• 21/5/04 - Eastnor Thirds begin a new era

    AFTER 14 years of playing at other grounds, Eastnor's third XI have come home. EASTNOR III v KINGTON IV Home matches in the past have been played at Ledbury CC, the Ross Road playing fields, a whole season of playing away games and at Fownhope, courtesy

  • 21/5/04 - Poor early bowling costs Frome

    CANON Frome travelled to South Wales and having won the toss asked Glangrwyney to bat first on a wicket with little bounce. GLANGRWYNEY I v CANON FROME I Two early strikes came through Andy Rogers and Chris Styles but some poor bowling saw the home side

  • 21/5/04 - Dee makes history at Colwall

    COLWALL'S newly established fourth team played their first game on home soil with nine players aged between 12 and 17. COLWALL 4ths v HALLOW Hallow's openers made a strong start and it was Dee Lannie, who broke the opening partnership of 145 and she soon

  • All the latest news in this week's Ledbury Reporter.

    All these stories can be read in detail in this week's Ledbury Reporter, available from Friday, May 21. They will also be posted on this site in full next Friday, with details of what to look forward to in next week's paper. Fruit growers are hoping to

  • Deal is struck to end pool dispute

    A compromise deal to save Ledbury Swimming Club while opening up more pool time for public use has been struck. The deal has been welcomed by the club and pool operators, who were at loggerheads just a few weeks ago. In March, Ledbury Swimming Club said

  • 21/5/04 - Town finish fifth

    LEDBURY Town were defeated 2-0 at Kington Town on Tuesday night and have finished in fifth place in the West Midland League Premier Division table. Anything but a defeat would have seen Town secure fourth spot at the expense of Shawbury United but Ledbury

  • 21/5/04 - Ledbury Swifts triumph after penalty shootout

    APPEARING in their first league cup final at Edgar Street, home of Hereford United, the Swifts U11s were in a confident mood, having finished runner-ups in the league. LEDBURY SWIFTS U11S 1, WELLINGTON 1 (Swifts won on penalties) The game started at a

  • 14/5/04 - Colwell brace in draw at Tipton

    LEDBURY Town did neighbours Malvern Town a great favour when they battled back after conceding an early goal to force a draw against West Midlands League Premier Division title-chasers Tipton Town. TIPTON TOWN 2, LEDBURY TOWN 2 Changing to a defensive

  • Mayor and deputy retain their roles

    PEARL Briggs has been re-elected as Bromyard Town Council chairman and mayor for a second year. John Lane was also re-elected as deputy chairman. Councillors at Monday's meeting meeting also agreed to peg the mayor's annual allowance at £1,200. In addition

  • Twenty get police caution

    THE impact of new police powers to control gangs was discussed at a meeting of Bromyard Town Council this week. PC Steve Morrell said 20 people had been cautioned under the rules, which came into force on May 1 and allow police to break up groups intimidating

  • Striving for a safer town

    A NEW community support officer has been appointed in Bromyard. Fiona Witcher is employed by the police to work with beat managers and help make the town safer. She comes to Bromyard after working at a force communication centre in Hereford for three

  • 21/5/04 - Town finish fifth

    LEDBURY Town were defeated 2-0 at Kington Town on Tuesday night and have finished in fifth place in the West Midland League Premier Division table. Anything but a defeat would have seen Town secure fourth spot at the expense of Shawbury United but Ledbury

  • 21/5/04 - Eastnor set easy target

    EASTNOR lost by seven wickets to Droitwich Spa in a low-scoring Worcestershire League Division One game on Saturday. EASTNOR v DROITWICH SPA Eastnor were bowled out for 155, including a fine score of 62 runs from D Baker. Droitwich lost just three wickets

  • 21/5/04 - Colwall win eight straight

    AFTER seven consecutive league wins at the end of last season Colwall made it eight in a row with this defeat of Lydney. COLWALL v LYDNEY Choosing to bat first captain Tom Wolfendale looked in fine touch and was ably supported by David Powell. With the

  • 21/5/04 - Ledbury Swifts triumph after penalty shootout

    APPEARING in their first league cup final at Edgar Street, home of Hereford United, the Swifts U11s were in a confident mood, having finished runner-ups in the league. LEDBURY SWIFTS U11S 1, WELLINGTON 1 (Swifts won on penalties) The game started at a

  • 21/5/04 - Success for Ledbury students

    LEDBURY Tae Kwon Do Club were successful again in the English Championships which were held in Swindon. This is a national competition attended by clubs from all over Great Britain, with competitors coming from as far as York in the north, to Cambourne

  • Council wins High Court bid

    HEREFORDSHIRE Council has won a High Court bid to prevent the further development of a 300-caravan fruit pickers village at Brierley Court. At a hearing in the Royal Courts of Justice in London today, (Friday), Justice Roderick Evans QC upheld the injunction

  • AGM blow has group in limbo

    Newent Chamber of Commerce has been suspended after the group failed to form a committee at its annual meeting. Only six traders turned up for the meeting at the Market Hall and nobody expressed the desire to be either chairman or vice-chairman. The chamber

  • Band playing for free

    More details have been announced of the brass band concert that will take place by Newent Lake on Saturday, August 1. The concert is being arranged by Newent Initiative by way of compensation for the town not having an Arts Festival this summer. Gloucester

  • Comic classic

    Newent Rotary Club has organised a charity performance of Shakespeare's classic comedy Twelfth Night on June 26 at The Moat, Anthony's Cross. The Festival Players will be treading the boards and proceeds will be in aid of both local and national charities

  • High demand

    The Newent Theatregoers' Club ended its latest season with the highest ever number of members on the books. The demand was such that the club had to hire two coaches for the last show of the spring, The Constant Wife by Somerset Maughan, at Malvern Theatres

  • MG car still motors on

    MORE than 100 vintage cars will be on show at Newent Community School on June 19-20. The Bristol Austin 7 Club has chosen the Watery Lane venue for a rally and large crowds are expected. Other vintage cars apart from Austins are likely to roll up and

  • 21/5/04 - Bosbury keep nerve to win

    BOSBURY won their first home Marches League Division 5a match on Saturday by one run. BOSBURY v PRESTEIGNE In a tense and exciting match at home against Presteigne, the visitors won the toss and asked Bosbury to bat on what turned out to be a slow pitch

  • Family's special thank you

    Members of a Dymock family have launched a fundraising campaign to thank the Air Ambulance for saving the life of a nine-year-old boy. Adam Blandford, a pupil of the Ann Cam Primary School, suffered a blood clot to his brain and broke both bones in one

  • Councillor cautioned

    A MEMBER of Herefordshire Council's cabinet has been cautioned following a fly-tipping incident. Coun Roy Stockton, of Walwyn Road, Colwall, is the Conservative member for the Hope End ward and the cabinet member with responsibility for community and

  • Dismay at shock move over homes

    Residents of Albert Road are dismayed that controversial plans for eleven new properties will be reconsidered by Herefordshire Council. The plans, submitted by Rural Homes, were rejected by councillors on the northern area planning sub-committee last

  • Pub underpins community life

    THE beer is flowing again at The Bell in Bosbury after it re-opened under new management. Developing the food side of the business is a key priority for the pub's new landlord, Martyn Newsome, who was formerly a chef at The Fox in Oddington. But Mr Newsome

  • Fill up the car and come out gorgeous

    Drivers passing the Newtown Cross Garage could soon pop in for a haircut and makeover. Garage owner Stephen Morgan has applied for the second time to Herefordshire Council for planning permission for a hairdressing and beautician's salon on the site.

  • Creating a good first impression

    Ledbury traders are calling for a new drop-off point for coach visitors to help create a better first impression of the town. Herefordshire Council will be asked to consider building a bus shelter outside the old Cottage Hospital to serve the proposed

  • Brochure launch for feast of verse

    This year's Ledbury Poetry Festival programme was launched on Friday with almost 10,000 going out to supporters across the UK and abroad. An army of 15 helpers filled 57 boxes for delivery to the Ledbury sorting office. The 25-page brochure is a mix of

  • Twinning group changes name in membership drive

    Ledbury and Stromstad Twinning Group held its annual meeting on Tuesday at the Royal Oak, Much Marcle. Fifteen people attended and agreed to change the name to Ledbury/ Stromstad Twinning Association and launch a membership drive. Group spokesman Bernard

  • Homes approved without parking

    A NEW housing development will be built in Bromyard town centre without off-street parking. Rocrest Limited has been given the go-ahead for three one-bedroom cottages and two, two-bedroom flats at the junction of Pump Street and Little Hereford Street

  • Garden detectives track down plant

    A RARE iris named after the town of Bromyard has been rediscovered by detective gardeners. The Bromyard Iris helped the team win first prize at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show earlier this month. The Bromyard in Bloom committee spent seven months tracking

  • Laughter key to long life, says 100 year old

    A FORMER nurse who says laughter is the key to long life, celebrates her 100th birthday tomorrow (Saturday). Elsie Mealey, who served on an ambulance during the wartime blitz on Birmingham, has lived at Bromyard's Buttsfield House elderly people's residence

  • Parking to be probed

    Parking in Bromyard is to be looked at by Herefordshire Council. The town council has been asked to fill in a questionnaire by the end of June, to help the unitary authority assess parking provision in the county. Coun Keith Grumbley, of Herefordshire

  • 21/5/04 - Embrey goes so close to victory

    LEDBURY 1st XI finally got their Flint & Cook Marches League Division Two season underway on Saturday after the inclement weather had affected the start to the season. LEDBURY v HAY-ON-WYE Hay-on-Wye were the visitors and they chose to bat first.

  • 21/5/04 - Ledbury secure place in finals

    LEDBURY and District swimmers have secured their place in the 'A' final of the PGL league to be held in June, following a third place in the third round held at Cheltenham on Saturday. With 10 of the regular team swimmers unable to make the fixture it

  • Board backs new car park

    A new car park on the slopes of the Malvern Hills has been given the go-ahead by Conservators. The car park, near the Kettle Sings cafe, will be for use by customers and the general public. The 60-seater cafe only has parking for six cars. An Act of Parliament

  • COLWALL Correspondent: Mrs P Hockett Tel: 01684 564872

    TICKETS are now available for the next production by the Colwall Players, which will take place on May 27-29 in the village hall. This is to be Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare. Tickets are available from John Goodwin Estate Agents. Live band

  • 21/5/04 - Leadon Valley presentations

    THE Leadon Valley Crib League had its finals and presentation evening to close the season at the Royal British Legion Club, Ledbury. The results were as follows: League winners Ring of Bells, Runners-up Newtown Inn. Jubilee Cup winners Bell Inn, Runners-up

  • 21/5/04 - Captain's day at Dymock

    DYMOCK Grange held its captain's day on Saturday after the groundsmen had worked flat out to get the course looking great due to the wet weather growth. The weather was just about as good as it could be with brilliant sunshine and light winds, good scores

  • 21/5/04 - Crib league presentation

    THE Ledbury Cribbage League held its presentation night on Sunday at the Royal Oak Inn, Much Marcle, the league sponsors. League and Knockout winners were the Ring of Bells 'B', captained by Donald Phillips. The Ken Long Trophy was won by the Royal Oak

  • 21/5/04 - Bridge results

    LEDBURY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB THE sixth round of the Caley Cup was played at the club on May 12. In the N/S direction, the winners were Janet Holder & June Homes with a score of 57.85. They were followed by: Joy & Ray Morgan 56.41; Kathy England

  • 21/5/04 - Fixtures ...

    SATURDAY CRICKET WEST OF ENGLAND PREMIER LEAGUE Glos/Wilts One: Redmarley v Colwall. Glos/Wilts One 2nd XI: Colwall II v Wooton Bassett. Glos/Wilts Two 2nd XI: Malmesbury v Redmarley II. CRUSADER WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY LEAGUE Division One 1st XIs: Bewdley

  • Swarms are not a reason for panic

    The Newent Beekeepers are urging people not to panic if bees swarm near their home now the warmer weather is here again. Club spokesman Peter Lawson-Smith, of Kilcot, said that his own bees have started to swarm. This happens when an old queen flees the