Holocaust Day Exhibition

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY – JANUARY 2020

27 January 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp.  On behalf of the people of Herefordshire, Herefordshire Council is commemorating this event by hosting a photo exhibition which reflects the dehumanising realities of the camp.  There are also written testimonies from survivors, quotations, and explanatory text.

The exhibition will be held in All Saints Church, Hereford (HR4 9AA), from 24-27 January 2020, from 8am-4pm (excluding Sunday).  The venue is accessible, and entry is free of charge.

This exhibition is only one of the multitude of international events marking Holocaust Memorial Day.  The aims of the day are many, but fundamentally it seeks to remember victims of the Holocaust, to help keep such human tragedies in our consciousness.

Find more information on Facebook. 

Highway Works – January/February 2020

Station Road, Bromyard

Upgrading the road for increased HGV use due to making this road part of the approved HGV route

Monday, 20 January 2020 to Friday, 13 March 2020

Full Road Closure from 08.00 hours on Monday, 20 January 2020 until 17.00 hours on Friday, 14 February 2020

Between Church Lane junction to the Bridge and the B4303 junction to the Bridge

Multiway traffic lights in operation from Monday, 17 February 2020 to Friday, 13 March 2020, including weekends.

This relates to work taking place at the Tenbury Road junction with Station Road

B4399 Holme Lacy Bridge, Holme Lacy

Bridge bearing replacement works

3-way traffic lights – Tuesday, 21 January 2020 starting at 09.00 hours until 15.00 hours each day, running until Monday, 27 January 2020.  No traffic signals will be in operation over the weekend.

3-way traffic lights – Monday, 24 February 2020 and Tuesday, 25 February 2020, between 09.00 hours and 15.00 hours each day

Road Closure – Wednesday 26 February 2020 to (and including) Friday, 28 February 2020 – Times to be confirmed nearer the time.

C1257 – Symonds Yat West Road (Ferrie Lane)

Road closed until further notice

Emergency Works

U71216 – Isle of Dogs, Three Ashes

Road closed until 17.00 hours on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 (likely to be extended)

Culvert damage

C1110 – Springfield, Pencombe

Road closed until 17.00 hours on Thursday, 16 January 2020

Sinkhole in carriageway

Agenda 10 February 2020

STAUNTON ON WYE GROUP PARISH COUNCIL

PARISH COUNCILLORS are summoned to attend a meeting of the Group Parish Council on

MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2020 AT 7.30 pm in the Staunton on Wye Village Hall.

                                                            AGENDA

44.  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

45.  DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

46.  MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 2 DECEMBER 2019

47.  MATTERS ARISING

48.  PLANNING MATTERS

49.  PLAYING FIELD

50.  HIGHWAY MATTERS

51.  PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE

52.  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

53.  DEFIBRILLATOR

54.  FOOTPATHS

55. FINANCE

56.  ANY OTHER BUSINESS

57.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Union Street Road Closure

Re: U80011 UNION STREET, HEREFORD – ROAD CLOSURE

You may have heard on the local radio about the sink hole that appeared in Union Street, Hereford.

I can confirm that our Highway’s teams carried out an inspection of the sink hole on Union Street yesterday (2 January) in partnership with Welsh Water, which showed no structural damage to the sewer. We will be carrying out works this week to remove damaged tarmac and repair the lower portion of the road surface. Once these works have been completed, we will reinstate the upper layer of the road surface.

For safety reasons, the road will remain closed until works have been fully completed, and we anticipate that we will be in a position to open the road early next week.

Best wishes

Julia

Julia Lawrence

Works Control Manager | Balfour Beatty | Services | Living Places

M: 07791 926115 | E: Julia.Lawrence@balfourbeatty.com

Unit 3 Thorn Business Park, Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford, Herefordshire,  HR2 6JT

www.balfourbeatty.com |   @balfourbeatty |  LinkedIn

Design a Flag for Herefordshire Flag Competition 2019

The Competition is in the Public Vote stage. Deadline end of September 2019.

This competition has the backing of the Chairman, Leader and Chief Executive of Herefordshire Council, and also Herefordshire Cultural Partnership who were responsible for the efforts behind Herefordshire’s City of Culture 2021 bid.

What’s it to be, then? A bull? Apples? Both? And something else as well, maybe?
The short list for the Herefordshire flag competition is revealed today. A grand total of 692 entries – the most ever received for any UK community – has been whittled down to five. And the time has come for the people of Herefordshire to make the final decision.


You can vote online or use the form on this page and post it. The polls will be open until the end of September and the voters’ verdict will be announced – and the winning flag hoisted – at a ceremony in Hereford on November 2. It will then be available for purchase and can be flown anywhere.


The flags that have reached the final five emphasise the county’s most distinctive symbols. Four of the five show apples; three have a bull’s head; two include the River Wye. Two depict the county’s red soil. One has a design based on the county’s black- and-white houses. Another has hops. Yet another has rolling hills and a background that recalls ripening hay.

“Had we been making the choice alone, I’m sure every member of the judging panel would have come up with a different short list,” said David Marshall, chairman of the Herefordshire Flag Committee. “There were many terrific designs that didn’t make it. But I think this selection gives people an excellent choice. Whichever wins, it will be a fine ambassador for the county.”


Of England’s 39 historic counties, only Herefordshire and Leicestershire do not now have a registered flag. Many other regions, cities and communities also have flags, including the Herefordshire village of Marden which made its own selection this summer.


The Flag Institute, the UK’s registration body, has given provisional approval to all Herefordshire’s proposed designs and is expected to ratify the decision rapidly after the choice is announced.


Unlike any other ballots that may or may not take place this autumn, everyone aged five and upwards is allowed to take part – though under-16s’ votes must be countersigned by a parent, guardian or teacher.


To vote online please go to http://the-shire.co.uk/herefordshireflag. The process should be very quick and simple. If you have any problems please email herefordshireflag@gmail.com. or call 07983 495892.

Heartstart October 21st

The next Heartstart course will be held in the Staunton-on-Wye village hall on October 21st.   Contact Heartstart for more information.

Minutes from PC Meeting May 2019

MINUTES MAY 2019

Agenda September 2019

Planning Application: New House, Staunton-on-Wye

A planning application, 192319, has been submitted. Details can be found HERE. The application is for the installation of a package sewage treatment plant at New House, Staunton-on-Wye.

The application requests that the discharge from the treatment plant goes to a road gully (contrary to Hereford Council’s general policy for new build according to the application) to avoid a lengthy pipe run to a watercourse.

Comments are due by 22 August 2019.

Annual Canvass for Electoral Register starts 15 July 2019

The purpose of the Canvass is to compile an accurate Electoral Register, which will be published on 1st December 2019.

The Canvass will happen in a similar way to previous years. This means that every residential property in the county will be sent a Household Enquiry Form (HEF). This form will show all members of the household currently registered to vote.

It is a legal requirement that the HEF is completed and returned. Any resident aged 18 or over can complete the HEF on behalf of the whole household. Residents have a choice of four different methods to complete their HEFs: online, phone, text or post. Each of these is free of charge to the resident, however we are encouraging the use of phone, text or web, as paper returns cost the Council much more.

We are confident that our Electoral Register is already very accurate but the canvass is a legal requirement for Local Authorities, and it is a good opportunity for us to check accuracy and increase the number of registered electors in Herefordshire.

IMPORTANT NOTE: completing the HEF does NOT register new electors to vote – they must still do this individually themselves via one of the approved methods (e.g. online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote)

If you have any questions, here are our contact details:

Herefordshire Council Electoral Services:

  • phone – 01432 260107
  • email – canvass@herefordshire.gov.uk

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