From Cllr Roger Page. Chairman of the Committee
PLANNING APPLICATION. At the meeting of the Planning & Economic Development Committee held this evening (Monday) there was only one planning application to be considered which was an application to build one dwelling house in a conservation area at Tower Hill.There were objectors at the meeting who spoke against the application and raised an issue of land ownership at the site.
Bromyard Downs Bio Blitz (click here) 11th and 12th July. Friday 12 noon to Saturday 12 noon. Near Brockhampton School. Starting at midday on Friday 11th July everybody is welcome to join the race against time to count as many species as possible on the Downs. Join our experts on guided walks and surveys and learn ID skills on the way, or grab a recording form and see what you can spot on a round the downs walk.
Some activities are subject to weather conditions please check the programme board for updates. All activities take approx. 1 hr. and are suitable for all ages unless otherwise stated Activity Meeting Point will be signposted at the marquee.
There is an opportunity for socially and business minded people to become involved with H.O.P.E. Family Centre in Bromyardas a trustee. (SEE MORE - CLICK HERE) Over the years H.O.P.E. has developed into a community hub providing Early Years Education, judged to be outstanding by Ofsted; an extensive range of Adult Training opportunities, intensive family support for issues such as debt, post-natal depression, drug and alcohol, mental health and chaotic families; and become a key provider and strategic partner in tackling skills shortages in the local area.
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From Cllr Roger Page - Chairman of the Committee
PROPOSALS FOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS. It was reported that Bovis Homes hoped to attend a Council meeting in September to discuss plans they have to develop housing at Hardwick Bank and another Company Mosaic Developments will attend the next meeting of the Planning & Development Committee on 4th August to which all Councillors will be invited,to discuss their housing proposals,also at Hardwick Bank.
After a hearty singing of Jerusalem, we took time to bring into our minds a long- time member of the group, who had sadly suffered a recent family tragedy. In a break from "normal" procedures we then switched straight to our speaker for the evening : Jean Spelman talking about Crystals and their energies. Moving quickly through an explanation of their formations thousands of years ago and use historically for grinding to powder for colours, Jean touched briefly on superstitions and legends surrounding crystals.
The first Bromyard Gala on a spacious new site took place over the weekend – and it’s been pronounced a resounding success. Encouraged by unexpected warm sunshine instead of the rain which had been forecast thousands headed for Avenbury, just outside Bromyard, for the two days of the largest and best-loved country show in the Welsh Marches, with Sunday being especially busy. The Gala was threatened with cancellation when a new site couldn’t be found at the end of last year. Committee members viewed over twenty possible sites before accepting the offer of use of their land from the Turner family of Burgess Farm.
A charity shop to help support Bromyard-based charities' is the idea behind The totally Local Charity Shop. The new shop at Market Square will share its profits among several local charities that don't already have their own shop in town. 'I thought this idea would work because everybody in Bromyard likes to help our own local charities,' says Linda Swinford, who has organised the setting-up of the shop.
From Councillor Roger Page - Chairman of Bromyard Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Gala parade through the town today (Saturday) was a great show.There were a number of well decorated floats,my favourite - Made in China - and many vintage vehicles including military,cars,fire tenders and, of course, farming. Thanks to the good weather there was a large public turnout to watch the parade all along the route.Well done to Bromyard Gala for yet another great parade.(photos by James Edgar)
Tuesday 15th July. Cribbage and Domino's evening for all. Open to anyone (member or non-member) who wishes to come along for a game, a chat and a drink and to make it a good games and sociable evening. Venue:- Masonic Hall, Broad Street. Time:- 7. 30pm
The July meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was preceded by a “Business Leader's Drinks Reception” at No.1 Broad Street hosted by the Mayor Cllr Alan Seldon and Cllr Roger Page Chairman of the Chamber. This was a very pleasant and productive event providing an opportunity for informal contacts between members of the local business community. The meeting in the Falcon Hotel started at 7.30pm
At the meeting of the Chamber of Commerce David Morris (DRM) said that Winslow road would be closed on Monday 9th July for re – servicing (to deal with potholes) No DRM buses would run on that route on that day. It is hoped that residents will have been kept fully informed? Mr Morris also warned that the cuts to subsidises by Herefordshire Council will have an impact on services. For DRM bus timetables and other information go to http://www.drmbus.com/
The competition for best 40`s shop display,best female and male 40`s dress was judged by the Mayor and Mayoress Councillor Alan Seldon and Mary Seldon and Roger Page as Chairman of the Bromyard & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The winners presentations took place in the Square with Roger Page and the Gala Queen Charlotte Gwynne. The winner of the best business display was the Anchor Café. The elegant and stylish trio of ladies from Too Be Frocked/ House Mistress, Helen, Hattie and Debbie, were the best dressed Females. Jamie Turley from the Corner Café was the best dressed Male. Also Emily Rooke won the 'prize of £100 inn the Duck Race. A full list of all those receiving awards should be available soon.