NOMINATIONS are now being sought to honour those Bromyardians who selflessly offer their time for the benefit of the local community. The Distinguished Citizens Award returns in its 16th year, offering Bromyard and Winslow Town Council the opportunity to recognise and honour townspeople for their vital voluntary work. (Previous recipients listed here)
Bromyard & District History Society's next meeting will be a talk on Wednesday 10th April by Stephen Dean (Principal Archaeologist at Staffordshire County Council) on The Staffordshire Hoard, the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork yet found. 7.30pm at The Conquest Theatre Bromyard, followed by a visit to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery to see the Staffordshire Hoard on Tuesday 23rd April . Leaving the Conquest Theatre Car Park, Tenbury Road, Bromyard at 9.15am, returning at 5pm. Cost £10. Booking essential: 01885 482543/077234 23354.
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) say that its crews are being called to a high number of chimney fires, and so wants to remind householders just what they can do to avoid a chimney fire in their own home. This safety advice is issued after call-outs to chimney or woodburning stove fires averaged more than one a day over the last week.
Bromyard Cricket Club's 2013 campaign begins on Saturday 13th April, with the 1st XI (under the captaincy of Dinusha Fernando and with Matt Bullock as coach, assisted by Richard Brookes) travelling to south Shropshire to take on Birmingham League Division 3 side Quatt, in their traditional pre-season friendly.
Meanwhile the 2nd XI (captained by Dave Clegg for the third year, with Dan Mills again acting as vice-captain) will be hosting touring side Cheadle CC, from Cheshire, at Flaggoners Green on the same day (1.00 start).
Bromyard Gala Presents the Hereford Police Choir (Appeared on "the Last Choir Standing" on BBC TV) and the St. Peters School Choir a tQE Humanities College, Bromyard on Saturday 23rd March 2013 at 7.00pm.Tickets £8.00 (£5.00 if your child is at St. Peters School). Under 12 tickets £3.00. Bar, Auction of Promises, including, a flight from Shobdon for 3, a Glass of Cider in the Houses of Parliament. Annual Grand Draw.
From the Hereford Times
HEREFORD shoppers are spending less close to home, a survey revealed this week. (click here) The results reveal a six per cent drop in ‘convenience goods’ spending over the last five years. Residents in Leominster, Bromyard and Kington are going local with all three towns experiencing an increase in spending on convenience goods in the same fiveyear period.
The garden opens on 25th March for the 2013 season, it is gaining international recognition but sadly there are still many people locally that do not know about this remarkable 7 acre wildlife haven.
Plans on how the county should grow and develop have now been published and county residents are being asked to comment. A series of public events are being held around the county where people can come and find out more about the Core Strategy. The consultation runs until 22 April, 2013. Views will be presented to full council in July. On the 14th of March between 10 am and 1pm there will be a promotional trailer in the Tenbury Road carpark.
From the Worcester News
ORGANISERS of one of the Bromyard Gala say this year’s event could be the last unless they can raise enough money to pay off the debt from last year. The 2012 Bromyard Gala was cancelled after heavy rain turned the 66-acre Birchyfields site into a quagmire.
Margaret Dallow is the subject of the latest teatime chat. Margaret has been a hairdresser all her life She is the co-founder of Bromyard’s poetry group, ‘Poetry for Pleasure’ and the inspiration behind Bromyard’s Literary Festival. Margaret is also involved with the Hop Festival and Bromyard Gala. Click here for the chat with Margaret.
From Cllr Gary Swinford:
Many will have seen that the opening hours of the St Michael's Hospice Shop in Bromyard have recently been reduced from 6 hours per day to 4 hours per day. I know that this reduction in hours was imposed on the volunteers in the shop, without any consultation. The excuse that the Hospice has come up with is "lack of volunteers"; this is simply not true - there is no overall lack of volunteers. Clearly this reduction in hours by a third is going to lead to a drastic reduction in sales at the shop, leading to closure?
By Lydia Johnson Hereford Times
THE seeds have been sown for a new project that aims to better link the community with its food. A two-acre site has been set up on Warren Farm, part of the Brockhampton National Trust estate near Bromyard, where the Community Supported Agriculture Scheme will take place. For more information visit warrenfarmveg.co.uk
From Pcso Steph Annette 6440 0300 333 3000 ext 61220 07970602354
Since my last briefing there has been two further burglaries in Bromyard Town, one a commercial property and the other residential. The commercial property is on the Tenbury Road and thieves broke through the glass panelled door to gain access. A large, heavy safe was one of the items stolen in the raid, which we believe was loaded into a waiting car (more than one offender). Officers dealing with the crime are appealing to members of the public who may have seen anything suspicious in the early hours of 4th March 2013.