News from Herefordshire Council.
As part of the ongoing First World War centenary events, 2017 has been designated as the year of the home front. Herefordshire First World War Centenary Committee and Herefordshire Council are holding an open day called 'the family at war’ to give people the opportunity to come up with ideas of events and activities that could take place in Herefordshire to commemorate the incredible contribution to the war effort of 'ordinary' people in 2017.
Herefordshire Council urges drivers to plan ahead, be patient and allow yourself extra travel time during the May Fair.
The final 14 Community Champion awards amazing finalists have been announced. Twelve Herefordshire residents and two local groups have been short-listed for the 5 Community Champion awards, having had their name put forward by those inspired by their selfless work.
The Public Green Spaces Community Grant Scheme has been re-launched to provide funding for local community groups to maintain and enhance the county’s green spaces.
Organisations across the Marches are being invited to apply for a share of more than £11 million of European funding for schemes which will provide support to businesses.
Heart-stopping rides, side-shows, food stalls and ancient ceremonies are all part of the street extravaganza which is Hereford’s May Fair. The streets come alive during the three-day festival each year as thousands flock into the city centre, some from other counties, to enjoy the festival atmosphere and myriad of entertainment.
If you are seriously interested in building your own house in Herefordshire you can now let the Council know by filling in the Local Self Build Register.
Parents across England will find out today (Saturday 16 April), which school their child has been offered a place at for reception classes starting in September 2016.
West Mercia Police has announced a significant development in its investigation to identify a vulnerable man found in Herefordshire, referred to as Roger Curry.