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  1. Herefordshire Council has approved expenditure to invest £150k in improving car parking across the county. The council operates 43 car parks throughout Herefordshire and as these are well used and important assets in local economies it is vital that they remain fit for our visitors and ensure continued growth countywide. Herefordshire Council, as a member of the British Parking Association, considers factors such as accessibility and car safety as a priority when promoting the use of a car park in a local area. The programme of enhancement works we are carrying out include works to improve signage and accessibility at Maylords car park, particularly for those parking with children – including 12 new parent/child spaces; Improving the car park surface and signage at Merton Meadow car park; Improvements to tackle anti-social behaviour and improve safety at Garrick Multi-Storey Car Park, as well as a new lighting system at the heavily used Plough Lane car parks. Several car parks in locations throughout the county have also been identified as being in need of some minor enhancement, such as surface repairs, line markings or replacement drainage. Chris Jenner, Assistant Director for Technical Services, said:
  2. Over the past few years, we have noticed more and more planning applications to change use from shops to flats. Again today plans have been submitted here for 145 Eign Street Hereford shops are slowly disappearing and Herefordshire Council are often granting these plans. We will attempt to start highlighting each of these applications to show the scale of this trend from the Council. How plans were passed in Eign Street for this lot previously is beyond comprehension, how is this in keeping with the surrounding area? These buildings bricked up look horrendous!
  3. Well done to the winner and we wish him all the best, enjoy your winnings!
  4. Keep to the original topic please guys or it will be difficult to locate these topics in the future. This topic is about the Scaffolding at the Town Hall.
  5. The Secretary of State for Transport has confirmed the compulsory purchase and side road orders for the southern link road in Hereford. The southern link road, which will be constructed from the A49 to the A465 and linking to the B4349 Clehonger Road, will provide easier access to the Hereford Enterprise Zone, and looks to reduce congestion on current routes and increase capacity at key junctions, bringing significant improvement especially to the Belmont and Lower Bullingham areas. The construction of the new road will commence later this year when the necessary statutory process are completed and will be complemented by improved walking and cycling routes so that residents can make healthier choices about how they travel. The confirmation of the orders has been received following the outcome of a public inquiry held in late October / early November 2018. Copies of the confirmed orders and associated plans will be available to view from Thursday 21 March 2019 at Blueschool House in Hereford, HR1 2LX. There is the opportunity to appeal the validity of the orders or the decision-making process (not the decision). Any appeal must be submitted by 16 May 2019.
  6. Here are a few photographs taken along the river path opposite the Hereford Rowing Club this evening.
  7. Some residents will see changes to their waste collection day from 18 March There will be changes to the waste collection day or week for many Herefordshire residents from Monday 18 March. Collection times across the county could be affected, so everyone’s bins should be put outside by 6.30am on collection day, or the evening before. Herefordshire Council will write directly to residents who will see a change to their collection day, the majority of which are around the Ross and Ledbury areas. Herefordshire Council has been working with FCC Environment to make collection routes more efficient, and to prevent missed collections. Very few changes to collection routes have been made since 2014 but many new properties have been built across the county since then so changes are needed. Collection areas have been grouped together to ensure that all the waste in that area is collected on one day, rather than over several days. In the long term, this will mean that we reduce vehicle emissions and save fuel. The time saving also means there will be more flexibility to cope with seasonal changes in the amount of waste and recycling being collected, and create more capacity to allow for future housing developments. Residents can check their bin collection days, download a collection calendar and find answers to further questions online at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/bincollection
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    Stadium Music Festival proudly presents 2 Days of Music across the May Bank holiday weekend, bringing you the very best in Pop, Dance and Live Bands for a Family Friendly Music Festival across 2 Days. FLASHBACK 90’s/00’s will be hosting Saturday 25th May CLUBLAND will be hosting Sunday 26th May. The event will run both days from 1pm until 11pm with over 30 artists performing over the duration of the weekend. Initial ticket details are listed below with headline artist details to be released over the next few days. VIP Tickets will have access to a VIP Bar, VIP Seating, Meet and Greet with the artists and Queue Jump. Early Bird Ticket Prices are on sale now and are as follows: Saturday FLASHBACK 90s/00s Standard Ticket £20 VIP Ticket (including afterparty) £25 Under 16 £10 Family Ticket £50 (2 adults/2 children) Sunday CLUBLAND Standard Ticket £20 VIP Ticket (including afterparty) £25 Under 16 £10 Family Ticket £50 (2 adults/2 children) Dual Ticket (both days) Weekend Ticket £30 VIP Weekend Ticket (including afterparty) £40 Tickets on Sale now: http://skiddle.com/e/13486482 Website: www.stadiummusicfestival.com Act Announcements are coming in Fast!! We have a Huge line up for the people of Hereford
  9. Yes the post office will close, let's hope that it is not empty for long.
  10. Please keep on topic guys, this topic refers to the scaffolding at the Town Hall. It is still up, we took this photograph only yesterday.
  11. A Hereford woman has won £125,000 on TV's 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' Katy Chambers, a human resources officer, won £125,000 this week on the show hosted by Jeremy Clarkson.
  12. Hereford's main Post Office in High Town will be operating from inside WHSmith from next month from April 11th. The existing Post Office on St Peter's Street, will close. Plans have already been submitted for new signage here
  13. Travelling around Hereford by bicycle will soon become easier, thanks to the introduction of a bike share scheme in the city Herefordshire Council has partnered with scheme operator Beryl, for a two year contract to provide bike share across Hereford. The scheme will be launched in Summer 2019, with bikes distributed at key destinations across the city. The bikes will be available for hire via the Beryl App, which lets users find a bike and then easily unlock it, simply using their smartphone. The App will be available for download on the Apple app store for iPhone, and the Google Play Store for Android users. Users will be informed of the location of ‘Beryl Bays’, the preferred parking locations to leave the bikes. However, the scheme is designed with flexibility in mind and will allow users to park the bikes elsewhere for an extra charge, provided they are safely within the scheme area. There is no initial or ongoing cost to the council and Beryl will be responsible for supplying the bikes as well as management and maintenance of the service. Beryl is a partner to the London bike share scheme and has experience operating two corporate dockless bike share schemes in London and recently announced a scheme in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Beryl is accredited with CoMoUK, which is the agreed standard of best practice for the industry. Marc Willimont, Acting Assistant Director for Regulatory Environment and Waste Herefordshire Council, said: Philip Ellis, chief operating officer at Beryl, added:
  14. Pepe's Piri Piri to open in former Matabeau Café in Commercial Street Hereford following a new letting agreement. 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.
  15. Two new businesses will be opening soon in the building formerly occupied by Chadds. Coco Nail Bar is due to open this Friday and a new Barber Shop will also open soon just next door in Commercial Street. Hereford's largest independent department store Chadds closed in June 2008 after trading in Hereford for almost 80 years.
  16. Planning permission has been granted for a new student accommodation block at Station Approach. The application was submitted by the council’s development partners, energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE and Cityheart Partnerships, for purpose-built student accommodation at Station Approach. Hereford College of Arts (HCA), which has a proven need for good quality student housing to support its growth plans, will be the main customer of the Station Approach project. There will also be rooms allocated for students of NMiTE, supporting its development. Station Approach is part of Herefordshire Council’s Development and Regeneration Programme (DRP) in partnership with ENGIE which will deliver the programme over the next 10 to 20 years. The programme will support the council’s economic vision for the county which includes support for the delivery of the new university and Hereford’s existing colleges. The site is located at the heart of Hereford’s transport system, to the north east of the new Hereford City Link Road and provides easy access to Hereford College of Arts (HCA), Hereford station and the city centre. Along with accompanying hard and soft landscaping, cycle parking, and accessible parking with fast charging points for electric cars, there will be public art designed and made by the students. Cllr Harry Bramer, cabinet member contracts and assets, said: Jake Fellows, Major Projects Director for ENGIE’s Places & Communities division, said: Abigail Appleton, Hereford College of Arts, said: Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, CEO of NMiTE, added:
  17. I will add this to the side panel on the Portal page as a one click link.
  18. Got my good lady to sign this today, please continue to share guys.
  19. Please Support Sofia! Lee Michael Richards has set up this fundraising page in order to support the family of a young man who died in an incident at a Hereford factory over the weekend. Sofia's father Jamie Allen died while working at Hereford Galvanizers on Saturday morning. A joint investigation is now underway between West Mercia Police and the Health and Safety Executive. All money raised will go towards supporting his young daughter Sofia. Our thoughts go out to Jamie's family at this very difficult time.
  20. Herefordshire Council has announced a countywide free parking pilot event. The pilot will enable residents and visitors to enjoy free parking for up to 4 hours after 10am on all council car parks in Herefordshire (except Friar Street, Hereford) on Saturday 9 February 2019. Monitoring and information-gathering will determine the wider impact of parking concessions on businesses, traffic flow and car park usage. Parking Enforcement Officers will observe traffic and parking patterns, but customers will not be required to purchase tickets. The event does not apply to on-street paid for parking. Cllr Barry Durkin, Cabinet member transport and regulatory services, said:
  21. Mamma Jammas Closing Down! Sad news to learn that Mamma Jamma's nightclub in West Street Hereford will close their doors for the lats time on Saturday February 9th 2019. The club made this announced on their Facebook Page: Good luck to them with the next phase of their journey! A new beginning awaits..
  22. A 82 year old gentleman has lost control of his vehicle and crashed the car he was driving into The Range store along Three Elms Road. Emergency were called to the scene and thankfully nobody was hurt.
  23. Hereford is twinned with Polish City Jaworzno, so are there plans in place to update our Welcome to Hereford signs etc?
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