News from Herefordshire Council.
A change in focus is set to help people with drug and alcohol addiction recover and live positive active lives in their local communities. Herefordshire Council has this week awarded a three year contract worth more than £5m in total to national organisation, Addaction to deliver substance misuse services across the county. The service will replace that currently delivered by 2gether Trust’s DASH project, which provides treatment and support to more than 900 people helping them get off drugs and alcohol and back into work or, training and involved in healthy activities.
New investment has been announced for women entrepreneurs in Herefordshire and Glououcestershire to help start or grow their businesses by improving digital skills.
Herefordshire businesses looking to improve their profitability whilst enhancing their sustainability joined to share their expertise on Thursday 16 July. Local business, Caplor Energy in Fownhope hosted the third meeting of the Business Futures Forum, (BFF).
Herefordshire Council is inviting bids for funding from the county’s voluntary and community sector, parish councils and schools to pay for exciting and creative projects that can improve people’s lives.
Herefordshire residents have increased recycling rates in the county since the introduction of alternate weekly collections in November 2014.
Herefordshire Council has today (Friday 24 July) launched its priorities and budget consultation for 2016/17 and is asking residents to participate and have their say.
National Grid statement We would like to advise motorists that the planned gas mains replacement work on Belmont Road in Hereford has been postponed for two weeks. The work will now start on Monday, 3 August and is expected to take four weeks to complete. During that time, there will be two-way traffic lights to control the traffic on Belmont Road by the junction with Walnut Tree Avenue.
Herefordshire residents who have concerns over excessive noise in their neighbourhoods have been benefitting from a new summer time service which started on Friday 26 June 2015.
Children in Herefordshire are being encouraged to get active this summer with the new Change4Life and Disney 10 Minute Shake Up campaign. 10 Minute Shake Up has lots of new and exciting ten minute games and activities for children to play as part of four Disney teams: Big Hero 6, Frozen, Monsters and Toy Story. By picking their favourite team and completing as many Shake Up activities as they can throughout the summer children can help their chosen Disney team win.
Two Herefordshire bus companies have stepped in to ensure the continuation of services to passengers once First Midland cease operations in the county in September.