From the Hereford Times
Bromyard and District Local History Society have a few seats still left on the trip to Coughton Court on April 30th. Coughton Court the home of the Throckmorton family since 1409. It holds a unique place in English history with its close connections to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Coach fare for everyone is £10.00 per person. Entrance fee £8.20 (National Trust and RHS Members free). Coach leaves Conquest Theatre 10am and departs Coughton approx 3pm.
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At our April meeting, Karen Jones introduced us to many varied techniques for painting furniture and adding decorative touches. Karen is one of seven traders who make up Bringsty Vintage Living, to be found on the A44 towards Worcester. (Find out more at http://www.bringstyvintageliving.co.uk/ ) Karen is also to be found in her shop in the Square, sandwiched between Classic Carpets and Harris Butchers. If her talk is anything to go by, then the workshops she runs must be inspiring lots of people to makeover furniture and fittings that have become somewhat tired.
From The Ledbury Reporter
PEOPLE interested in helping with a project in Romania are invited to a meeting next month.
At the meeting held on 7th April Councillor Fred Clark was elected Vice Chairman to replace Councillor Brian Johnson who recently resigned. There was a discussion regarding the planning grounds upon which the Town Council will oppose the pending Tesco planning application at Tenbury Road and Chairman Councillor Roger Page was requested to prepare a report for the next Town Council meeting.
By Martin Attridge
Another rollicking good yarn from the quill of Sylvia, deservedly played to full houses on both April 4 and 5 at the Falcon Mews. True-to-form, the local cast performed splendidly throughout with a sumptuous medieval banquet filling one-and-all during the interval. From Friar ( wear some padding next time! ) Tuck to Little ( my, hasn’t your staff shrunk! ) John, much merriment was made during the evening. Despite the evil intentions of the Sheriff of Nottingham, the true love of Robin and Maid Marian, of course won through in the end.
Next Friday (11th April) Mrs Griffiths is leaving QEHC. She has been a mainstay in the planning and execution of the changing academic fortunes of the academy in recent years. She is renowned for her determination, her vision and her commitment to seeing every child leaving QEHC with the best results of which they are capable. We will miss her greatly, but wish her every success for the future.
A very well attended meeting of the Bromyard and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry took place on April 2nd at the Falcon Hotel. The invited speaker was Herefordshire Councillor Graham Powell who gave an update on the roll out of faster broadband in the County with particular reference to the prospects for Bromyard and district. Locally, he explained, BT are to carry out detailed surveys before commencing work in late summer with the first cabinets going live by the end of the year.
Following the Broadband Presentation by Graham Powell the meeting turned to the rest of the Agenda. The Chairman reported a generous donation to the Christmas Lights fund from Jelley Opticians. Tony Burt told the meeting that a new Head Teacher at the Q.E. had been appointed and that the recruitment of a Deputy Head was under way. There was criticism of the new parking restrictions in Pump Street which would have a detrimental effect on local shops.
From the Hereford Times
PLANS for a housing development in Bromyard have been approved – after years of disagreement. Marsten Developments’ pitch includes plans for 76 houses, six industrial units and an office at Porthouse Farm, off Tenbury Road. The proposal, which has been scaled back from a first application featuring 175 houses, was backed at a Herefordshire Council planning committee meeting.
Meeting of the Planning and Economic Development Committee of the Town Council to be held on Monday 7th April 2014 at 7.00pm in The Council Chamber, Council Offices, 1, Rowberry Street, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4DU Plans may be viewed up until 4.00pm on the day of the meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend. For Agenda click here.
From The Hereford Times
A BROMYARD teenager has had his first hair cut in more than five years in aid of charity. Ethan Potter had 28 inchs of his locks cut off at the town's High Street barber shop on Monday and has so far raised more than £1,200 for Acorns Children's Hospice. The hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust - a county charity that provides real hair wigs to children undergoing cancer treatment.
Sapa is strengthening its range of advanced aluminium solutions with the acquisition of UK-based Holden Aluminium Technologies Ltd. Sapa has taken over the operation with effect from April 1, 2014. Holden’s aluminium extrusion fabrication plant is located in Bromyard, England, and employs approximately 60 people. The site specializes in the supply of formed and machined components for sectors including construction, transport and general engineering. The Bromyard plant will become part of Sapa’s extrusion business in the UK, joining sister operations in Birtley, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Redditch, Rotherham and Tibshelf.
The team at Rayner Opticians in Bromyard is celebrating becoming part of the Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care business. It follows the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of 19 Rayner branches by Birmingham founded Scrivens. The acquisition safeguards 75 jobs in total, including three positions at the Rayner branch in Broad Street. The team will continue to provide the friendly and professional optical service that has been provided to local people for the last 22 years.
This was posted on our Facebook page - Please complete the online survey."If like me you are solely reliant on the Bus transport system and would be stuck without it then please go and complete the Herefordshire council bus review online survey the more voices the better. I am amazed that they consider the route from Hereford to Worcester a secondary one and not primary. Guess we aren't supposed to get to work or travel between two important towns with ease. https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/busreview