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.


Lingen Village Hall 3rd December 15.30-16.30

Carried out free of charge, please bring along any items (saws, strimmers, bikes etc.) you'd like to be identity marked. 

With insurance premiums ever rising especially if you have to make a claim this will at least give a chance of your stolen items being returned to you without having to make that premium costly claim!

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 


Influenza Pandemic

In 1918–19, an influenza pandemic raged across the globe. The world’s most deadly outbreak of a single disease infected a quarter of the population on the planet, killing between 50 and 100 million people: more than perished during the First World War. No country was left untouched, and the spread of the disease was facilitated by the movement of troops and people around the world as the First World War came to an end.

Radio Influenza is the story of that pandemic, based on in-depth archival research from the British Newspaper Archive. Each day a new soundtrack reports on the devastation of the epidemic through the everyday, using newspaper accounts from exactly a hundred years ago to explore how the profound impact of the flu affected every aspect of life.

The site can be found at RADIOINFLUENZA.ORG  I found I had to press the "play" button a couple of times to get it started. 

Kindly sent in by Paul.

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!   

Lingen Village Hall AGM

The halls Annual General Meeting took place on 12.11.18 at the hall when all officers were returned unchanged.  

The next AGM will take place on 12.11.1 when new candidates are welcome to stand. 

The October meeting saw the decision not to change hall hire fees

for the main hall and committee room for the following year.  This will be reviewed again in October 2019.

Did You Know?

*Jack Russell terriers were first bred  by Rev. John "Jack" Russell.

September News from Mortimer Medical Practice...

Apologies for the error in some flu vaccine letters:  the Leintwardine flu clinic will be held on the 20th Oct. not as in some letters the 13th this is incorrect.

Further apologies: many of you will have received letters asking you to come in for either a COPD, Asthma or Diabetes review.  The wrong database was used to produce these letters and many were sent to patients who did not yet need a review.  The practice is now reviewing its system to ensure this does not happen again.  Please accept the practices apologies for both of these errors.

More Sept. news on 'Medical Practice' web page.

GP September news...

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 :