News from Herefordshire Council.
The owners, occupier and brewery of the Broadleys pub in Hereford have had restrictions placed on what they can do with the building. Herefordshire Council has issued a direction which removes the permitted development rights that had been associated with the property. The notice, formally known as an “article four direction” means that the owners must now seek a planning permission if they wish to change the use of the building.
In the decade to August 2013 a wide range of ‘streetscene’ (highways and public spaces), building maintenance, catering and other ancillary services were delivered through a contract latterly held by Amey Wye Valley Ltd. Over that period the contract value exceeded £200m. With all its contracts, Herefordshire Council expects to pay the contracted fair rate for the services provided in return we expect those services to be performed to the contracted specification. Such concerns are notified to the contractor at the point they become known to the council. During the course of any contract areas of disagreement may arise and when this occurs the council seeks to find an acceptable way forward.
Rekan Gafoor (29) from Coventry was sentenced to a community penalty of 100 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay costs of £800 on Tuesday 24 February at Hereford Magistrates’ Court.
The council has agreed a lease with Hereford Football Club today, Tuesday 24 February 2015. The agreement and lease are subject to contract and solicitors final comment.
Keep Herefordshire Warm (KHW) is supporting a national day to raise awareness of the plight of those struggling to heat their homes affordably
Local residents are being asked to get involved with shaping the future of the county’s health and social care by helping to decide the priorities for Herefordshire’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Green-fingered folk in the county are being given the opportunity to become an expert in composting through a free training day being delivered at The Cube in Malvern on 11 April 2015.
Herefordshire Council has decided to progress the transfer of the management of the Queenswood Country Park and Bodenham Lake to the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and Herefordshire New Leaf.
Councillor Tony Johnson welcomed a yes vote to create a Business Improvement District in Hereford City.
With Herefordshire parish and town elections coming up in May this year, Herefordshire Council is providing interested residents with an opportunity to find out more about how to get involved.