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This year’s Annual Canvass has started. Over the course of July we will be contacting all 89,000 households in Herefordshire to check their details for the Electoral Register, as required by law.
We will be sending over 50,000 communications via email and text message where possible, and posting out hardcopy forms as necessary.
Last year we received a number of queries as to the authenticity of the email domain. The email will arrive to electors from email@example.com and will contain a link directing them to the online web response (https:www.elecreg.co.uk/hfds-e). This email is genuine and the link is safe to click.
There will be two separate letters going out:
As a response is not necessarily required, all we are asking the public to do is to please read their correspondence carefully and follow the instructions.
We are of course promoting responses (where required) by internet but are well aware this is not for everybody, so we have telephone and SMS options for them.
We are grateful for any assistance you can give to any of our residents that might need help, and also with any wider publicity. You can also view the annual canvass FAQs at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/annualcanvass
Electoral Services can be contacted on 01432 260107 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any issues. HC 18.7.22
The Bracken Trust charity is given a generous donation by the Knighton and District Rotary Club
On Monday August 1st, in the Community Garden at the rear of the Knighton Community Centre, President Kim Smith of the Knighton Rotary Club presented a cheque for £500 to Reg Cawthorne of the Bracken Trust, based in Llandrindod Wells. As Reg said today “The Bracken Trust is here to support anyone affected by cancer. This includes patients, families, carers, and bereaved relatives.” He added “Located in beautiful, secluded premises in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, we offer help by providing information, advice, support, counselling and complementary therapies.” After the presentation, Rotary President Kim said “We are delighted to be in the position to make this donation thanks to the local community supporting our fundraising activities”. Reg Cawthorne was joined on the day by Bracken Trust outreach nurses Janice Vincett and Sylvia Wilkinson. You can find out more about the Bracken Trust on their informative website. 08.22
HEREFORDSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and National Highways have joined forces to launch a new Network for Nature programme, with a project that will improve habitats across the Lower Lugg Valley in Herefordshire, benefitting people, nature and wildlife.
Leintwardine Library News
The library’s opening hours are: Tuesday Mornings: 10.00 - 1.30pm Thursday Afternoons: 1.00 - 4.30pm First and third Saturday mornings: 10.00-12.00pm
MORTIMER MEDICAL PRACTICE
LINGEN CHURCH the May APCM for St Michaels saw Trish Nisbet standing down as Honorary Secretary. Trish took on the post not long after moving to Lingen some thirteen years ago. She has always performed her duties with a smile and in a well-organized and competent way.
Thank you Trish for all your hard work it is greatly appreciated. Robert Nisbet a previous Churchwarden of Lingen Church and PCC member thereafter was elected
as Honorary Secretary.
We wish him well in his new post.
LINGEN NURSERY ESTATE over the summer months the building of eight new houses in our village should come to an end after which we will be able to welcome new families, faces, and pets to embrace and enjoy all that takes place hereabouts.
Welcome to Lingen.
MORTIMER MEDICAL PRACTICE is an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP practice.
IT’S A PIECE OF CAKE! The advice on dividing a piece of cake reminded me of how a mum solved the problem, yet also displayed strict neutrality of her two children. She handed the knife to one and said: ‘You make the cut.’
To the other child she said: ‘And you choose the slice.’ B.L.
Have a great summer.
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MORTIMER MEDICAL PRACTICE UPDATE REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS As a temporary measure due to staffing issues and increase in demand we have had to take the step to increase the turn around for a repeat prescription from 48 hours to 72 hours. With immediate effect all repeat prescriptions will be ready to collect 72 hours after receiving them before 2pm on a normal working day. Please note that weekends and BH are not included in the turnaround time. We thank all our patients for their understanding with this. We have published information to this effect on our Website, Facebook and around the surgeries. Unfortunately in the interim for safety we have had no option but to increase the turnaround time. We are working as hard as we can to revert back to 48 hours ASAP. FH 29.04.22
NEWS FROM WARD COUNCILLOR CAROLE
LINGEN SHORT MAT CARPET BOWLS After a twelve-month absence due to covid Lingen reconvened their bowling club in late September 2021. We were a couple of members less; we had 13 players whilst other clubs in our little league were not so lucky. For a league game, you need 12 players. If you are short, some of the players must play twice. They are chosen via a random draw. This prevents a club from automatically playing their best players more than once. Our league consists of four clubs, Titley, Aymstrey, Wigmore and ourselves. Matches are always friendly. We have four games – two on each mat, then a break for excellent refreshments and then play the final two games. This year Aymstrey won the league. Ordinary nights are always on a Thursday evening during the winter months, starting at 7.30pm, and new members are always welcome. We play matches between ourselves, have a chat, stop for a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits and finish at 10pm. The mats are rolled up neatly, put in their bags and stored under the stage with the bowls, scoreboards, and circular islands. This year, due to the twelve-month absence, we almost forgot how to roll the mats correctly. We have been playing bowls for over 20 years and thoroughly enjoy our nights out. Trevor Joseph. Cadwell, Kinsham.
Whilst it's appreciated that folk wish to get out and about with their dog/s, have a walk and enjoy the local area PLEASE remember that fields which contain public footpaths are owned and therefore maintained by our local farmers primarily for the purposes of raising their valuable livestock.
So, PLEASE do not let your dogs run off the lead around, through and near flocks of sheep.
And PLEASE remember that most ewes are 'in lamb' and any upset at this time can lead them to have problems such as aborting their lambs or giving birth to stillborns. PLEASE TAKE CARE WHEN WALKING WITH DOGS NEAR SHEEP.
Campaigners hail move to ditch 2026 cut-off date for recording historic paths.
A deadline to register historic rights of way by 2026 has been ditched following a campaign to save lost footpaths through the landscape. Walking charity the Ramblers welcomed the Government’s move to repeal the 2026 cut-off date for recording historic English rights of way to allow for more time for paths to be identified and added to the public network. Volunteers helped the Ramblers uncover thousands of miles of paths that were left off the official maps that councils were required to draw up in the 1950s, detailing all rights of way in their area. But the charity faced a “race against time” to get as many of the 41,628 miles of missing rights of way the search had uncovered in England registered on official maps before the 2026 deadline. Walking charity the Ramblers welcomed the Government’s move to repeal the 2026 cut-off date for recording historic English rights of way to allow for more time for paths to be identified and added to the public network. Now the Environment Department (Defra) has decided to follow the Welsh Government’s lead and repeal the legal deadline for registering the paths.
This Government response was given on 8 February 2021.
'We are committed to protecting rights of way. The cut-off date is currently 2026 and could be extended by regulations for up to five years'.
Experts with cameras, scanners and GPS trackers have begun the mammoth task of visiting 19,000 Church of England cemeteries to create a ‘Google’ map for graves.
PLEA FOR THE RETURN OF NHS MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Herefordshire Council is urging residents to check their own homes and their family member’s homes for medical equipment and return items that are no longer needed to support other patients in need. Item(s) can be DROPPED OFF at the NRS Healthcare depot at Unit 3a, Thorn Business Park, Rotherwas, Hereford, HR2 6JT. The depot is open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.Or choose one of the following options to arrange a FREE COLLECTION of height adjustable shower chairs, commodes, perching stools, toilet frames, door frame ramps and bed rails:
item(s) can be DROPPED OFF at the NRS Healthcare depot at Unit 3a, Thorn Business Park, Rotherwas, Hereford, HR2 6JT. The depot is open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.Or choose one of the following options to arrange a FREE COLLECTION of height adjustable shower chairs, commodes, perching stools, toilet frames, door frame ramps and bed rails: