We are delighted to announce that The Royal George pub has now been purchased by the Hern family of Upperhouse Farm, Lyonshall. Completion on the transaction took place today, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief whilst saying a not-fond farewell to Punch Taverns.
Congratulations are also due to Kinsey Hern on his forthcoming wedding at the weekend, and no doubt we will have further news on plans for the pub after the honeymoon!
Sargeants buses will be reducing their bus service travelling to and from Hereford on September 1st 2014.
Key Changes to the service through Lyonshall:
• The Last bus departing Kington for Hereford will be 17:10 (via Weobley)
• The Last bus leaving Hereford for Kington will be 18:15
All other regular day services through the village will continue as normal.
Passengers should also be aware that there will be an increase in fares and student passes from 1st September.
Full details of timetables and fares can be found on the Sargeants website below.
For more information on bus travel and services in Herefordshire please visit the Hereford Council website: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/transport-and-highways/public-transport/travelling-by-bus
Everyone welcome to join us for afternoon tea, this Friday 29th August in the Memorial Hall 2.00 – 4.00pm. Tea and homemade cakes are served in a relaxed atmosphere for everyone to chat and catch up with the village news.
Please mention to your friends and neighbours, and if you know anyone who needs transport please contact Becky 01544 340747.
Afternoon tea is regularly held on the last Friday of the month, however in September on the 29th, Macmillan are holding their annual charity coffee morning in the Memorial Hall. There will be no Tea that afternoon, instead join us for coffee and we’ll all support the world biggest coffee morning from 10.00am instead.
Herefordshire Council are changing to alternate weekly general rubbish collections from November 2014. If you currently have a green recycling bin you will automatically receive a new black bin for your general rubbish and you do not need to take any further action.
Deliveries of black general rubbish bins for the alternate weekly collection are taking place in August. Deliveries will continue until the end of October. If you use clear sacks for your recycling these will be delivered during the same period. You do not need to be at home when your bin is delivered. Lyonshall residents should expect their bins from September.
For more details go to the Herefordshire Council Website
Please note: Hereford Council have issued advance warning that the following routes (or sections of) will be resurfaced over the next few weeks.
Each road will be CLOSED for the duration of the works.
A480 from Lyonshall to Sarnesfield Crossroads - August 26,27,28
A44 Penrhos - September 17,18,19
Noke Lane (Titley) - Sept 24,25
Sherriff Lane, Whittern - Sept 29,30
B4362 Nash Wood to Presteigne - Sept 1,2,3
Dates shown may be subject to change due to weather or unforseen circumstances.
For full details go to the Herefordshire Council website
Maps and timetables for grass cutting and pot holes are now available on the Council’s website.
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Patrick and Veronica Edwards have kindly donated and installed a new bench at the bus stop opposite the church last week.
The previous bench was demolished by a collision, fortunately the site was cleared and the replacement installed quickly.
West Mercia Police have issued another warning for all residents,especially the vunerable and elderly, to be aware of telephone and courier scams currently being operated in our areas.
Please read the attached report for details.
The houses at Fishpools are nearing completion. The adverts are out this week at Homepoint. You will need to be registered with them and have a local connection to Lyonshall. The closing date to get in your bid is Tuesday 12th August so act now if you are hoping for one of these houses for local people.
24 hour automated bidding line – 0845 270 2550
Text Bidding Service - 0778 148 2313
Online – www.home-point.info
Visit – Franklin House, 4 Commercial Road, Hereford HR1 2BB
News alert this week from the Project Manager at Fishpools.
The opening of the new affordable houses at Fishpools, Lyonshall is experiencing unexpected delays.
The Project Manager has advised they are waiting for a foul drainage connection date from Welsh Water.
There will be an amended date for advertising these properties, so do keep looking on the Homepoint website over the next few weeks.
The Royal British Legion will be commemorating the start of WWI in a national campaign called Lights - Out
They are asking you to turn lights out between 10pm - 11pm on Monday 4th August and leave a just a single candle burning.
This moment will bring together the community in a time of reflection and remembrance.
Please join in if you can.
Everyone welcome to join us for Afternoon tea and cakes this Friday 25th July between 2-4pm in the Memorial Hall.
Have a chat with friends and enjoy a nice cup of tea and home-made cakes.
See you there!
Please be aware!
The main A44 road will be closed this Sunday between 8.00am and 6.00pm for tree works near the Old Vicarage.
In practice it is likely that the closure will last from about 8.30am through to about 4pm, depending upon the progress of works which are aimed at taking a substantial tree down close to the highway. There will also be no electricity for around 14 local properties in the vicinity, and these power-outages have been separately notified to affected residents.
It is likely that the road closure might cause some inconvenience to the Family Service at St Michael & All Angels on Sunday morning,as well as to routine traffic. Please find alternate routes.
Yes, Judging on Thursday 24th July!
Last chance to pretty up those borders, mow the lawn and generally tidy up. Take a walk around the village, take in the hard work of all involved. It looks really good.
Thanks and good luck!!!
Last week South Shropshire Housing held a housing fayre in the village hall to publicise our new affordable properties at Fishpools, which are due for completion soon. Staff from South Shropshire Housing, Herefordshire Council and Parish Councillors were on hand to help and support potential buyers and tenants.
Many people attended and took time to chat and view the show house which had been made available. All the properties are built to a high standard and offer many features. Overall, there was a positive atmosphere and the event gave members of the public another opportunity to find out more information about the homes, how to make their applications and a chance to ask questions of their own.
There has been a lot of interest in these new properties and Homepoint will be advertising the 4 rental homes next week W/C 21st July, so if you are considering a move into Fishpools, you must place your interest by bidding through the Homepoint website before the closing date.
If you are interested in the shared ownership properties you should initially contact Parish Clerk Kate Lomax on 01544 340092 or Maggie Davies at South Shropshire Housing 0300 303 1190.
If you are thinking of filling up your oil tank for the winter, you may want to consider joining and ordering your oil through Community First's bulk buying scheme.
Prices for July have been announced at 50.45p + VAT per litre, available to book until 27th July 2014.
Take a look at the website for more information.
This year’s Lyonshall in Bloom campaign is coming close to a climax, with judging on 24th July.
A huge effort goes into making our village beautiful for this competition, It is obvious you are all enhancing your gardens that little bit extra, thanks and well done. However without the support of Patrick and Veronica and the in Bloom team, sponsorship of local business, especially Lyonshall Nurseries, who have provided many of the plants around the village, I’m sure our chances would be slim.
Let’s keep the momentum going, fill up our watering cans, pull out the weeds, deadhead and mow over the next 3 weeks to ensure we all get the result we deserve. Good Luck everyone!
Just Published - July News Bulletin.
Keep uo to date with matters in the Kington and Weobley areas.
Local contact details:
Kington & Weobley safer neighbourhood officer.
Telephone number: 101 Ext:4535
There is an open evening organised by South Shropshire Housing on Wednesday 9th July 4pm - 7pm at the Memorial Hall.
Come along to find out more about the new affordable homes at Fishpools, Lyonshall. Properties are available to rent or through the shared ownership scheme.
You will also be able to view a property on the site, which is nearing completion and fill in an application for these homes.
West Mercia police have released an update for members of the public regarding Cyber fraud,reminding people to be as careful with data on their computers as their home possessions.
Basic security measures for all computer users include:
• Download latest software and anti-virus updates.
• Use complex passwords.
• Never download something if you don’t know its origin.
• Delete suspicious emails before opening.
• When buying online, check for the padlock to know it’s secure.
Victims of fraud or anyone suspecting they may have fallen victim, should contact Action Fraud on www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or call 0300 123 2040.
The Home Office’s Streetwise campaign provides safety tips for businesses and home computer users, including 10 steps to cyber security, www.cyberstreetwise.com
Everyone welcome to join us for afternoon tea on Friday 27th June in the Memorial Hall.
Tea and homemade cakes are served in a relaxed atmosphere for everyone to chat and catch up with the village news.
Please mention to your friends and neighbours, and if you know anyone who needs transport please contact Becky 01544340747.
As many of our residents will already know, Herefordshire Council will only be cutting our grass around the village three times this year. The Parish Council have stepped in and started to cut the very long grass that has been neglected by the Council. Unfortunately, it will take some time for the grass to look tidy again and may take several cuts.
We must thank all our local residents around the village for their support, those who have cut, raked and piled the long grass into hay heaps and helped clear away, also to our residents who tend and care for their lawns on a regular basis, well done everyone the village looks so much better.
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The new Fishpools homes will soon be ready for sale and rent.
If you or someone you know are interested and want one of these houses; It is important you contact Parish Clerk Kate Lomax on 01544 340092 as soon as possible, to ensure you have completed the correct application forms.
You must be properly registered to have a chance to secure a new home.
Important: Do not rely on any previous applications to Homepoint as they may be incorrect, it is possible you may have completed the wrong form due a mistake by Homepoint.
Take a look at this new bulletin from West Mercia Police covering Weobley and Kington areas.
Full of useful information and alerts, it will keep you up to date.