Brockhampton Estate, near Bromyard, is hosting a week long celebration of their ancient woodlands with daily demonstrations of wood carving, weaving and traditional pole lathe at their Tree-mendous Brockhampton event. Families can make wands, gypsy flowers, whistles and charcoal pencils and follow the tree trail for a prize.
We have had it confirmed that the Queens Arms in Bromyard's High Street has closed. More information will be added as it becomes available.
From the Hereford Times
BROMYARD FC boss Matt Beale believes his side can achieve back-to-back league titles.
Bromyard have sealed the Herefordshire League Division Three crown in their maiden season. The ex-Hereford United player also guided the team to Peterson Cup success, beating Orleton in his first managerial job.
Entries are limited so get your names down now to avoid disappointment. Entry forms are available from the Top Garage. For information phone 01885 483342 Click here for entry form.
From the Fastershire Broadband Project.
The aim of the project is to give 100% of homes and businesses in the project area access to at least 2Mbps, and the majority of homes and businesses are expected to be able to get over 30Mbps. There will now be a period of planning, due to complete in September 2013. BT will carry out detailed survey work to give a more accurate build plan.
From the Hereford Times - Lydia Johnson
BROMYARD History Society recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. The society, based at the Local and Family History Centre on Sherford Street, was joined by the Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire Lady Darnley
Bromyard’s Hop Festival, scheduled for Saturday 31st August and now in its third year, is lined up for further expansion - and the day-long event should be an even tastier prospect than in the past! Festival Chairman Ian Raven is currently in talks with the Shires Group of independent local brewers to ensure their ‘real ales’ play an enlarged role in the successful event, established in 2011.
The Hereford Times has a report of 3 Bromyard men – Gavin Price, Kerstin Morris and Scott Woodhouse who are doing a charity bike ride for St Michael's Hospice and Hereford Animal Welfare. They plan to go by 125 Herefordshire pubs in a 10 hour bike ride stating at Symonds Yat and finishing in Bromyard.
The savings proposals which were due to be discussed under agenda item 4 at today’s cabinet meeting, have been deferred to an extraordinary council meeting to be held at 2:30pm on Friday 24 May 2013 at the Shirehall. This concerns the reshaping of council services to ensure the necessary steps are taken to deliver a balanced budget in 2013/14.
From Sue Berrett Community Support Officer 6439
We are aware that a male has been cold calling in the Bromyard area distributing leaflets for a company offering to clean and seal roofing. We reiterate our advice on cold callers i.e. check ID and do not allow cold callers into your home. Do not be persuaded by someone on your doorstep that work needs doing to your property without seeking advice; ask for a second opinion from a reputable tradesperson or company before signing any contract or paperwork.
Chainsaw carving, saw milling, horse logging and traditional carving and weaving of wood are among a range of demonstrations on offer at a top Herefordshire attraction this half-term.
bromyard.info has been informed that Herefordshire Council is consulting on a proposal to possibly shut public toilets in Bromyard. Letters have already gone to local businesses suggesting that they make their toilets available to visitors. See below Town Council Agenda item for meeting next Monday.
Bromyard Cricket Club’s sides have had a mixed start to the 2013 season. The 1st XI started with a loss in their pre-season friendly against Stourport. Bromyard made 159-4 from their 45 overs, 15 year-old Ian Bullock making 61 not out opening the batting and his uncle Ash Bullock 41. However Stourport chased down their target for the loss of 6 wickets in 42.5 overs, Matt Morgan (2-26) being the pick of the Bromyard bowlers.
From the Hereford Times
The very future for culture in the county is at stake as Herefordshire Council’s cabinet decides whether or not to back savage cuts that leave libraries and museums out on a limb. But those at the sharp end are fighting back rallied by an unprecedented show of support. The speed at which opposition to the proposed cuts in funding for libraries and museums countywide caught the council out.
From Cllr Roger Page Chair of the Planning Committee
A presentation will be given by Tesco PLC of their proposed scheme to develop a medium sized Tesco store,with approx 120 parking spaces on the site of the former Post Office sorting facilility,off Tenbury Road,Bromyard at the meeting of the Town Council Planning Committee on Monday 3rd June to which all Councillors will be invited, as will members of the public.It is understood that no planning application has yet been made and the presentation will be for consultative purposes.
From Pcso Steph Annette 6440
West Mercia are launching the campaign to help keep our houses safe over the summer months (positive thinking about the sun!). It aims to remind home owners not to leave doors and windows open when away from the property, no matter for how long they will be gone. Not to leave garden equipment or expensive toys lying around the garden when not in use and lock all sheds and garages. Property markers can be used to mark all items indoor and out, whilst internet sites such as www.immobilise.com can be used to register items such as bikes, mobile phones etc.
Herefordshire Council are considering a 75% cut to Herefordshire’s Library Service and the subsequent closure of all but one of the county’s libraries. This has very serious implications (set out below) for many in Bromyard. For those wish to register their opposition to these cuts there is an online petition - Click Here.
You can also contact the local Herefordshire Councillors and Bromyard Town Council
Quiz night Thursday May 16th at the Crown & Sceptre. Kick off is 8pm. Complimentary snacks at half time for every team of 4. There are cash prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place