Readers' Times April 10, 2014: Heineken investment in Herefordshire, cost question over black bins, dangers of fracking, and other letters

Hereford Times: Hospital care was excellent, county not looking after roads, new supermarket good for Leominster, parking ticket while at KFC, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, Readers' Times January 23, 2014

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Sausage theft at high cost

Pothole repairs pouring money into a black hole

Hereford Times: Potholes being repaired in Westfields, Hereford, by contractors as part of a £3.5m bid to repair the county’s damaged roads.

11:51am Thursday 10th April 2014

Pothole repairs pouring money into a black hole

LEP offers considerable benefits for Herefordshire says council leader

Hereford Times: Aerial views over Herefordshire.Hereford city centre from the South.103603-1I/LIVE/HEREFORD/Wk38 JAMES MAGGS (5112056)

6:02am Thursday 10th April 2014

IS the LEP (Local Economic Partnership) good for Herefordshire ?

Buildings do have heritage value

Hereford Times: Hereford Civic Society says the Bath Street buildings do have heritage value

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

In need of real debate on historic sites’ future

Readers' Times April 3, 2014: Empty home taxed, maintenance work lorries going where, Herefordshire sign changes waste of money, and other letters

Hereford Times: Hospital care was excellent, county not looking after roads, new supermarket good for Leominster, parking ticket while at KFC, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, Readers' Times January 23, 2014

8:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Rubbish pick to be admired

Will health services again be a ‘luxury’ for the rich?

Hereford Times: Herefordshire Clinical Commisssioning Group releases health service survey findings

2:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Jargon obscures reality of privatisation of NHS

Readers' Times March 20, 2014: Thanks for flood help; skatepark project; recycling the way forward; more on potholes; family tree; plus others

Hereford Times: Hospital care was excellent, county not looking after roads, new supermarket good for Leominster, parking ticket while at KFC, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, Readers' Times January 23, 2014

10:00am Friday 21st March 2014

I WANT to thank Social Services, and in particular Helen Coombes and her resilience team, for the excellent support they gave to Hampton House Residential Home in Hampton Bishop during the recent floods.

We keeping developers' hands off our villages: Bartestree and Lugwardine Parish Action Group

Hereford Times: (4613506)

6:02pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Last week Herefordshire Council Planning Committee unanimously rejected the attempt by David Wilson Homes to build 50 houses on a greenfield site between Bartestree and Lugwardine. This proved another success for the Parish Action Group (Facebook - HandsOffOurVillage), set up to oppose the flood of such opportunistic applications until the Core Strategy and local Neighbourhood Plan are in place.

Herefordshire's Borderlines Festival - a fantastic cinematic event

Hereford Times: Chiwetel Ejiofor, front centre, in 12 Years A Slave, which is based on a true story

2:50pm Thursday 20th March 2014

I would like to thank everyone involved with the Borderlines Film Festival at the Courtyard Theatre. I saw over 20 films, 7 of which were previews. Most of them were excellent.

Herefordshire fortnightly bin collections are "harebrained"

Hereford Times: Our front page from March 6.

11:55am Thursday 20th March 2014

I WRITE in reply to the front page article in last week’s Hereford Times in regard to fortnightly refuse collections, and I have to agree with ex-councillor Newman’s sentiments.

Readers' Times March 13, 2014: Sponsor Leominster in Bloom, restore burnt out buildings in High Town, planning homes for Weobley, and other letters

Hereford Times: Hospital care was excellent, county not looking after roads, new supermarket good for Leominster, parking ticket while at KFC, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, Readers' Times January 23, 2014

8:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Back bid to bloom again

How about lighting up Hereford's Old House?

Hereford Times: 149428754 (4443741)

12:02pm Thursday 13th March 2014

WITH reference to Steve Kerry's letter (Readers' Times, February 27) regarding the High Town paving repairs, I would like to suggest something which I believe could be done at the same time and would make a real difference to improve the look of High Town at a relatively low cost. The Old House has recently been repainted and looks wonderful, so why not light it up at night?

Rain masks a hole lot of trouble

Hereford Times: Amey are struggling to repair potholes across Herefordshire's roads - Pothole (generic)
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6:02am Thursday 13th March 2014

LAST year I went to Nepal, and Herefordshire roads are now in a similar condition. In Blakemere and Moccas due to the heavy rainfall, - we were cut off at times through January and February and I completely understand that these things happen, and that we are lucky that we were not as affected as badly as other areas.

Readers' Times March 6, 2014: Herefordshire roads in poor state, plea to clear blocked drain, thanks to Environment Agency, and other letters

Hereford Times: Hospital care was excellent, county not looking after roads, new supermarket good for Leominster, parking ticket while at KFC, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, Readers' Times January 23, 2014

8:00am Friday 7th March 2014

Many thanks to Agency

Letter from Tim Waller of Ruckhall, Hereford, suggests new road and a one-way system

Hereford Times: 20 things that make you a Herefordian

3:12pm Thursday 6th March 2014

AS a newish resident of Hereford I am appalled to see how useless the council is at getting things done – surely it is employed to serve the public?

Letter from Barry Cobbett questions installation of brass inlaid stone paving in Hereford's High Town

Hereford Times: Missing and damaged letters on the paving stones in Hereford’s High Town.

12:12pm Thursday 6th March 2014

IT was with some degree of sadness when I read that Hereford City Council intends replacing the areas of brass inlaid stone paving with some uninteresting plain slabs, thus removing for good an important reference to the history of our city. The original idea was a brilliant concept and a simple but exciting addition to the hard landscaping of High Town. Unfortunately, the work was badly designed and installed without proper consideration being given to the task.

Readers' Times February 27, 2014: Don’t opt for incinerator, Let train take the strain, Potholes, DVD of looking back revived memories, and other letters

Hereford Times: Hospital care was excellent, county not looking after roads, new supermarket good for Leominster, parking ticket while at KFC, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, Readers' Times January 23, 2014

8:00am Friday 28th February 2014

Second class letters

Steve Lloyd

Hereford Times: Programme Name: Top Gear - TX: 16/02/2014 - Episode: n/a (No. 3) - Picture Shows:  Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May - (C) BBC - Photographer: Rod Fountain (4216513)

4:02pm Thursday 27th February 2014

I WATCH Top Gear my self and saw Sunday's episode (February 16) and Clarkson's jibe at Herefordshire by way of intimating that a missile was destined for Ross on Wye.

How about some support for Hereford's BMX track? Our reader says the skate park is getting all the attention

Hereford Times: Hereford Skate Park.
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12:10pm Thursday 27th February 2014

HAVING just read that another £5,000 pounds is being given to Hereford skate park, I would like to say what about Hereford's BMX track?

Letter from John Phillpott of Worcester writes regarding trip for relatives of Herfordshire soldiers who died in the First World War

Hereford Times: The 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War will be commemorated in communities across the country this year

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

RELATIVES of Herefordshire soldiers who died on the bloodiest single day of the First World War are being offered a unique opportunity to visit the graves of their loved ones.

Readers' Times February 20, 2014: Flood issues ignored, ditches must be well kept, fight to keep our NHS, bottle charge to stop mess, and much more

Hereford Times: Hospital care was excellent, county not looking after roads, new supermarket good for Leominster, parking ticket while at KFC, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, Readers' Times January 23, 2014

6:00am Friday 21st February 2014

Flood issues were ignored

Letter from A Watkins of Hampton Bishop questiones council on 200 new homes decision

Hereford Times: Flooding near Hampton Bishop. Picture by A Watkins

12:12pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

HAS Herefordshire Council really considered the impact of building nearly 200 new homes on a current green field site on the edge of the city off Hampton Park Road?

Industrial farms are a slap in face for tourism near Kington

Hereford Times: Plans are in the pipeline for a large chicken breeding factory near Kington.

6:00am Sunday 16th February 2014

ARE people keen to hold on to a county based more on the charm of tourist attractions, or will industrial farming continue to signpost our way forward?

County families can visit the First World War graves of their loved ones

Hereford Times: The 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War will be commemorated in Tenbury.

2:47pm Friday 14th February 2014

RELATIVES of Herefordshire soldiers who died on the bloodiest single day of the First World War are being offered a unique opportunity to visit the graves of their loved ones.

Readers' Times February 13, 2014: change rules for live music in Hereford, victim of parking rule, John Kyrle High School top ten and Hereford Sixth Form College top two percent A-level performance system, The Minster School reunion of ex-pupils, and more

Hereford Times: Hospital care was excellent, county not looking after roads, new supermarket good for Leominster, parking ticket while at KFC, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, Readers' Times January 23, 2014

6:00am Friday 14th February 2014

Change rules for live music

Supermarket developments don’t always deliver the jobs they promise says our Herefordshire reader.

Hereford Times: Supermarket developments don’t always deliver the jobs they promise says our reader.

12:37pm Thursday 13th February 2014

CLAIMS by the big supermarkets that they are major creators of jobs was long ago revealed as a myth but the news seems not to have reached some parts of Herefordshire.

Readers' Times February 6, 2014: Belgium flag, PC helps keep in touch, fighting for health care, new estate flood risk and much more

Hereford Times: Hospital care was excellent, county not looking after roads, new supermarket good for Leominster, parking ticket while at KFC, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, Readers' Times January 23, 2014

6:00am Friday 7th February 2014

Two sides to flag’s story

Letter from J B L Faulkner tells of talks to reduce impact of Herefordshire library service cuts

Hereford Times: Leominster library - the group is striving to keep services to a maximum across the county.

10:00am Thursday 6th February 2014

YOUR article last week set out the planned future for library buildings in the county.

We need to put a brake on new developments writes Ken Jones

Hereford Times: (3736242)

5:38pm Thursday 30th January 2014

RECENTLY hundreds of new homes have been approved for building in new developments at Kingston, Merton Meadow, Hampton Bishop, Munston and Wellington Village. A planning application for twenty plus new homes at Wellington Marsh was discussed by Wellington Parish Council on Thursday January 30.

Hereford's history repeats itself 10 centuries on

Hereford Times: (3335172)

1:26pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Sent from Windows Mail

David and Goliath fight not a victory for Leominster

Hereford Times: (3612905)

1:24pm Thursday 30th January 2014

LEOMINSTER Action Group and Friends of Leominster are rejoicing that their campaign has succeeded in planning applications for two superstores being rejected by Herefordshire Planning Committee, Hereford Times, January 9.

Readers' Times January 30, 2014: City needs to back soldiers, incinerator plant is too expensive, Mordiford school reunion, support for Hereford's county hospital, "gagging law" and many more

Hereford Times: Hospital care was excellent, county not looking after roads, new supermarket good for Leominster, parking ticket while at KFC, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, Readers' Times January 23, 2014

12:56pm Thursday 30th January 2014

City needs to back soldiers

Martin Field says we all need to do our bit to tackle litter issue

Hereford Times: Litter is ruining our beautiful natural landscape, says our correspondent.

12:01pm Friday 24th January 2014

THE amount of rubbish being deposited on some of our roads is simply appalling. In my own part of Herefordshire there are drink cans, food wrappers, bottles and other items either dropped at the side of the road (or in my garden!) or thrown from passing cars. They act as a disfigurement to an otherwise very attractive county.

Points to make on new Greenway Bridge

Hereford Times: Points to make on new Greenway Bridge

6:02am Thursday 23rd January 2014

I HAVE read the ongoing press reports and letters about the Greenway Footpath and Cycle Path. Because of confused and conflicting information, I missed the opening and the local activities around the Greenway Bridge crossing the river. I would have been glad to take part in celebrating what, I believe, is a great asset. I took my daughter and grandson to Bartonsham on New Year's Day to see for myself. We really enjoyed the view and walking over the bridge, though I am not sure about car parking.

Readers' Times January 23, 2014: hospital care was excellent, more concern over roads, a new supermarket would have been good for Leominster, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, and more.

Hereford Times: Hospital care was excellent, county not looking after roads, new supermarket good for Leominster, parking ticket while at KFC, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, Readers' Times January 23, 2014

6:00am Thursday 23rd January 2014

Finger lickin’ not so good

Vision needed for Hereford, public loos debate continues, rethink is needed for pension plot, and more bridge concerns; Readers' Times January 16.

12:23pm Thursday 16th January 2014

Is it too late some vision?

High energy prices are staying, like it or not

Hereford Times: 178617966 (3367844)

11:17am Thursday 16th January 2014

LETTER from Mr Kerswell (Readers' Times, Jan 2) implies that if only we got rid of green energy policies, we could find new supplies in Britain of cheap fossil fuel.

Why not increase parking time limit in Hereford's St Owen Street?

Hereford Times: Views of Hereford from St. Peter's Church tower.
St. Peter's Square/St. Owen's Street.
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12:02pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

Having read Councillor Philip Price's comments on the front of the Hereford Times, December 19, and consulted with a number of independent retailers, I felt compelled to write to him urgently with a suggestion that I feel would help alleviate the imminent traffic problems and also greatly help the independents in the historic heart of the City.

Cyclists should be warned about Greenway Bridge, wind turbine worries, praise for our MP and city's development is flawed

Hereford Times: 1350_10010 Official opening of Greenway cycle / walking bridge & footpath between St. James' & Rotherwas, Hereford.
Will Vaughan from Hereford Pedicabs takes Yvonne Gilligan from Sustrans & Councillor Chris Chappell across the bridge follo

10:09am Wednesday 15th January 2014

Readers' Times January 16: Bridge concerns, worry over turbines, praise for Jesse Norman and city's 'flawed' development

Public has a right to use these footpaths

12:05pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

The letter by Stephen J West-Oram on 28 November 2013 is full of misconceptions.

Steve Lloyd - price of fuel

12:02pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

I HAVE sat for the last two weeks wondering when our local supermarket fuel station in Leominster, was going to drop it's price of what is most people's biggest weekly bill after the mortgage. Petrol/Diesel.

Night work to begin on Hereford's Newmarket Street this evening

Hereford Times: Highways Agency to start work in Edgar Street, Hereford, next week

4:47pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

THE work will take place for a week between 8pm and 6am ahead of the larger refurbishment and improvement of the area in the new year.

Letter from Martin Field of Burley Gate, Hereford says we just need emergency services – OK

11:17am Friday 15th November 2013

THERE has been much talk of late about reductions in many of our core services.

Letter from James Stevenson of Coldstone Cross, Kingstone, Hereford says respect those who oppose village housing development

11:07am Friday 15th November 2013

AFTER reading the Hereford Times of October 24, I could not believe the total arrogance of Frank Hooley in his vilification of the people of Kingstone who voted against the council to try to stop the building of 150 new homes in our village.

Letter from R G Bartup, Director, G B Liners Limited, Holmer Road, Hereford says council is doing its best in sell-off

8:00am Wednesday 6th November 2013

YOUR leading article “Council’s snub for local firms” (Hereford Times, October 17) featured a complaint by Jonathan Cook that the job of selling off a combination of junk from the attic and “crown jewels” should have been given to local companies by Herefordshire Council.

Letter from C M Butler of Kings Acre Road, Hereford says council rebukes are ill-judged

8:00am Tuesday 5th November 2013

JUDGING from the near apoplectic nature of some letters to your newspaper, coupled with comments on your website, our local council would appear to be held in contempt by a minority.

Letter from J R Best, Tunnel Lane, Orleton says school travel saving is paltry

3:00pm Monday 4th November 2013

I WISH to object in the strongest possible terms to the proposed change to school travel, whereby free transport would only be provided to the nearest school.

Letter from Barbara Hall of Croft Road, Clehonger, Hereford says Queen Victoria got it right with the loos – in 1851

8:00am Monday 4th November 2013

THE continuing row about the closure of public loos reminds me that it was no less a personage than Queen Victoria herself who insisted that sufficient public conveniences must be provided to meet the needs of the people attending the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Letter from Mrs J Foyle of Kingsland, Leominster says more variety is needed in Leominster shops

8:00am Sunday 3rd November 2013

I WROTE a letter to you a few weeks ago regarding Leominster town shops.

Letter from Graham Carpenter of Oldfields Close, Leominster says cut red tape, not fire crews

8:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

IF the financial situation facing local government demands that our fire services must be cut back – and I am not at all convinced that taxpayers will agree with that proposal – it would be nice to see the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority lead the way by pruning some, if not all of its 25 members, who annually claim in excess of £50,000 in various expenses.



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