Positive rebirth of United

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

What a glorious display of open football by United at Edgar Street in their opening match against St Neot's, despite the protests.

Cut parking costs before it's too late

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

Thanks for making cancer unit a reality

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

For the record...

2:41pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

GARNSTONE Farms have asked the Hereford Times to correct inaccuracies in a letter published on August 14 regarding a chicken shed development.

Now come back boys

2:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

I SUPPORTED Hereford United in their opening game against St Neots to give support to my town.

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.

Hereford Times:

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Blooming shame of city council demise

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.

Hereford Times:

8:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Holistic approach to cure transport ills

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.

Hereford Times:

10:23am Friday 8th August 2014

Fly-tipping by gormless idiots scars beauty spot 

Graham Spencer of Hereford writes about the rubbish in Gwynne Street.

Hereford Times:

9:13am Friday 8th August 2014

I TOOK the above picture in Gwynne Street , Hereford, on July 27. The bins had been left overflowing for over a week, and on at least two occasions the council were informed.

Letter from Trevor Swindells, Chairman of Hereford in Bloom, says we can all do our bit when it comes to litter.

Hereford Times:

12:05pm Thursday 31st July 2014

WE, in Hereford, have just had a visit from the regional judges of Britain in Bloom and I cannot praise the workforce of Balfour Beatty enough.

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.

Hereford Times:

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Ceremony should be for everyone

Barry Morris and Catherine Pullin write to say litter is a real eyesore in Hereford.

Hereford Times:

10:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

WHAT a sight for tourists on Sunday evening in High Town.

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.

Hereford Times:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

It’s time for local velvet revolution

Readers' Times Herefordshire, July 10, 2014: proposed wind turbines, failing over waste sifting, plea for help with otters, and more letters.

Hereford Times:

9:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Countryside now a target

Two readers tell of worry over play areas in Hereford

Hereford Times: Oscar looking for his tennis ball on the green on Chartwell Road.

2:27pm Thursday 10th July 2014

I'VE lived in Chartwell Road for a few number of years now and I've never seen the grass on what we call the green as long as this before.

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.

Hereford Times:

2:56pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Plight of First World War horses recalled

Readers' Times Cllr Peter McCaull, Herefordshire Independent, Leominster South, writes about democracy in action.

9:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

Scrutinising the scrutiny...

Letter from W Kerswell of Church Stretton says bracken is taking over our neglected verges

Hereford Times: A Herefordshire hedge engulfed in bracken, which is harmful and crowds out other plants on roadsides.

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.

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

6:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Get ready for a turbine invasion

Readers' Times Sandra Strickland of Leominsters says orchard would be better than homes.

3:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

I FIND the evidence of my own eyes somewhat disturbing.

Letter from Hereford Times' reader says guessing game seems to be sign of the times.

Hereford Times: Sign of the times: Bish From Munderfielo – somewhere near Bromyard?

12:52pm Thursday 26th June 2014

MY children are enjoying a new game of ‘guess the place name’ thanks to the state of some of our county’s road signs.

Steve Lloyd of Leominster writes re blue/green algae in the water.

Hereford Times: Belmont Pools are currently unsafe for dogs to swim in following the discovery of blue/green algae in the water.

9:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

I READ the article by Jessica Phillips (Warning over algae in water, Hereford Times, June 12) about blue green algae at Belmont pools and the very good point made by the Environment Agency.

Paul Kent of Hereford writes regarding the smell from Cargill chicken factory.

4:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

SINCE I moved to Hereford just over a month ago, several things have struck me.

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.

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 20th June 2014

Witnessing the end of Sunday bus?

Janet Zrodzinski of Kington writes regarding planning permission for chicken sheds.

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.

Letter from Bryan White, Herefordshire Sport, says sporting life goes on despite United woes.

Hereford Times: Action at Hereford Rugby Club which is part of Herefordshire’s vibrant community sports scene.

1:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

HEREFORD United’s woes have dealt a blow to Herefordshire sport and besides the small band who have loyally supported the club, emigrants from the county will be similarly dismayed.

John Crowe of Pierrepont Road, Leominster, writes regarding superstores around Leominster

9:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

CLLR Peter McCaull is a little naive if he thinks building more out-of-town superstores around Leominster will result in “more choice”. Is he unaware of what is going on?

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.

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

12:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

Golly now being used as political toy

Gail Hume of Stretton Sugwas warns of the danger of the overgrown footpath

Hereford Times: The overgrown footpath at Stretton Sugwas means residents are walking in the road instead.

4:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A HAZARD has been created by Herefordshire Council’s failure to cut back vegetation along Stretton Sugwas footpath.

Ray Weston of Stretton Sugwas writes regarding increases on car park charges in Hereford

Hereford Times: Ray Weston of Stretton Sugwas writes regarding increases on car park charges in Hereford

3:16pm Thursday 12th June 2014

AM I the only one to notice that, not only are the council increasing the parking charges at Merton Meadow by 50%, but at the same time they are extending the chargeable hours from 6pm-10pm?

Judy Seymour of Peterchurch and Helen Nicholls of Eardisley tell of the positive result for habitats and wildlife of not cutting grass

Hereford Times: An overgrown grass verge on the A4103 Roman Road at Stretton Sugwas which contains a number of species of wild flowers.

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.

Tony Johnson, Leader, Herefordshire Council, says cutbacks – but with eye on the future

9:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

THE question ‘what do we get for our council tax?’ was posed in the Hereford Times (Opinion, May 22) and deserves an answer.

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.

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

9:00am Friday 6th June 2014

We live in England not North Korea

Readers' Times Herefordshire: lessons to be learned after car runs off road at Burghill, writes Jim Angus of Tenbury Wells

Hereford Times: Rhys' car after the collision.

9:00am Friday 6th June 2014

I WRITE regarding last week’s story about the young man driving off the road due to a sign being obscured by long grass.

Outer ring road is only solution to Hereford traffic issues, says Hereford Times reader Len Milner.

Hereford Times: The recently opened Old Market development in Hereford has proved popular but traffic problems need a solution, says Hereford Times reader Len Milner.

1:04pm Thursday 5th June 2014

WELL, Hereford has its long-awaited shopping centre up and running, and all the extra traffic problems associated with it.

Readers' Times Herefordshire, May 29, 2014: Half-truths on badgers, apathy seen with turnout, sort out the grass cutting, and more 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

9:00am Friday 30th May 2014

Half-truths on badgers

Generosity ensures that Hereford is blooming

Hereford Times: (6461022)

2:03pm Thursday 29th May 2014

I wondered if you would be so kind as to allow me say a few thanks to some very generous people.

Readers' Times Herefordshire, May 22, 2014: medical staff deserve more, grass left far too long, road worse than ever, pot holes and more 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 23rd May 2014

Medical staff deserve more

Have your say on sale of beauty spot.

Hereford Times: (6314889)

2:05pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Herefordshire Council is intending to sell, to the highest bidder, the Backney Bridge Picnic Site, in Sellack/Bridstow, Ross, without any conditions that the public will have continued access,

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.

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

9:00am Friday 16th May 2014

Nature’s not always cute

Geoff Bricknell says Hereford United needs show of support, not criticism.

Hereford Times: Hereford United FC v Alfreton Town FC
Supporters in the Merton Stand (5565220)

1:09pm Thursday 15th May 2014

NOW that the dust has settled on another season, perhaps it is time to take a more balanced view on what has happened over the past four years.

W F Kerswell of Church Stretton says the planners need to get behind our farmers

Hereford Times: Rows of greenhouses (6041455)

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.

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 9th May 2014

No city for old people

B Watson asks why can’t Ledbury’s cafes stay open until later?

Hereford Times: Our correspondent is disappointed that cafes in Ledbury don't have more customer-friendly opening hours.ments in Ledbury after 4.30pm.

12:27pm Thursday 8th May 2014

NOT for the first time, this week I was approached by visitors to Ledbury, who after 4pm, asked me where they can get a snack and a cup of tea or coffee.

Readers' Times May 1, 2014: Black bins instead of bags, cull of badgers, dogs on buses and more 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 2nd May 2014

Best friends can’t bus it HAVING just returned from a walk in the Leominster area I am pleased to read in the Hereford Times of the award of Walkers are Welcome.

Ted Willmot thanks everyone for their patience over Hereford's Old Market retail development

Hereford Times: 1416_16002 Hereford's Old Market retail development nearing completion.
The view from Newmarket Street (5524308)

4:02pm Thursday 1st May 2014

Chairman Hereford Futures Ltd Number = 01432890444 Email = P449082@hotmail.com Address = The Coppice, Church View, Tarrington HR1 4FE Letter = Ted Ted Willmott

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



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