We have been told that some comments posted on bromyard.info referring to members of the Town Council and Tesco and suggesting unethical behaviour may be defamatory. We have therefore removed those comments from the bromyard.info website and the associated Facebook page and will not publish similar comments in the future.
From the Ledbury Reporter
A WINDOW was smashed at the Time Machine Museum of Science Fiction in Bromyard following an earlier altercation in a pub. Police were called to the Hop Pole in Market Square at 9.40pm on Saturday following reports of an altercation involving about 30 people. There have been no allegations of assault or injuries sustained, but enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting reference 200-N-270413.
From the Hereford Times
CONTEMPORARY folk singer songwriter Valeryan, who will be performing at The Conquest Theatre in Bromyard on Saturday, May 11, was a member of The Settlers in the mid-70s, leaving the band to pursue an international solo career. By chance in 2010 she met up with musician and producer Pete Goodall (Thunderclap Newman) who she first worked with while still with The Settlers.
Visitors looking to pick up a good book and enjoy some old fashioned storytelling should head to one of Herefordshire’s top country estates this Bank Holiday. On Monday 6 May the National Trust at Brockhampton Estate near Bromyard is hosting their first second-hand book sale.
Visitors can browse a range of fiction, non-fiction, hard and paper back books in the courtyard at Lower Brockhampton.There will be a collector’s corner for those looking for something more unique, including some old children’s books and first editions. Pictured Laraine Williams and Mary Penny with an assortment of books.
With a reputation for quality and enjoyment, Bromyard Choral Society will be singing Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Nelson Mass with a full orchestra and soloists on Saturday 4th May at 7.30pm in St Peter’s Church. This 12th century venue will receive the proceeds from this charity concert. Having spent nearly £100,000 on masonry and roof repairs, more money is now needed for other exciting projects. Tickets, available on the door and from Food for All, are only £10 which is extraordinary good value for what promises to be a special Bank Holiday weekend treat!
From Pcso Steph Annette 6440
A fairly busy couple of weeks for us here in Bromyard, with a varied array of incidents being reported. There has been an increase in suspicious vehicles in the area, some of which persons are reporting are offering gardening services, odd jobs etc or selling tools. This is a reminder to all that when you buy products from the back of the van or from persons unknown there will be no guarantee or money back offer!!. The message to all community members is, make sure you know who you are dealing with and who you are letting into your home! If you see anything suspicious or have any concerns please contact us on 101.
From the Hereford Times
THE Leader of Herefordshire Council has told the Hereford Times he is to stand down within the next week for “health reasons”. Councillor John Jarvis will remain in the role only until the council’s Conservative group meets on May 9 to elect a new leader. In accordance with the council’s constitution, the leader of the majority group becomes council leader. But the appointment of a leader needs ratification from the full council, and the ruling Tories have a majority of one going into a full council meeting on May 24 when the appointment will be up for debate.
From the Malvern Gazette
University of Worcester student Deborah Rose, from Droitwich, has become friends with the family of the late Eva Cassidy, who found fame with the release of Songbird following her death in 1996, and now plans to travel to America to sing. Deborah's solo career has seen her perform with the likes of Boo Hewerdine, 10cc and Thea Gilmore, while she recently joined the Bromyard-based Remi Harris Gypsy Jazz Project.
From Councillor Roger Page - Chairman Town Council Planning Committee.
Following the press release by Tesco the TC Planning Committee will,in due course,consider any planning application and make its views known to Herefordshire Council Planning Committee.As always members of the public and the applicants will have the opportunity to to put their case and comments. I and other members of the Planning Committee can not make any comment one way or the other until we consider an application.
From the Hereford Times
Halo staff are to be asked to take a 5% pay cut in order to save services and jobs. Cuts are set to come into effect across the board in October and are part of a proposal that will affect sick pay, paternity leave and other elements. Staff are very concerned according to Unison spokesperson Janet Atkinson
TESCO TO OFFER CHOICE, COMPETITION AND JOBS WITH NEW STORE PLANS FOR BROMYARD News Release from Tesco Tesco has confirmed its interest in opening a small supermarket on the former Post Office site, on Tenbury Road in Bromyard.
From Councillor Roger Page, Chairman TC Planning Committee.
At a special Council meeting on Monday evening (22nd) to discuss the latest planning application for up to 127 houses to be developed at the Porthouse Farm site,Tenbury Road, Bromyard, the Council resolved to request that a decision on the application be defered until the completion of the future Local Development Framework which should be in place by 2014.
Thousands of Herefordshire households have the opportunity to make huge savings on their energy bills this week, thanks to market-leading deals made available through ‘Cheaper Energy Together’. The locally-backed collective switching scheme has secured a leading dual-fuel tariff which could save the average UK household a staggering £316 (22%) on their annual bill, bucking the familiar trend of ever-rising energy prices.
Wye Valley Brewery will soon release a brand new beer to celebrate their sponsorship of the upcoming Courtlaughing comedy festival. Dorothy Goodbody’s Barrel of Laughs will be available in pubs throughout the region during May, and will feature on the festival bar at the Courtlaughing comedy festival at The Courtyard, Hereford in June.
Sami Jones, a Level 2 NVQ Qualified Barber & Hairdresser who has had 3 years experience at Peter Prosser Hairdressing in Hereford as a Senior Gents' Stylist, has joined Carol Powell's Studio 19 at 19 Broad Street.
Motorcyclists across Herefordshire and beyond are being encouraged to come along to a Rider Skills Day at the end of this month where they can take advantage of a free one-hour assessed ride-out with a qualified IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) observer! The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia has joined forces with Worcester and Hereford Advanced Motorcyclists (WHAM) to organise the event which takes place on Sunday 28th April at Sutton St Nicholas Village Hall in Hereford (10am-4pm).
From The Worcester News
ONE in five vehicles stopped near Bromyard by police did not have a valid MoT certificate, officers said this week. Police stopped 60 vehicles near the town on Thursday, April 11, as part of an initiative aimed at disrupting the illegal scrap metal trade. And 12 of them were found to have expired MOTs. Inspector Martin Taylor, who is responsible for policing in Bromyard says: “As the vehicles were stopped throughout the course of the day, officers noticed a worrying trend emerging.
From Pc 1950 John Meek
Following a consultation with local residents I was asked to address the issue of "Boy Racers" and general poor driving in Bromyard. On 11th April 2013 we ran an operation here in the town aimed at dealing with this issue. The police were joined by officers from the DVLA, HMRC and VOSA. The police automatic number plate recognition camera system was deployed and I am sure many of our residents saw the police motorbikes in the area.