place for information on Ross-on-Wye and the Wye Valley
FROM ROSS-ON-WYE AND AROUND THE REGION
ROSS LIONS HELP ROSS MS SUPPORT GROUP WITH A SPECIAL CHAIR
looking for ways to improve the standard of life for their
members, the Ross MS Support Group decided that a special
wheelchair would be most useful. It had to be easy to use,
narrow enough to go through ordinary doorways and be easily
transportable. They discovered that the 'Go Chair' made
by Pride Mobility Products would suit their purposes admirably.
The wheelchair would be used by any and all members, as
and when required. However, the cost was £950, no small
sum for a group of volunteers. This is when they decided
to approach other organizations to see what financial help
they would give.
receiving a letter of appeal, the Ross Lions Club, who have
supported the MS Group in the past, had no hesitation in
saying they would be happy to buy the wheelchair for them.
At a presentation ceremony at the Larruperz Centre, where
the MS Group hold their monthly meetings, Lions President
Andrew Middlecote, Community Services Chairman, Martin King
and Public Relations Officer, Bernard Fowkes, presented
the MS Secretary, Peter Cowdery, with a cheque. Being aware
that they were getting the money, they had already bought
the wheelchair and Peter was happy to demonstrate it to
all and sundry.
and his wife, Maureen, not only do the secretarial work
but also carry out most of the organizing. The Chair of
the group, Gaye Cheeseman, thanked the Ross Lions for their
generosity and said great use would be made of the wheelchair;
making life so much easier for the MS sufferers. For all
their troubles they are a happy lot and on the evening they
were having a demonstration on Tai Chi.
MS Support Group hold their meetings on the 1st Thursday
of each Month at the Larruperz Centre at 7pm. The meetings
take the form of social gatherings or they have interesting
speakers and once a month the group go out on bus trips.
wishing to join the group should contact the Chair, Gaye
Cheeseman on 01531 670680. All MS sufferers are very welcome.
Martin King hands over the cheque to Peter Cowdery, watched by Gaye
Cheeseman, Maureen Cowdery and Lions President Andrew Middlecote.
MIKE AND JANE WELCOME PAUL TO THE BRIDGE AT WILTON
The Bridge at Wilton is renowned for it's fine dining, having
won many awards and wonderful accolades in the national
press. Proprietors, Mike and Jane Pritchard have every reason
to be proud of these achievements, which they say could
not have been realized without the hard work of all of their
staff. It was a sad moment when their chef, James Arbourne
decided it was time to move on, but the future of the Bridge
looks even brighter under the auspices of new chef, Paul
has 20 years of experience as a chef and is more than able
to maintain the extremely high standard of cuisine that
people have come to expect from this establishment. Paul
is already making his mark with his menu, which is contrived
using largely locally produced ingredients, delicious fish
and the vegetables and herbs grown at the Bridge.
is eager to please diners at the Bridge and is more than
happy to prepare dishes accordingly. If you have a special
requirement, simply telephone with your request a couple
of days before your meal and he will do his utmost to accommodate
you. The Bridge at Wilton will also soon be able to cater
for large wedding parties.
at The Bridge is a relaxed, leisurely experience to be savoured
along with the delicious food and you will be pleasantly
surprised at the great value for money too. Currently, a
two course lunch will cost £12.50. Three course lunches
are available for £16.00.
offers are also often available. Why not try the Bridge
at Wilton for yourself. We did and we were extremely
Paul Kelly at work in his kitchen at the Bridge at Wilton.
delicious dishes are ready to be served.
NEW REFUSE AND RECYCLING SCHEME LAUNCHED
Council would like to say a big 'thank you' to everybody
who joined in the new recycling service which started on
Monday, 2nd November. In the first week alone, some 240
tonnes of recyclable materials were collected compared to
97 tonnes this time last year.
John Jarvis, the cabinet member for the environment and
strategic housing said, 'I am delighted the service has
got off to good start and the fact we have more than doubled
the amount of recyclable materials collected shows that
people in the county are willing to do their bit for the
environment as well. Our consultations with the public told
us that, while people wanted to recycle more, they also
wanted to keep their weekly refuse collection and I am delighted
we have been able to do that, at a price that was even cheaper
than the previous contract we had. We have also been exceptionally
busy on the phone lines too and we thank everyone for their
patience when trying to call waste management with queries
about the new service. Please be assured we are working
as quickly as possible to iron out any problems that have
occurred due to the changes.'
help with the new collections, our contractor Focsa is now
operating with 34 brand new, more environmentally friendly
vehicles, which will collect refuse on a weekly basis and
recycling on a fortnightly basis from across the county.
These new vehicles are a range of sizes to accommodate our
county roads. Refuse and recycling may be collected at different
times of the day, as in some areas there are separate vehicles
to collect refuse and recycling. However, most of the vehicles
are split-bodied and will collect both refuse and recycling
at the same time. Ninety eight per cent of all wheeled bins
and clear recycling sacks have been delivered with the remaining
properties being scheduled a delivery this week. Please
use your old recycling bags, whether purple or clear, to
tide you over.
council are writing to a small number of properties that
did not receive the correct collection day calendar but
if you want to check your collection day at any time, please
visit the council's website www.herefordshire.gov.uk . Another
brand new service that this project is able to offer residents
is a free text message service to remind them when their
recycling collection day is. Anyone who registers for this
service will receive a free text reminder at 6pm the evening
prior to their recycling collection. To use this service
simply text "hcrecycle", your postcode and first line of
your address to 80800. '
WELLBEING ARTS PROJECT COMING TO ROSS-ON-WYE IN JANUARY
Olwyn Barnett, Herefordshire Council's cabinet member for
adult social care has praised the creative courage of older
people taking part in the Well-being Arts Project Showcase,
organized by Herefordshire Housing. The
project encouraged older residents to explore art to build
self-confidence, learn new skills and make friends. Over
25 people took part in communities in Clehonger and Hereford
and the project will be rolled out further to Ross-On-Wye
think it is fair to say that many people might assume that
if we have a roof over our heads and somewhere to sleep,
and are kept nice and warm and safe, with enough to eat,
that most of our needs are taken care of,' said Councillor
Barnett, as she opened the exhibition in Hereford. 'However,
even if our basic needs are met, we can still feel isolated,
and unfulfilled. We all also have a real need to create,
to learn new skills, to express ourselves, to belong and
to be part of something worthwhile.
creative is always a little bit of a risk - especially if
we have never drawn or painted before. But when we are creative
together, it is amazing what can be achieved, and it is
good fun too. All of us have talents that can remain hidden
throughout most of our lives. Then something happens to
bring them out - often to our complete surprise.
the work I have seen is a revelation to me. So much joy
and reward has come to so many people with this project.
It is true: the simple ideas are always the best. And this
is one of the best projects I have seen in all my time as
a councillor in Hereford.'
WE MUST KEEP OUR LOCAL PUBS OPEN FOR BUSINESS SAYS SARAH
campaigner Sarah Carr, has been working hard with the local
community to help preserve the uncertain future of the much
loved Castle Inn village pub at Little Birch (used by villagers
in Little Birch, Much Birch and Kingsthorne). Concerns regarding
the viability of the village pub have raised questions about
its future, with local people involved expressing a desire
to keep the pub open.
has met with the Parish council and the local ĎSave Our
Pubí Group, as well as speaking to the Castle Inn owner
to help mediate a way forward. With nearly six pubs closing
every day of the week, and local pubs continually coming
under threat, Sarah said, 'Local pubs such as the Castle
Inn at Little Birch act as vital hubs of our communities,
but are increasingly coming under the threat of closure
like so many of our other public facilities. I am working
hard with local people to try and secure the future of this
speaking to pub owners and licensees I know many have been
having a hard time making ends meet especially during this
recession. At some point the government will realize that
village pubs, shops, schools and post offices have a real
social as well as economic value and must be preserved.
I believe the government could be doing a lot more to support
our pubs such as extending the discretionary local 50 per
cent rate relief scheme for village shops to sole village
pubs and acting against unfair practices in the brewery
will be writing to the Minister to demand action on these
points. I will continue to press our government to take
steps to preserve the much valued village pub before they
WALKERS ARE WELCOME AND THEIR DOGS ARE TOO
the Director of Canine Affairs for the Ross-on-Wye Walkers
are Welcome Group is pleased to announce that his long-awaited
booklet of Dog-friendly Walks is now on sale at the Ross
Tourist Information Centre. With details of eight walks
in and around Ross with sketch maps for each and distances
up to 6 miles dogs of all sizes should find something of
the Labrador has long been a supporter of the Rights of
Way Department's policy of replacing stiles with gates and
is looking forward to further progress following its transfer
to Amey Herefordshire. With walking becoming an ever more
popular form of recreation and exercise for both dogs and
their owners, Ben is confident his new publication will
enable both to enjoy further the beautiful countryside around
Ross. He is keen to stress that owners need to be responsible
when taking their pets into the countryside, taking extra
care when around livestock or wildlife and being conscientious
about cleaning up any dog mess.
booklet is now available from the TIC at a price of £3.
The Chairman of the Group, Sam Phillips, said he was pleased
to see this publication on the shelves at the TIC as it
had been prompted by suggestions from local hoteliers earlier
in the year. He commended Ben for his hard work and trusted
it would be of use to visitors and local residents alike.
is the second of the new publications planned by the Walkers
Are Welcome Group and follows on from the Bus Walks leaflet
produced in October. A new descriptive leaflet for the extended
Buggy Route will also become available soon. These leaflets
are available free from the TIC.
Director of Canine Affairs of Walkers Are Welcome.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO BE DISCUSSED AT GOODRICH VILLAGE HALL
Council is pressing on with its rolling programme of housing
need surveys and consultations in rural areas, as part of
a process to provide more affordable housing. The next consultation
on affordable housing in the county rolls into Goodrich
council has teamed up with the parish council for a Village
Design Statement Exhibition at Goodrich Village Hall. On
Saturday, 21st November there will be information boards
displayed from 10am to 1pm and on Tuesday, 24th November,
from 6.30pm to 9pm, council officers will be available to
answer any queries people may have about the housing needs
survey, which examines what quantity and kind of housing
is needed in the area. The meeting will also provide an
opportunity to identify possible sites for affordable housing,
which can help keep rural communities alive.
county earnings are £20,300 a year, compared with £25,200
nationally, but median house prices in Herefordshire are
over eight times the average wage, so the council is trying
to do more to encourage affordable housing builds.
PUBLIC WELCOME TO ATTEND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE MEETING IN ROSS
of Herefordshire Council's committees which look at proposals,
scrutinizes decisions made and carries out reviews of services,
is to hold a meeting in Ross-on-Wye later this month. The
environment scrutiny committee will gather at the Larruperz
Centre in Grammar School Close, on Monday, 23rd November.
The meeting, which will start at 9.30am, is one of a series
of regular meetings the council's scrutiny committees hold.
At the meeting the committee will hear from the Safer Roads
Partnership, the organization set up to make Herefordshire
roads safer, which includes the use of road safety cameras.
The committee will also hear feedback from the council's
cabinet (senior politicians responsible for taking key decisions
about council services and policy) on suggestions the committee
put forward following a review of on street parking in the
of the public who attend the meeting will hear a report
into the way the council maintains the roads in the county
and also hear details concerning the environmental impact
of the council's fleet of vehicles.
committees have a vital role to play to ensure decisions
are sound and that local council tax payers receive good
services that provide value for money,' said Councillor
Bob Matthews, chairman of the environment scrutiny committee.
'These meetings have mainly been held in the council chamber
in Hereford, so I'm pleased that this meeting is to be held
in Ross-on-Wye and would invite anyone with an interest
in the council or its activities to come along and see democracy
of the public can submit a question concerning an item on
the agenda or participate in the meeting at the chairman's
discretion. Anyone who has a question they would like to
ask should submit it at least two days before the meeting
to the committee officer. This will help to ensure that
an answer can be provided at the meeting.
full agenda for the meeting will be posted on the council's
website, www.herefordshire.gov.uk, and will contain background
information for the meeting.
JESSE DISCUSSES NEW HOUSING BOND IDEA WITH CITYLIFE EXPERTS
local politician has been looking closely at new ways to
bring affordable housing to Herefordshire. The Conservative
candidate, Jesse Norman recently met in Manchester with
Tim Jones of CityLife and David Roper of PriceWaterhouseCoopers
(PWC), to discuss a potentially revolutionary new housing
and PWC have pioneered the use of new charitable bonds to
support social action projects in the UK, with a special
focus on affordable housing. The charitable bonds allow
people to invest in social action projects, generally for
a period of five years, at the end of which they get their
investment back. The capital is used to build new housing,
which generates rental income to pay back the borrowing.
And the interest goes to support local services and voluntary
groups. Citylife's work has resulted in around £35 million
so far being invested in local communities, in places such
as Hertfordshire, Sheffield, Newcastle and London. Still
larger sums are in the pipeline.
on the discussions, Jesse said, 'We have a huge need for
affordable housing in Herefordshire, and charitable bonds
could be an important part of the solution. This will allow
local people and companies to support new housing -- and
still get their investment back. It would be particularly
interesting to use this approach in connection with Section
106 grants. At present housing developers and supermarkets
simply pay for new infrastructure when they build something.
It would be much better to have them pay the interest via
a charitable bond, because this would release far larger
sums for capital investment.
shall be consulting with local developers and the Council
to see if we can use this approach to address our affordable
housing needs quickly and effectively.'
with Tim Jones of CityLife and David Roper of PWC.
CAR DATA CHECK IMPORTANT WHEN BUYING USED CARS
Council's Trading Standards Service is issuing a stark warning
to anyone buying a used car. Prospective buyers should always
carry out a car data check such as HPI or Experian, to ensure
there is no outstanding finance. This advice follows an
incident that took place on 23rd October, when an innocent
Hereford man had his £1,250 Vauxhall Astra repossessed by
'Log Book Loans' due to a previous owner defaulting on a
loan for which the car was security.
innocent buyers are protected where a car has outstanding
hire purchase on it, there is no such protection where the
car is secured by way of a bill of sale. Log Book Loans
offer loans to people with poor credit ratings at very high
rates of interest. The loans are secured with a bill of
sale on the borrower's car. The borrower has no legal right
to sell the car until the loan is repaid in full. In this
particular case, the borrower defaulted on the loan and
sold the car on to an unsuspecting consumer, who subsequently
sold it onto another purchaser who has now lost out. All
three people involved live within our county.
trading standards officer, Tim Thorne said, 'Bills of Sale
were intended to be banned in 1974 but it failed to happen.
The government now intends to outlaw them in the next few
years due to the severe detriment caused to consumers, including
those who take the loans out themselves. Buying a car with
an outstanding Bill of Sale is like buying a stolen vehicle.
You have no right to keep it whatsoever.
devastated consumer now has little alternative but to sue
the person he bought the it from even though that person
was also innocent in the matter.'
MAN SUSTAINS SERIOUS HEAD INJURIES IN DONNINGTON ACCIDENT
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following
a road traffic collision between a car and a bus which left
a driver in a critical condition. The incident happened
on the B4216 Ledbury to Dymock road at Donnington, near
Ledbury at 7.08pm on Friday, 6th November, when a white
Mazda MX5 convertible, which was being driven South from
Ledbury towards Dymock, and in the process of negotiating
a left hand bend, was in collision with a Dennis single
decker bus travelling in the opposite direction.
male driver of the Mazda sustained serious head injuries
in the collision and is currently in a critical condition
in Hereford County Hospital. A woman passenger on the bus
sustained serious facial injuries and was also treated at
the same hospital. Her condition was not life-threatening.
The bus driver and the remaining two passengers were uninjured.
road was closed for several hours whilst the emergency services
worked at the scene and police collision investigators examined
the site to determine the cause of the crash.
are anxious to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision
or saw the two vehicles travelling on the B4216 immediately
prior to the collision. Anyone with information which can
help should contact PC Steve Wood of the Roads Policing
Team at Hereford Police Station on 0300 333 3000 as soon
RACIALLY MOTIVATED ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR INCIDENT
Police are investigating an incident of racially motivated
antisocial behaviour that took place in an estate off Whittern
Way, Hereford, when at approximately 8.50pm on Sunday, 3rd
November, a rock was thrown at the window of a house. The
incident is being treated as racially motivated and Police
are appealing for any witnesses or information to assist
the ongoing investigation. No one was injured in the incident.
Kevin Purcell stated, 'All matters of antisocial behaviour
are taken seriously. When there is a suggestion that it
may be racially motivated, we will do all we can to ensure
that the offender is brought to justice.'
with information that may assist the investigation is asked
to contact Hereford Police Station on 0300 333 3000.'
COUNTY PHARMACISTS CELEBRATE 200 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Herefordshire has praised four local pharmacists who have
celebrated 50 years since they completed their training
and began practising - and they are not finished yet. At
a meeting of the Herefordshire branch of the Royal Pharmaceutical
Society of Great Britain on 20th October, the four were
honoured for their long professional service, and presented
with a letter of congratulation and a small gift.
Matthews, proprietor of Matthews Medicines in Grandstand
Road, Hereford for 18 years, qualified in 1959 and has been
a community pharmacist ever since. She still works full-time
at the pharmacy providing many services for patients including
being on-call for advice and emergency supply of medicines
for palliative care patients outside of normal working hours.
Clewer also qualified in 1959 and has owned a pharmacy in
Leominster since 1980. He moved to H. G. Clewer Ltd pharmacy
in Westfield Walk, Leominster in 2001. Harold is semi retired,
but still pops into the pharmacy every day and works about
20 hours per week. Harold has been a key member in responding
to requests for advice and supplies of medicines of hours
particularly for palliative care patients.
Edmonds qualified in 1958 and has always worked in community
pharmacies across Herefordshire. Bernard is now semi retired
but still does some locum work in Herefordshire pharmacies
one to two days per week.
celebrating was Peter Swinburne, who has been a hospital
pharmacist since he qualified in 1958 and still works in
the hospital pharmacy in Hereford. Peter is also treasurer
for the Local Pharmaceutical Committee.
Rogers, governance pharmacist at NHS Herefordshire said,
'It's amazing to think that these four individuals have
provided a total of over 200 years of dedicated service
to Herefordshire people. They have witnessed huge changes
over the past 50 years in the development of new drugs and
the increasing role of the pharmacist. Today, Herefordshire's
community pharmacists help patients to stop smoking, undertake
reviews of medicines, advise on sexual health matters, including
Chlamydia screening and advise and treat minor ailments,
all this as well as dispensing prescriptions.
behalf of NHS Herefordshire, I would like to thank the pharmacists
for their conscientious and professional support over the
years, particularly in their advice and supply of medicines
to palliative care patients at the end of life, who have
been able to receive the medicines they need to allow them
to stay in their own homes.'
week is national 'Ask Your Pharmacist' Week, so go along
to your local pharmacy and 'talk about your medicines!'
four pharmacists have given over 200 years of service between them
to the county of Herefordshire.
GOVERNMENT MUST ACT OVER BOVINE TB SAYS SARAH CARR
Carr, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Hereford
and South Herefordshire has called for the government to
act on tackling bovine TB and to take heed of the recommendations
of the Tuberculosis Eradication Group (TBEG) when they report
back. Hilary Benn MP, the Secretary of State for the Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs, has stated that he has accepted
the recommendations of the latest TBEG report but would
not commit to acting upon the final reportís recommendations.
said, 'Bovine TB results in thousands of cattle being slaughtered
across England and Wales every year and a herd breakdown
can be the death of a struggling farm business. Acting on
the policy recommendations of the TBEG could result in a
significant drop in the number of cases of Bovine TB. If
the government does not take notice of the recommendations
it would be another example of wasting the time of all those
involved and wasting public money.
is imperative that the government changes their policy as
soon as possible under the guidance of experts like the
TBEG to prevent further damage to farmersí livestock.'
NHS HEREFORDSHIRE SECURES EXPERTISE WITH TWO REAPPOINTMENTS
Herefordshire has announced that Susan Mead and Dr Philip
Ashurst have been reappointed to serve further terms as
non-executive directors of the primary care trust board.
The board is responsible for supervising the overall work
of NHS Herefordshire and ensuring probity and public service
Mead has been appointed for a further term from 12th October
2009 to 11th October 2013. She has worked as national director
in the Audit Commission, holding lead responsibility for
joint reviews of local councils across England and Wales
and has previously held senior positions in local government
and in the Social Services Inspectorate. Susan also has
considerable experience of health and social care. She has
chaired and sat on a number of inquiry panels into issues
of public concern and now works as an independent consultant
in local government and has acted as external moderator
of regulatory work.
Philip Ashurst has been a non-executive director of the
primary care trust since it was formed in 2000 and in his
role as the trust's audit committee chairman, he has now
been reappointed from 12th October 2009 to 11th October
2010. Dr Ashurst, who is also a deputy lieutenant of the
county of Herefordshire, was a magistrate on the Hereford
Bench for over 15 years and, until he retired at the end
of 2008, had been chairman of the bench for the preceding
three years. With a background as a scientist he has over
30 years experience in running successful small and medium
sized businesses. He continues to act as a consultant to
food and pharmaceutical industries in both the UK and abroad.
composition of the NHS Herefordshire board is set down by
the Department of Health. It includes seven non-executive
directors, which are appointed by the Appointments Commission
on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health, and are
drawn from the local community. Appointments comply with
the requirements of the Commissioner for Public Appointments'
(OCPA) Code of Practice. Non-executive directors work alongside
executive directors such as the chief executive Chris Bull
and the non-executive chair, Joanna Newton.
said, 'I am delighted to announce the reappointment of Susan
and Philip as this means their valuable contribution to
the success of NHS Herefordshire in leading the local health
economy is set to continue. Philip has been a member of
the primary care trust board since the beginning and we
have benefited enormously from his breadth and depth of
knowledge. Susan's track record in local government and
in health and social care, together with her local knowledge
and contacts, is helping us to work effectively with our
partners to improve health and care for thousands of local
people. Both reappointments will help the board in realizing
its vision, in partnership with Herefordshire Council, to
deliver efficient, excellent services and improved outcomes
for the people of Herefordshire.'
non-executive appointments are made on merit and political
activity plays no part in the selection process. However,
there is a requirement for appointees' political activity
(if any declared) to be made public. Susan Mead and Dr Philip
Ashurst declared no political activities, and do not hold
any other Ministerial appointments. As a non-executive director,
Susan Mead receives a remuneration of £7,882 a year. Dr
Philip Ashurst's remuneration as audit chair is £13,136
WORLD RENOWNED DESIGNER OUTLINES PLANS FOR VITAL STREETSCAPE
traders and residents have welcomed detailed plans for creating
a 'lively and vital streetscape' between the city core and
the new leisure and retail attractions proposed for the
old livestock market site. Herefordshire Council set up
a special event in the city on Monday, 2nd November, for
businesses and residents on Widemarsh Street to view the
scheme and schedule of work.
inspiring presentation by renowned street designer Ben Hamilton-Baillie
drew applause from the audience. Many said they were delighted
with the scheme, which will repave the street with a combination
of natural stones, merging road and pavement levels and
removing unnecessary street signage, yellow lines and clutter.
The designs would complement the high quality of the architecture
in Widemarsh Street, with the aim of presenting an attractive
route to High Town from Blueschool/Newmarket Street, which
will also be improved and made pedestrian friendly. Herefordshire
Council is to have individual discussions with shops and
businesses affected by the ambitious 40-week improvement
programme to ensure any specific needs are heard and met.
Brian Wilcox told businesses that the contract for the work
is currently out to tender, but will be awarded before Christmas,
with work scheduled to begin in the New Year. He warned
that the work would take 40 weeks but would be closely managed
by the council. Highways engineers will have one-to-one
meetings with businesses on Widemarsh Street to discuss
specific elements of the design and schedule to ensure the
streetscape transformation delivers maximum benefit but
want the street, which is a premier shopping destination
in the city, to be as welcoming as possible to encourage
more shoppers and tourists to visit Hereford,' said Councillor
Wilcox. 'The council wants to do everything it can to boost
trade and build prosperity for local businesses and independent
shops, as well as revitalize the city as an important shopping,
business and tourism destination, both within the county,
the region and mid-Wales. The general consensus seemed to
be that the transformation of Widemarsh Street will be worth
it as long as we look after traders and maintain access
to shops throughout the schedule of work.'
Hamilton-Baillie has world renowned specialist knowledge
and experience in innovative solutions for reconciling pedestrian
and traffic movement with quality public spaces in cities,
towns and villages. His work draws on extensive research
of best practice in mainland Europe, North America and the
UK. Ben Hamilton-Baillie also told the audience that regeneration
will 'put right the damage' done by the inner ring road,
and outlined a number of ideas for improving Blueschool/Newmarket
Street. His plans will aim to remove 'physical and psychological
barriers' to entice visitors, tourists and shoppers to and
from the historic core of the city and the exciting new
attractions proposed for the old livestock market site.
plans for Widemarsh Street will be on permanent display
for a few weeks at the city's Butter Market, which is also
part of the council's vision and investment for the city.
The council is launching a national architectural competition
after Herefordians voted for the market to be refurbished
with a traditional Victorian interior.