Grass cutting. It was agreed to revert to the full programme of grass cutting. As the support from Herefordshire Council has been withdrawn this will cost an additional £80 per month. The Finance Committee recommended a grant of £1400 to the Tourism Information Centre. There were objections from some councillors but it was decided to accept the recommendation and pay the grant. Sheenagh Davis MBE. Councillors said how pleased they were at the well deserved recognition for Sheenagh.
From (Falklands) Fred Clark. Vice Chairman, Bromyard Branch
To all members of the Bromyard Branch Royal British Legion. I would like to thank you all personally for your support of the Mile of Pennies. Thanks to the help of Norman and Lynn, John, Dave, Tom, Edgar, Kate and Ann, we raised 18545 pennies, some very wet pennies and some very wet collectors but to me it shows we have some good support in the town. I would also like to say thanks to every man, woman and child who put their hands in their piggy banks and donated. I greatly appreciate all your wonderful support. many thanks to you all.
From the Ledbury Reporter
A WOMAN who set up a family-based charity in Bromyard 15 years ago has been rewarded with an MBE. Sheenagh Davis established the Holistic Opportunities for Play and Education (HOPE) Family Centre in February 1999, initially helping just two families. It now works with about 500 families each month, providing family and emotional support ranging from dealing with disruptive children to budgeting and filling out paperwork.
The Agenda for the Planning Committee meeting on Monday 16th June appears elsewhere on this page Cllr Roger Page, has kindly provided more detail as follows: " The meeting will discuss two planning applications. However other issues have arisen which need initial discussion at the meeting,the first is the consent of land owners to have their land considered in the Core Strategy for employment/industrial allocation to serve the needs of Bromyard and its Parish cluster, The second is a proposal for a consultation by a developer to build up to 120 mixed housing units on land between Pencombe Lane and the A44 to the west of the town.
There will be a meeting of the Town Council on Monday 16th June in the Council Chamber at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Among the matters to be discussed at the full meeting is grass cutting. The Clerk has received numerous complaints. Preceding this meeting, starting at 6.30pm, will be a meeting of the Planning Committee where, among other matters, a proposal for houses off Pencombe Lane will be considered. For Agenda for the full council meeting click here. For the Planning Agenda click here.
The BBC (Bromyard Bargain Corner) opens in the Market Square this Saturday! Two new shops (Poppy's Place and The totally Local Charity Shop) and the new Cafe on the Corner will all be fully open and ready for business this Saturday, offering good quality household items, clothes and food and refreshments, all at bargain prices. Do come and see us all - this Saturday!
THERE will be a fresh feel at this year's Bromyard Gala as old meets new. Gala week starts on Sunday, June 29, when the days of Vera Lynn will be brought back in the town's first 1940s style street fair fills the town centre's streets. From 10am to 4pm, visitors will see local shops open and locally-produced food and crafts on sale alongside colourful and varied visiting stalls as Broad Street and High Street will be closed to traffic.
From Jean Spelman
How amazing that this year our Annual Garden visit was blessed with wonderful weather; calm, dry, with only a light breeze ...... something quite unknown over the past few years ! So it was with some excitement that we met at the Hall at ten past six, then headed off in convoy down the lush country lane to Wolferlow House. There we were met and made very welcome by Stuart and Jill Smith. Stuart led us first to look at the ponds and wildflower meadow. Bullrushes ringed the water where newts and insects live and a whole cacophony of birdsong filled the air. It was wonderful to hear again the pure song of a skylark overhead in the sky .
BROMYARD & DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY. Opens on Saturday 7th June 2pm at The Local & Family History Centre and during normal opening hours: Thursday & Friday 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 4.30pm Saturday 10am – 12.30pm Come and see us at Bromyard Gala 5th & 6th July. Fascinating. Not to be missed. Lots of local names.
From the Hereford Times
From the Malvern Gazette
WHAT has been described as a "fascinating book about a remarkable project" was launched in the packed village hall of Whitbourne, near Bromyard. The book, Past in Mind: A Heritage Project and Mental Health Recovery, was written by Whitbourne based historian Dr Katherine Lack and is an account of a unique project that brought together the unlikely bedfellows of archaeology and mental health. The project was a result of a meeting between former senior manager at Herefordshire MIND, Jenny McMillan, and senior archaeologist Ian Bapty. (pictured Dr Kate Lack and Jenny McMillan)
Bromyard Athis Twinning Association A group from Bromyard have recently returned from their annual visit to our twin town of Athis de l’Orne in Normandy. We enjoyed the usual excellent hospitality from our French host families and visited many places of interest. It was the week before the 70th anniversary of D day and many of us visited Arromanches on a beautiful sunny day and saw the remains of the mulberry harbour built by the Allied forces and which played such an important part in the battle of Normandy in 1944.
NOW FULLY OPEN . NEW CHARITY SHOP AT 18 Market Square, Bromyard Come and see our good quality clothes and accessories for ladies, men, children and babies, as well as books, toys, CDs and DVDs, plus china, glassware, ornaments etc at the best prices in town! All profits will financially support a wide range of Bromyard-based charities. We'll be delighted to accept your donations at any time during shop opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
For further information ring Linda Swinford on 01885 488354.
The Merry Wives of Windsor is at the Conquest Theatre, Bromyard, from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th June at 7.30 each evening. Tickets are £8 (£7 concessions) from 01885 488575 / www.conquest-theatre.co.uk The family-based production of a fast-moving Shakespeare play is drawing on skills and family links from across the whole community in Bromyard. And in a novel twist to costuming, family members within the cast have their costumes colour-coordinated. (pictured Hugh Farey as Falstaff and the cast rehearsing)