Monthly Archives: December 2015

The New Path up to Wigmore Castle is completed.

Anyone who has walked the footpath up to Wigmore Castle this year will remember how muddy and overgrown the track had become. Now, thanks to the help and hard work from many groups the path has been totally transformed. Just look at the before and after pictures.

Castle-path1 before    Castle-path1 after

Castle-path2 before    Castle-path2 after

The aggregate was supplied in three lorry loads from Breedon Aggregates (Leinthall Earls Quarry).  About 40 tons was supplied and both the aggregate and the haulage were free of charge by way of a donation to the village. The timber revetments, pegs and membrane were supplied and delivered by Kington Building Supplies, and a mechanical track dumper was hired and delivered from Arrow Plant & Tool Hire in Leominster.

Finally but not least the path was laid by Herefordshire Ramblers who initially strimmed along the route before laying the materials.  The Ramblers consisted of about five men on average and supervised by John Wride.

David Gardiner, our Footpaths Officer, oversaw the logistics of the work and he liaised with John in the ordering and delivery of all the materials including the hiring of the truck. English Heritage gave a grant of £1000 and Wigmore Group Parish Council gave £800. The Ramblers donated their time and muscle power to the project. Walkers have already commented favourably on the upgraded path.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from County Councillor Carole Gandy

I wish everyone a good Xmas and a Happy New Year.  My first few months as your local councillor have been very enjoyable and I have met some delightful people.  It never ceases to amaze me how much local people are doing within their communities to help others and there are very few weeks when there is not something going on at the local village hall, church or other community building.  I would also like to give a special mention to your parish councillors who work so hard on behalf of their residents, often with little thanks.
Like you, I am sure, I am hoping that we will not be subjected to either significant snow or flooding this winter and would ask that you all, particularly during the next few cold months, spare a thought for elderly residents living close by.
As ever if you wish to contact me to discuss a particular matter or just a general chat, do not hesitate to do so either by emailing  carole.gandy@herefordshire.gov.uk or 01568 780583

Safer Neighbourhood Team – December 2015 Newsletter

The West Mercia Police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) work with local people and partners to identify, tackle and solve issues that matter to the community where you live.

Making neighbourhoods safer by cutting day to day crime and anti-social behaviour is at the heart of keeping people in West Mercia safe.  Thanks to an investment in mobile tablet style computers, these will enable officers to spend more time on patrol on the street and in neighbourhoods.

Officers will continue to come to people when they need them and provide a high quality service however you contact us – in person (on the street, at community bases and at partners and communities together [PACT] meetings), on the phone or online.

More information, contact details and tips to keep residents safe are in the newsletter.

SNT Newsletter December 2015

Got a Road problem? ReportIt to Herefordshire Council.

Have you come across a road problem such as a pot hole, or trees/branches on roads, obstructed pavements, road signs turned around, road flooding, grit bins to be re-filled etc. then you can report this problem directly to Herefordshire Council either by using their online ReportIt webpage  herefordshire.gov.uk/reportit

or you can phone their Customer Services helpline on  01432 268100.

Your concern will be logged with a reference number and you will be able to track the progress of the problem. Help the Council to keep Herefordshire moving this winter and ReportIt.