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    Hereford Bypass Proposed Routes and River Crossings

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Hereford Bypass proposed routes and river crossings video in full HD showing the proposed western bypass.

     

    It is suggested that the bypass will include 6,500 new houses, 6,000 jobs, a new university and the expansion of the Hereford Enterprise Zone at Rotherwas.

     
    The bypass will also include improving air quality, reducing HGV's vehicles travelling through the city, thus reducing congestion, encouraging walking, cycling, bus use and improving public space, reducing maintenance costs and improving safety on the A49.
     
    The video also claims that once complete the bypass will reduce morning peak hour traffic on the A49 northbound by eight minutes and five minutes southbound.
     
    The council has released a budget estimate with the most costly route listed as The Black 2 route at £135m to £140m. This is a preliminary estimate for the project.
     
    The consultation exhibition is at Hereford library until March 20.

    Fred "Ike" Morris

    DILLIGAF
    By DILLIGAF,

    No doubt many of you know of him, with many a story to share. Known by many for trading as City Spares 'scrapyard' down Watery Lane.

    It has came to my attention tonight, that he has passed away.

    No further information at present.

    Sympathy with his family and friends at this tough time.


    NMITE announces Hereford based Oakwrights winner of design competition

    Denise Lloyd
    By Denise Lloyd,

    'NMITE which is working towards transforming engineering higher education, announces Hereford-based, oak-framed building specialists, Oakwrights, as the winner of its competition to help create the designs for three new buildings on the Skylon site.'

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    Full Story

     


    Use Trams On Great Western Way

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    I have for a long time campaigned to have the traffic lights on the southern routes into Hereford to be turned off becuase from evidence obtained in various formats it has been proved that the traffic certainly flows better when these traffic lights have been off or out of order. They could certainly been made to operate part-time at off peak times 8pm-7am

    I have also pondered on how to take some of the pressure from these main roads and after a lot of thought I suggested turning the Great Western Way into a road, then after debates with some other members we came up with an even better idea, use a tram system! Back and forth still allowing room for pedestrains and cyclists.

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    The GWW in Hereford runs right from the top of Redhill/Newton Farm and could go all the way down through Hunderton and over the river bridge past the rugby club and Sainsburys, continuing down parallel with Edgar Street at the back of the Theatre, continuing past Currys and almost to the back of Dunlem opposite the Leisure Centre. I am not 100% sure where the track ends but I will take a walk this weekend, weather permitting and have a look.

    Campaign For Better Transport Website
     

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    While trains move lots of people quickly over a long distance and buses move smaller numbers of people, and for shorter journeys, trams are more flexible than trains - because they stop more often - and faster and more reliable than the bus.

    Mr Albert Heijn from the Left Bank, I beleive once offered some years ago to fully fund such a project but from my undersatnding the HC refused the idea.

    As most of the traffic, according the the HA is 90% for local trips back and forth surely this is an option worth consdering especially as we already have the old railway line available with some work to bring it up to date of course.

    Your thoughts on this idea/campaign would be appreciated.


    Outline Planning for 175 New Homes in Ross on Wye

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Edenstone Homes have submitted outline planning permission on land east of the A40 at Ross on Wye for the erection of up to 175 dwellings together with associated development (all matters reserved except access).

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    Spectacular Fireworks Display Overlooking the Duck Pond

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Photography: A spectacular photograph of the fireworks overlooking the duck pond from last nights new year celebrations at the Castle House Hereford.

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    Thank you Chris Bridges Photography for this superb shot which really captures the moment.

     


    Brexit Is Finished.

    bobby47
    By bobby47,

    Friendless, despised by the French, treated with contempt by the European Commission, the majority of Parliament against our exit, the wealthy and famous constantly lining up to tell us how stupid we are, giant business conglomerates determined that we continue to fund their wealth, the French, the Germans, the Spanish and Italians determined not to up their payments to cover our 13 Billion contribution, the poor countries of the East of Europe desperate not to receive any less because of our wish to leave, the BBC, the Clintons, Obama, Branson and bloody Geldof repeatedly telling us what we should think and Juncker, Verhofstadt and Barnier joyfully sitting back happily watching our great nation being ripped apart because we chose not to remain aboard their failing federalist expansionistic policy.

    They demand we pay them nigh on 100 Billion pounds to exit the Union and provide all the economic migrants who've settled here, were once resident here, together with all their close and extended family members who've yet to come to Britain and all of their unborn children who may never visit our Country must be guaranteed full rights that allow every single one of them to receive their free health care, their education, their housing and all the financial benefits that our ancestors worked so hard to win for us their indigenous British White, Black and Asian descendants.

    No matter the absurdity of these demands from the EU Commision, which is essentially their dishonourable way of extracting money from us, the Commision will happily destroy our great nation so that no other member state will dare ever contemplate a life outside their totalitarian, neo communistic authoritarian federal state that rules from the centre by unelected politically lightweight British hating surfs to the will of Germany and France.

    Despite the ongoing negotiations,the outcome is now unavoidable predictable. Unless some other member state brings about some other unforeseen challenge to the Commision that brings about the fall of this empire of dirt, we in Britain will now never leave this Union. Our money and our sovereign wealth will continue to be diverted Eastwards so that the poor nations will become richer and the Western nations poorer so that the logical outcome will be attained. Every single EU nation, with the exception of Germany and France, who are by design our future continental leaders and power brokers, will all become an economic area where big business can flourish on the back of Free Movement Of People and federalism of Europe will be complete. Cheap labour is the key and in Europe we have millions of people who are content to become a component part of this highly profitable economic excercise that sees the poor people paying for its existence and the rich and wealthy business giants reaping the rewards of the emerging economic markets that our money is now creating in the East of the EU zone.

    Once the negotiations are done, and the demands will be nigh on impossible to accept, there will be a second referendum and the British people will understandable give up, surrender their sovereignty, concede defeat and give the ruling elite exactly what they wanted and expected in the first bloody place. A vote to remain in!


    Hereford Civic Society January meeting

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    By megilleland,

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    TRANSFORMING SPACES, INSPIRING PLACES  

    Fusing the best of the old and the new to make buildings to enjoy and endure

    Thursday 16th January 2020

    Speaker Alex Coppock, RIBA, Director of the award winning local architects Communion, will talk about their work and how they strive to make Herefordshire a better place 
     at the Kindle Centre adjacent to ASDA  HR2 7JE 

    Refreshments available from 7.00pm
     I hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you

    Members: FREE (included in your subscription)
    Guests and Non-Members: £3. 


    House Fire in Oban Way Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The Fire Brigade and other emergency services dealing with a house fire in Newton Farm. Waterfield Road is closed to allow emergency vehicles to gain access.

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    The fire appears to be under control but fire crews continue to dampen down this evening.

    There is a lot of damage to the property and traces of smoke continue to come out of the property. Waterfield road is still closed at this time however, this incident is slowly being scaled down.

    Thankfully the people who live at the address have all been accounted for.

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    Hereford Voice Instagram: Church Street Hereford - A Brief History

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Hereford Voice Instagram: Church Street, Hereford - a brief history.

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    Church Street dates back to around 800 AD and is split into two parts; the wider section from the Cathedral Close up to East Street, and the narrow passage which leads from there into High Town and which was the beginning of what, in the thirteenth century, was called ‘Cabochelone’ or Cabbage Lane. (Unlike the position of cabbage today, the privileged Norman/French churchmen ate their meat with choice vegetables like the cabbage which would have been purchased in the street, along with exotic herbs and spices.)

    In the fifteenth century the two parts were separately identified as Brode Cabeige Lane and Narowe Cabeige Lane, which was gentrified in the eighteenth century to Capuchin Lane. The nineteenth century saw it become Church Street with the narrow section being called, rather confusingly as it was furthest from the river, Lower Church Street.

    Church Street was in St. John’s Parish, where parish officials in the post reformation period applied the laws of settlement to exclude the lame, lazy and sick, thus providing for a ‘polite society’ and maintaining the area’s wealth. However, this did not stop a number of public houses and subterranean drinking dens flourishing in the area. There were three in Narrow Cabbage Lane alone.

    The first Herefordshire Directory, published in of 1835, lists 26 distinct trades and specialists such as a butcher, baker, fishmonger, tailor, bookseller and milliner. Church Street was seen as a street of commerce and refinement – a position it still holds today.

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    Happy New Year!

    Colin James
    By Colin James,

    Happy new year to you all, thank you for your continued support, here is to a fantastic 2020

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    New 82 Seat Burger King Drive-Thru Restaurant to Open in Ross on Wye

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    A new Burger King Drive-Thru is due to open a in Ross-on-Wye early in February.

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    A Starbucks cafe is already open on the site of the Euro Garages and work has already began on the new 82 seat Burger King Restaurant and drive-thru.

    The new restaurant will create between 20 to 30 jobs and people are being asked to apply now. 

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    FREE Advertising for Local Businesses Throughout December

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Supporting Local Business: 

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    'Free Advertising' on our Social Media platforms with Hereford Voice throughout December covering the whole festive period. 

    This applies to all local businesses, retailers, pubs, restaurants, events etc.. send us your adverts and include your posters, PDF's, special offers and competition prizes and we will do the rest...

    Our paid sponsors will also gain an extra months advertising FREE!

    We aim to promote as many local businesses as possible however, we are expecting a high demand, so this offer is subject to availability on a first-come first-served basis and we cannot guarantee to publish all adverts received.

    Please send us you your advert, poster, pdf, prize etc via messenger or email sales@herefordvoice.co.uk

    'Keep It Local' #HerefordVoice #HerefordLocal


    Pepe's Piri Piri looking to open in Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Pepe's Piri Piri to open in former Matabeau Café in Commercial Street Hereford following a new letting agreement.

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    A planning application to extend opening hours to 11pm at the vacant unit.

    The company's application said: "The proposed extension of hours will allow the business to open until 11pm serving customers with healthy grilled food, coffees and teas."

    If this planning application is approved, the restaurant will be open from 11am to 11pm seven days a week and will create 8 jobs.

    The consultation period will end on April 4.

    Pepe Piri Piri currently has 88 restaurants nationally with a menu offering Burritos, Wraps, Burgers and the famous Piri Piri Chicken plus many other items.

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    Merry Christmas

    ragwert
    By ragwert,

    Wishing everyone here a very merry Christmas


     

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    TV Personality Richard Hammond - Planning Application Approved

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    TV personality Richard Hammond has had his planning application for refurbishment at his home at Bollitree Castle, Weston under Penyard (near Ross on Wye) approved with conditions: Planning Application: P192366/FH

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    Refurbishment and alterations to the existing barn to provide sleeping accommodation. Glazed link extension between the two barns. Internal alterations to the ground floor.

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    Bollitree Castle is situated in the village of Weston Under Penyard, approximately 2 miles east of Ross-on-Wye.

    The barn is Grade II listed and forms part of a group of buildings within the grounds of Bollitree Castle. These buildings include the main house, which is Grade II* and another barn which has Grade I status.

    The barn is currently used as ancillary accommodation to the main house, containing a swimming pool, bar, gym and office on the ground floor. The first floor is used for storage and has a recording studio at the southern end. The adjacent barn is used for the storage and display of motorbikes.

    The proposal primarily involves providing additional sleeping accommodation on the first floor, with alterations to the ground floor to provide space for entertaining guests. The swimming pool is reduced in size and the gym relocated to the southern end of the barn. A glazed extension provides a link between the dining area and the motorbike display room.

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    Parking in Hereford - frustrated visitors

    John
    By John,

    As a recent first time visitor to Hereford is there anyone out there who can lend a hand?  On a very wet weekday recently I struggled, no doubt like many others, to find a parking place near the City centre.  Eventually finding a (hugely expensive) space in the Little Berrington Street NCP park I was beaten by the confusing payment instructions and took my car away to a more remote place to park.  Sadly NCP chose to issue me with a parking fine, or notice as they like to call it.   I want to appeal the notice, but NCP now refuse to tell me what the payment instructions were on display on the payment/ticket machine which leaves me unable to argue my corner.   I would go and take a photo myself but I live in London.  

    I would love to visit Hereford again another time to explore its charms some more, but this experience has put me off!  Is there any kind person who can send me a photo of the instructions on this particular NCP machine?  

    In anticipation of your very kind support.   


    Passengers Offered Glimpse of New West Midlands Trains

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    PASSENGERS OFFERED FIRST GLIMPSE OF NEW WEST MIDLANDS RAILWAY TRAINS

    Passengers in the West Midlands have been offered a first glimpse of the new, state-of-the-art trains which will arrive in the region next year after on-track testing began.

    West Midlands Railway has ordered a total of 26 diesel trains - known in the rail industry as Class 196s – as part of its £800m investment in the region’s railway network.

    The trains - which are being built in two-car and four-car formations – will be used to increase capacity on the busy line between Hereford and Birmingham when they begin arriving in the West Midlands next year. Among the benefits to passengers using the trains will be power points, WiFi and under-floor heating.

    A total of 80 carriages will be constructed under the project with the first batch now under construction in Europe by manufacturer CAF. They are due to arrive in the UK in the spring, with the remaining trains being manufactured at a purpose-built factory in south Wales. All units will undergo further testing here and in Europe before entering passenger service in the second half of 2020.

    A video of one of the first new Class 196 trains – complete with West Midlands Railway branding – being track-tested in Czechia in eastern Europe is attached. 

    Jane Fisher, transition and projects director for West Midlands Railway, said:

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    “The popularity of rail travel in the West Midlands is continuing to grow at a rapid rate, which is why we have pledged to invest £800m to help us keep up with demand.

    “It is exciting to see that this investment is starting to come to fruition with our new Class 196 trains entering the track-testing stage before they begin arriving in the UK next year.

    “These smart, modern trains will boost capacity on our network and come with features such as under-floor heating and extra luggage space which I am certain will prove popular with passengers.”

     

     


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