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Hereford BID launches Christmas video to showcase city

Hereford BID have today launched their Christmas video to showcase Hereford City Centre this Christmas.

With a mixture of independent retailers and multinationals, Hereford has a fantastic blend of delights to please any shopper.

With the wonderful regeneration of the Butter Market, the beauty of Church Street and the Cathedral, alongside new developments such as the Old Market, Hereford really has a lot to offer.

Dont forget, parking is FREE after 4pm on Wednesday’s at Herefordshire Council and Old Market Car Parks.

Bad weather forces council to delay line work

The poor weather conditions have caused Herefordshire Council contractors to cancel planned works to paint residents only parking lines throughout streets across the city.

The council has used Twitter and Facebook to ask local residents to keep an eye out for signage which will be displayed to say when the planned work will recommence.

Leominster Point to Point is a huge success

The North Herefordshire Hunt put on a great show on Saturday at Eaton Hall, a new point to point racing venue just off Leominster Bypass.

The location, close to the market town is easily accessible and the event was supported well.

Seven races took place over the course of the meeting.

Below is a photo of ‘Light Flicker’ being presented with The Farmers & Mercantile Insurance Brokers Open Maiden Race Cup.


FREE Parking after 4pm every Wednesday until Christmas

Started the Christmas shopping yet? Head to Hereford this Wednesday for late night shopping with free parking in all Herefordshire Council Car Parks & Old Market Car Parks after 4pm.

Plenty of stores will be staying open including a mixture of multinationals and local independent outlets.

A full list of opening times at Old Market Hereford can be found by visiting https://www.oldmarkethereford.co.uk/news-events/late-night-shopping-free-parking

Bulls fan donates £1,000 to the Hereford FC Academy

A Hereford FC supporter has donated £1,000 to the club’s academy with proceeds raised from selling Bulls pin badges on match days.

Doug Marshall, a well known supporter of the club, raised the funds through the sale of Hereford FC badges on matchdays, with the total raised by Doug from the sale of his badges now in the region of £2,000!

The club have thanked Doug and the supporters who have purchased memorabilia from him.

Hereford FC & Hereford Racecourse team up for Raceday

Hereford FC have teamed up with Hereford Racecourse to help raise awareness and funds for the Hereford FC Academy during racing on Monday 11th February.

Hereford Football Club won its first promotion on its journey back to the Football League in 2016 coinciding with Hereford Racecourse’s reopening. Both sports grounds have worked closely together since then and the Hereford FC Academy Raceday will raise awareness and funds for their Youth Academy which nurtures and develops young football stars of the future, something that will be crucial during the club’s progress in the future.

There will be a real football feel to the raceday, with a jockey vs footballer penalty shoot-out before racing, the winner receiving their height in Westons Cider. Hereford FC players will also be on hand throughout the day to meet with fans and racegoers, who can also try their own hand at a penalty shootout.

Hereford FC Season Ticket Holders will gain free admission on the day, available in advance only, and those wishing to take hospitality can enjoy a delicious two-course lunch in the Hereford FC Restaurant overlooking the finishing straight for £60 plus VAT per person with all proceeds donated towards the Hereford FC Academy.

Rebecca Davies, Executive Director at Hereford Racecourse commented, “I am thrilled to be working so closely with Hereford FC, both have had our challenges in the past but together we are helping the City enjoy a sporting resurgence. I hope many season ticket holders will come and enjoy the day for free and that together we can raise a substantial amount to ensure that the successful Academy continues to nurture the County’s footballing talent of the future.”

General Manager of Hereford FC, James Watts, said, “This is a great opportunity for Hereford FC to promote the good work that is being done by our newly formed Academy whilst raising funds for the continued development of our Academy product. In the last twelve months, we have helped develop players from the age of 12 and we have created a very strong women’s team which shows how crucial the new Academy structure is not only to the Football Club but to Hereford and the surrounding areas. Additional funding will help us develop players from a younger age and this partnership with Hereford Racecourse is an ideal opportunity to raise the necessary funds to progress whilst offering our fans an alternative day during the football season.”

Hereford FC season ticket holders must apply for their complimentary ticket no later than Monday 4th February 2019 by emailing info@hereford-racecourse.co.uk with details of their stand or seat number.

To book places in the Hereford FC Restaurant please contact Martin Brain at commercial@herefordfc.co.uk

For more information about Hereford Racecourse please visit www.hereford-racecourse.co.uk and for Hereford FC please visit www.herefordfc.co.uk

Lugwardine Bridge repairs well underway

Herefordshire Council has today confirmed that repairs to Lugwardine Bridge are expected to be completed early in December.

The repairs are taking place after some of the wall was damaged in a collision earlier this year.

The A438 Hereford to Ledbury Road remains open but temporary traffic lights are in place.

Hereford tops drink and drug driving convictions list

Hereford has come out on top of a Money Supermarket ‘Drink & Drug driving convictions’ table.

The data comes is produced from the thousands of online quotes for insurance that Money Supermarket process on a daily basis.

The table shows that on average Hereford had 2.3 convictions per 1,000 quotes, significantly higher than cities including Cardiff, Birmingham and Liverpool.

The numbers could also be looked at in a more positive manner with the data showing that West Mercia Police are successfully convicting those mindless individuals who decide to get behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs.

Expanding Electrical Firm moves to purpose built offices at Hereford Enterprise Zone

An expanding electrical specialist has relocated to purpose-built offices on Hereford Enterprise Zone, a move it says has helped “future-proof” its business.

The relocation has also enabled electrical engineering firm Melcon to take on a new member of staff with further expansion planned for the coming months.

Melcon managing director Chris Williams said the company, which employs 24 people and boasts Heineken and Kingspan amongst its clients, decided to move last year after outgrowing its former base in Hereford.

It now occupies more than 400 square metres of state-of-the art offices on Skylon Park.

“I first spoke to the Enterprise Zone team in May 2017 to confirm I wanted two plots of land and we had built our new site and moved in by the middle of this March,” said Williams.

“The whole process could not have been made easier. The team at the zone responded positively to everything we wanted to do, made sure no barriers were put in our way and worked alongside us throughout the entire project.”

Williams said the second plot of land the company had bought on the zone allowed for further expansion as it developed the consultancy side of the business.

“We have been able to future-proof the business through the move. We now have custom-built offices with all the space, equipment and facilities we need, as well as the land to expand as we continue to grow.

“The new offices have certainly helped raise our profile and the lean decision-making process at the zone has ensured the move was as straightforward as possible.”

B4362 between Mortimers Cross and Lucton closed due to oil spill

Herefordshire Council expect the B4362 between Mortimers Cross and Lucton to remain closed for some considerable time.

Oil has spilled along approximately 70 metres of road and this will take some considerable time to clear up and make safe.

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