Thanks to the message on our website the 2 young dogs have been reunited with their owners. Owners & dogs are delighted.
2 young dogs have been found wandering in Lyonshall. They look like labrador crosses, black, both males, very friendly.
Ring John Parker for more information 01544 340394
Drink Driver’s to Be Targeted in Herefordshire
Police in Herefordshire are targeting drink drivers in rural areas in an attempt to reduce alcohol related collisions on the counties roads.
Using a combination of both education and enforcement, we will be working in partnership with rural landlords to help educate drivers and to reinforce the responsibility landlords have to meet licensing objectives - specifically public safety and the prevention of crime and disorder.
Police will also be using unmarked police vehicles in an attempt to identify those who continue to drink drive in rural areas causing a serious risk to the public and themselves.
Sgt Tim Hargraves of the Operational Patrol Unit at Hereford Police Station said,
“There are still many drivers in rural Herefordshire risk drinking and driving in rural areas without thinking about the potentially fatal consequences of their actions. They seem to mistakenly believe that due to the rural nature of some public houses that they will not get stopped by Police.”
“In the first instance we are trying to encourage landlords to serve their customers responsibly as well as publicising the dangers of drink driving within their premises in an attempt to prevent those tempted from even setting foot in their vehicle whilst under the influence.”
“In addition to this we will be using unmarked police vehicles and intelligence led policing in these areas in an attempt to reinforce the message as well as identifying and prosecuting those who continue to drink and drive.”
Those who are concerned about a possible drink driver in their area however remote are encouraged to contact Police using 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
Take a look at the attached update for news on how to deal with Cold calling and how to protect your oil tank.
Our Harvest Lunch is taking place at the Memorial Hall this Sunday, 12th October at Noon immediately following the 11am service in Church. The price is £6 including lunch per adult and under 12's are free.
There is an Auction of Promises per the list attached which will be auctioned by Nick Gorst of Brightwells immediately following lunch.
All are welcome whether or not they are churchgoers. If anyone cannot attend but wishes to bid for any item they can call Pat Addis on 01544 340261 who will arrange to bid on their behalf.
All proceeds in aid of Church funds.
Grace MacNish Wright (née Cunningham) died peacefully on 17th September 2014, aged 100, at Lynhales Nursing Home, Lyonshall.
Widow of Rollo Scott Wright and mother of Jennifer Hibbert and Charles Wright, she was also a much-loved grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was a long-standing resident of the parish (most recently at Summer Court before moving to Lynhales), and was Lyonshall and Titley Councillor on the old Leominster District Council for many years.
A Service of Remembrance is to be held at Lyonshall Church, on Saturday 18th October 2014 at 12 noon. Donations to St Michael's Hospice, Hereford, HR1 4HA.
The pub was purchased by the Hern family from the evil Punch Taverns at the end of August 2014, after a closure that had lasted some 18 months. The state inside can only be imagined, but suffice it to say that there is no way in which it can be safely opened to the public for quite a while.
The immediate work carried out has simply made it weatherproof with some roof patching and lead repairs, the rubbish has been taken out, and the building is being aired to alleviate the dampness and stagnant atmosphere.
It will be necessary, for insurance purposes, for someone shortly to move in to occupy the premises, so some immediate work will be needed to make parts of it at least habitable.
Work will start shortly on trying to define its future, preparing design plans and starting the process of obtaining the necessary permissions – none of this will be a quick process in the badly-neglected listed building. It will also be essential to define a future role for the fairly substantial red brick building on the plot, which is currently in an unsafe condition.
Kinsey Hern hopes to be able temporarily to reopen the pub towards Christmas time for a form of village celebration, which has yet to be defined. After this, the real work will begin during a further closure but until the plans are defined it is impossible to estimate time scales.
Kinsey addressed the Parish Council at a meeting on Thursday 18th September, and made it plain that he is aiming for a pub which the parish will want to use and support. The Parish Council made it clear they would support Kinsey to the fullest possible extent in his endeavours.
There will be No Afternoon Tea as previously planned this month, but do come for coffee instead!
Join in the world's biggest coffee morning this Friday morning 26th September from 10.00am in the Memorial Hall.
All proceeds in aid of Macmillan cancer charity.
Local Road closure:
The A44 Trunk road will be CLOSED from 8.00am - 6.00pm to all traffic on Wednesday 17th September for 4 Days at Penrhos for resurfacing work.
Please be aware that there will be NO service for the 461 Sargeants bus to and from Hereford between these times.
There are more local road closures due in September. A News item will be posted nearer the time.
Herefordshire Council have provided a planned road closure timetable which can be viewed from their website.
Congratulations to all of you who have made the village look so good for Lyonshall in Bloom. It was worth it - we got GOLD. Well done everyone.
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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Keeping you up to date of the latest happenings in your community.
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.