Annual Canvass 2018 – make sure you’re on the electoral register

Herefordshire’s Annual Canvass started on Monday 16th July. The purpose of the Canvass is to compile an accurate Electoral Register for use in 2018/19.

The Canvass will happen in a similar way to previous years. This means that every property in the county will be sent a “Household Enquiry Form”. This form will show all members of the household that are registered to vote. The form MUST be checked and completed, whether there are changes or not – it’s the law!

To make the return of these forms as easy as possible they can be completed using several different methods:

  1. By phone 08082 841448 (only if no changes)
  2. By text 07786 209348 (only if no changes)
  3. Online elecreg.co.uk/hfds (changes can be made)
  4. By post envelope sent with form (changes can be made)

N.B. Anyone in the Household aged 18 or over, can complete this – they will need the two security numbers to do this, which are printed on the form.

All response methods are free of charge to the householder. However it is cheaper for Herefordshire Council if one of the electronic methods is used, as the paper returns cost more to process. Full and clear instructions are on the forms.

Any resident aged 18 or over can complete the form on behalf of the whole household.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Whilst each household must complete their form, this process will NOT register to vote any new people. These new people MUST also register themselves to vote individually.

The simplest way to do this is online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. All they need to register is their date of birth and National Insurance number.

If you have any questions, here are our contact details:

Herefordshire Council Electoral Services: phone – 01432 260107

email – canvass@herefordshire.gov.uk

 

Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time, Mon 23 July, Ledbury

Gardeners’ Question Time Recording in Ledbury

BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time will be recording two programmes in Ledbury on Monday July 23rd.     The production team responded to an invitation from Ledbury Allotment Association to come to the town as part of the Association’s 10th anniversary celebrations of starting to grow fruit and vegetables on their site in Burton’s Lane, Wellington Heath.

The recording will take place in the Community Hall, Lawnside Road.   Doors open for the audience at 5:30pm and recording starts at 6:15pm.    The programmes will be aired on BBC Radio 4 on Friday July 27th at 3pm (with a repeat on Sunday 29th July at 2pm) and Friday 4th August with a repeat two days later.

Tickets cost £4.50 each and can be obtained from Number One Sandwich Bar in Bye Street.  The price includes a glass of fizz or non-alcoholic drink.

If you have a question for the panel, there is an appropriate form with the ticket to complete.    Questions should be handed in on arrival at the Community Hall and a selection made just before recording starts of those that will be included in the programme.    This doesn’t give panel members much time to prepare their answers!

A spokesman for Ledbury Allotment Association said “We feel very honoured that the Gardeners’ Question Time panel wanted to join us in Ledbury.   We hope the event will be supported by the town and that people will bring lots of interesting questions for the panel.”

ROAD CLOSURES planned in Herefordshire for July 2018

Monthly list issued from Balfour Beatty follows – but for live interactive map of traffic work in the County go to The Parish and drop-down Useful Information.

C1140 From A4103 to Worcestershire Boundary
Drainage Improvement Scheme
Monday, 2 July 2018 to Friday, 6 July 2018
Road closed 08.30 hours to 15.30 hours

C1206 Vowchurch to C1209
Patching/Resurfacing works
Monday, 2 July 2018 to Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

C1213 Dulas Court, Walkmill Farm
Resurfacing works
Monday, 2 July 2018 and Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

B4355 Hatton Gardens Roundabout to Mill Farm, Kington
Resurfacing works
Wednesday, 4 July 2018 – day time works – road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily
Thursday, 5 July 2018 and Friday, 6 July 2018 – night time works – road closed 20.00 hours to 06.00 hours nightly

C2088 – C1059 County Boundary
Resurfacing works
Wednesday, 4 July 2018 to (and including) Friday, 6 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

C1009 Ongar Street, Wigmore
Patching/Resurfacing works
Thursday, 5 July 2018 and Friday, 6 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

A480 between B4230 Junctions
Resurfacing works
Monday, 9 July 2018 to (and including) Thursday, 12 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

C1023 Stockley Cross to C1031 via Staunton on Wye
Patching/Resurfacing works
Monday,9 July 2018 and Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

C1060 from A44 to C1059 Junction, Grendon Green
Patching/Resurfacing works
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 and Thursday, 12 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

C1112 Humber Marsh, Near Steen’s Bridge
Resurfacing works
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 and Thursday, 12 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

C1135 – A44 towards Avenbury, Linton
Resurfacing works
Friday, 13 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

C1032 Milton Cross towards Pembridge
Resurfacing works
Friday, 13 July 2018 to (and including) Friday, 20 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily
No weekend work

C1095 Roman Road to St Marys Church, Burghill
Patching/Resurfacing works
Friday, 13 July 2018 and Monday, 16 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily
No weekend work

C1027 New Street between A44 – B4355, Lyonshall
Resurfacing works
Monday, 16 July 2018 to (and including) Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

C1125 Shelwick Junction, Shelwick
Patching/Resurfacing works
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 and Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

C1031 – Between A480 and A44, Lyonshall
Resurfacing works
Thursday, 19 July 2018 and Friday, 20 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

U80129 Gorsty Lane (Pedestrian Crossing), Hereford
Patching/Resurfacing works
Thursday, 19 July 2018 and Friday, 20 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

C1064 – Between B4214 and U65218 Junction, Collington
Resurfacing works
Monday, 23 July 2018 and (and including) Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours and 17.00 hours daily

C1031 Noke Bridge, Pembridge
Resurfacing works
Monday, 23 July 2018 to (and including) Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

U91247 Garden Close, Kington
Patching/Resurfacing works
Monday, 23 July 2018 and Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

U92010 Barnet Lane, Wigmore
Patching/Resurfacing works
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 to (and including) Friday, 27 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

C1082 Upper Hardwick
Resurfacing works
Thursday, 26 July 2018 and Friday, 27 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

C1040 Gilberts Farm, Eyton
Resurfacing works
Thursday, 26 July 2018 and Friday, 27 July 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

C1203 Craswall Common
Patching/Resurfacing works
Monday, 30 July 2018 to (and including) Wednesday, 1 August 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily
No weekend work

B4362 Between U92414 and U92415 Junctions, Shobdon
Resurfacing works
Monday, 30 July 2018 to (and including) Friday, 3 August 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

B4214 Felton Court, Ripplewood
Resurfacing works
Monday, 30 July 2018 to (and including) Wednesday, 1 August 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours to 17.00 hours daily

A4103 Roman Road, Hereford
Resurfacing works
Monday, 30 July 2018 to (and including) Thursday, 2 August 2018
Road closed 09.00 hours and 17.00 hours daily

The programme is liable to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions

Ward Councillor’s Annual Report

Cllr Harry Bramer

Ward Member, Penyard Ward, Herefordshire Council

For Linton(s) Parish Council Meeting – Monday 21st May 2018

Report regarding Herefordshire Council and the way forward as at May 2018

I am proud to have been the elected member on Herefordshire Council since 2003 and to have served in the Cabinet since 2007

I hold the position of Cabinet Member – Contracts and Assets and as such am charged with finding ways to reduce spending whilst still trying to provide a reasonable level of service for the people of Herefordshire

As most of you will know Herefordshire Council along with all local authorities has had many grants cut by central Government and finds itself needing to cut many millions from its remaining budgets to make ends meet.

Currently spending on Adult social care is contained and 2017/2018 looks like ending with a balanced budget although each year this becomes more difficult to achieve.

The new Waste to Energy plant at Hartlebury continues to achieve its purpose of

disposing of 44500 Tonnes of domestic waste from Herefordshire. This is being used to generate 16 megawatts of electricity per hour – enough to power all of the homes in Hereford City !

The disposal of the counties small holdings estate has resulted in huge returns for the council resulting in over £45,000,000 being available for new projects. These funds and our new development partners will see major projects being developed across the county. These significant funds will provide the opportunity to rekindle the economic growth of the county to a considerable degree.

One such project is that of Ross Enterprise Park – formally known as Model Farm which is now underway to provide nearly 30,000 sq. metres of business space resulting in the creation of up to 1000 new jobs in Ross – on – Wye.

Also a new stand is being planned at Hereford F C ground in Edgar Street which will provide more commercial space by the new ‘old market site’ in Hereford and also make the club compliant with the F A requirements for a four sided stadium.

Hoardings are being erected all over the city and the County detailing plans for a new GP centre, new student accommodation, another multi-story car park and new housing developments and the small holdings receipts are making this an exciting time for Herefordshire Council.

The council has disposed of many of its costly property assets and the sale of Bath Street Offices to Herefordshire Housing has just been completed furnishing a site for some affordable homes in the city.

Discussions are underway in Ross -on – Wye in respect of the Ryefield Centre and various possibilities exist for this.

 You will all be aware that the state of the counties roads remain a problem and I am delighted to report that this summer will see expenditure of an extra £6,000,000 on the counties worst effected roads.

 

Any resident that would like to discuss these matters with me would be welcome to call my mobile number 07900 918384

Annual Parish Meeting 21st May 2018 Gorsley Village Hall

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place at 7:30pm on Monday 21st May 2018 at Gorsley Village Hall. 

Parishioners and other interested parties are warmly invited to attend

This is NOT a Parish Council meeting, it is YOUR meeting which by law is required to be held annually.  The Chairman and Clerk preside.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to air your views and hear what others in the community are up to.

We are pleased to let you know that Ward Councillor Harry Bramer has confirmed his intention to attend this meeting a provide a report on events from the County Council.

Others taking part are Community Shop & Post Office Steering Group, Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group, Linton History Society and we look forward to receiving word from more organisations and group in the three villages of Bromsash, Gorsley and Linton.

 

Free Event Listing

Advertise your events and activities on WISH– it’s FREE

WISH, Herefordshire’s community website, has a new What’s On section where you can promote any events you’ve got coming up for free. It’s quick and simple and you don’t need to register with WISH to use it. Here’s what you do:

  • Visit www.WISHerefordshire.org, then click What’s On
    Then click ‘create new event’ and put in the info requested
    Don’t forget to save it ….. it will come to us to make sure you are not a robot, then your event goes live!

If you would like more information or help to get on WISH, please email info@WISHerefordshire.org