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2:36pm Thursday 12th September 2013
1:59pm Thursday 5th September 2013
9:51am Friday 7th June 2013
ANNUAL MEETING - this took place on May 22, when Tony Geeson was re-elected to continue as chair for the next year, with Liz Morawiecka as deputy. Julie Milsom and John Trimble outlined their plans to open a community farm at Warham Court Farm – further details on the project can be obtained from herefordcommunityfarm@gmail.
11:59am Thursday 9th May 2013
MEETING - Local residents and interested people are invited to attend a pre-planning consultation event at Warham Court Farm, Breinton today (Thursday) any time between 3pm-6pm to find out more about proposals for a community farm on the site. For more information, please email herefordcommunityfarm@gmail.
12:34pm Friday 3rd May 2013
PRE-PLANNING CONSULTATION EVENT – Local residents and interested persons are invited to attend a pre-planning consultation event at Warham Court Farm, Breinton, next Thursday, May 9, between 3pm-6pm. They will be able to find out more about proposals for a community farm on the site. For more information, contact herefordcommunityfarm @gmail.com or telephone 07971 423817.
11:29am Friday 26th April 2013
RINGCRAFT SOCIETY – Our judge for the April 17 event was Caron French (Caffimbra) and she selected Caroline Scott’s miniature smooth-haired dachshund Wolferlow Anthea for best puppy and Charlotte Kingsley’s German short-haired pointer Kavacanne Kiss my Apple for reserve best puppy. Best veteran was Brenda Piear’s Cardigan corgi Tyci Myfanwy. Best adult and best in match was Brenda Piear’s Cardigan corgi Tyci Brenhines Briallen and reserve best adult was Lorraine Carter’s Lhasa Apso Vowchurch Viva la Diva. Ringcraft is held every Wednesday 7.45-9pm at Stretton Sugwas village hall.
10:33am Friday 15th March 2013
MARCH DRAW RESULTS - The Friends of St Andrew 100 Club draw took place in the Red Lion Inn on March 7. It was hosted by Peter Gunn-Wilkinson and Judy Seymour. First prize £50 Leila Bozinaska ticket number 42; second £25 Helen Pilkington ticket number 23; third £15 Penny Nelson ticket number 36. The winner of the in-it-to-win-it prize of £10 Phil Venvil.
10:28am Friday 15th March 2013
10:27am Thursday 24th January 2013
PARISH COUNCIL - Breinton’s Community Led Plan is at a crucial stage. Between February 2-9, questionnaires will be delivered to every household in the parish to establish the ideas and concerns of local people. It is hoped that everyone in the parish (aged six and above) will complete a questionnaire, which will then be collected between February 9-25.
12:14pm Thursday 3rd January 2013
PARISH COUNCIL - At their meeting on December 19, Breinton parish councillors heard that the questionnaire which will be delivered to everyone in Breinton has been agreed and will shortly be sent for printing.
3:46pm Thursday 6th December 2012
COUNCIL - Liz Morawiecka has stood down as chairman of Breinton Parish Council, but will continue as a councillor and deputy to new chairman Tony Geeson. Liz has been chairman for two-and-a-half years, and earned thanks for her tireless work over that period. Councillors were advised of the recent death of Bryan Walker who had been a parish councillor until May 2011.
11:53am Thursday 30th August 2012
COUNCIL MEETING - Yvonne Tustain from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund reported to the meeting of Breinton Parish Council on the ‘park and share’ and the ‘park and ride’ schemes. These schemes are to help reduce congestion in Hereford, and cut costs for commuters. There are a number of businesses around Herefordshire that permit parking for these schemes, but Yvonne is looking to ensure that these spaces are fully utilised. For more information, visit herefordshire.
8:00am Thursday 26th April 2012
CIDER HERITAGE - Gabe Cook, cider communications manager for Heineken UK, will be speaking about this major Herefordshire industry at Breinton Village Hall on Monday, 7.30pm-9pm. This is the latest in a series of events intended to raise interest in what is happening locally, to encourage community feeling and to increase knowledge about sustainability. It has been organised by the volunteers from Painting Breinton Green on behalf of the parish council as it develops a new community led plan for the area.
11:43am Thursday 8th March 2012
COUNCIL - Clive Hall of Herefordshire Council told Breinton Parish Council that pothole repairs are prioritised, not necessarily according to the size of the hole, but more on the deemed hazard and risk to the public.
10:31am Thursday 1st March 2012
SUSTAINABLE IDEAS - Breinton Village Hall was full for the meeting on the communityled plan. Many of the ideas put forward concerned the environment and sustainability in Breinton. We now know that there is already a group of house-holds bulk purchasing fuel oil in the parish but interest in setting up a similar group to buy LPG in bulk. There is interest in sharing spare garden space so that others can grow fruit and vegetables.
10:20am Thursday 23rd February 2012
RINGCRAFT SOCIETY - Judge for the match on February 15 was Ray Samuels who selected Kathy George’s Glen of Imaal terrier Romainville Jean Genie for best puppy and best in match. Reserve best puppy was Jeanette Shepherd’s golden retriever Beaujean Ambassador and best veteran was Gill Watts’ pomeranian Elmway Chorus After Dark. Best adult was Kathy’s Glen of Imaal yerrier Romainville Ellie and reserve best adult was Noz Barrett’s Shetland sheepdog Chelmarsh Golddigger at Sheldonora.
1:30pm Thursday 26th January 2012
PARISH COUNCIL - Councillors finalised arrangements for the public meeting on January 18, to start the Community-Led Plan, where councillors hope that a good turnout will help plan for the future of Breinton. Ideas from parishioners will be very welcome.
12:09pm Thursday 12th January 2012
COMMUNITY-LED PLAN - Breinton Parish Council is starting to update the old parish plan and replace it with a CLP. Whatever happens with the proposed relief road, the new CLP will identify the things the community feels strongly about. It could significantly improve the future for Breinton. To start this process there will be a public meeting at Breinton Village Hall from 2pm to 4pm on January 21. The meeting will be chaired by Lynda Wilcox of Herefordshire Association of Local Councils. The meeting will explain what is being proposed and how the process will work, and hopefully identify a number of volunteers to head a steering group. One topic for discussion will be how to consult with all Breinton residents and how to identify the issues that particularly matter to the residents. Among others, representatives from the National Trust, the church and the village hall management committee are invited to attend. One distinct change to the old parish plan is that the CLP may well incorporate improving sustainability in Breinton. This could be something as simple as cheaper fuel through bulk fuel orders, recycling, improving home insulation, or sharing skills and resources. In the longer term it is hoped that elements of a neighbourhood plan (how the people of Breinton want their parish to be sustained and developed in the future), will also be included. Other issues may well include the campaign for faster broadband for Herefordshire or the review of ward boundaries.
4:34pm Thursday 29th December 2011
12:00pm Thursday 8th December 2011
PARISH COUNCIL - Councillors reviewed the public meeting held at Whitecross School recently, and also the success of the day leafleting the public in High Town. Time is running out for the public to respond to Herefordshire Council on its latest preferred option on the Local Development Framework.
12:00pm Thursday 3rd November 2011
12:00pm Thursday 8th September 2011
AT the recent Breinton parish council meeting Mel Preedy of Hereford Association of Local Councils (HALC) explained how to prepare a community led plan (CLP) which will replace the current parish plan.
12:00pm Thursday 4th August 2011
8:00am Thursday 23rd June 2011
RINGCRAFT SOCIETY - Our judge on the May 18, was Vicky Leighton Evans, she selected Nikki Echolls pomeranian jillapom music of the nite at Preswylfa for best puppy. Ann and Tracey McGuigans chinese crested - habiba oliver with a twist at annamac was reserve best puppy. Best veteran was Gill Watts pomeranian -elmway chorus after dark, best adult and best in match was Lorraine Carters llhasa apso vowchurch viva la diva. Reserve adult was Sarah Rees cavalier king charles spaniel - tusculana carmella.
12:19pm Thursday 2nd June 2011
AGM - At the AGM of Breinton Parish Council on May 23 Tony Geeson was welcomed as a new councillor following his election. Jackie Morris was co-opted onto the council to fill one of the two vacant seats. Pat Churchward was similarly co-opted, agreeing to return to the council until someone else can be found to replace her. The other (elected) members of the parish council are Liz Morawiecka, Lorraine Lewis and Richard Weaver. Coun Morawiecka was re-elected as chairman.
8:00am Thursday 5th May 2011
RINGCRAFT SOCIETY - The judge on April 20, was Robin Sadler who has shown dogs for more than 40 years and owned cocker spaniels, beagles, labradors and petit basset griffon vendeens. He selected Ann and Tracey McGuigan’s Chinese crested Habiba Oliver with a Twist for best puppy and best in match. Reserve best puppy was Sally Whistance’s pointer Caithpoint Inexcess.
1:11pm Thursday 17th March 2011
PARISH COUNCIL - Councillors heard that consideration of Herefordshire Council’s local development framework (LDF) has been put back a number of months. There will be a community poll in June this year, followed by further consultation between July and October, before the LDF is considered by the overview and scrutiny committee and cabinet, then submitted to the full council for approval in February 2012. A local action group will be using the services of a professional to “counter the misinformation publicised by senior Herefordshire Council leaders”
12:00pm Thursday 24th February 2011
PARISH COUNCIL - At the meeting on February 16, councillors and public received an informative talk about the role and work of the planning enforcement team at Herefordshire Council by its leader, Mark Tansley. There are still a number of birch, rowan and oak trees available if parishioners would like some to plant. In addition, there will be a morning of tree planting at Breinton Springs on March 12 at 10.30am, meeting in the car park. It will be possible to dedicate a tree to someone, or a cause, at a cost of £5.
12:00pm Thursday 20th January 2011
PARISH COUNCIL - There were few developments on the Local Development Framework (LDF) for Breinton parish councillors to discuss at their meeting on January 12. Herefordshire Council may defer the LDF to allow time to consider the implications of the Localism Bill, which was introduced into Parliament in December. However, councillors did express concern that the delay in making any decision will mean that properties currently on the proposed route of the relief road will be blighted for longer. There are continuing problems on some of the lanes through Breinton and Amey will be contacted to attend these issues.
11:12am Thursday 23rd December 2010
PARISH COUNCIL - At the December meeting chairman Liz Morawiecka advised that the meeting of Herefordshire Council overview and scrutiny committee, planned for December 17, was cancelled. It was to have considered the Local Development Framework (LDF) which includes the proposed housing development and relief road in Hereford. Parish councillors expressed concern that this is likely to impact on the whole LDF process and have written to Herefordshire Council for an explanation of where this leaves the LDF process. Parish councillors are still awaiting answers to questions they submitted to the committee. Concern over the LDF also throws doubt over the Local Transport Plan 3 currently being considered by Herefordshire Council.
11:19am Thursday 18th November 2010
PARISH COUNCIL - The council is continuing the fight against Herefordshire Council’s ‘preferred option’ proposals to build a minimum of 8,500 new homes in Hereford to fund a road. Trinity School hosted a public meeting where Councillor Jarvis, cabinet member for environment and strategic housing, and four senior planning officers from Herefordshire Council went away in no doubt of the thoughts and arguments against the council’s plans, of the 150 people packed into the hall. During the meeting Coun Jarvis and the officers agreed to extend the consultation deadline until November 19, to give people more time to respond to the proposals.
12:00pm Thursday 28th October 2010
PARISH COUNCIL - The packed village hall heard councillors summarise Herefordshire Council’s proposal to build at least 8,500 (and potentially up to 12,000) new houses across Hereford city to fund a relief road. The meeting was advised there is insufficient sewerage treatment capacity for more than 3,500 houses and nothing had been done to address the additional capacity that would be needed in Hereford hospital to support such an increase in population. Herefordshire Council’s own reports suggest that even after the relief road is built, the increase in population would result in journey times across Hereford taking longer than at present. Bill Wiggin MP said 5,000 of his constituents need homes, and ward councillor Bob Matthews advised that sound planning reasons must be given in the feedback to Herefordshire Council. Full consideration of environmental issues is yet to take place. The feeling in the meeting was that it was more than a question of whether the relief road should go east or west and encouraged the public to respond to the council before the deadline of November 5. One participant suggested that at the next elections voters make a choice to vote locally on these specific issues, rather than follow traditional political allegiances. There was a call for a sub-committee to help co-ordinate opposition to the relief road, and the Campaign to Protect Rural England is also willing to support the fight. There will be a further public meeting at Trinity School on Wednesday, at 7pm, where Councillor John Jarvis and four senior planning officers will be available to answer questions on the proposals for the additional housing and relief road.
12:00pm Thursday 14th October 2010
There was a good turnout in the village hall for the October meeting of Breinton Parish Council. As expected, discussion was dominated by Herefordshire Council’s preferred option for the route of the relief road, which is to be funded by at least 8,500 new houses which will be built in the city.
2:36pm Thursday 9th September 2010
PARISH COUNCIL - At their August meeting, Breinton councillors expressed concern at the recent spate of thefts from vehicles around the parish. Representatives of the police and the National Trust will be invited to attend a future council meeting to address these concerns. Plans are proceeding for the firework party at Lower Hill Farm on November 5, which will be combined with a celebration for the 10th anniversary of Drovers Wood. The Woodlands Trust will be approached for some funding for this celebration.
8:00am Thursday 15th July 2010
PARISH COUNCIL - Breinton Parish Council held its meeting at the village hall on July 7. Following the earlier resignation of Ivor Rees, there had been no call for an election to fill the vacancy and it was agreed that Lorraine Lewis would be co-opted onto the council to fill the vacancy. Over the last two or three months there have been three vehicles broken into at Breinton Springs. PC Dean Wall advised that motorists should not leave valuables in their vehicles.
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