CURRENT crime figures in the Golden Valley will be discussed at a local area forum meeting in Clehonger.

Police representatives will be at the meeting to explain how crime, and anti social behaviour by some, is targeted in the rural area and to talk about the future.

Many local people have expressed concern over front line policing levels across the countryside and are hoping to hear this will be increased.

At the same meeting people will be seeking information on how to tap a source of cash made available by the EU to help rural communities abutting rivers.

This could benefit many in the Golden Valley who live alongside the River Wye.

It is thought around £1 million could come to Herefordshire under the scheme.

But first people want to know how their communities can access the money, and to which uses it must be put.

The meeting is at Clehonger village hall on Wednesday, January 22 at 7-30pm and local County Councillor David Taylor has urged as many people as possible to turn up.