Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

We have an opportunity to ask our politicians to make sure a new law, an Environment Act, maps out places where wildlife can recover on land and at sea, and people live  happier lives.

She doesn’t have a voice to make this happen. But you do. Please contact your MP today and ask to chat to them about why it is so important for them to vote for a strong Environment Act. We can help you get in contact with them right now and give some handy tips about what to say too!

Click on link below to find out 

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Mortimer Medical Practice

The surgeries and dispensaries will be closed for staff training on Wednesday 12th December. Kingsland will open for emergency appointments and medication collection at 4.30pm, the other sites will remain closed.

Stop that sheep!

Operation ‘Stop that Sheep’ has been launched. 

As part of West Mercia's Rural Crime action day, Leominster, Kington and Bromyard Safer Neighbourhood teams all took part in Operation Stop that sheep. The aim of the operation was to stop livestock trailers, scrap dealers, vans etc and check their documentation for the loads that they were carrying. Working alongside Animal welfare officers and civil enforcement officers from Herefordshire Council the teams pulled over 30 vehicles in the space of two hours. The joint operation was successful and hopefully it helps reassure our rural communities that rural crime matters to us. Watch this space for the next instalment.

Winter News from Ward Councillor Carole...

Notice of Referendum

Border Group Neighbourhood Plan  

Referendum on the adoption of the Border Group Neighbourhood Plan  

1. A referendum will be held on Thursday, 20th December 2018 to decide on the question below:  

‘Do you want Herefordshire Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Border Group to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’  

2 Applications to be included on the register of electors for this referendum must be received no later than Tuesday, 4th December 2018.  

3. New applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations for existing proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford, HR1 2PJ by 5pm on Wednesday, 5th December 2018  

4. New applications to vote by proxy at this referendum must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford, HR1 2PJ by 5pm on Wednesday, 12th December 2018  

5. Applications to vote by proxy at this referendum applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5pm on Wednesday, 12th December 2018 must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford, HR1 2PJ by 5pm on Thursday, 20th December 2018  

Dated: Thursday, 15th November 2018  

Alistair Neill Counting Officer

Printed and published by the Counting Officer, Electoral Services, Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford, HR1 2PJ 


November News from Mortimer Medical Practice...

Over the Counter Medication   Practices have been issued with guidelines to greatly reduce the number of items prescribed that can be bought over the counter. Many of the items are available in shops and supermarkets as well as chemists.

Virtual PPG It was decided to trial a website virtual PPG system for a year. It is more of a discussion forum which may well appeal to younger patients. The PPG would continue to meet as this forum keeps members in touch with each other and the practice.

PPG Survey Over 4000 questionnaires were sent out with flu clinic letters. A total of 504 were returned. It was felt that there was not much information that could be responded to but the PPG will meet at a later date to discuss.

Ear Wax Removal  The PPG has raised this issue at two CCG meetings and has written twice but still have no answers regarding provision of this service.

Practice News No changes to staff. A new Keele medical student has started, he will be with us for ten weeks.

To raise a smile...kindly sent in by Mrs Cummings

Just a line to say I'm living

That I'm not among the dead,

Though I'm getting more forgetful

And mixed up in the head.

I've got used to  my arthritis

To my  dentures I'm resigned,

I can cope with my bi-focals,

But ye gods - I miss  my mind.

Sometimes I can't remember 

When I'm standing by the stairs

If I should be going up for something

Or have just come down from there.

And before the fridge, so often

My mind is full  of doubt,

Now did I put some food away

Or come to take some out?

So remember I do love you

And wish that you lived near,

And now it's time to post this

And say goodbye, my dear.

At last I stand beside the post box

And  my face - it sure is red,

Instead of posting this to you

I've opened it instead!   

Did You Know?

There are around 655 weddings a day in the UK.

New Pcso

Pcso Steph Annette 6440 is the new member of the Leominster Safer Neighbourhood team.  Keen to get herself established in the community she has already visited our local coffee morning and our pre-school Teddy Tots group.  

If you have any local policing questions or issues Steph is contactable  via 101 ext.4539 or 0777 3043483 and via e-mail :