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  1. Hereford Council teams have recently completed a programme of resurfacing and drainage works on the U92211 - Watling Street, Leintwardine in Herefordshire.
  2. Congratulations to Beryl bikes Herefordshire has now hit 10,000 registered users for the scheme with the end of May seeing a huge 1,908 journeys in just one week. With bays placed throughout the city, you'll always find a bike, join the cycling revolution 👉http://orlo.uk/wjIeW 📸 Hereford Voice Instagram
  3. The powerful sculpture created from over 100,000 knives is due to arrive in Hereford on Monday as a stark warning of the impact of knife crime. The Knife Angel will be on display outside Hereford Cathedral for a month long visit and will highlight and raise awareness around knife crime and the devastating effects that it can have for those victims and their families. During the month there will be a series of events and workshops taking place. We have drawn up a complete and comprehensive list of venues, dates and times etc, which you can find here 👉 https://hfd.news/em9 Hereford Voice is proud to be an official 'Working Partner' with this fabulous charity.
  4. We have to keep congratulating the fabulous Stronger Hereford team for their excellent campaign and winning bid securing over £22 million for some wonderful projects for Hereford. To put into context just how incredible it is to achieve £22.4m, Hereford MP Jesse Norman said Below is another new project that will benefit from this huge 'Towns Fund' The Southside project will be located in Newton Farm in South Wye and is a collaboration between Growing Local is Going Local CIC, Belmont Wanderers Football Club and NMITE. Their common goal is to improve the future health, wellbeing, life chances, and employment skillsets of the people of Hereford. Alongside a main building, this project StrongerHereford will develop 3G and 4G pitches, a wheelchair-accessible plot, a community market garden, and an educational garden to help engage the individuals in this area. You can read more about it here 👉 https://hfd.news/5f4
  5. RTC on A438 Portway, outside Oakchurch Garden Centre, lorry with hazardous waste with broken axle and spill on road, police are controlling the heavy traffic, motorists are advised to find an alternative route as recovery will take several hours.
  6. Congratulations to the StrongerHereford team for a fabulous and successful campaign. The StrongerHereford board, backed by the council was responsible for putting the bid together, which includes; TOWNS FUND PROJECTS 1. Soil from the City 2. Electric Buses 3. Greening the City 4. NMITE Future of Work Hub 5. School of Creative Digital Futures 6. Maylord Library and Learning Resource Centre 7. Holmer Extreme Sports Hub 8. Castle Green Pavilion 9. The Marches Experience (Museum) 10. Meadow Arts (Station Approach) 11. Encore Music Hub 12. Powerhouse 13. Digital Culture Hub 14. River Wye infrastructure 15. Southside EXISTING PROJECTS A. City Centre Improvement Package B. Integrated Transport Hub C. Hereford Enterprise Zone D. NMITE University E. Urban Village Development Twenty six towns in England will benefit from their share of over £610 million. Hereford is to receive £22.4 Million. Hereford MP Jesse Norman said it is fantastic news for Hereford.
  7. Emergency road works taking place on the Kingstone Road and Brampton Road, Madley due to a thick layer of lying mud following torrential rain yesterday washed off the nearby fields. Herefordshire Highways operatives are working to remove, delays likely all day, where possible, please avoid the area.
  8. Complete itinerary of Knife Angel Hereford events starting Wednesday 9th June 9th June 09:30 | Knife Angel Hereford: Crime in 2021 - From Knowledge to Practice 15th June 15:00 | Knife Angel Hereford Welcome Ceremony 21st June 14:00 | Suicide Prevention Awareness 22nd June 09:00 | Knife Angel Hereford Tupsley Walk 7.5 miles 22nd June 11:00 | Creative Writing Workshop. Suitable 14 yrs – Adults 22nd June 16:30 | Interactive/Emergency Bleed Control Workshop, Safeguard Medical 23rd June 11:00 | Managing Post Lockdown Stress with Garry Jones 24th June 16:30 | Interactive/Emergency Bleed Control Workshop, Safeguard Medical 25th June 14:00 | Drama Workshop with The Cracked Slipper Company, Drama 4 Change 25th June 17:30 | Drama Workshop with The Cracked Slipper Company, Drama 4 Change 25th June 17:30 | Creative Writing Workshop. Suitable 14 yrs – Adults 26th June 14:00 | Drama Workshop with The Cracked Slipper Company, Drama 4 Change 26th June 14:00 | Working Through Emotions with Art. Grief & Art Workshop. 11-14yrs Old 26th June 17:00 | Drama Workshop with The Cracked Slipper Company, Drama 4 Change 27th June 09:00 | Knife Angel Hereford Belmont Walk 8 miles 27th June 10:00 | Working Through Emotions with Art. Grief & Art Workshop 5-10 yrs Old 27th June 14:00 | The Weapon in Your Head and What to do about it – with Garry Jones 28th June 14:00 | The Journey of a Child/Young Person Through the Criminal Justice System 28th June 18:30 | Interactive/Emergency Bleed Control Workshop, Safeguard Medical 29th June 14:30 | The O’er Wrought Heart with Hereford Shakespeare Club 1st July 11:00 | The Weapon in Your Head and What to do about it – with Garry Jones 1st July 11:00 | Interactive/Emergency Bleed Control Workshop, Safeguard Medical 2nd July 14:00 | Traumatic Bereavement Drop-In 4th July 14:00 | Working Through Emotions with Art. Grief & Art Workshop 15-18 yrs Old 6th July 18:30 | Interactive/Emergency Bleed Control Workshop, Safeguard Medical 9th July 14:00 | Traumatic Bereavement Drop-In 11th July 12:30 | Knife Angel Hereford Farewell Vigil Full details of all events and workshops can be found on the official Knife Angel Hereford website
  9. Knife Angel Hereford Who are we? Alison Davies lost her son Mark to knife crime in December 2018 and together with Meryl Cain and a small group of friends wanted to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact violent crime has on individuals, families and communities. The team’s involvement with this project is carried out on a voluntary basis. The group are known as The Knife Angel Hereford Team. What is the Plan? The Knife Angel is coming to Hereford on June 14 – July 12 2021 hosted by Hereford Cathedral. During the Knife Angel’s visit we will run a series of workshops and interactive events. It is envisaged that this initiative will continue after the Knife Angel leaves Hereford. The majority of host towns & cities to date have had a knife amnesty whilst the Angel is in situ. We will have a general weapons amnesty, with the approval of West Mercia Police. There is a “weapon surrender” secure bin which travels with the Angel. Events During the Knife Angel’s stay in Hereford, there will be; Series of free public workshops and events at The Cathedral and venues in the City. National Conference, engaging with professionals in related spheres. This will be an online, ticketed event. Youth Conference, identifying young people’s needs and issues which they feel have a negative impact on them and their community. Weapon amnesty in operation for the duration of the Angel’s visit, approved by West Mercia Police, a secure weapon surrender bin travels with The Angel. Opening Ceremony and Closing Vigil. Funding Knife Angel Hereford need to raise funds to cover the cost of workshops, conferences, promotional campaigns and literature, printing costs, lighting, plus 24-hour security and insurance for this valuable and unique statue. Donate Please follow our unique link to donate via JustGiving 👉 https://hfd.news/u4c or via a Bank Transfer Please send your BACS transfer to: Nat West Bank Account name: Knife Angel Hereford Account no: 62399004 Sort code: 53-50-41 Hereford Voice is proud to be a 'Working Partner' for this brilliant charity. #HerefordVoice #HerefordNews #PositiveHereford
  10. Today we remember those that gave everything for the freedom we have today and we need to remember the sacrifices made by one of the bravest generations. 77 years on, we thank and remember them all.
  11. Hereford Police would like to speak to this male about an incident at the Old Market which occurred just after 9am on Thursday 3rd June. Reference is 00144_i_03062021 or call 101 with any information. Thankyou.
  12. Police officers searching for a missing 47-year-old man can confirm that a body was recovered from the River Wye in Hereford on Tues. Formal identification confirms that it is sadly Steven Tattum from Hereford. The death is not being treated as suspicious, the Coroner has been informed. Our thoughts go out to Steven's family and friends at this difficult time.
  13. Hereford’s flagship business incubation and innovation centre officially opened by Secretary of State Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), cut the ribbon today (4 June) on Hereford’s Shell Store, newly refurbished into a modern business incubation and innovation centre. The Shell Store has a rich history, having been built in the First World War and used as an ordnance site during the Second World War. The project has developed commercial space within the existing building footprint (it is not a listed building), retaining much of the original factory including its steel roof structure. The £7.3m refurbishment of the building has established more than 2,100 sq metres of employment space, with room for new and growing businesses to set up and expand alongside facilities for development and innovation. The 25 business incubation units are forecast to generate around 128 new jobs by 2023, rising to more than 450 by 2031. The building also provides access to modern, accessible business meeting and conference space, as well as an onsite café, providing facilities to encourage networking and collaboration. The building was designed with specialist input from other successful business incubation facilities across the country to build on best practice elsewhere. The Marches Growth Hub, Hereford Enterprise Zone team, and Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce will be located on site providing businesses with access to advice and support services. Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for MHCLG, said: Cllr David Hitchiner, Leader of Herefordshire Council, said: Andrew Manning Cox, Chair of the Hereford Enterprise Zone, said: Mandy Thorn MBE, Chair of the Marches LEP, said: The project has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Herefordshire Council and a loan from the Marches LEP’s Marches Investment Fund. For more information on The Shell Store, please visit the Skylon Park website.
  14. After 18 months of preparation and anticipation, the Knife Angel will finally be arriving in Hereford City Centre in less than a fortnight. Also known as the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, this magnificent 27ft statue built from 100,000 confiscated knives and blades will come to the city on Monday 14 June and will remain in place outside the West door of Hereford Cathedral until 12 July. Thanks to generous grant awards from West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, West Mercia Police, The National Lottery Community Fund, High Sheriffs of Herefordshire (2020/1 & 2021/2), Eveson CharitableTrust, Community Safety Partnership and the Clocktower Foundation, the Knife Angel team has been able to organise an exciting range of free-to-attend events to accompany the Knife Angel’s visit and in order to stimulate discussion on the devastating impact violence has on all our lives. These include: A full day virtual conference, entitled ‘Knife Angel Hereford: Crime in 2021 – From Knowledge to Practice’ (see: HERE for further information and bookings) A comprehensive selection of workshops to be held in locations throughout Hereford City from 21 June to 11 July. Subjects range from ‘Managing post-lockdown stress’ to interactive medical workshops and creative activities. Further details of these free-to-attend events and booking information can be viewed on the Knife Angel’s website here Direct Workshop booking link: https://www.facebook.com/knifeangelhereford/events Two walks (22nd and 27th June), arranged as part of the Herefordshire Walking Festival, which include the Knife Angel as part of their route (see: https://www.herefordshirewalkingfestival.co.uk/our-walks for further information). A weapons amnesty, approved by West Mercia Police, where knives, blades and other weapons can be safely disposed. The team responsible for bringing the Knife Angel to Hereford is headed by Alison Davies, who lost her son, Mark, to knife crime in 2018, and Meryl Cain. Alison Davies comments: The Knife Angel will be located outside the cathedral and will be free to visit with no need for visitors to book in advance. Relevant precautions, including a one-way system around the Knife Angel and volunteer stewarding teams, will be in place during the day to help welcome and guide visitors. For further information about the Knife Angel’s visit to Hereford, please visit the dedicated website: https://knifeangelhereford.co.uk/
  15. Herefordshire Council teams have recently completed a programme of resurfacing and drainage works on the U75016 - The Glibes, Michaelchurch Escley in Herefordshire.
  16. The event organisers wrote on their Facebook page the following heartfelt statement:
  17. A van driver has sadly died and two other people have been injured in a road traffic collision in Herefordshire this morning. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 11.09am earlier today to the junction of the B4203 and B4204, Upper Sapey to reports of a collision involving a car and a van. Two ambulances, a community first responder, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic on board attended the scene. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:
  18. Gloucestershire Fire Service crews along with Gloucestershire Police have been called to a fire at Longhope Business Park on Monmouth Road. The incident is under control but local residents have been advised to keep windows closed as there's smoke in the air. Photographs courtesy of Gloucestershire Police Thankfully no persons reported as trapped or injured at this time. The A4136 is currently closed from Huntley to Mitcheldean diversions are in place until emergency services have completed their work tome the site safe.
  19. Gloucestershire Constabulary are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man sadly lost his life in an accident on the A40 in the Forest of Dean yesterday (Monday 31 May) In a statement the police wrote;
  20. We have received some disappointing reports and reviews about the event at Edgar Street on the weekend. Headline act Tulisa did not appear instead was replaced last minute with Tinchy Styder with many people complaining that they had to wait for up to 2 hours just to get a drink. Did you attend Stadium Music Festival Sunday in Hereford and how was it for you? Below are just a few comments left on our Facebook page. Even though we received many complaints about the event, some people still had a great time.
  21. Crews from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service quickly extinguished a small fire at a The Golden Galleon chip shop in Commercial Road this evening. No reports of any injuries.
  22. Multiple crews from 10 fire stations with appliances from Evesham, Gloucester, Warwickshire, Upton, Pershore, Malvern, Redditch, Ledbury, Leominster, Hereford and Ross are tackled a large fire at an industrial unit at Broadway yesterday. Photograph courtesy of Leominster Fire Station
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