From Sue Berrett Police Community Support Officer 6439
We recently appealed for information in relation to the theft of a large sum of money from an unattended mobility scooter belonging to an elderly lady. A kind member of the public saw the article and was so appalled by the incident that they rallied the local community and raised £145 for the victim. On behalf of the victim we should like to pass on heartfelt thanks to both the organiser and all those who so kindly and generously contributed money. A lovely gesture and fantastic example of the great community spirit that exists in Bromyard.
Herefordshire Council’s bid to the National Pothole Fund succeeded in winning an extra £2.573 Million for road repairs. This is great news and is the highest allocation in the country. As a percentage of the 2014/15 maintenance grant allocation (which is calculated on the length and classification of roads for which each authority is responsible) for the County, the £2.573 million that Herefordshire bid has achieved is 30.76%. This is the highest percentage in the country; the national average is 19.17%.
From Alfred Mann
Join us at our next exhibition at the Conquest Theatre on the 22nd March, 10.30am. Some live readings, book signings, children's poetry book on sale. Art prints and free nibbles. Thanks to the theatre for their kind support and to the town Mayor, Jan Pearce Higgins for agreeing to perform the opening
Debbie (pictured) has moved the HOUSE MISTRESS to nearby temporary quarters while waiting for new, permanent, business premises. House Mistress will share part of dress agency Too B'Frocked and will have a window in Beauty on Broad Street. The business will operate as normal. The same opening hours and phone number (01885 489494 The House Mistress is a “Household Agency” It stocks high quality pre-owned furniture and household articles sold on behalf of the owners on a 50/50 split of the selling price. An excellent outlet if you are down sizing. And a place to find something reasonably priced , interesting and different to enhance your home.
The Helping Hands (Food Bank) thanked the Town Council for its support over the last 2 years. It was now based at the HOPE Centre. Demand was increasing and it was helping any more local families in need. A letter was received in response to the one sent by the Town Council expressing concerns over the cuts in funding to the HOPE Centre saying that the Council was working with the HOPE Centre to protect core services while making financial savings. grant of £200 was made to Helping Hands – it was reported that all the local churches were now supporting this work. A grant of £500 was made to the Town Criers Festival. Both grants to come from the 2013/2014 budget.