10 things Herefordians love to moan about

Hereford Times: 10 things Herefordians love to moan about 10 things Herefordians love to moan about

1. Traffic. Everybody moans about the traffic in Hereford, but nobody wants to get out of their car.

Hereford Times: 10 things Herefordians love to moan about

Having said that, it only takes a six foot hole for some pipe works to bring the entire city to a complete standstill.

2. When are we going to get a bypass!!!!!!!???? It’s a question that has vexed the population of the city and county since 1986...and counting – including one inquiry. 2(b) It needs to go east....No! West.

Hereford Times: 10 things Herefordians love to moan about

3. Hereford United. Plenty of people have got something negative to say about the Bulls. But of the many thousands who have, when did they last get down to Edgar Street?

Hereford Times: 10 things Herefordians love to moan about

4. The kerbs on Widemarsh Street. Who hasn't got a tale of someone we know tumbling over these troublesome kerbs - the source of hundreds of column inches of letters over the years.

Hereford Times: 10 things Herefordians love to moan about

5. No hot food after 1.30am in Hereford. It’s supposed to be a city! Just a bag of fish and chips would be a start....

Hereford Times: 10 things Herefordians love to moan about

6. Overgrown grass verges shock – absolutely scandalous and proof if we needed it that this county has well and truly gone to the dogs.

Hereford Times: 10 things Herefordians love to moan about

 

7. Too many charity shops in Hereford but in the same breath, don’t want this new fangled Old Market development.

Hereford Times: So far the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.

8. Herefordshire Council – what’s not to moan about. That’s fair enough, but did you know that the turnout was around 30% at the last local elections – as low as 15% in some wards. If you want to do something about it....

Hereford Times: 10 things Herefordians love to moan about

9. The county just doesn't make enough of the River Wye. Where are the boat trips/riverside activities? A notable exception is the Wye Valley River Fesival/Hereford River Carnival.

Hereford Times: 10 things Herefordians love to moan about

 

10. Moaning constantly about not enough live music/alternative nights out but then not bothering to go to the ones on offer.

Hereford Times: 10 things Herefordians love to moan about

 

And a final word from reader Anthony Murphy, on Herefordians' propensity for moaning:

I am all for the new development - apparently the council are looking for new ways to power the Old Market. I’ve submitted plans for a device which can harness the power of Herefordians moaning, it’s called the apathetic defibrillator, it harnesses the power of Herefordians ability to complain about everything whether it’s a bronze statue, a flock of birds or a new retail quarter, initial tests suggest we should have enough power to make this country energy sufficient for a century and power the next Nasa mission to Mars.

That said - now add your own moans...

Have you read http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/10961541.Twenty_things_that_make_you_a_Herefordian/?ref=rss

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3:04pm Fri 16 May 14

B the B says...

well reading all the comments on your site its probably only half a dozen or so that moan, they just moan about everything. No doubt they'll pop up in a mo.
well reading all the comments on your site its probably only half a dozen or so that moan, they just moan about everything. No doubt they'll pop up in a mo. B the B
  • Score: 9

3:19pm Fri 16 May 14

AylestoneVoice says...

No. 11 - The Hereford Times
No. 11 - The Hereford Times AylestoneVoice
  • Score: 24

3:24pm Fri 16 May 14

littlewhitebull says...

I would like to moan about this article - there is insufficient evidence to back up the claims. I know that I am right, and my wife would surely agree. Apparently, she says I was right once - I think it was about 1985.
Methinks somebody at the HT has too much time on their hands!
Let's have more good news stories about the wonderful things that happen in our lovely city and county.
I would like to moan about this article - there is insufficient evidence to back up the claims. I know that I am right, and my wife would surely agree. Apparently, she says I was right once - I think it was about 1985. Methinks somebody at the HT has too much time on their hands! Let's have more good news stories about the wonderful things that happen in our lovely city and county. littlewhitebull
  • Score: 13

4:07pm Fri 16 May 14

SEPreece says...

The comments about too many charity shops.....my thoughts..im the manager of the newest charity shop in town. The amount of customers who ring us to donate their furniture rather than take it to the tip, they want people to make use of their unwanted items... Not every one can afford to pay top prices for items, if they could this city would be a better place to live
The comments about too many charity shops.....my thoughts..im the manager of the newest charity shop in town. The amount of customers who ring us to donate their furniture rather than take it to the tip, they want people to make use of their unwanted items... Not every one can afford to pay top prices for items, if they could this city would be a better place to live SEPreece
  • Score: 11

4:17pm Fri 16 May 14

mizza21 says...

Aylestone Voice.. Thanks to you I now have coffee all over my screen and KB.
Aylestone Voice.. Thanks to you I now have coffee all over my screen and KB. mizza21
  • Score: 6

6:26pm Fri 16 May 14

Apendirra says...

1.Yes there is a problem with the traffic so its fair to they have a point.
2.Yes we need a bypass though it is usually people who dont drive who
feel the need to complain about it (I do drive by the way).
3.If people would go and watch United play they would not have the
financial
troubles they have. If they don't go they dont have the right to moan about
there current troubles.
4.Haven't had any problems myself but know plenty of people who have.
Better planning and consideration of the public should have been
a priority in the designing.
5.If I'm not mistaken the hot food ban was originally put in place to stop
fights in chip shops and resteraunts in the late hours and has made a
big difference. I have worked in that environment before and after and
have seen it make a difference myself.
6.Seriously is this even a priority. Dont look good fair enough but we have
bigger problems as a community.
7.There a lot of charity shops and to be fair they have a point, though only
a small point. If the shops are filled who really cares. I was never sold
on the new market and truly hope it does work help to better the city.
having a cinama is enough for me . . . . about **** time :)
8.Having voted for years now I DO have the right to be unsatisfied with the
way thing are with this small minded council. Thats how it works. You
dont vote, you've missed your chance to make your position heard. So
stay quiet until the next election and do better. 30% is just embarissing.
9.Its true we dont make very good use of the river wye and I hope this will
change in the future. Though it could do with a danm good clean.
10.You can expect every genre or taste to be cattered for, this isn't London,
Birmingham or any of the other big cities. Take advantage of whats
available, because it might not be there when one day you do decide to
take up the opportunity.
......rant over :)
1.Yes there is a problem with the traffic so its fair to they have a point. 2.Yes we need a bypass though it is usually people who dont drive who feel the need to complain about it (I do drive by the way). 3.If people would go and watch United play they would not have the financial troubles they have. If they don't go they dont have the right to moan about there current troubles. 4.Haven't had any problems myself but know plenty of people who have. Better planning and consideration of the public should have been a priority in the designing. 5.If I'm not mistaken the hot food ban was originally put in place to stop fights in chip shops and resteraunts in the late hours and has made a big difference. I have worked in that environment before and after and have seen it make a difference myself. 6.Seriously is this even a priority. Dont look good fair enough but we have bigger problems as a community. 7.There a lot of charity shops and to be fair they have a point, though only a small point. If the shops are filled who really cares. I was never sold on the new market and truly hope it does work help to better the city. having a cinama is enough for me . . . . about **** time :) 8.Having voted for years now I DO have the right to be unsatisfied with the way thing are with this small minded council. Thats how it works. You dont vote, you've missed your chance to make your position heard. So stay quiet until the next election and do better. 30% is just embarissing. 9.Its true we dont make very good use of the river wye and I hope this will change in the future. Though it could do with a danm good clean. 10.You can expect every genre or taste to be cattered for, this isn't London, Birmingham or any of the other big cities. Take advantage of whats available, because it might not be there when one day you do decide to take up the opportunity. ......rant over :) Apendirra
  • Score: 4

6:28pm Fri 16 May 14

Apendirra says...

Is d.a.m.n. really a swear word. Come on!
Is d.a.m.n. really a swear word. Come on! Apendirra
  • Score: -2

8:21pm Fri 16 May 14

HfdBecky says...

Unreal that you cannot buy hot food after 1.30 in Hereford, it's like living in a village!
Unreal that you cannot buy hot food after 1.30 in Hereford, it's like living in a village! HfdBecky
  • Score: 6

8:30pm Fri 16 May 14

Hereford Voice says...

Apendirra wrote:
1.Yes there is a problem with the traffic so its fair to they have a point.
2.Yes we need a bypass though it is usually people who dont drive who
feel the need to complain about it (I do drive by the way).
3.If people would go and watch United play they would not have the
financial
troubles they have. If they don't go they dont have the right to moan about
there current troubles.
4.Haven't had any problems myself but know plenty of people who have.
Better planning and consideration of the public should have been
a priority in the designing.
5.If I'm not mistaken the hot food ban was originally put in place to stop
fights in chip shops and resteraunts in the late hours and has made a
big difference. I have worked in that environment before and after and
have seen it make a difference myself.
6.Seriously is this even a priority. Dont look good fair enough but we have
bigger problems as a community.
7.There a lot of charity shops and to be fair they have a point, though only
a small point. If the shops are filled who really cares. I was never sold
on the new market and truly hope it does work help to better the city.
having a cinama is enough for me . . . . about **** time :)
8.Having voted for years now I DO have the right to be unsatisfied with the
way thing are with this small minded council. Thats how it works. You
dont vote, you've missed your chance to make your position heard. So
stay quiet until the next election and do better. 30% is just embarissing.
9.Its true we dont make very good use of the river wye and I hope this will
change in the future. Though it could do with a danm good clean.
10.You can expect every genre or taste to be cattered for, this isn't London,
Birmingham or any of the other big cities. Take advantage of whats
available, because it might not be there when one day you do decide to
take up the opportunity.
......rant over :)
I agree with most of what you have written with exception to point 5. The hot food ban after 1.30am.
Sorry but this is hardly a reason to force hot food establishments to close at 1.30am! What's the difference between having security in a club or on the door of a take away? But it's okay to go to the Lunchbox though in Commercial Road at 2am because they serve rolls and sandwiches!! Or to the garage for a Ginsters pasty, hence why people go to other cities and another reason why Hereford is suffering! I have worked on the doors in Commercial Road for over 15 years and I have seen it all, yes maybe when all the clubs used to close at the same time 1am more people would gather outside the chippy but since licensing laws were relaxed several years back this is no longer the case! So you can by cold food but no hot food???
[quote][p][bold]Apendirra[/bold] wrote: 1.Yes there is a problem with the traffic so its fair to they have a point. 2.Yes we need a bypass though it is usually people who dont drive who feel the need to complain about it (I do drive by the way). 3.If people would go and watch United play they would not have the financial troubles they have. If they don't go they dont have the right to moan about there current troubles. 4.Haven't had any problems myself but know plenty of people who have. Better planning and consideration of the public should have been a priority in the designing. 5.If I'm not mistaken the hot food ban was originally put in place to stop fights in chip shops and resteraunts in the late hours and has made a big difference. I have worked in that environment before and after and have seen it make a difference myself. 6.Seriously is this even a priority. Dont look good fair enough but we have bigger problems as a community. 7.There a lot of charity shops and to be fair they have a point, though only a small point. If the shops are filled who really cares. I was never sold on the new market and truly hope it does work help to better the city. having a cinama is enough for me . . . . about **** time :) 8.Having voted for years now I DO have the right to be unsatisfied with the way thing are with this small minded council. Thats how it works. You dont vote, you've missed your chance to make your position heard. So stay quiet until the next election and do better. 30% is just embarissing. 9.Its true we dont make very good use of the river wye and I hope this will change in the future. Though it could do with a danm good clean. 10.You can expect every genre or taste to be cattered for, this isn't London, Birmingham or any of the other big cities. Take advantage of whats available, because it might not be there when one day you do decide to take up the opportunity. ......rant over :)[/p][/quote]I agree with most of what you have written with exception to point 5. The hot food ban after 1.30am. Sorry but this is hardly a reason to force hot food establishments to close at 1.30am! What's the difference between having security in a club or on the door of a take away? But it's okay to go to the Lunchbox though in Commercial Road at 2am because they serve rolls and sandwiches!! Or to the garage for a Ginsters pasty, hence why people go to other cities and another reason why Hereford is suffering! I have worked on the doors in Commercial Road for over 15 years and I have seen it all, yes maybe when all the clubs used to close at the same time 1am more people would gather outside the chippy but since licensing laws were relaxed several years back this is no longer the case! So you can by cold food but no hot food??? Hereford Voice
  • Score: 4

8:46pm Fri 16 May 14

Apendirra says...

Both subway and the lunchbox were ablt to take advantage of a loophole in the law as it only specified hot foods and not cold. I worked it myself for years. Though I do agree that since they have relaxed it over the last 5 years or so it has now become less affective. Just think of the golden galleon. There would be a fight in there every 20 minutes. Bottling drunk idiots into small tight spaces whilst they wait is never a good thing. At the start of the night they arent as drunk after the clubs close and tension are up, less security and people who cant take a joke. Recipe for trouble. And whilst I also agree from a financial point for the take aways its not good for the staff behind the counters. I never felt safe then even with door staff. Though to be honest I only felt a little safer after.
Both subway and the lunchbox were ablt to take advantage of a loophole in the law as it only specified hot foods and not cold. I worked it myself for years. Though I do agree that since they have relaxed it over the last 5 years or so it has now become less affective. Just think of the golden galleon. There would be a fight in there every 20 minutes. Bottling drunk idiots into small tight spaces whilst they wait is never a good thing. At the start of the night they arent as drunk after the clubs close and tension are up, less security and people who cant take a joke. Recipe for trouble. And whilst I also agree from a financial point for the take aways its not good for the staff behind the counters. I never felt safe then even with door staff. Though to be honest I only felt a little safer after. Apendirra
  • Score: 3

8:51pm Fri 16 May 14

oldergit says...

Annual rises in Council Tax when the government, especially Camoron keep going on about how they have frozen it. Not in Hereford they bloomin' well haven't!
Annual rises in Council Tax when the government, especially Camoron keep going on about how they have frozen it. Not in Hereford they bloomin' well haven't! oldergit
  • Score: 11

10:45pm Fri 16 May 14

ramblingsheep75 says...

I could sit here and type an endless list of complaints, but that would make me as bad as everyone else, instead, in 2 years time, when my daughter has finished her GCSE's, I shall do what most of the people that are unhappy with Hereford do, and move away. and before people shout GO NOW THEN! nope, not about to disrupt my daughter in her formative years, but rest assured, I shall not take up any more of your precious city's time than I have to :-)
I could sit here and type an endless list of complaints, but that would make me as bad as everyone else, instead, in 2 years time, when my daughter has finished her GCSE's, I shall do what most of the people that are unhappy with Hereford do, and move away. and before people shout GO NOW THEN! nope, not about to disrupt my daughter in her formative years, but rest assured, I shall not take up any more of your precious city's time than I have to :-) ramblingsheep75
  • Score: 0

12:25am Sat 17 May 14

RogerLFC says...

Apendirra wrote:
Both subway and the lunchbox were ablt to take advantage of a loophole in the law as it only specified hot foods and not cold. I worked it myself for years. Though I do agree that since they have relaxed it over the last 5 years or so it has now become less affective. Just think of the golden galleon. There would be a fight in there every 20 minutes. Bottling drunk idiots into small tight spaces whilst they wait is never a good thing. At the start of the night they arent as drunk after the clubs close and tension are up, less security and people who cant take a joke. Recipe for trouble. And whilst I also agree from a financial point for the take aways its not good for the staff behind the counters. I never felt safe then even with door staff. Though to be honest I only felt a little safer after.
Drunk idiots? That would be the premises they just left that served them ... Everyone picks on the chip shop and ignores where the problem originates ...
[quote][p][bold]Apendirra[/bold] wrote: Both subway and the lunchbox were ablt to take advantage of a loophole in the law as it only specified hot foods and not cold. I worked it myself for years. Though I do agree that since they have relaxed it over the last 5 years or so it has now become less affective. Just think of the golden galleon. There would be a fight in there every 20 minutes. Bottling drunk idiots into small tight spaces whilst they wait is never a good thing. At the start of the night they arent as drunk after the clubs close and tension are up, less security and people who cant take a joke. Recipe for trouble. And whilst I also agree from a financial point for the take aways its not good for the staff behind the counters. I never felt safe then even with door staff. Though to be honest I only felt a little safer after.[/p][/quote]Drunk idiots? That would be the premises they just left that served them ... Everyone picks on the chip shop and ignores where the problem originates ... RogerLFC
  • Score: 4

6:33pm Sat 17 May 14

Marty Mar says...

4. The kerbs on Widemarsh Street. Definitely dangerous. The late and much lamented antiques expert David Barby was in Hereford filming an episode of Antiques Road Trip for the BBC. While in Hereford, David Barby fell in Widemarsh Street smashing his face and banging his head. Not too long after David Barby passed away after suffering a brain haemorrhage. I wonder if that fall in Widemarsh Street was a contributory factor? Just a thought.
4. The kerbs on Widemarsh Street. Definitely dangerous. The late and much lamented antiques expert David Barby was in Hereford filming an episode of Antiques Road Trip for the BBC. While in Hereford, David Barby fell in Widemarsh Street smashing his face and banging his head. Not too long after David Barby passed away after suffering a brain haemorrhage. I wonder if that fall in Widemarsh Street was a contributory factor? Just a thought. Marty Mar
  • Score: -1

3:00am Sun 18 May 14

Apendirra says...

Thought well made and understodd. Whilst I would not point direct blame. Better planning and consideration could have been made.
Thought well made and understodd. Whilst I would not point direct blame. Better planning and consideration could have been made. Apendirra
  • Score: 0

10:46pm Sun 18 May 14

WYSIATI says...

Where's Bobby when you need a real rant?
Where's Bobby when you need a real rant? WYSIATI
  • Score: 2

3:30pm Tue 20 May 14

relaxed22 says...

Having lived in Hereford for 37 years and then left 10 years ago to move to Cornwall ,the country is the same all over ,change happens get on with it....
Having lived in Hereford for 37 years and then left 10 years ago to move to Cornwall ,the country is the same all over ,change happens get on with it.... relaxed22
  • Score: 3

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