News from Herefordshire Council.
Statement updated: 19 December 2014
The local government minister Kris Hopkins has published the provisional local government finance settlement for 2015/16. The proposed reductions are in line with the assumptions the council has made in developing its budget for the next financial year, 2015/16.
Leominster resident Mrs Jolene Watton was sentenced to 16 months in custody after being found guilty by a jury for fraudulently claiming over £28,107.45 of benefits. She appeared for sentencing at Hereford Crown Court on the 11th December 2014.
The development of Hereford Buttermarket saw four interesting proposals presented to a cross council panel on Thursday 11 December.
Herefordshire Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, is to consider proposals to purchase a new information and advice service. If approved the new service will provide broad, comprehensive signposting advice and information that covers all aspects of care and health information for adults across the county.
Cold homes have a significant impact on people's health. One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm.
Eating, drinking and being merry is what the festive period is all about but that doesn’t mean we have to waste more. People throughout Herefordshire will be creating their own signature dishes over Christmas making the most of their lovely leftovers and a call has gone out to share pictures of their creations through social media.
On-site works are continuing to progress well at Hartlebury Trading Estate, near Stourport, on EnviRecover, the new energy from waste (EfW) facility that is set to open in spring 2017.
Herefordshire residents are at an increased risk from flu as figures released on 8 December 2014 show that less than 36% of people under 65 with an existing health condition have had a vaccination so far this year.
Six unemployed young people from Hereford have secured apprenticeships with Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) following a vocational training course run by youth charity The Prince’s Trust in partnership with the company.