Results Wellington Heath Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum

posted 14 Sep 2018, 11:51 by M Bain   [ updated 14 Sep 2018, 11:53 ]

The results of the referendum were as follows:


Do you want Herefordshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Wellington Heath to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

Votes for 134
Votes Against 12

The total number of votes recorded represented 39.14% of the registered electors .

The official notification of the referendum result is attached below.

Planned Road Closure of B4214 Which Will Affect Wellington Heath Residents

posted 5 Sep 2018, 12:12 by M Bain   [ updated 6 Sep 2018, 04:21 ]

The B4214  (Bosbury to Ledbury ) is to be closed by the Oak pub from 10th Oct. until 31st Jan.’19 for repairs to the bridge.

This will no doubt cause much more traffic along hollow lane and Ledbury Road and will give a taste of what might come to pass if the Viaduct development is approved with a single access onto the B4214.

The details are as follows:
Responsibility for these works: Herefordshire Council
Information for Road Users: Road Closure

Location: Storebrook Bridge on the B4214 from Burtons Lane to the far side of the Bridge
Description: The replacement of existing deck to the existing bridge BB0301 Storesbrook Bridge
Works ref: FL01030002647
Current status: Planned work about to start
Work info last updated:     11:47 on 30/08/2018
Last updated on roadworks.org:     18:26 on 05/09/2018
Data source:  Herefordshire Council

See roadworks website for latest information:https://roadworks.org/

Parish Newsletter for August 2018

posted 7 Aug 2018, 03:16 by M Bain   [ updated 7 Aug 2018, 03:17 ]

The Wellington Heath Parish Newsletter is published quarterly.

The Editor, Marc Low (tel: 635345), is always on the lookout for interesting articles and parish news.

If anyone has any news or an amusing story/anecdote/article/photo please contact Marc on Parish Newsletter.

The Newsletter also welcomes local business advertisers. The rates are very reasonable and discounts are available for annual contracts. If you are interested in advertising please contact Jennifer Jones on 632745.

The August 2018 to October 2018 Edition is now available: Parish Newsletter

Neighbourhood Development Plan - Bulletin 14

posted 12 Jul 2018, 04:18 by M Bain   [ updated 12 Jul 2018, 04:45 ]

The Neighbourhood Development Plan Bulletin 14 is available as follows: 

The examiner's report referred to in Bulletin 14 is available on the following page: https://sites.google.com/site/whnpwg/neighbourhood-plan/examiners-report

Bloor Homes Viaduct Development

posted 3 Jul 2018, 14:34 by M Bain   [ updated 7 Aug 2018, 04:17 ]

Dear fellow Parishioners,

The link below contains the amended plans and documents relating to Bloor Homes outline application for 625 houses on the viaduct site.


It appears that Bloor Homes have informed Herefordshire Council that they are still NOT prepared to create a second access point under the viaduct by joining the ring road, (and Hereford Road), at the already existing roundabout………… but prefer to continue with the development by sticking to their original plan of having just one access via a new roundabout on the Bromyard Road instead.

The Parish Council will be reviewing this latest development and I’m sure will make their opinions known in due course.

In the meantime, please take time to read the documents and statements on the link above…..including the ”Highways Access Letter from Bloor Homes rec 26.6.18” document that covers Bloor’s arguments for putting all traffic onto the Bromyard Road, (North of the development).

The “R Amended Design and Access Statement 26.6.18” document illustrates the new 4-spur roundabout on the Bromyard Road and shows it clearly marked as the only entrance and exit to the new site.

Commenting on this planning application through the Herefordshire Council website is now closed. However representations may still be submitted directly to the case officer who is:

Roland Close (Case Officer for  

P171532/O )

Email: rclose@herefordshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01432 261803

 The Parish Council would also be interested in your views & comments and these can be forwarded to any of the Parish Councillors, or emailed to me in the strictest of confidence at whparishnews@gmail.com where I can pass these on to the Parish Council on your behalf.

 May I suggest you also copy (cc) your views to our Ledbury North Ward Councillor Liz Harvey at epjharvey@herefordshire.gov.uk , as I’m sure she will be interested in our thoughts about this latest development.

Kind Regards

Marc Low

(Wellington Heath Newsletter Editor, Parish Councillor)

Please find attached:
  • The amended plan for the development including access plans.
  • A briefing sheet prepared by the Parish Council Submission concerning previous submissions.
  • Parish Council response to original planning application June 2017

Monkey Island Dreams 2018

posted 23 Mar 2018, 07:33 by Wellington Heath Cap   [ updated 4 May 2018, 02:58 by M Bain ]

Monkey Island Crest
Have a look at the outstanding arts and craft talent we have in the Parish:
Monkey Island Dreams 2018

 Monkey Island Dreams Revisited – Saturday 10th March 2018

We were fortunate to have chosen a (somewhat damp) weekend between two snowy ones so were able to go ahead as planned. The set up on Friday afternoon & early Saturday went to plan so we were able to open the doors at 10.00am prompt.
We had a large number of visitors in the morning, a quieter period over lunch (so the exhibitors could eat!) & then a second wave of visitors in the afternoon. There was a general buzz about the exhibition & no wonder with all the exhibits on display.
Where to start describing it for those of you unlucky enough to miss it?!
There was a railway diorama, with an industrial scene on one half & a town scene on the other. This was popular with children of all ages, admiring the glowing fires & the steaming trains. There were some outstanding photographs in both black & white & colour & some much admired watercolour paintings. The woodwork on display varied from pyrography & marquetry to wood-turning & carving to furniture to the rustic gates & fencing being made on site. Oh, & then there was the display of handmade arrows.
The textile exhibits included patchwork, quilting, rag rugs, crochet, knitting, needle-felting, tapestry & collage. Mention should be made here of a memory collage of family items & a quilt of family memories. There was an impressive display of the chair cushions from Christchurch, stitched by a large number of local people. There was also a blouse from the Second World War made from dusters & very attractive it was too!
Other crafts on display were decorated pottery, handmade soft-toys & cards, a leather pouffe recycled from a chair cover, decoupage items, bead jewellery and also some rings & bracelets made from old silver spoons & sugar tongs which excited much interest. Easter crackers were on sale too, containing a small surprise.
We must also mention the sculpture exhibit & demonstration alongside some beautiful leather handbags. Another form of sculpture came in the stunning & delicate sugar paste flowers which resembled porcelain.
Tasting were available of village grown apple juice & cider. Unfortunately, it was the wrong time of year to see the apple press in action but the results were much enjoyed. There was also a display of information about unusual & medicinal herbs which can be grown in our own gardens.
The Children’s Creative Competition drew just a small number of entries but they were of a very high standard & several extra prizes were awarded. These ranged from a rustic hurdle to a personal website to drawings & paintings, a wooden model & book of poems. We can be certain that the future of arts, crafts & hobbies in Wellington Heath is in safe hands.
Just to show there are other talents too, the Hollow Lane Handbell ringers gave an entertaining performance, followed by a chance for visitors to ‘have a go’. The men’s singing group, Timber, gave two performances of their favourite songs which were much enjoyed.
We set out to put on an event for the village rather than a fund-raiser but we are pleased to say that we have been able to send a cheque for £200 to Acorns Children’s Hospice from donations received on the day & £110 from the refreshments sold went to the Memorial Hall funds.
We haven’t mentioned the exhibitors by name but hopefully have mentioned all the arts, crafts & hobbies that were on display. Apologies if anything has been missed but many thanks again to everyone who contributed in helping to make the day such a success.
We certainly enjoyed the day & felt our efforts had been worthwhile. We hope all the exhibitors, helpers & visitors felt the same. We have received many comments, particularly from those visiting from outside the village, showing appreciation of the amazing variety & outstanding quality of all the exhibits. They now know what a talented & friendly lot we are on Monkey Island!

                         Anne Abbotts, Kim Cooke, Patsy Taylor & Amanda Wright

Broadband Improvements

posted 7 Aug 2017, 10:32 by Wellington Heath Cap   [ updated 7 Aug 2017, 10:33 ]

Herefordshire Council have contracted Gigaclear to deliver the next phase of broadband upgrades in Herefordshire.

You can check when improvements might be available for your property by clicking of the following link to Fastershire: http://www.fastershire.com/

Are Those Claims By Politicians Correct?

posted 8 May 2017, 06:36 by Wellington Heath Cap   [ updated 8 May 2017, 06:41 ]

We hear a lot about fake news these days and post truth politics.
But are those claims by politicians and newspapers correct?

If you want unbiased information have a look at this website: https://fullfact.org/

New national number to call if there is a power outage

posted 11 Aug 2016, 04:10 by M Bain   [ updated 11 Aug 2016, 04:11 ]

Information provided by Western Power Distribution;

On 6th September a new national phone number “105” will be launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.

 Key points to note about this service are:
  • Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.
  • 105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. Customers can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.
  • 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from.
  • Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.
Attached is a pdf  with more details about this valuable new service.

Finding Out About Roadworks, Reporting Potholes etc

posted 30 Oct 2015, 11:56 by M Bain   [ updated 24 May 2016, 03:24 ]

If you want to find out about roadworks in Herefordshire, report  potholes or make a claim
for damage caused by road defects then you can do it via this website by clicking on Useful links, then Herefordshire council. 


Alternatively you can also click here: Herefordshire Council

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