From: Jesse Norman MP
I am working hard to keep the pressure up on Hereford Hospital's car parking charges.
Yesterday I highlighted the situation at the Hospital in a Commons debate called by my colleagues Jackie Doyle-Price and Robert Halfon. The debate comes just over a week after the Department of Health issued guidance to NHS Trusts to regulate parking charges and to make the actions of private parking firms the responsibility of Trust management. At £3.50 for an hour, car parking charges at Hereford Hospital are some of the highest in the country.
The next meeting of Bromyard Chamber of Commerce will be at 7.30pm on 3rd September 2014 at The Falcon Hotel - for the agenda click here....!...!
From Councillor Roger Page - Chairman of the Committee.
Call on MP to act on wind turbine.
At the meeting of the Planning and Economic Development Committee held last night (1st Sept) it was reported that local M.P. Bill Wiggin had intervened in the planning application for a wind turbine at Pencombe by requesting that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Goverment 'call in the application'to be determined. However it was noted that Mr Wiggin had not intervened in the planning application for a similar turbine at Acton Green,which the Town Council also opposes.
For the first time, the town's unique Hop Pocket Race was streamed live on the internet, allowing viewers world-wide to share the fun and excitement. 'The Hop Festival has always been a free event, designed to attract visitors and publicise Bromyard', said committee chairman Ian Raven, 'so we're delighted to know that our Festival has reached so far this year.
From Cllr Roger Page - Chairman of the Committee
The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held tomorrow, Monday 1st September 2014 in The Council Chamber, Council Offices, 1, Rowberry Street, Bromyard.
There are a number of planning applications to be discussed and updates on previous applications. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting. To read the agenda please click here....!
Organisers claim a regional 'first'.
From The Hereford Times
With hundreds of square metres of earth slipping beneath the surface, sections of the road collapsed in on itself.
Herefordshire Council were forced to close the small road just off the A417, which leads to the popular tourist spot of Shortwood Farm.
From Martin Attridge (via Graham Perkins)
From The Herefod Times
Her grandparents, the renowned wildlife and animal artist Patrick Oxenham and ceramic jewellery maker Judy Laws, started their business from nothing, transforming an old stable into a pottery, where Patrick built a brick kiln and the couple made pots and sculptural pieces which they sold on Exeter market on Saturdays.
A quarter of pupils achieve A* to A grades in all their GCSE exams