From Pcso Steph Annette 6440
Be aware, there are rogue tarmaccers operating in the North of the County. The rogue traders have targeted a rural isolated property, stating they have some 'spare' tarmac to use up after doing a job down the road. The traders have told the property owner that they will fill in the holes in the their driveway for a small fee.
At a meeting of the Bromyard and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry held this evening (4th December) at the Falcon Hotel,Roger Page,a partner in a Bromyard based Planning and Licensing Consultancy was elected as the new Chairman. Mr Page also serves on the Town Council and is Chairman of the Planning Committee.Mr Page said,as a new comer to Bromyard and Herefordshire,I hope I can make a worthwhile contribution to the Chamber and the Town.
From Chris Barltrop
I am submitting this for publication at your earliest convenience on bromyard.info and on the b.info Facebook page. I live in Sherford St. A circular has been put through my letter-box by the Keep Bromyard Special group, who are campaigning against the possibility of Tesco opening a store here.
From Simon Petar, Tesco
Our commitment to providing a new community store on the former Post Office Sorting Depot in Bromyard is as strong as ever and will continue. However today (Friday 29 November), we have been informed by Herefordshire Council of an unresolved matter between third parties relating to part of our proposed store servicing route.
Urgent Care clinics. As a lot of you will know, we changed the way we organize our urgent care from the beginning of October. Any patients contacting the surgery will now be phoned back by a doctor or our Nurse Practitioner Mandy Taylor. We will either help you manage your problem via a phone consultation, or book you into one of our Urgent Care clinics. If we feel you need a home visit, the On-call GP will do a consultation in your home. We are adapting the system as needed. Your thoughts on how it is working would be very helpful to us, so that we can make it work as effectively as possible.
The restaurant at the Queen's Arms in the High Street is now open. A full menu is offered with also a Sunday carvery. (Main course £8.50 – Main course and sweet £11.50) From the Hereford Times: "Pat Mullen took over the Queen's Arms in October and said the grand opening last Saturday was “absolutely fantastic” The pub was previously owned by Henry Topham but Pat said it had been closed since May this year and in that time she redecorated and cleaned up. Pat has plenty of experience in hospitality and previously worked as head chef at Bromyard Community Hospital."
At the AGM of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Geoff McGladdery gave his final report as Chairman. He set out the achivements during the 3 years during which he was in the chair. Noting that the most significant Chamber achievement is to have put the annual Christmas Lights back on a solid financial footing, underpinning the excellent work of the Lighting Crew. For the full text of Geoff McGladdery's report click here. Since there were no nominations for the posts of Chairman and Vice Chairman Brian Johnson agreed to act as interim Chair of the Chamber.
The planning application for a Tesco store with a 200 capacity car park was registered with Herefordshire Council today (12th November) and will be considered by the TC Planning Committee on 2nd December. Venue to be the QE College. Time 7.30pm Click here for poster showing full details. Planning Chairman Councillor Roger Page said that as is normal Tesco will be invited to make their presentation and the same amount of time will be allocated to a representative on behalf of any objectors.
Trade: First prize and cup for Lupin and Rose. Display: First prize and cup for Oasis.
Chamber Luncheon Awards. Business of the Year is Holden Vintage and Classic Ltd. Chairman's award Loafers Patisserie. Full list of awards are shown on poster.
From The Hereford Times
A BURGLAR was shot in the leg during a raid on a Herefordshire farmhouse being used as a cannabis factory, a court was told. Prosecutor Simon Phillips told Worcester Corwn Court that owner Malcolm White used a shotgun to blast Robert Richards who he caught trying to smash the double-glazed front window of Stocking Gobbetts, Whitbourne.
From The Hereford Times
West Mercia Police must clean up a “right mess” over station closures in the county it has been warned. Mixed messages have gone out over the future of stations such as Bromyard. The confusion was compounded by Bromyard Town Council being told its station was staying open when the Hereford Times was told it would shut. Bromyard Town Councillor and former West Mercia Police Authority member Bernard Hunt branded the situation “ a right mess”
Another new shop for Bromyard fills one of the few gaps in the main street. Bromyard Antiques (it does what it says on the tin) has opened on the 23rd November. Christmas Lights Day! Judy Crowe (pictured) who is from Leominster decided to open in Bromyard. “Leominster is just so over full of antique shops”. She has found a warm welcome from many in Bromyard.
On Saturday 23rd November and through the following week members of the 'Keep Bromyard Special' group will be on the streets with objection forms for you to sign. These will also be available to sign in some of the shops. Please help us protect our unique little town. Click read more to watch Roger Pugh's YouTube video....!
From the Ledbury Reporter
BROMYARD Taekwondo Schools added another eight black belts. The testing began with a three-hour workshop before nine candidates were joined by existing black belts for advanced training and assessment. This was followed by a three-hour testing of patterns, linework, sparring and set sparring.
From the Hereford Times
IT'S a magic night for It's Our County, with Jon Norris securing a resounding victory in the Pontrilas by-election. The count, confirmed just before midnight, saw Elaine Godding of the Independents finish second, ahead of Conservative candidate Elissa Swinglehurst. The win - IOC's second in a month and with Bromyard Councillor Alan Seldon joining their ranks (see previous article) - means that the Conservatives no longer hold an overall majority in the council.
A photograph taken near Bromyard has been short listed for prestigious award. In the spring of 2013 garden photographer Carole Drake visited Moors Meadow Gardens and a beautiful image of the dragonfly gates in dawn sunlight is on the shortlist for the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition. This image of the gates was photographed by Ros Bissell.
MINUTES OF A MEETING Of BROMYARD AND WINSLOW TOWN COUNCIL held on Monday, the 21st day of October 2013 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Bromyard at 7:30pm. Click Here: Also. MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING Of BROMYARD AND WINSLOW TOWN COUNCIL held on Monday, the 4th day of November 2013 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Bromyard at 7:30pm. Subject: Porthouse Development. Click here:
This appeared today in the Independent newspapers list of the best meat and fish boxes " Legges of Bromyard Feed the Family This will ensure your freezer is nice and full, with bacon, thin pork sausages, a gammon joint, beef burgers, a cooked chicken and piri piri pork steaks. There’s even a pork and leek pie for when you can’t be bothered to cook and eggs to complete a morning fry-up." Go to http://www.leggesofbromyard.com/
We are grateful to our Mayor Jan Pearce- Higgins for providing an insight into her busy official life She attends a wide variety of events, occasions and venues “flying the flag” for Bromyard. It is important that Bromyard is represented effectively and Jan Pearce- Higgins is doing a splendid and effective job for the town. For the report on the Mayoral schedule over the last month click here.