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    Bigger fish to fry......

    Jrtb
    By Jrtb,

    I have just submitted my thoughts on the cycle lane in Commercial Road Hereford and while I have been sat here entering my thoughts onto this site 2 bicycles have passed me again..... one with no lights in the cycle lane..... so he nearly got it right  just no lights  it's and one with lights but on the pavement..... plus two lads wearing dark clothes at 9:30 at night skateboarding game the cycle lanes where are the police...... how long will it be before one of these idiots is riding down the cycle lane with no lights and gets a car door opened on them...... this town is going to pot.......


    Christmas Sweet Tubs On Sale in Tesco Hereford Already!

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Spotted in Tesco Belmont today..

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    It's still Summer and we're only in August, surely this is not the start of the Christmas stock, is it?? 🎅🌲🎁

    What are your thoughts on this?

     


    Victoria Bridge Coffee Spot

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Fabulous new coffee cart has opened over looking the river next to the Victoria Bridge. We popped by over the weekend and tried their coffee and can confirm it's delicious 

    We love to support local businesses and surprised that nobody has thought of this brilliant location before. If you're in the area give pop by and try their coffee. 

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    They are open all over the weekend and now also in the week:

    Sat-Sun 9-5pm - Tues-Fri 8-4pm (closed Monday)


    Blackmarston Road Play Area

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Before and after photographs of Blackmarston Road play area safe, tidy and open. 

    This is great to see 👏👏 thanks to Cllr Kevin Tillett for Hinton & Hunderton for the photographs

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    Before

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    And after, wow what a difference! 


    New More Attractive Plants Placed in Hereford City Centre

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

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    Herefordshire Council have removed the ugly red barriers along Broad St, King St and Bridge Street and replaced them will more aesthetically pleasing plants, which are much better.

    All this is necessary so pedestrians can socially-distance and cyclists can ride their bikes safely.

    These measures are necessary in the fight against this dreadful Coronavirus pandemic as directed and funded by central Government.

    Once again the city is busy with people which is great to see.


    The Knife Sculpture Coming to Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The iconic British sculpture, The Knife Angel, is coming to Hereford on 1st June 2021.

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    Created to raise awareness around knife crime in the UK, The Knife Angel is made out of 100,000 confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. The sculpture has toured around the Country as a monument against all forms of violence and aggression. Standing at 27ft and weighing 3.5 ton, it is an incredible and powerful sight to behold.

    Beginning in June 2021, the sculpture will reside at Hereford Cathedral for 28 days. During this, a series of interactive workshops and events will take place, including an opening and closing ceremony, a dedicated youth conference, weapon amnesty and more.

    The Knife Angel Hereford Team explain who they are; “Alison Davies lost her son Mark to knife crime in December 2018 and together with friends Meryl Cain, Pauline Strong and Jan Jefferies wanted to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact violent crime has on individuals, families and communities. The team’s involvement with this project is carried out on a voluntary basis. The group are known as The Knife Angel Hereford Team.”

    The team are also looking for help in the form of funding and volunteers. For more information, you can read more by visiting the team’s website: www.knifeangelhereford.co.uk


    'Eat Out to Help Out' Scheme starts today!

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Diners will be able to claim 50% off food and drinks at participating restaurants during August.
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    Between 3 and 31 August, diners will get a 50% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks at participating restaurants, cafes and pubs.

    The offer is only available from Mondays to Wednesdays and people will receive a maximum discount of £10 per head.

    Therefore if two people spend £50, they can only receive a discount of £20.

    Will you be taking full advantage of this new scheme which has never been tried in the UK before?

    Please find below list of participating venues, please advise if we have missed any and we will add them to our list 

    • The Cafe at All Saints Church
    • The Glass Tandoori, Commercial Road
    • The Bookshop, Aubrey Street
    • Ascari’s Cafe, West Street
    • The Loft Cinema , West Street
    • The Beefy Boys, Old Market
    • Meze, West Street
    • The Coffee Cart, Old Market and High Town
    • The Oxford Arms, Widemarsh Street
    • Pikadish Canteen, Netherwood Road Rotherwas Ind Est
    • Golden Cross, Sutton St Nicholas
    • Moka Bar Church Street
    • Nutters, Capuchin Yard (Church Street)
    • Queens Arms, Broad Street
    • Green Dragon Hotel, Broad Street,
    • The Spread Eagle, Kings Street
    • The Den, Bridge Street,
    • JJ and Little Dots, Bridge Street
    • The Herdsman, Widemarsh Street
    • Cookies Cafe, Bewell Square
    • The Wellington, Widemarsh Street
    • The Kerry, Commercial Square
    • Subway, Commercial Street
    • Pepes Piri Piri, Commercial Street
    • En Sushi, Widemarsh Street
    • The Grapes, East Street
    • Jalsagor, St Owen Street
    • Taste of Raj, St Owen Street
    • The Venue, Goal Street
    • Brewers Arms, Eign Road
    • Planet Buffet, Commercial Road,
    • Sensory and Rye, Union Street 
    • Babar Cafe, Union Street
    • Gilbies Bar, St Peters CloseThe Wye Inn, Holme Lacy Road

    #HerefordVoice #Hereford #Herefordshire


    Good to see Hereford City busy today

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Another busy day in Hereford! It's great to see so many people about again.

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    We took all of these photographs within the last hour (15.30-1600), the shops including the Hereford Butter Market are all busy which is great to see. 

    We walked into the City Centre and virtually every street was busy with people as you can see from all the various photographs we have taken. Lots of people all walking or relaxing and enjoying the patchy but warm weather.

    Have a wonderful weekend 🌞 😎

    #HerefordVoice #Hereford #PositiveHereford


    A different perspective on Hereford’s emergency traffic measures

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    A different perspective ....

    We have acquired an email sent from Cllr Paul Rone to the 'Independent Group' who hold the largest coalition majority at Herefordshire Council.

    As you will see in the email he sent on the 28th of July below Councillor Rone says 👉"Closing The Old Bridge Is Fine" 👈 in Hereford however, just a few days later on August 1st in this video published by our friends at Your Herefordshire, he says something completely different...

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    Cllr Paul Rone owns several businesses in Hereford including the Saracens Head Pub where the footpath running along the side of the river remains closed to the public, he also owns his own city taxi.

    As you know Hereford Voice are very supportive of our local businesses and it’s great to see the recent reports showing footfall has increased in the city. The statement signed by some businesses today about a vote of no confidence, talk about years worth of vanity projects, so is it really fair to blame everything on an administration who have only been in for less than a year.

    In recent days this story 👉 https://hfd.news/vdo of a road project hit with procurement snag was published by our friends at Sunshine Radio - Herefordshire Council leaders have revealed a procurement failure meant they would not have been able to award the contract to build the £27m southern link road in Hereford.

    People might not like these new temporary changes which the Government have asked all councils to look at it but at least Herefordshire Council are being honest and transparent about their projects.

    Online shopping has increased massively across the UK and as a result shops all over the country are closing, it’s not about people not being able to get into the city, it is that many people feel safer shopping online.

    So regardless of the emergency measures currently in place in Hereford, footfall is increasing, so clearly people can get into the city.

    What are these businesses and others going to do to attract people into their shops? You simply can’t just blame the council, who to be fair, cannot force people go into shops.

     

    #HerefordVoice #HerefordNews


    Grange Heating Sponsor Media Backdrop For 2020/21 Season

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Grange Heating have agreed to sponsor the Hereford FC Media Backdrop for the upcoming season extending their long-standing relationship with the Football Club, as the Bulls prepare for the upcoming 2020/2021 season.

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    Grange Heating who are a specialist heating and plumbing company from Hereford and experts in domestic and commercial heating have committed to sponsor the Club once again.

    Grange Heating Managing Director, Ewen Grange, said: “I want to continue to support the local Football Club for another season to build on the success it has had since it was first formed. The Football Club gives so much pleasure to the local community and that is something we want to be a part of for the Club’s future success”

    Hereford FC General Manager James Watts said: “We are delighted that Grange Heating have, once again, sponsored Hereford FC for another season with their sponsorship of our Media Backdrop and I look forward to working with them during the 2020/2021 campaign and beyond.”.

    For more information on Grange Heating, visit www.grangeheating.co.uk


    Plan for new Uni student accommodation.

    ragwert
    By ragwert,

    Not much info on this.
    Plans for new Uni student accommodation have been drawn up that will see Gibbs & Dandy in Widemarsh St relocate near to Jewsons with their old business premises used to build Uni student accommodation.
     

     


    Update on the Emergency Active Travel Measures

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Exclusive Breaking News: We rang Cllr Harrington this afternoon to get an update on the Emergency Active Travel Measures and to ask him if there were any changes in the pipeline. 

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    He said that following on meeting with City and County Cllrs that was agreed at Full Council and after feedback from the BiD, businesses and taxi drivers he made the following changes last week. These orders were agreed last week but take 8 days to make and will take effect from this Saturday. 

    🔹The Old Bridge will be open northbound from Saturday to licensed Hackney Carriages like it is for buses because the taxi association members made very valid comments about access and their role within the public transport service.

    🔹Extra parking bays have been re-introduced on Broad Street.

    🔹Newmarket and Blueschool Street will not go ahead at present because Highways England who control the A49 and the Tesco/Steels roundabout have not planned any safety changes to the junction and so instead they will proceed with a contra-flow up St.Owens Street, down Offa St, St.John's Street and across Cathedral Green to cross the A49 by the New Bridge instead (via underpass or across a much easier junction to navigate - onto Barton Road)

    🔹There will be special 'food and other goods' collection bays put in on King Street to help the temporary takeaway operations of restaurants and other traders, like the florists. The utility barriers will continue to be replaced with planters (started yesterday) 

    🔹Aylestone Hill - going towards the colleges - will be considered for a wider safer cycle lane uphill only.

    🔹Ledbury Road will be getting lanes put in along its length up to the Cock of Tupsley (probably uphill only again for now after Cllr feedback)

    🔹Commercial Road's lanes will be removed, hopefully by the end of the next weekend, as the scheme is not proving helpful but is actually, in his opinion and many others, counterproductive

    He said he and the administration do take feedback from specific sectors seriously but they have a duty as Cllrs to respond to the request from government to implement these measures and to listen to all views - responding to valid concerns when raised. 

    He appreciates all the feedback and questions put to him and supports all groups, regardless of agenda, who wish to best express their views in a clear and rational manner. 

    He will keep us updated of any further changes or additions. 

    #HerefordVoice #HerefordNews #Hereford


    Statement from Herefordshire Council Regarding Emergency Traffic Measures

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Making more space to move around Hereford safely – we’re listening

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    As the shops re-opened, people returned to work and visitor numbers increased, temporary measures were introduced in Hereford and the market towns to give pedestrians and cyclists the space they need to maintain social distancing and travel safely. 

    The measures, which include temporary barriers and signage to widen footways, partial road closures and dedicated cycle lanes, allow more space to walk and cycle in busy areas, helping pedestrians and cyclists feel safer where space is shared.

    Following feedback from businesses and individuals on the initial measures in Hereford, a number of revisions have been made: 

    ·       The temporary barriers to widen footways on Bridge St, King St and Broad St are being replaced with planters to enhance the appearance of the measures in these historic streets

    ·       Parking bays have been reintroduced in Broad street as parallel bays (disabled and pay and display bays) 

    ·       Temporary advisory pickup bays have been introduced in King St, which traders have identified as important in current conditions

    ·       Taxis will be able to travel northbound across the Old Wye Bridge from Saturday 22 August to support this alternative to private car use

    ·       The proposed bus and cycle lanes on Newmarket St and Blueschool St will not be implemented. 


    Cllr John Harrington, Cabinet member infrastructure and transport, explains: 

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    “We want to provide as much space to cyclists and pedestrians as possible to encourage people to use alternatives to the car to travel around the city, and to free up pavements for safe queuing and distancing. 

    “When we first introduced the temporary measures we promised we would listen to feedback from traders and residents on the impact on their journey and business, and respond. This is exactly what we have done with the revisions we have made.

    “We want people to feel relaxed when they come into town and to spend more time and money within our towns and the City. Figures recently released by Hereford BID show an increase of 25% in footfall in Hereford, demonstrating the strength of our city’s appeal to residents and visitors. We would encourage feedback on the temporary measures in Hereford and the market towns so that we can continue to ensure they support pedestrians and cyclists to travel around the busiest areas safely.”

     

     


    Hereford Traffic Lights Petitions

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Traffic Lights: We have campaigned for many years to 'trial' turning off some of the traffic lights in Hereford. The main problem we have witnessed is the Asda junction where the A465 Belmont Road meets the A49 Ross Road.
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    As we have always said, when these lights are out of action and you will of heard our slogan many times - 'THE TRAFFIC JUST FLOWS' when the lights are out however, while we wait in anticipation for a possible trial, they could at least change some of the traffic lights to 'Part-Time' between say 7pm-7am, similar to those that have been successful for years in Gloucester. 

    (Pedestrian lights would clearly remain in full operation activated by pressing the button in the usual manner)

    How many times have you found yourself sat waiting on the traffic lights when there are hardly any vehicles around, especially during the early hours.

    We have several campaigns about traffic lights and documented details and videos can be accessed via our website here 👉https://hfd.news/a4m👈

     Sign our Part-Time Lights petition 👉 https://hfd.news/z70

     Sign our 'Lights Out' trial petition 👉 https://hfd.news/lz8

    #HerefordVoice #HerefordNews #Hereford

     


    New Footbridge linking St Michaels Church to Bodenham Loop Walk

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The footbridge on footpath BM5 which links St Michaels’ church to Bodenham Loop Walk has now been completed and it is now fully accessible for all users.

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    Family pay tribute to man who died in Whitney on Wye collision

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The man who sadly died after being involved in a collision in Whitney on Wye has been named as Peter Lamb aged 42, from Hereford.

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    The collision happened on the A438 at around 12.50am on Sunday 9 August and involved a Skoda and Honda.

    Peter’s family have paid tribute to him:

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    "Peter was an outgoing lad, living life to the full, who enjoyed going fishing and was a talented footballer. He was a hard worker and nothing would phase him. He would do anything to help. Peter will be sorely missed by his family and friends"

    Police are still appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 quoting incident 65 of 9 August or call Crimstoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Alternatively information can be reported on the West Mercia Police website under the section Tell Us About https://www.westmercia.police.uk/


    Pizza Express will permanently shut 73 restaurants at a cost of 1,110 jobs inc Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The company had warned at the start of August that it was considering such a move, but had not given precise details.

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    The closures come as the company formally launched a CVA in a bid to restructure the Group and keep it afloat.

    The company, which currently has around 454 restaurants in the UK, said on Tuesday it has finalised a proposal to reduce its restaurant and rental costs via a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

    It said that although the majority of its restaurants were profitable before lockdown was imposed, earnings had been declining across the Pizza Express estate for the last three years.

    It added that the reduction in revenue caused by the enforced closure of all restaurants, the cost of reopening and the UK’s uncertain economic future meant its rental costs were no longer sustainable.

    Pizza Express, which is majority owned by Chinese firm Hony Capital, also confirmed it had hired advisers from Lazard to lead a sale process for the business.

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    Leeds - Crown Street

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    It's Facemask Friday!

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    What do you think? Will you be wearing one?

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    LAW: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centres and transport hubs - such as train stations and airports - in England from today.

    A face covering is defined as a fabric covering, scarf or bandana that covers the 'nose and mouth'.

    It is also compulsory to wear a face covering when buying food and drink from 'takeaways' cafes and shops.

    More details in 👉 this article  


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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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