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  1. See a megaphone 📣 think Hereford Voice 📢 We love 💖❤️ our city and county and we like to shout about it and promote everything positive. It's all too easy to moan but we are privileged to live in such a beautiful part of the World. We will continue to promote local business and encourage people to visit Hereford and Herefordshire. Join us and 'BE POSITIVE' about this fabulous city of ours. 👉 'Positive Hereford'
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  2. I see that a local councillor is receiving the credit for this established discussion after a cyclists got injured after colliding with a car last month while riding a bike on a footpath in Hereford. This debate has been discussed for the past 4 years on here
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  3. Congratulations on the hard work. We saw this on the wall at the cathedral earlier. The knife Angel is wonderful, lots of people and atmosphere was buzzing
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  4. Here is a great photograph from our Instagram page showing the new novelty Piaggio seats at The Coffee Cart Company, in the Old Market Shopping Centre Hereford. How cool are these! 😎 Follow Us 👉 on Instagram
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  5. Very cool, I wondered how long it would be before YH copied your post it took 5 days, have a look at their Insta 🤣
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  6. Great idea. We need more positive news !
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  7. Brilliant!! This is real positive stuff well done to all those people involved.
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  8. I think I would just wait and see if anything develops. These are not really parking tickets they are speculative invoices (Google it) and are really difficult to enforce. Please let us know the outcome. Also welcome to the forum it is good to have you here.
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  9. Ticket was due to 17.44, and time when the cashier Lady realised that, was 18.12 so that 26 minutes over.
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  10. A few really bad timed comments on facebook saying it was an "insurance job" ......sounds like they didn't have any insurance
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  11. I’ll be damned if I follow this madness and comply by wearing a face mask. And, if the shops refuse to serve me food, which is essential to prolong my pointless life, then so be it. I’ll starve to death. Whatsmore, if it becomes known nationally and internationally that I’m not complying and all permanent sitting members of the United Nations draft a binding resolution to force me to wear a mask and threaten that if I bloody don’t theyll carry out strategic bombing thrice fortnightly on me and my abode, still, even then, I won’t comply with this madness. They can flatten the place. I couldn’t care less. And if I manage to survive the dreadful attack upon my personal sovereignty, I’ll emerge from the dust and rubble and tell the media, ‘I ain’t wearing a bloody face mask’. I don’t believe in any of it. I’m not going to hate the Russians, the Chinese or anybody else they tell me to become scared of. I don’t believe in Greta and her apocalyptic prophecy that the planet will crack in two, the oceans will boil and we’ll all die in agony in some fiery Hell Fire. I don’t believe in anything that Megan and Harry have to say, I don’t believe in crazed divisive ideologies such as Black Lives Matter that only succeed in breaking up and shattering the spirit of our imperfect societies, I hate the bloody EU, and I don’t believe in our celebrity culture that helps drive the power of the Far Left Marxist ideologies that only want to destroy everything they hate, which is pretty much everything that brings about happiness. Anyways, there you have it. I ain’t wearing no bloody face mask and I definetly ain’t going to start kneeling wearing a bloody face mask!
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  12. Prefer it when it is closed, nice and relaxed with lots of people and cyclists using it, sort of got used to it now.
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  13. This was an excellent project and well done to all of those volunteers. Not seen so many people in Hereford for a long time.
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  14. Think you will find that was the previous administration
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  15. We went to see the knife angel last night, very impressive to say the least.
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  16. Herefordshire Council teams have recently completed a programme of resurfacing and drainage works on the C1059 - Common Farm Bungalow - Holloway Common Farm, Hampton Charles, Herefordshire.
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  17. This is brilliant and I applaud HV for having such a positive outlook for Hereford.
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  18. Why pay more 9% community charge when you don't have a car?
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  19. What a lovely guy he was. A true gentleman. My deepest condolences are with his wife and children 🙏🏼
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  20. This is sad news for the people that work there. My heart goes out to them
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  21. First time I have seen this eyesore. Good grief who is in charge of this appalling abomination
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  22. Absolutely, and well done to all involved! I think this is a lovely idea and one which should be adopted annually. Back in Aug 2018, Mrs Fandango and I spent a couple of days in Thornbury, on the other side of the Severn. I know it's a much smaller town, but they pride themselves on their planters and baskets which look verdant all summer. I'm sure they draw people in and they spend more time (and no doubt, money), in the centre, because it's such a nice environment.
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  23. Useful information here: E-scooter use in Dorset: Police will act on illegal use THE use of specific rental e-scooters became legal in Bournemouth and Poole through a Government-approved trial last month - but people might not be aware of all the laws. Only the e-scooters available for hire from Beryl are permitted on public roads, with privately-owned e-scooters still not permitted. Beryl has launched the scheme with a fleet of 50 e-scooters and there is potential for this to be increased subject to demand once lockdown eases. The hire offering could also spread into Christchurch, the company has said. Here is a breakdown of the trial, who can use the e-scooters and what police have said about them. About the Bournemouth and Poole trial BCP Council and Beryl’s partnership led to the trial being launched on January 25, 2021 and it is due to run until November of this year. It has been fast tracked as a direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic to allow residents another form of socially-distanced travel for essential journeys. Beryl’s e-scooters operate alongside the firm’s bike-share scheme, allowing riders to hire and drop off from Beryl Bays that have been implemented in consultation with BCP Council and other local stakeholders. Similar Department for Transport trials are taking place elsewhere in the UK, including cities such as Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Bristol. Who can use them and where? During the trial period, e-scooter riders must be over 16 years old and they are required to provide a valid UK driving licence to participate. A hire agreement with Beryl provides the user with vehicle insurance. At launch, the Beryl e-scooter service is permitted for use across Bournemouth and Poole. An electric scooter is classified as a motor vehicle and therefore the rider is subject to the same requirements as they would be if driving a car. They can be ridden on all existing public roads in Bournemouth and Poole as well as on the expanding network of signed cycle lanes and cycle/shared-use facilities. They cannot be used on pedestrian pavements. What about private e-scooters? Only the e-scooters hired under the Beryl scheme can be used on public roads and cycle lanes in Bournemouth and Poole. It is still illegal for privately owned e-scooters to be ridden on public land. It is illegal to use privately owned e-scooters on pavements, cycle lanes, beach promenades, bridleways or any other publicly accessible land such as a park or car park. People are only legally permitted to ride non-trial scheme e-scooters on private property. What have police said? Dorset Police said it has been working with BCP Council and provider Beryl to ensure the launch of the trial e-scooter scheme is safe for both scooter users and the public. Police Sergeant Rhys Griffiths said: “All details have been released about how and where Beryl scooters can be used. “We would like to remind the public that all rules still apply for non-scheme e-scooters. “It is illegal to ride them on any public land, they are classified as ‘powered transporters’.” On enforcement action against private e-scooters, a Dorset Police spokesman said: “If officers have occasion to see and stop someone riding a non-scheme scooter on public land then it’s likely the rider will be issued with a warning: they will be told categorically that they are not to use their e-scooter again unless on private property. “Should they be stopped for a second time, after advice has been given, the e-scooter will be seized under police powers and, under the law, cannot be returned.” Can people be prosecuted for drink and drug driving on an e-scooter? Government guidance says that people should not ride an e-scooter while drunk or otherwise intoxicated, warning that they may be prosecuted under drink or drug driving laws as careless and dangerous driving offences also apply to users of e-scooters. Earlier this year a woman was convicted of drink driving while on an e-scooter on the Isle of Wight. What about the current lockdown? A Dorset Police spokesman said: “To keep people safe and reduce the risk of spread of COVID 19, we encourage people to only make journeys where absolutely necessary. “The guidance from Government is clear: stay local to your communities and only travel from your home for short distances if you have a reasonable excuse, such as to travel to work or for education, for essential shopping.”
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  24. And there should be an online sales tax and online retailers warehouses should be rated as retail
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  25. Couple of points = there is a cycle route along the link road. OK is is not segregated but it is there and is well used = the traffic on Blueschool/Newmarket has not really reduced because through traffic is allowed to use it. The road signs do not indicate that the link road should be used for through traffic - why not? Also probably sat navs do not direct to the link road. For example a local company Hereford Quarries have most of their vehicles ignoring the link road! Be proactive and traffic in the centre can be reduced as then can be the width of Blueschool/Newmarket = speak to Network Rail about using part of the station building for passenger facilities for the hub
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  26. Can we have the traffic lights turned off or at least made part-time from 7pm -7am?
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  27. Why is so much through traffic still allowed to use Newmarket/Blueschool Streets when the plan was for it to use the Link Road, This would then allow work to those streets so as to provide an easier pedestrian connection between the OLM and the city centre and a more pleasant environment?
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  28. What a fantastic idea !! The youth service took a large hit back in 2008 when the credit crunch happened not fault of there’s now with limited options for adventure community hubs this would be great place to build on offering that along with many others to enjoy and explore the beauty of the river and Herefordshire history!!
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  29. I could not agree more. Make it happen..
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  30. We will see more and more of this as retail units close now that retail to residential change of planning has become automatic. Surely, the Council has some responsibility in terms of approving design? Otherwise, we will have a growing cohort of slum-housing within the city centre.
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  31. What is "the ongoing development of the river as a tourist attraction"? Are we ever going to see the transport hub at the railway station? Electric buses are a great idea but they are of little difference to diesel for the passenger if they just sit in a queue of traffic
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  32. I think you should send this link to the new £155k pa* CEO - let's see how "passionate" he really is "about shaping and delivering better outcomes and outstanding public services for residents, businesses and visitors". *near enough the same as the PM at £158k!
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  33. I have stayed away from this forum for a good while after taking abuse for opposing the Old Market development. However, although it gives me little pleasure in saying ‘I told you so’, I told you so! The clamour for The Old Market was predicated on the (perceived) need for larger retail units - something the city was deemed not to offer. The development was pushed through by a Council blind to the fact that retail was changing and online shopping was taking hold. Existing retailers were poached from the historic centre and the usual bunch of formula retailers and restaurants were assembled on a site virtually gifted to British Land by a Council desperate to produce a landmark project. Now, ten years later, we know large retail units and national restaurant chains are the last thing we need. As we tried to argue a decade ago, Hereford’s future lies with small, independent retailers and local restaurants and pubs. The challenge now is how to unravel the blighted Old Market development. The University? Hotel and Conference centre? New Library and Museum? New indoor leisure facilities? Definitely not ‘more of the same’ doomed lookalike retail and eating offers.
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  34. Any definite opening date. I have had my legs crossed for ages.
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  35. So just a slap on the wrist then... Poor sentencing like this really boils my pi*%!
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  36. Following on from the television saga some time ago I spoke to my internet provider Plusnet and after much discussion the very pleasant man said I needed an ethernet cable because I was reaching the speed I was paying for which is top wack. Anyway bought cable and fixed said same and streaming was ok for about 75% of the time until of course last Monday which apart from Amazon was a total no no. After much checking on the internet it was suggested that a USB Powered Compact Signal Booster 4G might do the trick. I bought a SLX from Amazon for just over £13.00 and I am very pleased to say that it seems to do the trick. Hope this bit of info assists somebody else in a similar predicament. Wised up guys and gals might know all about these little devices but I did not so can only assume not everybody does. I was going to say we never had this problem with our black and white tv but we did because on very windy blustery days somebody would have to go out and fiddle around with the aerial and keep coming back in to see if it was better!
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  37. OK I may be a bit biased! Not delivered Transport Hub at the Station - how difficult is it? Not fixed the road to Fownhope Not fixed the path by the Old Bridge Still paying for scaffolding at Fryers Court - how many years now Thousands paid out to consultants Still no realistic prospect of the cycle lane in St Owens Street Wasted money on cycle lanes in Commercial Road Roads very poor - e.g. Folly Lane and and Eign Road Effectively ripped up the Core Strategy Still not building more houses by the Link Road Blueschool Street/Newmarket Street still open to all vehicles - link road was meant to divert north=south traffic from them Delivered Please help with this!! Am happy to be corrected on the above
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  38. I think I read something similar Denise but this project is a really good cause
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  39. Ah the Buchanan Trust I cannot remember but were they not involved in the sale of Council Farms debacle - I know Tony Johnson was Trustee of the charity - there has been a lot of writing on this Trust - not because they sinned but because they have repeatedly been let down by their Trustees
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  40. Nice work if you know the right people: Boris Johnson REFUSES to apologise for £18 billion 'cash for cronies' scandal and says No10 moved 'heaven and earth' to snap up PPE - as fury mounts over government's 'jobs for pals' * National Audit Office said officials signed contracts for thousands of face masks that were actually useless * NAO looked at 8,600 contracts awarded by Government from January to July amid claims some were flawed * Boris Johnson told virtual PMQs: 'We shifted heaven and earth to get £32 billion items of PPE into this country' * Alok Sharma refuses to apologise for trying to get PPE for NHS during first wave blaming 'huge pressure' * Spanish middleman was paid £21 million of taxpayers' cash to set up PPE deal with US jewellery designer * Suppliers with political contacts were given there own 'high-priority' lane and were ten times more likely to get Government contracts * Companies with 'no relevant experience' pocketed £12 billion in shambolic scramble for PPE described as the 'wild west'. More than 1,300 contracts worth £10.5 billion were awarded by the Government with no competition whatsoever – increasing the chance of money being wasted * US jewellery designer Michael Saiger was handed 'a number of lucrative contracts' worth £200 million after he started providing gloves and gowns to NHS staff. Young entrepreneur Sabia Mokeddem, 23, was handed a contract worth £880,000 * Lord Feldman's PR firm is helping a Covid testing firm given £28million contract after meeting where former Former Tory chairman was in the room advising Matt Hancock .
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  41. Hi well I would like to point out about Commercial Road in Hereford with the alteration to make a cycling Lane, hence cutting down 2 lanes into 1 one and a cycling Lane which I find very unnecessary on that stretch. cycling lanes are a good idea in some areas but that street did not need it. Cycling is supposed to be helpful towards the environment .... and I believe it is but not on Commercial Road.... as we no there used to be two lanes of traffic going down Commercial Road and the traffic used to get very piled up with two Lanes.... and now some congenital idiot has thought " hang on.... the traffic gets very busy down there with two lanes it gets piled up, I'll make things a little bit more difficult and cut it down to one lane which Will make the traffic twice as long in respect of a queue"... which means the vehicles spend longer with her engines switched on in town in the now new one lane queue which is now twice as long when busy.... and I know people will grumble and somebody is going to have a say about it but that's fine that's what discussions are for, but for the life of me I cannot understand how this has been passed through planning???? it's just ridiculous.... I do understand the social distancing and that's a must, but the cycle lane it's just a total waste of money it has caused tailbacks of traffic in Commercial Road when it's busy. The money wasted could have gone in the pot towards the Bypass, that's what this town needs if there's a bypassed the roads will be freer for cycles hence no cycle lanes needed.... common sense really... on two occasions I have been sat in Commercial Road and on two occasions I have seen a total of 15 bikes and 12 of them were still using the pavement..... and the bikes that were in the cycle lane had no lights????so much for safty.....so whos keeping an eye on these bikes on the pavement and bikes with no lights????? Ive seen on more than one occasion especially in commercial road the police ignoring people riding on the pavement and with no lights.....what's the point??? what excuse could anybody make to justify that??.... I think the council's are trying to make Hereford as green as possible which is not a bad thing but they have to understand you have got a lot of parents that do the school run before they go to town or work, and they are not going to get a couple of kids and all their stuff on a push bike drop them off and then rush off to work....... that's just an example but it's a way of life for some people and they are not going to change the way that they are it would be impossible for them to adapt in them circumstances..... I think the council's have done some very good things in the way of changes towards distancing with covid 19 but I stick to my guns with my comments about Commercial Road it's a flop a total waste of money and it just does not work..... tailbacks....traffic congestion.... and it does cause quite a bit of annoyance for some people who are stuck in the unnecessary tailbacks in Commercial Road and then you get people riding passed on the pavement not using the cycle lane..... it makes it all so unnecessary for everybody concerned... I for the life of me cannot understand why would you cut 2 lanes down to 1 when you know that those two lanes get absolutely chock-a-block in traffic peak hours??? why would you do it ??? common sense would tell you not to restrict the traffic flow any further to one lane as you need the traffic out of the town not sat in a longer queue... somebody obviously thinking that having a cycling Lane is going to be more green more helpful to the environment and safer when it's not in Commercial Road!!!!! It just isn't..... people that live in Hereford know full well what Commercial Road gets like with two Lanes!!!!now there's going to be one!!!! it is going to be chaotic..... longer queues of traffic are not green , all that is happening is there is now 1 lane full of traffic pumping out fumes because they can't get out of the town quick enough due to Lane restrictions...I know this is only in one area that i no of that is a major cock up....but Commercial Road does see a lot of traffic that passes through.... I think Commercial Road lane restriction was a terrible mistake and I know that somebody to do with sorting the Lanes from the council did announce "they won't apologise for what they've done with the cycle lanes"..... well I say good for them because in some places it's a good idea but they're not going to hold their hands up for the cock up on Commercial Road because it would be rather embarrassing to retract what's been done
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  42. 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.
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  43. And going towards Aylestone it just stops outside The Commercial. Now that might be handy for young Bobby47! However both lanes seeing how they are laid out and go nowhere are hardly likely to encourage people to get on their bikes. I consider myself to be an experienced cyclist but tonight at 6.30 I felt no safer using the cycle lane than I have for years using that route. i.e. it is flipping dangerous!
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  44. That is all most people around here do is to complain. Nice to see some positivity from Hereford Voice that's more like it 👏👏
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  45. Positive vibes well done, fed up seeing people moan moan moan
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