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jbfc last won the day on August 10 2018

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  1. Years ago, before European countries adopted common dates for putting clocks forward and back, I was in France on a relevant weekend. I heard a tv newsreader say "across Europe, people will be putting their clocks back one hour tonight. There are only two exceptions: Great Britain and Albania."
  2. It's good that HC has people paid to watch the grass grow....
  3. From the BBC News web site this morning: "Public inquiry to be held into £27m link road Nicola Goodwin Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester A public inquiry is going to be held into plans to build a £27m link road to south Hereford. The planned Southern Link Road will join the A49 with the A465, south west of the city, through Grafton and Grafton Wood. Herefordshire Council approved the plans in 2016. But a number of concerns were raised about the route going through ancient woodland, the loss of valuable farmland and the impact on wildlife. It's been
  4. .... which might put at risk the sub-post office in Putson
  5. From: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/28/prezzo-restaurant-chain-to-close-a-third-of-its-uk-branches yesterday: "The Italian restaurant chain Prezzo is to close a third of its 300 UK branches, putting about 1,000 jobs at risk, the latest victim of the casual dining crunch. The chain, owned by the US private equity group TPG Capital, hopes to engineer a turnaround plan echoing steps taken by the burger chain Byron and Jamie’s Italian to keep themselves afloat. Prezzo’s creditors will be asked to approve proposals under which its restaurants’ landlords accept rent re
  6. The site is the other side, from HFC, of the access road from Blackfriars Street into Merton Meadow. I don't think you would get a very good view....
  7. "However some of these rating are a year and a half old, some of these places could have deteriorated or improved since" And in one case more than five years....
  8. I understand that part of the thinking of the CCG is to expand the role of the community hospitals at Ross, Kington and Bromyard (close to what their role used to be?). And one of the selling points for this was that the community hospitals offered free parking. Clearly the Primary Care Trust, which, at least in principle is accountable for funding to the CCG, now sees an opportunity: http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/15361326.Parking_charges_to_be_introduced_at_hospitals/
  9. Two thoughts: 1. I wonder what surplus will be declared for 2016 - 2017? I seem to remember a lot of fuss about revised parking charges, and people voting with their feet/wheels. 2. Are the councils used as comparators here the same as the ones often used for comparing Council Tax Band D against Herefordshire?
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    Midlands Connect

    Tried to post a link - https://www.midlandsconnect.uk/media/1082/midlands-connect-strategy-march-2017.pdf , and failed first time.....
  11. There seems to be a lot of chatter about this: h , mentioned during the Budget, because it mentions a Hereford bypass. The document is odd - and very repetitive. For example, the only mentions of tourism as an industry are in relation to Stoke on Trent (people visiting ceramics manufacturers) and the Lincolnshire coast. No mention of Stratford upon Avon, Warwick Castle, Alton Towers -to name just the three biggest tourist destinations outside London - let alone little Herefordshire. It is clear, though, that the authors see the purpose of a bypass as a relief road for the M6/M5. I
  12. "....any apparent intelligence suggesting trouble" . Well, the Fair Play and Respect tables - see http://www.herefordfc.co.uk/fair-play-respect-tables/ suggest that Hereford and Didcot may have different perspectives on these matters. Would that have been enough intelligence?
  13. Ah, yes, the Holme Lacy Road "improvement". A lesson in how to irritate the greatest number. There was a bus stop, with bus shelter, outside Tescos (the Gamecock). The bus shelter has been left where it was, and a wide pavement put in front of it, with a kerb step at the roadside for access to the bus. However: bus passengers have no protection from the rain as they move from shelter to bus - and, given the number of older bus users, it will take them longer (and they will get wetter); cyclists will have to dodge them.as they use what I presume to be the space for the cycle path; drivers
  14. Plenty of opportunity to do it, especially since the Spread Eagle sits between two other empty shops. This corner is beginning to look pretty despondent.
  15. ... or it could be a trial by Tesco of rebranding. After all, they own One Stop.......
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