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    London Paddington to Hereford train Cab Ride

    By megilleland,

    I hope you enjoy this cab ride from London Paddington to Hereford filmed in UltraHD during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown of summer 2020 

    We journey for a total of 150 miles starting out in England’s capital and slowly head into more rural areas as we pass through the famous University City of Oxford, then through the charming scenery of the Cotswolds before hitting major civilisation again in the form of Worcester.  Then it’s out into and through the Malvern Hills passing Great Malvern and Ledbury before reaching our destination of Hereford.

    We resisted the urge to get the recordings done at the widest possible focal length, as, despite the gains in peripheral vision, you get a very false impression of speed and perspective.  This detracts from the realism.  The focal length chosen attempts to give the best compromise of a realistic view of what the driver sees together with a decent amount of peripheral scenery.  You won’t see any ‘barrel distortion’ i.e. bending buildings here!

    You'll need two and half hours to watch it!


     Local Hereford Business | Do your gutters need cleaning??

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Holmer Guttering - 07761 232470


    IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Insurance companies may not pay out if gutters are full as it is considered negligence. 
    Deposits such as moss, dirt, grit mud, grass, leaves, twigs and plants can cause the gutters to become heavy and break away from the wall causing extensive damage. Even worse, damp in walls caused by the gutters not draining water can be a very expensive fix. Gutter cleaning is an essential part of property maintenance.

    At Holmer Guttering will not only clear all your gutters and down pipes they also rinse the gutters through leaving no unwanted deposits. 

    For a free quote phone : 01432 507300 or 07761 232470

    'HEREFORD LIVE' River Wye and Victoria Bridge Webcam

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Our Live HD Webcam overlooking the River Wye and Victoria Bridge reached over 50,000 unique visitors today!

    Latest LIVE view taken at 16:40 today

    All of our Hereford LIVE camera's across the city are sponsored by Hereford Voice and have reached a combined audience of over 324,000 unique visitors! How is that for promoting our fabulous city !

    Check out this bird's-eye view of The Victoria Bridge and the River Wye hosted by our good friends at The Pavilion, Castle Green in Hereford, which is about to undergo a major refurbishment as part of the StrongerHereford project.

    LIVE FEED https://hfd.news/k17

    Hereford Voice is now 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

    The Welsh Marches Express Visits Hereford Sat 5th March

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The Welsh Marches Express, pulled by the 7029 Clun Castle locomotive, will start its journey today at Tyseley Locomotive Works, near Birmingham. It will arrive in Hereford at 11:01 this morning. 

    Photo Credit | Paul Williams

    The train will speed along Great Western Railway main lines with authentic steam motive power, following a circular route: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Welsh borders line through Craven Arms and past Stokesay Castle, pausing at Hereford to visit the city, climbing Llanvihangel bank, journeying through the Severn tunnel, then along Brunel’s Bristol to London Great Western  Main Line and returning via Oxford and a climb over Hatton bank.

    Here is a list of scheduled times for the journey today;

    • Ludlow - 10:29
    • Woofferton - 10:33
    • Leominster - 10:40
    • Moreton-on-Lugg - 10:52
    • Hereford - 11:01 departs  - 13:31
    • Tram Inn - 13:42
    • Pontrilas - 13:48
    • Abergavenny -14:02

    Website | Vintage Trains


    Have your say on how traffic regulations are enforced

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire Council is asking residents for their views on the introduction of measures to enforce moving traffic regulations.


    This includes stopping in yellow boxes at junctions, ignoring no-entry signs, making banned turns, contravening ‘access only’ routes and parking on yellow zig-zag lines outside schools.

    Traffic regulations act to make the roads safer for all users and to help keep traffic flowing in busy areas.

    Changes in Government legislation (implementation in full of Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004) mean that councils in England will have control of enforcement powers for moving traffic contraventions, previously held by the police. Measures to enforce moving traffic regulations include the installation of cameras and the issuing of penalty notices.Councillor John Harrington, Cabinet member transport and infrastructure said: 



    “Road safety for all users, however they travel, is a key concern. Traffic regulations help make roads a safer environment and enable traffic to flow freely. They help increase safety for example by preventing stopping on zig zag lines outside of schools and driving up streets the wrong way, and help traffic flow better by preventing blocking at key junctions.

    “We would like to hear from all residents, whether they drive, cycle or walk, for their feedback on driver behaviour and the areas in our towns and City where better enforcement of traffic regulations may be needed.”


    To view the consultation, let us know more about the impact of driver behaviour, and for views on proposed locations for camera enforcement, please visit our website at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/moving-traffic-consultation


    Herefordshire Council confirms overall Council Tax for 2022/23

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire Council has today (4 March) adopted the total Council Tax precepts for all Herefordshire residents. 


    As the billing authority, the council has a statutory duty to collect charges set by each parish council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia and Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority. However, Herefordshire Council has no control over the level of increase or how these organisations choose to spend their budget.

    Herefordshire residents will be provided with individual bills based on their parish location. The raised precepts are needed to support the delivery of vital services across the county, with the average Council Tax bill for a Band D dwelling set at £1,774.84.

    This includes the council’s own tax charge of £1,701.70 (for a band D dwelling) which was approved by Full Council on 11 February 2022. The increase is needed to support the continued delivery of vital services across the county and our priority is to get the best possible value for every pound we spend on the people of Herefordshire.

    The precept for the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia rose by 3.94% to £249.66, an increase of £9.47.

    The precept for Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority rose by 1.96% to £89.40, an increase of £1.72.

    The discount on the council tax reduction (CTR) scheme for any struggling family which qualifies will remain at 100% for the coming year – irrespective of the price banding of their home. The budget made available to fund discretionary housing scheme payments for families just failing to qualify for CTR has also been trebled from £272,000 to £772,000. Additionally, some residents will continue to pay no Council Tax at all, such as young adults who have left care and also all the council’s Foster Carer families.

    More information and advice on reduction schemes and allowances can be found on the Herefordshire Council website at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/counciltax


    Food Share | Belmont Community Centre 12 Noon

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Food Share - 12 Noon at Belmont Community Centre, Hereford

    Share supermarket food that otherwise will be thrown away, do not let this food go to waste.

    Every Friday from 12 noon, everyone welcome.


    This is not something new, we have been promoting this fantastic incentive for a long time with thanks to our friend Cllr Kevin Tillett and our long term sponsors at Belmont Community Centre

    Also Monday at Hunderton Scout Hut on Blackmarston Road at 11am followed at St Martins Church at 12noon.

    Avian flu update from Herefordshire Council

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Herefordshire Council is supporting an outbreak of avian flu on the Eastnor Castle Estate.


    The council is working with the APHA, DEFRA and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) West Midlands to respond to the incident.

    Immediate steps were taken by the APHA to limit the risk of the disease spreading. The council is working with the APHA and DEFRA to further limit the spread, with officers visiting properties in the surrounding area to inform and engage with residents who keep birds, to assess and report any risks that might exist.

    An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) in in place countrywide and it is now a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures.

    The national Avian Influenza Prevention Zone means that it is a legal requirement that bird keepers across the country must:

    House or net all poultry and captive birds to keep them separate from wild birds

    Cleanse and disinfect clothing, footwear, equipment and vehicles before and after contact with poultry and captive birds – if practical, use disposable protective clothing

    Reduce the movement of people, vehicles or equipment to and from areas where poultry and captive birds are kept, to minimise contamination from manure, slurry and other products, and use effective vermin control

    Thoroughly cleanse and disinfect housing on a continuous basis

    Keep fresh disinfectant at the right concentration at all farm and poultry housing entry and exit points

    Minimise direct and indirect contact between poultry and captive birds and wild birds, including making sure all feed and water is not accessible to wild birds

    Bird keepers should visit the gov.uk website for full details of the AIPZ and updated biosecurity guidance.

    Do not touch or pick up any dead or sick birds that you find. If you find dead swans, geese or ducks or other dead wild birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them to the DEFRA helpline on: 03459 33 55 77

    Keepers should report any suspicion of disease to Animal and Plant Health Agency on: 03000 200 301.

    Plans Submitted for Installation on Closed Circuit Cycle Track in Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    A planning application has been submitted for the Installation of a new 1.03km closed circuit cycle track with associated external works including perimeter fencing, learn to ride areas, skill based off road areas and perimeter lighting at Hereford Racecourse.


    The installation of a social hub comprising of three individual reused shipping containers with associated outdoor seating area.

    The Hereford Cycle Track Facebook member have now raised just over £1,400,000 towards the project and would like to say a huge thank you to our funding partners:

    - Hereford City Council

    - Herefordshire Council

    - Sport England & British Cycling

    - Stronger Hereford

    Knife Angel in Worcester Throughout March 2022

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    📣 Knife Angel | The National Monument against Violence and Aggression is now at Worcester

    Photo courtesy of WCCYIT

    If you missed the Knife Angel Hereford when it was on display at Hereford Cathedral last Summer, you now have another chance to visit this awesome thought-provoking statue in Cathedral Square Worcester from 1st - 31st March 2022.

    ❤️ Hereford Voice was so proud to have been able to promote and support the Knife Angel Hereford project and are delighted to be able to continue to support this legacy.


    Herefordshire Council are inviting residents to have your say on housing development in Herefordshire 🏡

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The Government wants to increase the supply of new housing and for Herefordshire, this means 850 dwellings per year over the next 20 years.

    Give your view on housing distribution across the county by Feb 28 here 👉 https://orlo.uk/626X4


    Popular Local Man and Well Known Owner of Jamal's Kebab House Hereford has Passed Away

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Tributes being paid across Herefordshire and on Social Media this morning following the sad passing of our friend Jamal Haider.

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    Local people have already started placing flowers as a mark of respect to this much loved gentleman at Jamal’s take-away in Bridge Street Hereford.

    Jamal was a personal friend and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this difficult time

    HRH The Prince of Wales visits Hereford Cathedral

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    HRH The Prince of Wales (The Duke of Cornwall), Patron of Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust, made a visit to Hereford Cathedral today (Tuesday 22 February) while visiting The Duchy of Cornwall Estate in the county. It was the first opportunity that His Royal Highness has had to meet the new Dean of Hereford, the Very Revd Sarah Brown.

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    ‘It was wonderful to welcome His Royal Highness to Hereford Cathedral’, said the Dean. ‘His Royal Highness first visited the cathedral in the 1980s and has supported our work throughout that time. It was a pleasure to be able to talk to him about our future aspirations.’

    During the visit The Prince visited a number of projects which have been supported by the Perpetual Trust. These included the restoration of the Choir House and Old Chapel as part of the recently completed Eastern Cloister Project and he learnt about the developments in the music department, the restoration of the Cathedral Close and the installation of Ascension, the memorial to the SAS. He also had the opportunity to view the ‘All Things Bright’ exhibition, which highlights a thousand years of metalwork from cathedral and diocese, on display within the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library.


    ‘His Royal Highness has always been a very supportive Patron of the Trust.’ said Nat Hone, the Chair of the Perpetual Trust, ‘He has visited and has hosted events for us. It was a pleasure to be able to show him some of the projects we have funded, to talk about the importance of building an endowment to secure the cathedral’s long-term financial future and to be able to discuss Dean Sarah’s vision for our future ministry.’

    ‘We were very touched by His Royal Highness’s visit. Like so many other organisations, due to Covid, we were not able to commemorate the Trust’s 25th anniversary last year and His Royal Highnesses visit has given us an opportunity to celebrate.’


    During the visit, The Prince had the opportunity to hear about projects from Robert Kilgour, the Cathedral Architect and the current Chair of the National Cathedral Architects Association; Glyn Morgan, the Chief Executive of the Perpetual Trust, who has been involved with the charity for 25 years; and Mr Edward Harley, recently appointed as the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall as well as being the Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire and an Honorary Canon of the cathedral.

    The visit lasted almost an hour and His Royal Highness also took the opportunity to meet visitors to the cathedral including children taking part in half term activities.

    Photos by Gordon Taylor, Hereford Cathedral.

    River Wye at Expected to Park at 5.5 Metres!

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    The River Wye is Hereford is expected to peak this evening at 5.5 metres, check out the LIVE panoramic views of the Victoria Bridge and the River Wye in Hereford via our LIVE Webcam - LIVE FEED https://hfd.news/k17


    Hosted by our lovely friends at The Pavilion, Castle Green Hereford.


    NEW Webcam | 'HEREFORD LIVE' Old Wye Bridge

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Hereford Voice are pleased to announce the launch of our latest 'HEREFORD LIVE' HD Webcam streaming 'LIVE' 24/7 from the heart of our fabulous city!


    LIVE Stream https://bit.ly/3GMjj8h

    Check out the Panoramic view of The Old Bridge and River Wye in Hereford, hosted by our good friends at The Left Bank Village.

    Hereford Voice are 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://theleftbankvillage.co.uk

    Check out the river levels and they rise and fall during the seasons, especially this time of year when we often see floods in Herefordshire.

    Follow Hereford Voice to keep up to date with all the latest news and events in Herefordshire


    Hereford LIVE | Significant rise in river levels following rainfall.

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Here is a sneak preview taken this morning of the view from our New 'Old Bridge' HD Webcam due to go live later this week and hosted by our good friends at The Left Bank Village.


    Now you can view the Old Bridge and River Wye levels 24/7

    Web | www.herefordlive.uk

    Host | https://theleftbankvillage.co.uk

    Follow us at Hereford Voice for more exciting news coming soon about our fabulous city!

    Herefordshire Council approves budget and Council Tax for 2022/23

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    Following a period of public consultation held in the Autumn of last year, two full rounds of Scrutiny by the council’s three committees and Cabinet agreement, the proposals were today (11 February) approved by Council.


    The budget includes a council tax increase of 2.99%, made up of:

    A 1% adult social care precept which is ring-fenced to support the delivery of adult social care services

    A 1.99% increase in core council tax which will fund all other areas of council service

    This will increase the band D equivalent charge to £1,701.70 representing an increase of £0.95 per week (£4.12 a month).

    Councillor Liz Harvey, Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Services, said:

    “It continues to be a challenging climate locally and nationally, and the pressure on Local Authorities across the country is as intense as ever. Council Tax makes up around a third of the Council’s budget, so this increase is needed to support the continued delivery of vital services across the county.

    “Our priority is to get the best possible value for every pound spent, but we acknowledge that it is a difficult time for many local households. This is why we have ensured that the discount on the council tax reduction scheme for any struggling family which qualifies will remain at 100% for the coming year – irrespective of the price banding of their home.

    “We will also almost triple the budget made available to fund the council tax discretionary hardship scheme from £272,000 to £772,000. Additionally, some residents will continue to pay no Council Tax at all, such as young adults who have left care and also all of the council’s Foster Carer families.”

    The final setting of Council Tax, which will include the precepts for all the county’s parishes plus Police and Crime Commissioner and Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority charges, will take place on 4 March.

    More information and advice on reduction schemes and allowances can be found on the council's website: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/counciltax.

    The proposed budget 2022/23 was approved with one agreed amendment, to delay the inflation uplift of 10p per hour on parking charges planned for 2022/23 and instead to implement an inflation uplift to parking charges in 2024/25.

    Cllr Harrington, Cabinet member for Transport and Infrastructure, said:

    “I am pleased that we have been able to find additional funds to delay the proposed inflation linked increases in car parking charges. I expect we shall soon be able to offer wider choices for reliable alternatives to travel for residents and visitors who travel within the county and between Herefordshire and our neighbouring areas.”

    📣 Positive Hereford | Gloden Tanning Now Open on Belmont Road Hereford

    Hereford Voice
    By Hereford Voice,

    FREE cracking offer and goodie bags for the first 100 customers! 🙌🤸‍♂️


    Hereford Voice were kindy invited to the opening today, so check out the fabulous new facilities below!

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    While Gloden wait for the power upgrade to be completed, they will be initially operating with just a selection of cabins open and slightly reduced opening times.

    Check out the following on offer 👇

    💛Fully automated spray tanning by Mystic Kyss

    💚Lie down sunbeds including the Ergoline Lightvision!

    💜Stand up sunbed featuring collagen red light facial panels

    Opening Times;

    10am - 7pm Monday - Saturday - 10am - 4pm on Sundays.

    There is no need to book an appointment, just pop down.

    Find them at unit 4, 109-111 Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 7JR.

    There's plenty of free parking right outside.

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    Hereford Voice first published the original planning application details for the tanning studio in the former Greggs unit back in April 2021 👉 https://hfd.news/vfo.

    We would like to wish our new friends good luck for the future!

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