happen anymore.

    I have just seen this article on Sky news


    Beautiful Swarm of Bees Outside Pleasance & Harper Jewellers Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    News | Pleasance & Harper Jewellers & Watch Specialists had a stunning swarm of bees arrive at their store today

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    They called out our dear friend Laura from Hey, Honey to see the most beautiful bee swarm hanging from one of their baskets outside the shop.

    Please be aware that there are still bees in the area (scout bees returning looking for their Queen) so if you are allergic to bee stings best to avoid the immediate area.

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    Hey, Honey have now rehomed them in one of their hives on the The Green Dragon Hotel roof but there will still be some stragglers about for a while so people please take care.

    #HerefordVoice #HerefordNews #Hereford


    Not far from your doorstep

    ragwert
    By ragwert,

    If you travel just a little further out of the City you can find some stunning Countryside with spectacular views.
    Two of our families favorite places to visit are in the Brecon Beacons national park.
    Llyn y Fan Fach & Fawr in the Black Mountains & the four falls walk ,Ystradfelte.

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    Knife Angel has Arrived at Hereford Cathedral

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Today we welcome the awesome thought-provoking Knife Angel Statue to Hereford Cathedral and it looks fantastic!

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    Hereford Voice is so proud to have been able to promote and support the Knife Angel Hereford project for many months leading up to the arrival of the statue in Hereford today and wish Alison Davies, Meryl Cain and the whole team behind this fabulous event a very successful month ahead.

    Hereford Voice have drawn up a complete and comprehensive list of interactive medical workshops and creative activities, venues, dates and times etc https://hfd.news/em9

    Donate to support Knife Angel Hereford https://hfd.news/u4c

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    Meryl Cain, Alison Davies and Colin James from Hereford Voice 


    Positive Hereford | Breathtaking Photographs of Knife Angel Hereford by Jon Simpson

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    We have no words for this superb set of photographs of the fabulous Knife Angel Hereford they are just breathtaking! 👏👏👏

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    Thank you to our friend and fellow official 'Working Partner' and official Knife Angel Hereford photographerJon Simpson for sending in these wonderful images captured brilliantly against Hereford's night sky.

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    Herefordshire Council will hoist Pride flags onto key buildings in Hereford to celebrate Pride month

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The rainbow flag will be flown outside Herefordshire Council buildings and offices to recognise Pride month, a festival of celebration and recognition of the role played by the LGBT community. You will see these flags appearing later on the Town Hall, Plough Lane Offices and Hereford Library and Museum

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    Inspiration | Children from St Thomas Cantilupe Primary School Visit Knife Angel in Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    A large group of children from St Thomas Cantilupe Primary School visited the thought-provoking Knife Angel Hereford statue at Hereford Cathedral, a quote on the schools Twitter page simple read;

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     'An experience to remember'

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