Report by Cllr Tony Burt
At theTown Council meeting we received a visit from David Shaw, the Chief Constable of West Mercia. (click here for profile) I thought I should share here the key things he shared with us. It's interesting that he actually lives in Malvern, has family in Herefordshire and claims to know the county well.
The Town Council supported at this weeks meeting the proposal to run a pilot programme to engage the under 16’s within Bromyard with a series of activities. The objective is to reduce the incidents of anti-social behaviour and provide the basis for a dedicated youth service. As part of this plan the Bromyard and Winslow Town Council granted BYG (the Bromyard Youth Group) the use of the Heritage Centre over the six week summer holiday period at no cost. Cllr Charlotte Fox (pictured) expressed her thanks to the Town Council and promised news of further initiatives.
Bromyard CC’s 1st XI has continued its mixed start to the 2013 season. At home to Herefordshire rivals Burghill & Tillington, Bromyard made 212-6 from their 50 overs, with Ash Bullock (40), Eral Anderson (38) and Dinusha Fernando (33) all chipping in. However Burghill edged home by 2 wickets, reaching 215 for 8 in 44.3 overs, despite 3 for 55 from Fernando.
From the Hereford Times
OUTGOING skipper Scott Holloway believes Bromyard Rugby Club will be looking for a new coach next season. Former Luctonians centre Will Richards took over the coaching role from Ollie Frost towards the end of the last campaign. Holloway said: “Ollie was drafted in by another club towards the end of the season so Will Richards came in. “But we think that a number of clubs are now after Will’s services so we will probably be looking for a new coach.”
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) will once again be participating in the annual Bromyard Gala, which runs from Saturday 6 until Sunday 7 July at the showground in Birchyfields, just outside Bromyard town.
The Banner which now flies proudly over the centre of Bromyard is an initiative by Bromyard Chamber of Commerce and Industry aimed at promoting Bromyard's appeal as a shopping destination. A competition for the best slogan was won by Vicki Loveday with BROMYARD – COUNTRY FEEL WITH BIG TOWN APPEAL. The judges thought this perfectly expressed the essential character of Bromyard with its wide range of attractions and rural setting.
Margaret Dallow would like to thank everyone for contributing to a wonderful evening at the Queen Elizabeth Humanities College on Sat 8 June for the long awaited Hereford Police Choir Concert, postponed because of the heavy snowfall on its original date in March. The Concert was organised as part of a series of events to raise funds for Bromyard Gala.
The Bromyard branch of the Royal British Legion would like to thank all who donated so many pennies in the 'Mile of Pennies'. A grand total of eighteen thousand and twenty nine pennies were counted and banked, to support the support work carried out by the branch. I would like to thank all my bucket swinging, token sticking, crew and hope those who were injured are recovering. From Falklands Fred – Vice Chairman Bromyard Branch of the Royal British Legion.
The local variation in early death rates revealed in a new league table for England is "shocking" and must drive action to improve health, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. But Herefordshire shows up as one of the healthiest places to live (Click here) Factors in early death rates include smoking, drinking and obesity. For a fuller report from the BBC website Click here
From David Grant:
A good number of people from Bromyard attended the Public meeting last Thursday in Hereford concerning the future of the library service. This meeting was chaired the Hereford MP, Jesse Norman and included on the panel the Cabinet member for cultural Services, Roger Philips and the Principal Libraries Officer, Jon Chedgzoy. Its purpose was to allow the Council and the Library Service to put all the relevant facts on the table, and to have a full and open debate about the issues, and about future options.
From Pcso Steph Annette 6440
I hope everyone has been able to take advantage of the very nice weather we are currently experiencing? It has certainly worked in favour for the local events taking place and the numbers of people attending them. A timely reminder though, don't leave valuables in the car, please don't leave the car or front door unlocked if you are out the back of the property and if you are 'just nipping' to the shops, please lock all windows and doors-lets not make it easy for thieves!
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From Lydia Johnson at the Hereford Times