2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014
10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014
I BELIEVE parking charges in Hereford are killing the city. A visit to Aylesbury Vale district prompts me to write to expose just how excessive Hereford’s charges are in the hope we can get some common sense applied. To park in the centre of Buckingham, next to Waitrose, the charge is 50p for three hours. As if that is not encouraging enough, the charges only apply from 8.30am until 5pm and any time unused is added to the next day. In my case, I parked at 3.47pm, paid 50p and had to leave by 10.17am the next day. No charge is made on Sundays or Bank Holidays. The town was bustling and the parking was well used. This method of carrying forward time paid for is common in Europe where lunchtime periods are often free, meaning one can pay for an hour and get three hours' parking. A great encouragement to tourists. Hereford must repeal the ridiculous hours and charges introduced before our city dies. I don't believe they can be justified. GORDON REID Bentley Drive Eaton Bishop
7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014
WE have breathed a sigh of relief – at last cancer patients from Herefordshire and Radnorshire are receiving radiotherapy treatment at Hereford County Hospital. Relief, as initially we were criticised by individual county councillors for 'irresponsibly' raising public expectations for a service which was considered unattainable. We have been congratulated for spearheading a successful voluntary campaign, but we would not have succeeded without the huge and enthusiastic backing of local people, and the publicity and support of the Hereford Times and its Cut the Cancer Misery Miles slogan. Over the last nine intensive years there have been many downturns, but recently there was another 'magic’ moment – walking down Hereford's Widemarsh Street I was approached by a stranger who said: “Allan Lloyd? May I warmly congratulate and thank you for your dedicated service to our community.” We shook hands and went on our separate ways. If that person reads this letter, it would be greatly appreciated if he could make himself known to me. Many people have said that if it was not for my wife and I, Hereford would never have achieved a radiotherapy unit; we reply that if we had not started the campaign following Angela’s successful cancer treatment, someone else would have surely taken up the baton and achieved the same result. We leave you with one positive thought: The realisation of a state-of-the-art cancer centre in Hereford is good news for all. Such a centre of excellence will not only benefit cancer patients, but will surely guarantee the present status of the hospital and safeguard the existing level of services for future generations. The hospital, under the present financial formula, will never be financially viable; but because of its 'isolation’ it will never be closed and preservation of its present status remains a priority. We thank the people of Herefordshire and Radnorshire for their faith and encouragement, and we now turn our attention and support to St Michael’s Hospice in our new campaign Reaching out for Radnorshire. ALLAN & ANGELA LLOYD Swan Close, Kington
2:41pm Wednesday 27th August 2014
2:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire, August 21, 2014: change to bus schedule, blooming shame of city council demise, vital police contact reduced, don't forget the long-standing businesses in Herefordshire, wrong kind of houses, and more letters.
8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire, August 14, 2014: cycling at going-to-work and coming home is dangerous, care home just 'robbing the dead', let's broaden our sporting horizons, and more letters.
8:00am Friday 15th August 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire, August 7, 2014: Fly-tipping by gormless idiots, people on bronze list taken off social housing list, when are council to rejuvenate High Town, and more letters.
10:23am Friday 8th August 2014
9:13am Friday 8th August 2014
Letter from Trevor Swindells, Chairman of Hereford in Bloom, says we can all do our bit when it comes to litter.
12:05pm Thursday 31st July 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire, July 24, 2014: chemicals necessary evil, disappointment at cancelled sounding of the retreat, paying for sample bottle, increasing number of planning applications, and more letters.
9:00am Friday 25th July 2014
10:20am Thursday 24th July 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire, July 17, 2014: huge benefits of rail link at Rotherwas, praise for station staff, become a local councillor, video parade appeal and more letters.
9:00am Friday 18th July 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire, July 10, 2014: proposed wind turbines, failing over waste sifting, plea for help with otters, and more letters.
9:00am Friday 11th July 2014
2:27pm Thursday 10th July 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire, July 3, 2014: plight of First World War horses, wild flowers need our help, now attend to buses and sports fields, bulls queries, and more letters.
2:56pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
Readers' Times Cllr Peter McCaull, Herefordshire Independent, Leominster South, writes about democracy in action.
9:00am Saturday 28th June 2014
9:00am Friday 27th June 2014
IT’S all very well enthusing about how nice our neglected verges and hedgerows look (Letters, June 12), but the unpalatable fact is that in many places, highly toxic and carcinogenic bracken is spreading at an alarming rate, killing the hedges and smothering wild flowers – and harbouring ticks.
Readers' Times Herefordshire, June 26, 2014: 'No' to DIY grass cutting, kind visitors with clippers, RIP Aboo, MS thanks, and more letters.
6:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014
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9:00am Saturday 21st June 2014
4:00pm Friday 20th June 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire, June 19, 2014: Witnesing the end of Sunday bus? call to arms over verges, Hereford United ground left to the city, and more letters.
8:00am Friday 20th June 2014
6:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014
I RECENTLY won judicial review quashing the decision to grant planning permission versus Herefordshire Council and Richard Williams of Penrhos Farm, regarding development of broiler units just 174 metres from my garden directly opposite my home.
1:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014
9:00am Saturday 14th June 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire, June 5, 2014: Rescue from dog attack sets fine example, Leominster supermarket, link road is not the solution, dog shut in hot car, and more letters.
12:00pm Friday 13th June 2014
4:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014
3:16pm Thursday 12th June 2014
Judy Seymour of Peterchurch and Helen Nicholls of Eardisley tell of the positive result for habitats and wildlife of not cutting grass
2:15pm Thursday 12th June 2014
WHILE there are those who feel that the uncut grasses and wildflowers on the verges this year are a worryingly unsightly development, we would urge everyone to consider the positive implications of this for wildlife.
9:00am Saturday 7th June 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire, June 5, 2014: We live in England not North Korea, lane exit is now a hazard, hospital goes extra mile, increased chargeable hours parking, dog ill, road chaos, and more letters.
9:00am Friday 6th June 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire: lessons to be learned after car runs off road at Burghill, writes Jim Angus of Tenbury Wells
9:00am Friday 6th June 2014
1:04pm Thursday 5th June 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire, May 29, 2014: Half-truths on badgers, apathy seen with turnout, sort out the grass cutting, and more letters.
9:00am Friday 30th May 2014
2:03pm Thursday 29th May 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire, May 22, 2014: medical staff deserve more, grass left far too long, road worse than ever, pot holes and more letters.
8:00am Friday 23rd May 2014
2:05pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
Readers' Times Herefordshire, May 15, 2014: Culling of badgers, poor road conditions, establish a sailing club, hopes and fears for city, calling all carrier vets, and more letters.
9:00am Friday 16th May 2014
1:09pm Thursday 15th May 2014
12:50pm Thursday 15th May 2014
ONCE again we read of the battle between councillors and farmers over polytunnels (Hereford Times, April 24), which are essential if we are to compete with Continental and African growers, such as Hoogstraten who now supply 87% of our fruit and veg, shipping it in by lorry and aircraft.
Readers' Times May 8, 2014: Excellent gang show, Hereford no city for old people, flower beds, funding for roads and more letters.
8:00am Friday 9th May 2014
12:27pm Thursday 8th May 2014
Readers' Times May 1, 2014: Black bins instead of bags, cull of badgers, dogs on buses and more letters.
8:00am Friday 2nd May 2014
4:02pm Thursday 1st May 2014
Readers' Times April 10, 2014: Heineken investment in Herefordshire, cost question over black bins, dangers of fracking, and other letters
8:00am Friday 11th April 2014
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