From Herefordshire Council
We announced in October that we would consider introducing alternate weekly collections of waste and recycling in 2014. We included this proposal in our budget consultation. We are looking at this because it will reduce costs and increase the rate of recycling across the county. It is important that we reduce costs so that we can fund our priorities of keeping vulnerable children and adults safe and investing in jobs, roads and homes.
From Councillor Roger Page, Chairman - Planning and Enconomic Development Committee.
At the meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday (3rd March) it was resolved to support the hybrid planning application by Marsten Developments (Worcester) Ltd for outline consent for 76 houses (35% affordable/social) and 5 B1 industrial units together with a full application for one industrial unit. The application also included office space provision at the frontage of the industrial units at Porthouse Farm,Tenbury Road
The meeting at the Falcon Hotel opened with Ian Raven describing plans for this years Hop Festival. Members expressed total support for the unique Festival which brings a large number of visitors to the town. Ways were identified of mitigating any adverse impact on local traders during the Festival. Consideration will be given to moving the Festival to a Sunday from 2015. Phil Bettington a member of Ledbury Town Council attended in order to find out about more about Bromyard Christmas Lights with a view to seeing what might be applicable to Ledbury.
From the Hereford Times
AFTER years of disagreement, plans for a housing development in Bromyard have finally received the seal of approval from town councillors. Marsten Developments' pitch includes plans for 76 houses, six industrial units and an office on a site at Porthouse Farm. The proposal, which has been scaled back from a first application featuring 175 houses, was backed by town councillors meeting on Monday.
From the Hereford Times
RUGBY. It was a happy homecoming for Bromyard Coach Patrick Hill as his side edged out Greyhounds 12-6 in what was his first return to the City Sports Club since leaving last summer to take up the reins as coach of the Bromyard outfit. “It’s always good to come back, it’s always good fun; obviously I know a lot of the players and staff that are here and I it’s nice to have a warm friendly welcome like I’ve had today.
Organisers of Bromyard’s annual Hop Festival are delighted that local community benefactor Clive Richards has agreed to support this year’s event, which takes place on Saturday 30th August. Mr Richards recently wrote to the Hop Festival Committee: ‘Thank you for organising such a super day that the World Championship Hop Pocket Race turned out to be’.