As part of a programme to get to know our County better, Councillor Chris Chappell gave us a tour of his ward in South Wye, with particular focus on the social centres of Hinton and Saxon Hall. We have previously visited the Kindle Centre which also plays a key role in the community, (see post for 27th April) .
It was moving to pause at the immaculately kept cemetery for the Regiment at St. Martins Church and reflect on the role that the Regiment plays in the County. See here.
This is an area that has had many challenges and the community is clearly rising to those challenges. Both Community Centres (and the Kindle) are hives of activity due to a dedicated staff and volunteers. Next door to the Rotherwas Industrial Estate and the Skylon Enterprise zone, it has interesting employment on its doorstep that should grow.