Herefordshire is one of sixty local authorities in line to receive more money for schools with effect from April 2015. The announcement came from the Department for Education yesterday, and was shared with colleagues at a meeting of the council’s Cabinet yesterday afternoon (13 March). Herefordshire Council has long argued that the funding it receives per pupil is unfair and one of the lowest in the country.
From Worcester News
FREEMASONS in Bromyard have raised £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support's Not Alone campaign which was launched just over a year ago. Paul Beaumont, Worshipful Master of Saint Peter’s Lodge, and lodge charity steward Richard James, recently presented a cheque to Jenny Goddard, fundraising manager of the Herefordshire and Forest of Dean branch in the Patient Garden Area of the Macmillan Renton Cancer Unit, in Hereford.
There was a lot to catch up with at our March meeting: our first meeting of 2014. January is our rest month and the February meeting had to be abandoned due to atrocious weather. So, once the business part of our gathering had been efficiently handled, we drew our chairs closer to our speaker, Gwen Winterton, and to the table where she had spread her treasures.
SATURDAY 12th APRIL at 7.30pm. TICKETS: £15 (concessions £13) BOOKING: go to www.conquest-theatre.co uk Traditional singer Maddy Prior has become a tradition in herself, a major player in the 'modernisation' of folk music in the early 70s when she helped found Steeleye Span and electrified both the genre and the folk world.
From the Hereford Times
The club, which split from Bromyard Town just a couple of seasons ago, are now top of Division Two of the Herefordshire League after winning Division Three at a canter last term.And now, after victory over Pencombe in the quarter-final of the Jock Handley Cup last Saturday they are now in two cup semi-finals, a source of great pride for player/manager Matt Beale.
We're looking for gardening enthusiasts who can grow a variety of
fruits, vegetables and flowers, those who can make their green tomatoes
into yummy chutney, their strawberries into jam or arrange their roses
into a bouquet. FOR APPLICATION FORM CLICK HERE. The programme will follow a handful of talented amateur
gardeners as they transform a plot of earth into a patch of beauty in
our beautiful walled garden to reveal all the wonderful possibilities
that can be unlocked from allotment growing. Kitchen gardening and
growing your own produce is an amazing way to live and this series
From Herefordshire Council
We announced in October that we would consider introducing alternate weekly collections of waste and recycling in 2014. We included this proposal in our budget consultation. We are looking at this because it will reduce costs and increase the rate of recycling across the county. It is important that we reduce costs so that we can fund our priorities of keeping vulnerable children and adults safe and investing in jobs, roads and homes.
From Councillor Roger Page, Chairman - Planning and Enconomic Development Committee.
At the meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday (3rd March) it was resolved to support the hybrid planning application by Marsten Developments (Worcester) Ltd for outline consent for 76 houses (35% affordable/social) and 5 B1 industrial units together with a full application for one industrial unit. The application also included office space provision at the frontage of the industrial units at Porthouse Farm,Tenbury Road
The meeting at the Falcon Hotel opened with Ian Raven describing plans for this years Hop Festival. Members expressed total support for the unique Festival which brings a large number of visitors to the town. Ways were identified of mitigating any adverse impact on local traders during the Festival. Consideration will be given to moving the Festival to a Sunday from 2015. Phil Bettington a member of Ledbury Town Council attended in order to find out about more about Bromyard Christmas Lights with a view to seeing what might be applicable to Ledbury.
From the Hereford Times
AFTER years of disagreement, plans for a housing development in Bromyard have finally received the seal of approval from town councillors. Marsten Developments' pitch includes plans for 76 houses, six industrial units and an office on a site at Porthouse Farm. The proposal, which has been scaled back from a first application featuring 175 houses, was backed by town councillors meeting on Monday.
From the Hereford Times
RUGBY. It was a happy homecoming for Bromyard Coach Patrick Hill as his side edged out Greyhounds 12-6 in what was his first return to the City Sports Club since leaving last summer to take up the reins as coach of the Bromyard outfit. “It’s always good to come back, it’s always good fun; obviously I know a lot of the players and staff that are here and I it’s nice to have a warm friendly welcome like I’ve had today.
Organisers of Bromyard’s annual Hop Festival are delighted that local community benefactor Clive Richards has agreed to support this year’s event, which takes place on Saturday 30th August. Mr Richards recently wrote to the Hop Festival Committee: ‘Thank you for organising such a super day that the World Championship Hop Pocket Race turned out to be’.