News from Herefordshire Council.
Herefordshire Council will be deciding their future commitment to fibre deployment on 3rd December when a revised Fastershire broadband strategy will be debated. It is estimated the current broadband delivery will reach in the region of 90% of premises in Herefordshire by the end of 2016. To reach deeper into rural areas national government has allocated up to £5.52m additional funding to the county, with the funds expected to be matched by local sources. The revised broadband strategy outlines how the funds will be used to meet the ambition of the council that by the end of 2018 everyone in Herefordshire will be able to access the broadband services they need.
Herefordshire Council is calling on residents of the county to help to set its transport and infrastructure spending priorities from 2016-2031. The new LTP4, once adopted, will set out the council's strategy for supporting economic growth, improving health and wellbeing, and reducing the environmental impacts of transport.
Following the confirmation of the government’s commitment to achieve a budget surplus by 2020, Herefordshire Council anticipates reductions in local government spending to continue, reducing by over half by 2020.
The launch of the High Town refurbishment consultation got off to a flying start last week with 270 people visiting the exhibition at Lloyds Bank Lobby and 119 on-line survey responses received (as of Monday morning).
Residents of Leominster can enjoy a cuppa and some cake, when the Alzheimer’s Society throws open the doors of its new Meeting Centre to the local community.
After weeks of work converting the Town Hall meeting room and transferring book stock, the temporary Library at the Town Hall on St Owen Street is due to open Tuesday 24 November at 9.30.
Updated: 23 November 2015......The council is legally required to consult on any changes to school admissions numbers if a reduction is proposed by a school for which it is responsible.
Herefordshire Council would like to advise residents of possible severe weather this weekend. The Met Office have issued a cold weather alert, with a 50% chance of wintry showers and frost. The weather may affect travel conditions and also have an impact on health services
Herefordshire Council trading standards service is warning vulnerable residents about a recent spate of cold calling by suspected rogue companies selling mobility and daily living aids such as scooters, bath hoists, adjustable chairs and other specialist equipment at vastly inflated prices.
52 people assembled in Rotherwas at the new Herefordshire Archives and Records Centre (HARC ), in eager anticipation of Herefordshire Archaeology’s 200th Historic Landscape Walk on Tuesday November 10.