It was agreed at the meeting of the Town Council to continue to support a change of parking in Cruxwell Street (moved to other side of the road) in order to allow large articulated vehicles to turn into Rowberry Street more easily and without risk of damaging property. All the other parking changes were accepted with the exception of those to Pump Street to which there are strong objections and which have been referred back for further consideration.
Ward Councillor Alan Seldon told the Town Council at the April meeting that grass cutting by Balfour Beatty is to be greatly reduced. The local community (volunteers) will be invited to help maintain public spaces in the town. Such as, for example, Nunwell Park on the by-pass near Tower Hill. Any group, organisation or even business which is willing to play a part should contact Alan Seldon directly or through the Town Clerk.
The Town Council accepted recommendations from its Finance Committee that grants be of £150 be made to the Bromyard Hop Festival and the Town Crier. The grant to the Hop Festival was to enable it to attract match funding. The Town Crier receives a grant to help with the cost of attending a European competition.
At the March meeting of the Town Council it was agreed that the Youth Group should pay a rent of £4,000 p.a. for the use of the Heritage Centre. (The Council had an offer from a retailer of £6,000 ) At this month's meeting Cllr Tony Burt said that the Constitution of the Youth Group is to be made more robust. It is recommended that the Youth Group should be a public interest company which, among other advantages, makes fund raising easier. An application is being made for rate relief and fund raising events are scheduled.
Cllr Trevor Smith who is a member of the Theatre Management committee made a presentation to the Town Council of outline plans for the extension. The proposal is to extend the front of the theatre which would mean the loss of 2 car park spaces now allocated to the Conquest and on other space. The increased space would allow for much improved facilities. Cllr Ray Whittaker commented that this would allow for local companies to book space for conferences and meetings which would be an asset to the town. It was decided to support the proposals in principle.
Bromyard Bowls Club, via Bromyard Sports Foundation, is among 324 local sports projects to secure a share of £17 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund. Since 2011, Inspired Facilities has been helping breathe new life into tired community sports facilities and converting existing buildings into venues suitable for grassroots sport.
European elections will be taking place across the UK and Herefordshire on Thursday 22 May and Herefordshire Council is urging residents to check that they’re registered to vote. Councillor Tony Johnson, leader of Herefordshire Council, said: “It is important for everyone to exercise their right to vote and have a say in what happens in local, national and European government and parliamentary matters. “To register to vote in the forthcoming European elections on Thursday 22 May, residents will need to have registered by Tuesday 6 May.
The Brockhampton Estate’s Family Den Building Day returns on Tuesday 22 April from 1.30pm to 4pm and costs £3 per child, adults free. Following last year’s incredible success, children can test their adventure skills in the woods by making their own den, toasting marshmallows over a campfire and discovering how to make a bow and arrow. Family Den Building Day is inspired by ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’, the National Trust’s list of outdoor adventures for children. Nicholas Hinchliffe, Brockhampton Estate ranger, describes den building as a fun activity for all the family. “We all have childhood den related memories, involving secret hiding places and getting dirty creating a special place with friends and siblings. Children love using their imagination and enjoy playing outdoors.”
From the Hereford Times
THE next wave of big acts has been announced for this year's Nozstock music festival.
Fun Lovin' Criminals, Sonic Boom Six and DJ/producer Eddy Temple-Morris have been confirmed for the Bromyard festival. They join English rapper Roots Manuva and London-based band The Skints at the festival, which takes place from August 1 to 3. Fun Lovin' Criminals frontman, Huey Morgan, also hosts his own show on BBC Radio 6 Music. For the full line-up to date, visit www.nozstock.com.
Safer Neighbourhood Team report.
CLICK HERE for the latest SNT newsletter. Included is police action on “boy racers” and speeding vehicles. Engagement with the Town Council to prevent large collections of young people and vehicles in the Tenbury Road car park. Latest priorities and appeals for information. Contact numbers. Results of investigations. etc etc.
From the Hereford Times
Bromyard teenager Jay Legge has just gained her black belt in Taekwondo. Jay, who is a member of the town's White Phoenix Taekwondo Club, who practise at the Queen Elizabeth Humanities College, started the sport at the age of eight. "Jay has done very well and it's an outstanding achievement," said instructor Nicky Rawle. It's a real personal milestone. "She is the first person that I have trained who has reached black belt standard so she is my protege and I'm very proud of her.”