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  1. Sites set up across the county to give workers better access to COVID-19 rapid testing Essential workers across Herefordshire, who cannot work from home, are being urged to join an initiative to help drive down the number of COVID-19 cases by doing twice-weekly rapid tests (known as Lateral Flow Tests). Four council test centres for people without COVID-19 symptoms are now open for bookings in Herefordshire. They are in Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury and Leominster, and critical businesses and essential workers who need to attend a workplace, are invited to use the testing faci
  2. When Mayor of Hereford, Kath Hey, was invited to join the independent Town’s Fund board, she welcomed the chance to work towards an ambitious vision where Hereford’s unique rural heritage would complement sustainable future development. The Towns Fund board, called #StrongerHereford, is made up of local leaders, businesses and communities who have put forward a bid for £25 million to Central Government. The bid was the culmination of months of extensive engagement with people across Hereford and it was instrumental for the City Council to be part of that process to ensure a strategic and
  3. Hereford City Council approved a grant of £1,510.38 for Hereford Canoe Club, which will go towards purchasing another two canoes for use of the club’s members. Hereford Youth Canoe Club is a voluntary club providing boat-loads of positive paddle-sport opportunities for the young people of Herefordshire. Vic Gamage, representing the Canoe Club, explained to City Councillors that the application covered the costs of two canoes large enough for their teenage members; the existing canoes simply cannot support the members and larger ones are needed. The Canoe Club has unfortuna
  4. The council's public realm contract for providing services includes highways, public rights of way, parks and open spaces, street cleaning and street lighting. Balfour Beatty were awarded the contract in 2013 and the procurement for the contract set out to achieve the following objectives: 🔸Ensuring our roads, public open spaces and streets are accessible, safe, clean and well-maintained 🔸Maintaining the delivery of essential services 🔸Achieving value for money, facilitated by process improvement and transparency through open book accounting 🔸Achieving service delivery
  5. Herefordshire Council’s project provides new state of the art facilities for pupils and staff at Marlbrook Primary School New state of the art facilities opened for pupils and staff at Marlbrook Primary School at Green Croft this week following a £6 million investment project by Herefordshire Council. The council funded sustainable scheme has provided six new classrooms, a new hall and a special hygiene and physio room. The school has also benefited from new netball courts and improvements to the car parking area. Local company, Morgan Sindall Construction, were contracted by the c
  6. This gentleman of the sport once owned and had a financial share in The Temple bar in Ewyas Harold Herefordshire and can be seen in the pub in this photograph taken in May 1984. Professional snooker player Doug Mountjoy playing at the Temple Bar in Ewyas Harold. 03-05-1984. His last season on the tour was 1996/1997 and he then went on to coach in the Middle East for two years before coaching back in Wales. Doug Mountjoy was from Tir-y-Berth, Gelligaer, Glamorgan, Wales. He was on the professional snooker circuit during the sport's golden era of the late 1970s and 1980s, and rem
  7. 13 year old Frank has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Frank has osteosarcoma a rare bone cancer and is having intense treatment in Birmingham and Hereford Hospitals. Let's help Frank achieve his bucket list and give him and his family all the love and support that we can. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/joanne-smith-659?utm_term=pEYkxxNAM Frank has already received some wonderful messages of support from celebrities and football starts including - Sir Kenny Dalglish, Matt Lucas, Phil Neville, Alan Shearer, Jamie Carragher to name just a few and the list is growing r
  8. Having Your Say | Hereford Voice 'Councillor Sessions' Q&A Continued - Part 4 - Emergency Active Travel Measures across the county inc the closure of the Old Bridge in Hereford At Hereford Voice our slogan has always been 'Having Your Say' and through our network we are going to give you the opportunity to ask your questions to some of our Councillors. Cabinet Member - Infrastructure and Transport Councillor John Harrington agreed to be put under the spotlight and to answer as many questions put to him in our first exclusive 'Councillor Sessions' series here https://hfd
  9. Hundreds of staff paid tribute to a much-loved colleague at Hereford County Hospital this morning. Theatres logistics manager Dave Morgan died in January after testing positive for Coronavirus. Members of the WVT family lined streets clapped in tribute as the cortege passed.
  10. We have received a number of reports in the past few days advising that us that people were having problems trying to use Beryl Bikes in Hereford. We have been informed that both Wednesday and early yesterday morning there was a connectivity issue with Beryl Bikes in the city however, we have been assured by the team at Beryl that everything is now back to normal. In an email to us this morning Jack from Beryl Bikes wrote: #herefordvoice #herefordnews #hereford
  11. Max and Simon in the Masons' Yard (2019) Simon Hudson, of Hudson Stonework Ltd based in the Cathedral Close, has been awarded 'The Master Craftsman Certificate' by The Worshipful Company of Masons in 2021. Simon in the Masons' Yard With over two decades of working as stone mason and carver in Herefordshire, Simon’s work can be seen not just at Hereford Cathedral but also many churches and heritage sites within the county and further afield. Hudson Stonework Ltd has been a resident of the Cathedral Close for ten years and its location means that the art of this traditional
  12. Having Your Say | Hereford Voice 'Councillor Sessions' Q&A Continued - Part 3 Hereford Transport Hub At Hereford Voice our slogan has always been 'Having Your Say' and through our network we are going to give you the opportunity to ask your questions to some of our Councillors. Cabinet Member - Infrastructure and Transport Councillor John Harrington agreed to be put under the spotlight and to answer as many questions put to him in our first exclusive 'Councillor Sessions' series here https://hfd.news/eec Tonight in part 3 of our series Cllr Harrington responds to questions a
  13. Part 2 - B4224 - Fiddler's Green - Fownhope At Hereford Voice our slogan has always been 'Having Your Say' and through our network we are going to give you the opportunity to ask your questions to some of our Councillors. Cabinet Member - Infrastructure and Transport Councillor John Harrington agreed to be put under the spotlight and to answer as many questions put to him in our first exclusive 'Councillor Sessions' series here https://hfd.news/eec Cllr Harrington will do this in a series of short videos over the coming week, here is the second video in the series; Part 2
  14. Staff at Wye Valley NHS Trust will stand shoulder to shoulder on Friday this week in honour of a colleague who sadly died recently. Dave Morgan, logistics team leader in the theatres team at Hereford County Hospital, died on Thursday, January 28, having tested positive for COVID-19. Dave Morgan - a much loved colleague at Wye Valley NHS Trust who will be missed by everyone His funeral is to take place this Friday, February 19, at Hereford Crematorium. The hearse bearing David’s coffin will drive along Stonebow Road and through the County Hospital grounds where staff will h
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