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Denise Lloyd

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  1. Yes shut up shop. The pumps are still there but there is no one home.  The property belongs to the Countryside Restoration Trust who also own Turnastone Court which is just around the corner. I am hoping that the Trust will raise enough money to bring some life back into it - it certainly  looks very sad as it is and many people do travel quite some distance to see the pumps and the cycle.  Should I see my brother tomorrow who still lives in Turnastone I will ask him for an update.

  2. All a bit of a mess really - with new developments now the Council will not adopt the green areas so the new residents have to be a fairly hefty service charge which is proving to some of the owners to be quite a rip off!!!!!!!!!!!!  Mind you it is for these residents to round up on the developer in the first place and demand value for money.

  3. Once upon a time there was green in colour local newspaper it came out on a Wednesday and once Dad had finished doing his bidding (and selling) in the cattle/sheep market he come home with this paper. A bit of a highlight in those days and it really isn't long ago - honest!  My experience of Parish magazine is that on the whole they are informative sometimes amusing and sometimes useful but it might well be different for us village dwellers!! 

  4. Yes even if you have Ad block on most newspapers now you have to pause the ad block to be able to read it. Oh well perhaps they will read these comments (well we know they do) and attempt to improve our reading experience!

    On the good news side my sub to HT is now cancelled - the cancellation went very smoothly - so will now buy a hard copy to flick through and recycle!

  5. I never know which sub title I should put a forum under so just randomly choose.

    Anyway with the new subscription charge for the Hereford Times can some well informed person tell me and anybody else who may well be interested that if you pay for the HT digitally do you have an actual HT to read on line (similar to the way Hereford Journal used to do it) or do you just have access to certain reports that are posted online by HT?

    Further more if you enter a shop and buy a copy of the HT I think I am correct in assuming you can only access a certain amount of reports on line 

    Clarification required I took out a monthly on line HT sub but don't think I will keep it going if there is not a copy of the HT to flick through on line 


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  6. I contacted both Jesse Norman and Bill Wiggin regarding closing footpaths that run through farm land during this period.

    I had an acknowledgement from Wendy who I imagine is Jesse's PA 

    Since then I have heard NOTHING from either Jesse and Bill.


    Compare and contrast now and Election time.

    Have they both gone to ground or is Jesse using this time to write another book?

    People have long memories


  7. Gareth Ratcliffe

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    Later on today there will be a Facebook group set up looking g for community volunteers to join to support the statuary services in the event of community help needed to respond the covid-19 outbreak. This page will help coordinate support for most vulnerable in our community.

    Please look out later for more information

    Thank you to the residents who have already contacted me offering support



    This is a post from Councillor Gareth Ratcliffe Powys CC it has a coloured chart which I am unable to copy over from Facebook but it is certainly a very good idea and perhaps one that Herefordshire Council could adopt




  8. At our Parish Council meeting a little while a go we had a presentation from Gemma Johnson who gave a presentation on Community Hubs which in theory is a good idea 


    Another one is the Smart Water set up by the Police but this is so expensive and has to be done as a parish/group and with the ever decreasing precept there have not been many able to do it.

    Communities do come together in times of need - look how so many volunteers worked tirelessly for the poor souls who were flooded.

    The problems seem to arise when individuals are in need and these are not necessarily being picked up by Social Services or at one time would have been the District Nurse. Many neighbours are afraid of being considered interferring or nosey. 

    There are a lot of good young people however there are probably too many who roam.. I know not the answer to roaming youngsters.

    It is a real concern that so many social clubs of which many of the elderley consider a life line are being postponed because of Coronavirus and this is where somebody should be checking on those people but who? And of course through some of these clubs the older people were at least getting one good meal

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    Apologies to anyone trying to visit the Hereford Times website. We have technical problems that we are working hard to fix. We'll be back online as soon as possible.

  10. It does seem to be all very dramatic but because there is not yet a vaccine for this it is causing a lot of concern. For all those that have not under lying health issues it probably is not a huge problem however those with long term illnesses have a suppressed immune system and this is where the real concern is.

    To look at it another way if it wiped out half the population the survivors would say why was this not taken seriously at the outset - so personally I think we should be aware of it and take as many precautions as possible.

    Do not really understand why people are panic buying - toilet rolls sold out in Tesco yesterday and soap of all kinds wiped off the shelves - oh well each to their own.


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