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
Source West Mercia Constabulary.
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.