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  1. Well perhaps someone could ask Paul Tobin who was the developer? Did he build something dodgy and just walk away with the profit from the development without a care for structure? I understand he creates a limited company to carry out development but then closes it down when the building is complete so he can walk away without any comeback To me it does seem wrong that we re picking up the bill for scaffolding to hold up a private persons development apparently indefinitely. Good old Paul was also the developer of the flats in Greyfriars Avenue by the river - should the owners o
  2. Her days as a Councillor should be numbered. But it is not just her - Councillor Summers also came up with a load of unsubstantiated nonsense. What does not help though is shoddy journalism with the nationals just picking up and repeating the HT's report Polly has not as I understand it been working in a clinic for at least 20 years - so even if there was any truth to her supposition then it is ages old. And Summers, another duffer, probably like most of us heard some gossip in a pub and feels he can put it forward in a public meeting as fact With Councillors like these no wond
  3. The Council have approved the construction of a new classroom block at Almeley Primary School I will give you three guesses as to which builder has been awarded the contract for up to £450,000.00 Builder A? Builder B? S C Joseph? Obviously I do not know who were the other bidders but would have thought that if they are local and always bid for Council contracts even they would start questioning how they are always outbid by S C J?
  4. We can all only marvel at the speed at which the new owner converted the upper floors to flats and the ground floor to shops. In the same vein it is great to see the progress up in High Town (if only the developers here here years ago) If anyone from the Council reads this - the lesson is have a plan and GET ON WITH IT. Don't wait years debating it and spending money for no good end
  5. The thing is as I understand it is that the BBLP have what is called a managed agency contract (or similar wording) which allows them to make the decisions on where they do work
  6. Would not people complain if they held meetings just for the sake of it? If there are no decisions to make why have a meeting?
  7. Hard Brexit - Yeah! All those businesses - BMW, Vauxhall, JLR, Ford, Nissan, JCB etc. moving to the continent to avoid disruption to their supply chain. Well in fact many of them have already started Who wants the jobs and taxes to provide for public services I am confident that we will do lots of business with many other countries in the world - Papua New Guinea is crying out for goods from us
  8. Appointment of Contractor for the remodeling and refurbishment of mobile accommodation on the Aylestone site to enable the Relocation of Broadlands Bright Sparks Pre-school Any idea who has been awarded this Council contract for work to cost up to £100,000.00 Yes you have got it - the lucky winner is S C Joseph It is remarkable how they win so many - I am sure they do not have inside knowledge. Does anyone approving these contracts ask detailed questions of those officers making the recommendations?
  9. The time for the election is fast approaching. The vast majority of comments in relation to the Council are negative - the conservatives are ruining the County, made up of tired old white men who know nothing, fat cat salaries etc. etc. Well perhaps now is the time for anyone who feels that they can do better and have business acumen to run such an organisation to consider putting themselves forward as candidates. You don't have to be in a political party to do so. PS - Count me out - too old and could not put up with getting calls in the middle of the night about a blocked dra
  10. International Food is closed under anti social behaviour notice by West Mercia Police (may only be temporary)
  11. Free NHS Flu Jabs at Tesco Bewell Street - so I'm told (Easy at my surgery though!!)
  12. Well whatever the solution from the Labour Party is (and they don't seem to want to add it to their post) they have some work to do if they intend to influence the Council's decision making as they have zero Councillors at present.
  13. Sad to see a shop close. (Great joy for the OLM dissenters) As to a retailer being lined up = good. But I seem to remember that when the two restaurants closed the OLM said they had new tenants lined up - they remain empty
  14. Friday 21 September 2018 100 years ago Allan was killed in action during WW1 and as a result of his bravery was awarded the Victoria Cross. He is the only Herefordshire born person to have been awarded a VC This Friday there will be two events to commemorate Allan. At 10.00am in the Lady Arbour Garden at Hereford Cathedral a plaque will be dedicated in his honour. At 11.00am at the Old Market shopping centre a statue of Allan will be unveiled. Please try and take some time out to attend these events.
  15. In the north magazine area apart from the Shell Store there remain some of the blast wall structures, a rail loading dock and a number of above ground air raid shelters. Of course elsewhere around Rotherwas there are many WW1/2 structures a number of which are occupied by current businesses
  16. As far as I know they are two picric acid stores. Both unlisted but very similar to the one to the west which is listed? They are both in better condition than the listed one. All three are on land as far as I know owned by the Goodwin family. This is a very old photo and almost all of the trees have been cleared. I am happy to provide a (unofficial) tour of the site
  17. Frankly it is shameful that all of the remaining Munitions Factory buildings have not been Listed. I cannot understand the decision making of Historic England on this. They List the Picric Acid store (well only one of them) and ignore the other equally significant buildings/structures. The whole site should be designated as an Ancient Monument, as has the former Munitions Factory site in Leeds, or all the remaining buildings Listed asap. We have or about to lose the old guardhouse (bungalow) and last remaining below ground air raid shelter on the Straight Mile, a couple of the north facing sto
  18. I don't know why - probably just had enough and needs a rest http://councillors.herefordshire.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=6782
  19. Looks like Geoff Hughes has resigned (awaits list of conspiracy theories!)
  20. Actually in Neath he is recognised as Amber Taverns have a pub named Allan Leonard Lewis VC The statue will be unveiled on 21 September 2018
  21. Contract for works at Widemarsh Children Centre BOOM! - Awarded to Integral utilising S C Joseph BOOM! - Up to £55,000 http://councillors.herefordshire.gov.uk/documents/s50058052/Contract award for work at the Widemarsh Children Centre.pdf Clearly other local building firms need to get the estimator from S C J on board
  22. So they give the job to Integral who tender it out and then the Council who appear to have no part in the tender process approve the winning bid! The Council pay Integral for a service who do nothing much except run a tender process and then take a cut from the total cost. Would be interesting to know out of the £99k plus £20K how much goes to Integral for doing very little. I see that with work in progress they have discovered a leak in the roof so have added a further £19K to the costs Shades of Blueschool House again When they prepared the original specification for repairs t
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