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Hereford Combined Schools’ Carol Service – 29th November 2018

Led by the Herefordshire Cathedral School and its Director of Music, David Evans, the following choirs came together to sing both separately and as a magnificent combined choir. Clyro Church in Wales Primary School, Bishop Hooper Church of England  Primary School Pembridge Church of England Primary School St. Pauls Church of England Primary School Bishops Castle […]

Visit to Skylon Park, The Hereford Enterprise Zone at Rotherwas – 28th November 2018

Andrew Manning Cox, Chairman of the Hereford Enterprise Zone Board, and thus a co-opted member of the Marches Local Enterprise Board (LEP) (as well as many other non-executive directorships), with Mark Pearce, Managing Director of Skylon Park,  kindly gave up considerable time to update on progress on the Enterprise Zone (EZ). The EZ is filling up and […]

Herefordshire MIND Mind@40 Expo – 20th to 27th November

Herefordshire MIND had a series of events at St. Peter’s Hereford in the week from 20th to 27th November,  including their AGM on 23rd. On 27th, they ended with a lecture on the History of Mental Health in Herefordshire (including Monmouthshire, Radnorshire and Breconshire at one time). Change in our area mirrored changes in thinking elsewhere. […]

Leominster Town Lights Carol Service and Switch on – 24th November 2018

The Town of Leominster  held their Town Lights Carol Service in the Priory before a procession to Corn Square for the turn-on of the Christmas lights. Luston Primary School sang “Knock, knock, who’s there?” Leominster Primary School sang “I want to see your baby boy” Ivington Primary School sang “Gabriel’s message” Stoke Prior Primary School sang “Sleep […]

The Shrieval Lecture – November 23rd 2018

120 or so gathered in Court #1 at the Shire Hall, Hereford to hear The Right Hon. Sir David Latham, a retired High Court judge and past Chairman of the Parole Board, deliver a lecture on “Have we become a risk-averse society?”. Here is a link to his Wikipedia entry. The short answer was probably […]

Herefordshire Rural Hub – 21st November 2018

This was a day in two parts. In the afternoon, at the Three Counties Hotel in Hereford, the Herefordshire Rural Hub had an event, The Herefordshire Rural Business Advice Day. This brought together a diverse group of commercial and voluntary organisations that work with the agricultural sector. A number of farmers come to meet their advisors […]

A service of Remembrance & Hope for those affected by Road Traffic Accidents – 18th November 2018

All too often, we read of a dreadful car accident in Herefordshire and elsewhere, with many killed or injured and many other left dealing with the consequences – grief, caring for the long term injuries, both physical and mental. Previous engagements have included events dedicated to trying to prevent these accidents. A previous High Sheriff […]

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service – Herefordshire Medals and Awards Ceremony – 16th November 2018

Many members of the Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service gathered, with their families, at the Town Hall, in Hereford for their annual medals and awards ceremony. The Fire Brigade’s Long Service and Good Conduct Medal is awarded by Her Majesty the Queen to honour those who have given twenty years meritorious service. Her […]

HOPE AGM celebration evening – 14th November 2018

HOPE Support Services held their AGM at the Chase Hotel. Actually, the formal part of the meeting was held quietly beforehand and we were given an inspiring show by the young people who deliver support to young people who have a close family member with a life threatening illness.  They work very closely with St. […]

HVOSS AGM – 14th November 2018

The Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service (HVOSS) held its AGM at the Kindle Centre, Hereford. HVOSS sits at the centre of Voluntary organisations in Herefordshire providing help, advise and services. The meeting was welcomed by Lynda Wilcox, Chair of HVOSS and Will Lindesay, Chief Executive told us about the year gone by and plans for the future. […]