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New data for your area has been published on Police.uk. All crime 48 comprising Anti-social behaviour 14. Burglary 5. Criminal damage and arson 4. Drugs 1 Other crime 1 Other theft 6. Vehicle crime 3. Violence and sexual offences 12 Possession of weapons 0. Public Order 0 Robbery 0. Shoplifting 2. Please visit http://www.police.uk/shape/OF93N8/ for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.
From the Hereford Times
Bromyard's MP, Bill Wiggin says he is is delighted that Herefordshire has been awarded over £3 million to tackle potholes. The Government recently announced additional funding of £183.5 million for local highway authorities in England to help repair damage to the road networks, and the funding has now been allocated, with Herefordshire Council awarded £3,538,803, - the highest award in the West Midlands for pothole repairs.
from the Hereford Times (Lydia Johnson)
The police were called at 3.30am this morning to a report of between 30 and 40 cows that were on the road between Bromyard and Great Witley. Police arrived on scene seven minutes later but there was no sign of the cows. Drivers are urged to take care when driving in the area.
From The Hereford Times
TWO Bromyard care homes have been recognised with shining inspection reports. Both Whitegates and Highwell House achieved full compliance across all areas after being inspected by the Care Quality Commission. Special mention was made of "attentive staff" and Whitegates manager, Sue Brown, said she was thrilled' with the report. (pictured Back: Tracy Styles, Manager Sue Brown, Jean Crowther. Front Julie Rosser and Becky Gwinnett)
Bromyard Choral Society performs a varied programme of music on Saturday 12th April at 7.30pm in St Peter's Church, Bromyard. With a small orchestra including the harp and the newly refurbished church organ, the choir sings Rutter's Requiem, Schubert's Mass in G with the exciting and surprising sounds of Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. Tickets cost £10 and are available on the door.
Every year NGS gardens across England and Wales welcome about 750,000 visitors. Most gardens which open for the NGS are privately owned and open just a few times each year. Some gardens open as part of a group with the whole community involved. The gardens give all the money raised directly to the NGS (including from the sale of teas and plants); the only exceptions being in some cases they ask that a small proportion goes to a nominated local charity. Local gardens listed below:
A report of the activities of our Mayor, Jan Pearce-Higgins, while representing the town.
1. Sunday 23rd Feb. Daniel and I attended the HMS Ledbury Freedom parade in Ledbury. The Royal Marine Band provided a lively accompaniment to the ship’s crew and local cadets and others as we paraded through the Town. Among a number of Town Criers I met and chatted to Peter Dauncy. The Ships crew value the connection with Ledbury and enjoy their visits to the Town and the events they engage in
Councillors were encouraged to see a number of members of the public attending the Town Council meeting on March 17th. This is unusual. One member of the public expressed anger at the decision to support the plan for housing on the Porthouse site. She called this a disgraceful decision which would deny job opportunities to local young people.. Other members of the public asked about plans for the Youth Club. A number of suggestions were made including the possibility of of using the Q.E. College in the evenings. Tony Burt who is a school governor was able to explain why this was not possible. Another idea was to place a youth centre on the Kempson Players area. This was thought interesting and noted.. Later in the meeting arrangements for the Council to take over the running of the Tenbury Road car park were agreed.
Herefordshire Council's trading standards service is warning local pensioners over a spate of recent cold calling incidents in the county by a firm misleading residents into believing they are buying a bargain priced burglar and fire alarm system. The scam starts with a cold call on the telephone falsely offering the customer an all-singing-all-dancing alarm system for £299, alleging a massive discount from a bogus starting price of £1500.
From the Hereford Times
A COUNTY pub has been named CAMRA's pub of the season for spring 2014. The Green Dragon Inn in Bishops Frome received the award from Campaign for Real Ale because of the range of real ales they have on tap. Landlady Zoe Dickinson and landlord Adam Durrant have been at the pub for 11 months said they are 'so pleased' about the recognition.
A lecture by Dr Boddington Saturday 29 March 2014, from 12pm This lecture Click Here will take place in the Brockhampton Chapel and focus on Emily Lutley and the two window designers. A fascinating talk by Dr. Boddington on Emily Lutley (1843—1846) and the two window designers Mary Lowndes and Ada Currey. Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalen and St Cecilia, and the four figures of Emily showing clever body language imagery in the south windows.
Meeting of Town Council on March 17th. Nominations were sought for the vacancy for the Vice Chairman of the Council. Jan Pearce-Higgins asked councillors to give careful consideration as the Vice-Chair would be likely to be the next Mayor. Alan Seldon was nominated, agreed to stand and was elected unopposed. Later in the meeting Fred Clark was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Planning Committee. One of the main agenda items concerned the Youth Club having the use of the Heritage Centre for the next 12 months. This was agreed after considerable debate (see below) at a rent of £4000. (The Councill had an offer from a retailer of £6,000 on a full repairing lease)
Next Sunday the 23rd March sees the Bromyard Sport Relief Mile! Turn up at the Leisure Centre for around 10:15, warm up at 10:40, starts at 11:00!! Do the one mile or do more laps depending on how fit you are and how good a Saturday night you had the night before! It’s got something in for all levels of fitness, last year some even walked around with their families. Many do it to raise money for charity Full details, including entry forms at http://my.sportrelief.com/search/event/result?id=2012&location=bromyard
The medieval manor house at Lower Brockhampton nestles within 25 acres of Shropshire Prune damson orchards. Banish the winter blues with a day out amidst this picturesque scene. Once a year, for approximately two weeks, the house becomes an island in a sea of white blossom. (Pictures: Brockhampton Blossom from across the moat. Les Rogers: Beautiful Brockhampton, gatehouse and manor house. Nick Birkin: Beautiful blossom surrounding the manor house. Nick Birkin: Fresh, seasonal and local produce in the Granary Farm shop. Kate Oakley
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