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

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

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