Herefordshire Cancer Support Services

posted 22 Apr 2019, 05:28 by Wellington Heath Cap   [ updated 22 Apr 2019, 05:31 by M Bain ]

Yeleni Support, in conjunction with other Herefordshire cancer charities and support services, have created a one-stop poster for people living with cancer.

Community New Round-Up Monday 22 April 2019

posted 4 Mar 2019, 03:42 by M Bain   [ updated 21 Apr 2019, 02:13 ]

And the Best Dad award goes to…….; and other natural tales, plus a look into the past. Follow the Link.


If you wish to make a contribution please contact Peter Constantine: mail@peterconstantine.plus.com

Parish Newsletter for February 2019

posted 28 Jan 2019, 03:00 by M Bain   [ updated 28 Jan 2019, 03:00 ]

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 February 2019 to April 2019 Edition is now available: Parish Newsletter

Confused by BREXIT? Are Politicians Claims Correct?

posted 23 Jan 2019, 10:06 by M Bain   [ updated 23 Jan 2019, 10:49 ]

There is a lot of fake news around these days especially on social media.

Statistics are often misused to support the policies of all political parties.

Is a news source providing distorted information?

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

(For information about other fact checking organisations have a look at our Check The Facts page under Useful Links )

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

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/

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

Malvern Cops Come Up With Life Saving Idea

posted 20 Oct 2014, 14:02 by Wellington Heath Cap   [ updated 20 Oct 2014, 14:02 ]

Police helmet
Police have dreamed up a new use for the licence disc holders that every car carries on its windscreen - one which could save lives.

The switch from paper tax discs for cars to the new electronic version has meant that the familiar transparent plastic envelopes have become obsolete.

But PC Dave Wise and colleagues at Malvern's police station have thought up a new use for them. They have come up with an emergency contact information and medical alert card.

PC Wise said: "This is a really useful replacement for your tax disc. if a driver is involved in a collision or has a medical emergency whilst at the wheel, a first responder will have easy access to vital medical information and we can quickly contact next of kin.

"The way the disc folds in on itself means all the information is kept private until needed by emergency services personnel.

Download the template here: Emergency Contact Template

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