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3:11pm Thursday 3rd October 2013
PARISH NEWS - Clehonger Parish Council is delighted to announce that at the recent meeting of the parish council, held on September 19, there were presentations of three cheques to be added to the ring-fenced Playing Field Development Fund. There was one for £1,000 from the Clehonger Community Group, £500 from the Clehonger Jubilee Group and £60 from the Tuesday Group. The total of the fund now stands at a fantastic £7,560 and a huge thank you goes out to everyone who has worked so hard to raise the funds.
11:14am Friday 26th July 2013
SUMMER CELEBRATION - Celebrations on Saturday from 11.30am to 3.30pm combine community games on the sports field with professional coaches – to include short tennis, volley ball, cricket etc – to sack, egg-and-spoon, and three legged races, plus dance and taekwando.
11:24am Friday 19th July 2013
PARISH FREIGHTER - The parish freighter rubbish skip service will be coming to Clehonger village hall car park on July 27 between 11am and 1pm. It will be an opportunity for local residents to dispose of unwanted items.
10:12am Friday 28th June 2013
PARISH PLAN - Work on the parish plan is continuing and is now entering the important stage of pulling together ideas that have been generated to form a questionnaire, which will be taken round to every house in the parish later in the summer. As reported last month several focus groups have completed their draft questions. Members of the steering group have now visited most of the services provided in the village to seek views on what they do at present, and opportunities and challenges for the future. A great deal of useful background information has been collected, and there is no doubt that there is scope for developments and improvements in the future. By the time this article appears the steering group intends to have drafted questions relating to services, leisure, communications and business, and to have compiled the first draft of the questionnaire. This will be submitted to professional support for advice on its final wording before it hits your letter boxes.
2:47pm Thursday 16th May 2013
12:02pm Thursday 9th May 2013
PARISH PLAN - In spite of the low spirits induced by the late spring, Clehonger residents have continued to work hard on the Parish Plan, and are hoping by mid-summer to have produced a questionnaire to find out the views of all the village on what they want for the future of the parish. The playing field group has had two sets of plans for improvement and is awaiting another two. Once a clear choice of design and quote is possible it will be embarking on fund-raising through grants and local efforts.
2:49pm Thursday 18th April 2013
PARISH PLAN – In spite of the low spirits induced by our late spring , Clehonger residents have continued to work hard on the parish plan, and are hoping by mid summer to have produced a questionnaire to find out the views of all the village on what they want for the future of the parish.
10:59am Friday 15th March 2013
TUESDAY CLUB - Meets at the village hall, Birch Hill Road, Clehonger each Tuesday from 3.30pm to 5pm. New members are very welcome, there will be a charge of £1.50 per meeting to cover tea/coffee/biscuits etc.
10:30am Thursday 24th January 2013
PARISH PLAN - Work on the parish plan continues into 2013. The playing field focus group undertook a field trip around local playing areas on January 4 and admired a variety of play equipment. It is now working on a design brief to discuss with potential contractors. The group is keen that the playing fields, which are very much in need of improvement, become a ‘village green’, attracting people of all ages. A meeting of the housing focus group on January 16 on the first draft for questions to ask residents about views on housing development agreed to invite speakers from Herefordshire Council and other ‘expert witnesses’. Future meetings are planned as follows: Steering group, January 30 and February 27; playing field focus group, February 11; housing focus group, February 7; transport focus group, February 6. All residents of the parish of Clehonger are welcome to attend any meeting. For further details contact Carole Protherough on 01981 251012 or Alison Davies on 251269.
3:49pm Thursday 6th December 2012
10:19am Thursday 29th November 2012
COUNCIL - Clehonger Parish Council discussed local planning applications, including Home Farm, and also potential routes for the Rotherwas Link Road. The parish plan was said to be progressing, with further meetings generating more ideas. The opportunity is still available for people to join in and contribute to the plan.
12:03pm Friday 16th November 2012
PARISH PLAN - Progress on the parish plan continues. The first meeting of the focus group about the playing field was held on November 1, as it had been agreed that this was the most urgent matter to consider. It was a lively and successful meeting, with great enthusism for working together to achieve results. A short questionaire has been delivered around the village to seek more detailed ideas and comments, and on November 18 between 2-4pm at Innesfield, various designs and information about equipment will be on display for people to see and comment upon. The next meeting of the parish plan steering group is today (Thursday) at 7.30pm at Innesfield. All Clehonger residents are are welcome to come along. The group is are hoping soon to set up focus groups on housing and transport.
12:29pm Thursday 18th October 2012
COUNCIL - At the last meeting of Clehonger Parish Council, held on September 13, there were seven councillors, one ward councillor, one police CSO and 14 members of the public present. There had been some further detail advised to one planning application.
11:55am Thursday 4th October 2012
CEILIDH - Ceilidh band Cradle to Grave will be performing at Clehonger Village Hall at 7.30pm on October 12. Tickets are £6 including a ploughman’s supper. Enquiries to Carole Protherough on 01981 251012.
12:30pm Friday 28th September 2012
FREIGHTER - The parish freighter will be coming to Clehonger Village Hall car park on Saturday, 11am to 1pm and will be an opportunity for local residents to dispose of unwanted items. Further details are on parish noticeboards by Clehonger Church, outside the Top Shop in Birch Hill Road and in Poplar Road.
10:13am Friday 21st September 2012
PARISH FREIGHTER - The parish freighter will be coming to the Clehonger village hall car park on September 29 between 11am and 1pm and will be an opportunity for local residents to dispose of unwanted items.
10:54am Thursday 16th August 2012
11:33am Thursday 2nd August 2012
PARISH PLAN - The next meeting to progress the parish plan is on Monday at Clehonger Village Hall at 7pm. It is hoped all the people who have expressed an interest in getting the plan off the ground will be able to attend, and new faces will also be welcomed. Since the last meeting, funding has been obtained for the project, and the next step will be organising the planning for real day.
8:00am Thursday 19th July 2012
8:00am Thursday 12th July 2012
2:47pm Thursday 5th July 2012
GARDENS - This year’s front garden competition will be judged on July 28 or 29, with the prizegiving during Clehonger Fun Day on the sports field on July 29. The two judges are from outside the village. Entries and queries to George Walker on 01981 251245. The size, shape, or type of front garden does not matter, be it flower garden, a shrubbery, a gravel garden, or pots and/or hanging baskets.
10:02am Thursday 28th June 2012
2:58pm Thursday 14th June 2012
COUNCIL - The annual statutory and open meetings of Clehonger Parish Council were held at the Innesfield Community Centre with nine councillors, the parish clerk, county Councillor Taylor, and eight members of the public. The chairman, vice-chairman and officers were elected. It was agreed that the parish freighter would be coming to Clehonger Village Hall car park on July 7 between 11am and 1pm – an opportunity for local residents to dispose of unwanted items.
8:00am Thursday 31st May 2012
FREE - Computer courses are on offer at Innesfield Community Room, June 18 to July 16. Computers for beginners is 10am-noon, for adults who have no computer skills and want to learn. Computers for improvers, 1pm-3pm, is for adults who want to improve and learn new computer skills. Spaces are limited. To book, call 01432 383631.
11:30am Thursday 24th May 2012
PARISH COUNCIL - A launch meeting to discuss the setting up of a steering committee to co-ordinate a parish (community led) plan will be held at Clehonger Village Hall on June 11 at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served and Lynda Wilcox from Herefordshire Association of Local Councils (HALC) will be in attendance to guide the process and advise on how things may move forward.
11:27am Thursday 19th April 2012
10:39am Thursday 22nd March 2012
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10:23am Thursday 23rd February 2012
FRIDAY EVENTS - At its recent committee meeting Clehonger Village Hall agreed a lively programme of Friday events for March in addition to its regular activities. On March 9, there will be a quiz evening, followed by bingo on March 16. On March 30, a ceilidh has been organised introducing Cradle to Grave. All events begin at 7.30pm. Enquiries to Carole Protherough on 01981 251012.
12:12pm Thursday 12th January 2012
PARISH COUNCIL - Attending the December meeting were eight councillors, Herefordshire ward councillor Mr D Taylor, the parish clerk and four members of the public. The parish council’s response to the Local Development Framework was discussed.
2:53pm Thursday 24th November 2011
PARISH COUNCIL - At the last meeting Coun Tomlinson welcomed the new parish clerk, Alison Wright. Since the last meeting there had been three new planning applications received and one had been withdrawn. The next meeting of the parish council will be held on December 8, at 7.30pm, in Innesfield Community Centre. Members of the public are welcome.
8:00am Thursday 20th October 2011
VILLAGE HALL - A very successful solar day was held at Clehonger Village Hall on October 15, as part of hEnergy week. The event was organised jointly with Southern Solar, who installed the now up and running solar panels on the hall roof, and was a great celebration of the success of this project. It was also an opportunity to thank in person Coun Sebastian Bowen from Severn Waste Fund, which made a substantial contribution to the funding, and all others in the village community who had made this possible, including support from the parish council. The event was planned to offer something for everyone. Some went away having learned about sustainable energy and architecture from the speakers, Jonathan Hines, from Architype, and Richard Priesley, local evening class lecturer on Sustainability. Children enjoyed solar Scalextrix, face painting, badge making, learning about local birdlife, and competitions, and everyone enjoyed browsing the stalls and relaxing with tea and cakes. For much of the time the sun even shone, ticking up the clock on providing cheaper electricity for the hall, which will benefit the whole community for many years.
8:00am Thursday 20th October 2011
TUESDAY CLUB - A further meeting of the new Tuesday club was held at the village hall on October 11. Which was again well attended and enthusiastic. It was agreed that weekly meetings should continue with a varied programme. Future events will include an introduction to Laughter Yoga on Tuesday, launch of a book club on November 1, and the first of a series of cookery club on November 8. We are also still hoping to be included in flicks in the sticks when this becomes possible. Everybody is welcome and we are still very open to fresh ideas for the coming months. All meetings are between 3.30 and 5.30, and people are very welcome to call in for tea and a chat whether or not they want to be involved in the activity taking place that week. Further enquiries, Jan Jeffries tel 01981 251237.
7:00am Thursday 6th October 2011
8:00am Thursday 14th July 2011
PARISH COUNCIL NEWS - At the parish council meeting on June 23, there were seven councillors present, ward councillor David Taylor, clerk and 16 members of the public attended. The minutes of the meeting held on May 12, having been previously circulated were approved, however an amendment would be added to the next set of minutes.
12:00pm Thursday 16th June 2011
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8:30am Monday 28th February 2011
Children’s author Shoo Rayner visited Clehonger Primary School to kick off its Exciting Writing Week on the theme of Stories from around the World. Lucky members of class three are pictured getting copies of the Viking Vik series autographed by Shoo.
10:09am Thursday 10th February 2011
PRIMARY SCHOOL - Class two gave a very informative celebration assembly about castles this week. The class worked very hard to create information books on the topic. Chloe Hornsby and Antonio Celozzi, year six road safety officers, handed out prizes to the winners of the road safety competition, Ruby Padian and Lauren Holtham. The gardening club begins tomorrow (Friday). The school always welcomes ideas, gardening items, and seed packets. Congratulations go to Alice Kennington and Stephani Wellar on gaining their red badges in swimming.
12:23pm Thursday 27th January 2011
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11:15am Thursday 23rd December 2010
PRIMARY SCHOOL - Thanks go to everyone who helped to make the Christmas Fair a great success, raising £1,059 for school funds. And congratulations to Charly-May Munn,who gained her black badge, and Jade Morris gaining her yellow badge in swimming.
11:04am Wednesday 1st December 2010
PRIMARY SCHOOL - Well done to Dylan Jarrett, Tyler Baldwin and Reanna Celozzi for gaining their black swimming badges. A game of staff verses pupils football raised £107 for Children In Need. Pupils from years three and four took part in a uni-hockey tournament. Congratulations to Lily McCauley and Holly Pearce, reception class, for swimming 25 metres. The school Christmas Fair is tomorrow (Friday) from 3.15pm. If any other children are hoping to come along to the Christmas disco in the village hall on December12, please visit the school for tickets as there is some left.
11:24am Thursday 18th November 2010
PRIMARY SCHOOL - Well done to Kloe Preen and Ellie Arbuthnott, class three, on receiving their Happy in the Water badges. Class five’s assembly on Friday was all about space and exploration. They even launched a rocket after a countdown to a delighted crowd of parents and children. Pupils showed their value of the month, thoughtfulness, during the two-minute silence on Armistice Day. Children have been buying poppies and wristbands all week. There will be some new faces as five student teachers are joining for the week.
12:00pm Thursday 11th November 2010
PRIMARY SCHOOL - The key stage two football team took part in the City Schools Tournament at Wyeside. The first match against Cathedral resulted in a nil-nil draw. In the second match Lord Scudamore won one-nil, but in the last group match Clehonger beat Broadlands four nil. The team got through to the cup and lost to Holmer on the last kick of the game. Class six took part in an evacuation day and listened to a radio broadcast of Neville Chamberlain declaring war on Germany. The children have also been busy raising money for Water Aid.
12:00pm Thursday 28th October 2010
PRIMARY SCHOOL - The school’s next bingo night takes place on Wednesday, from 6pm, with some great prizes, thanks to class three for helping to organise it. Two netball teams and two football teams took part in the Golden Valley Tournament at Kingstone Primary School. Netball Team X , captained by Jessica Hedges, got into the finals to win the shield but unfortunately lost to St Michaelchurch in the last round.
12:00pm Thursday 21st October 2010
8:00am Thursday 16th September 2010
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