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04-12-2023 at 9:58 AM

Christmas Bin Collections

Bin Collection Poster

22-11-2023 at 12:13 PM

Pembridge Parish Mowing Contract 2024-25

Pembridge Parish Council invites

Tenders for Mowing

Amenity grass areas  in Pembridge Parish

to undertake specific mowing duties within the parish from

1st March—31st October

Applicants should be self-employed, able to provide their own transport and qualified to use any relevant tools and equipment.  In addition, they should carry public liability insurance with minimum limit of indemnity of

£5 million.

Job specifications and information from the clerk.   


Written tenders should be sent to the parish clerk, Rebecca Bissell, or

Firbanks, Lyonshall, Kington, HR5 3LN,        

by noon on 31st January 2024.

04-10-2023 at 8:31 AM

Meet the Verdun Oak Sculptor - Ed Elliot - 11th Oct 4-6pm in the Hall

Verdun artist poster

26-09-2023 at 1:11 PM

Verdun Sapling Planting

Verdun Sapling Planting

Another Verdun Oak sapling has been planted along the Straight Mile in memory of Mark Powell who died in Iraq.

Planting the verdun sapling

His wife, Kate Powell with daughter Mollie.

11-09-2023 at 11:08 AM

How to Donate to the Verdun Sculpture

How to donate to the Verdun Oak Sculpture


Many people have asked: How can we donate to the Verdun Oak Sculpture?

Its easy...Please visit the JustGiving Page to make your donation and thank you for your kind support

11-09-2023 at 10:52 AM

Pembridge Film Nights

Pembridge Film Nights

The 2023 - 2024 season presents 25 years of the finest feelgood films, chosen to send you away with a smile on your face and a bounce in your step!

And we have a special bargain "early bird" offer - book four films online at one time before 17th September and only pay for three of them (online bookings only).

The first five films in our season, showing this autumn, are available for booking now. You can see the full details on our website or on our ticketing page to book now and grab your early bird bargains.

Friday 15th September: Barbie (12)- Watch the trailer Sold out, but you can join the waiting list in case we can show it again.!

 * It’s a riotously entertaining fable that manages simultaneously to celebrate, satirise and deconstruct its happy-plastic subject. Audiences will be delighted. Guardian


Thursday 5th October: Waking Ned (PG)  Watch the trailer

In the small Irish village of Tullagh Mor, Ned has won six million on the lottery ... but the shock has killed him. So can the village get together and fool the Lotto man into parting with the winnings? It'll take a bit of deception and a lot of cooperation.

 * Waking Ned is a spirited slice-of-life comedy with a stellar cast and some touches of real comic genius. RT Review

Thursday 19th October: About Time (12) Watch the trailer

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. From the writer of Four Weddings, Notting Hill and Love Actually.

 * As I stood outside the preview screening watching middle-aged men and women alike wiping away a (happy) tear, it was evident that the film had indeed delivered. Guardian

Thursday 9th November: Pleasantville (12)  Watch the trailer

Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves transported into a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that colorless, complacent world. One of my absolute favourite films! Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen and William H Macy are all superb.  

 * Pleasantville is both brilliant and witty and much of it is curiously moving. This thoughtful, generous movie is a triumph. The Guardian

Thursday 23rd November: Mrs Henderson Presents (12)  Watch the trailer
Wealthy but bored, Mrs. Henderson (Judi Dench) buys the derelict Windmill theatre just before the war and persuades Vivian Van Damm (Bob Hoskins) to run it, When failure looms, she comes up with a novel idea ... if the Lord Chamberlain will allow her to get away with it. Director Stephen Frears delivers a lot of fun, a few tears, and a heartfelt ending.

Please note that there is some nudity in this film but it is surprisingly inoffensive, as is shown by the 12 Certificate.

 * A classy, laugh-out-loud crowd pleaser with dual tour-de-force performances by Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins. RT Review

Buy your tickets here.

We have a draft list of films for our January - March season, but if you have an idea for a great feel-good film which will please our audience, do let us know!

For more information or to join the mailing list please contact Richard Goddard at



29-08-2023 at 1:53 PM

Verdun Sculpture Planning Permission Granted & A New Home for the Bench

Planning Permission Has Been Approved for the Verdun Sculpture

We are also pleased to announce the bench around the Verdun Oak tree has been restored and is now located on the Village Green. Enjoy!

Bench Instalaltion

Bench installed

29-08-2023 at 1:35 PM

Hereford Group Training are offering Free Suicide Prevention Training

HWGTA Poster training

21-06-2023 at 11:28 AM

Information on Private Fostering Arrangements from Herefordshire Council.

Fostering poster

21-06-2023 at 11:17 AM

Pembridge Church Events

Cream teas poster

Pud and Pimms Poster


15-06-2023 at 1:53 PM

Re-Consultation on the Turnpike Travellers Site Planning application.

220646 - Turnpike Caravan Site - Planning Re-consultation

Herefordshire Council has submitted amended and additional information to its application for 4 new pitches on the Turnpike site.

If you would like to view full planning details on Herefordshire Council website you can follow this LINK.

You can also place a comments by 3rd July on the site should you wish.


01-06-2023 at 3:05 PM

REMINDER - Road closure in Pembridge on 5th & 6th June for line painting

Road Closures 5th & 6th June

Stage One - A44 East Street, High Street and West Street

Works will be taking place under a full road closure, on Monday 5th June 2023. The roads will be closed between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

The signed diversion route will be via the A44 Lower Burton / A4112 Eardisley / A4111 Kington / A44 and vice versa. 

Road Closure map

Stage Two – Bridge Street and Bearwood Lane.

Works will be taking place under a full road closure, on Tuesday 6th June 2023. The roads will be closed between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

The signed diversion route for Bridge Street will be via the C1032 Staunton on Arrow / C1031 Lyonshall / A44 and vice versa.

The signed diversion route for Bearwood Lane will be via Bearwood Lane / C1082 Upper Hardwick / A44 and vice versa.



26-04-2023 at 10:39 AM

Notice of Poll For Arrow Ward Councillor - 4th May 2023

Notice of Poll for Arrow Ward Councillor

Full Information HERE

26-04-2023 at 9:57 AM

Pembridge Parish - Result of Uncontested Election

Pembridge Parish elected councillors - uncontested for the May 2023 Election 

Please click HERE

24-04-2023 at 9:57 AM

Herefordshire Council Consultation on the New Library and Museum

New Library & Museum in Hereford

Herefordshire Council is creating a new library at Maylord Orchards shopping centre and a redeveloped museum and art gallery in Hereford’s Broad Street.

The redevelopments will offer a huge range of events, exhibitions and digital interactions that will be accessible to all ages and abilities (it’s sounding good).

There’s an opportunity to share all of your ideas around how to keep people interested in the fantastic resources, and encourage new visitors to explore what’s on offer.

You can book to join a lively workshop, focused on the branding and marketing for the new museum and library, to help ensure the new facilities can be promoted effectively to local people, businesses and organisations:

• Wednesday 3 May, 11am-12.30pm, Hereford Town Hall: Book through Eventbrite website.
• Wednesday 3 May, 5.30-6.30pm, Hereford Town Hall: Book through Eventbrite website.

The plans for the new museum and the new library are on the Herefordshire Council website.

24-04-2023 at 9:55 AM

Herefordshire's Big Economic Plan: vision to 2050

Herefordshire's Economic Vision to 2050

Herefordshire Sustainable Growth Strategy Board (HSGSB) are delighted to launch Herefordshire's Big Economic Plan and recruitment process to the new Economy and Place Board.  The Big Economic Plan is a partnership document, setting a collective vision for the future growth of the county.
Download the Big Economic Plan
The vision

In 2050 Herefordshire is a vibrant, healthy, zero carbon, and inclusive place to live, work, study and visit at all stages of life. Our rural communities, market towns and university city are thriving with high quality employment, housing and services. A high technology, higher value and creative economy has enabled living standards to rise. We have protected our rich natural environment.

Herefordshire faces some significant long term economic challenges:

  • Since 2015 the county's gross value added has declined at almost twice the national rate
  • Growth in the number of jobs available remains slow
  • Workplace earnings are almost £5,000 lower than the national average


However, the county also has fantastic opportunities, with excellent quality of life and environment, strengths in further and higher education including one of the first new universities to be established in the country in decades (New Model Institute in Technology and Engineering), a thriving Enterprise Zone, and strengths in areas such as food and drink, tourism, creative industries and cyber security.

We are also well placed to benefit from new opportunities in the green economy, and changing lifestyle choices as people choose to seek an enhanced quality of life while working remotely.
Aim of the plan

The Big Economic Plan will enable the county, through collaborative working to meet a shared vision, to address these challenges and rise to our opportunities.
Join the new Economy and Place Partnership board

One of the key recommendations of the plan is to create a place-focused partnership board consisting of public, private and voluntary sectors, working together to implement the plan and deliver our shared ambitions for the county. 
The HSGSB are now recruiting for members of the new partnership in addition to seeking a new independent chair. 

The deadline for applications is noon 18 May 2023.

Download Chair and Board Member job descriptions and application details

For any other enquiries, please email

05-04-2023 at 9:17 AM

Statement of Nominated Persons - Parish Council & Ward Elections May 23

20-03-2023 at 1:52 PM

Verdun Oak Sculpture...more FAQ

Part 2:  Frequently asked Question regarding the Verdun Oak Sculpture

Q9:  What will prevent people parking beside the Verdun Oak Sculpture?

A:  The area around the Verdun Oak Sculpture will incorporate a raised kerb (as exists today) with the addition of low bollards on the A44 side.


Q10:  Who does the land belong to?

A:  The land belongs to the village and will be administered by the Pembridge Amenity Trust.


Q11:  Where is the old seat?

A:  The seat which previously surrounded the Verdun Oak has been removed for repair, rust removal and repainting.  It will be relocated to the Village Green.


Q12:  Will there be a plaque?

A:  There will be a plaque or plaques explaining the story of the Verdun Oak.

There may be regimental buttons incorporated, representing those who have fallen in the First World War and subsequent conflicts.

There may be some form of recognition for our sponsors and supporters.


Q13:  Can we see the final design?

A:  We will post the final design on our social media and on this website.

The final design will be closely based on the Maquette which will be produced by the Sculptor Ed Elliott

There will be opportunities to visit the work and talk to the sculptor


Q14:  Who is doing the work?

A: Villagers and local people have rallied round!  We have been offered support with:

clearing the site,

removing of material,



laying concrete,

wall building

professional services and much more.


Follow us on:

 Instagram: verdunoaksculpture

 Facebook: Verdun Oak Sculpture

13-03-2023 at 11:34 AM

Nominate a Coronation Champion

Nominate a Coronation Champion

As part of the Coronation celebrations an opportunity to celebrate local voluntary work has been announced. Please see details below and website contact  to nominate.

The Coronation Champions Awards will recognise a diverse group of volunteers from different backgrounds and communities across the UK from a range of causes. Help us to celebrate the amazing contributions volunteers have made by nominating a volunteer for a Coronation Champions Award.

We are calling for you to nominate volunteers over the age of 14 who may have overcome adversity or discovered creative ways to support their local communities within the last five years in one of the following categories:  

  • Supporting older people 
  • Supporting young people and children 
  • Crisis and welfare 
  • Community 
  • Sports, culture and heritage
  • Health and care 
  • Sustainability and the environment 
  • Animal welfare 

Nominations close at 23:59 on Sunday 2 April, 2023.

03-03-2023 at 10:15 AM

Verdun Oak Sculpture FAQ

Part 1  Frequently asked question regarding the Verdun oak Sculpture

Q1:  We already have a War Memorial in Pembridge- Why do we want another?                                                                                                                          

A:  This sculpture is not a War Memorial. The acorns grown from the Verdun Oak are planted along the Straight Mile and represent the 40 men we lost in recent wars.  The Verdun Oak Sculpture is a statement representing a country man, a soldier and a female (mother, sister, wife). The Sculptor’s representation could apply to any village in the country or anywhere there is a war i.e., Ukraine. The sculpture will show the hurt and loss within the community and its resilient spirit.

Q2:  Why was the tree cut down?                                                                                                               

A:  It was considered a danger to the A44.

Q3:  Why could it not be left as a pollard?                                                                                                 

 A:  Unfortunately, the stump quickly died.

Q4:  Why could it not just have been carved in situ?                                                                              

A:  The sapwood quickly started to rot and become heavily infected with woodworm. The rot extended underground and the trunk would have quickly become unstable

Q5:  Is there a danger of rot?                                                                                                               

A:  The Sculpture will be treated against disease. There will be a budget for ongoing maintenance and protection of the Sculpture held by the Pembridge Amenity Trust.

Q6:  What will the plinth be made out of?                                                                                        

 A:  The base for the Verdun Oak Sculpture and the plinth on which it stands will be constructed from a combination of reinforced concrete, internal steel supports and steel plates.  The construction of the base will incorporate a seat surrounding the Sculpture.

Q7:  How tall will the Sculpture be?                                                                                                    

A:  It will be taller than Tony!   The art will stand 10ft high which was the height of the Verdun Oak trunk before it was felled. The height of the plinth will be approximately 3ft.

More questions and answers will be posted soon.

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02-03-2023 at 4:48 PM

Notice of Election

Notice of Election pembridgeNotice of Election ward

01-03-2023 at 10:09 AM

Elections 4th May - you need voter ID

Remember to votePhoto ID

07-02-2023 at 3:29 PM

Verdun Oak Stump being removed on Wed 8th February


Please be aware that on Wednesday 8th February the stump will be removed.

Verdun stump

04-01-2023 at 11:35 AM

Verdun Oak Sculpture Update

Verdun Oak Sculpture Update January 2023

Verdun oak Pembridge

After moving the Oak to a dry, secure location, it was assessed by local, award-winning sculptor Ed Elliott.  Ed removed the bark and reported the heartwood was in good condition.

Ed has begun working on the sculpture.  

In the near future, we are planning a presentation for villagers and interested people. 

Please follow us:


13-12-2022 at 3:06 PM

Warm Homes information from AgeUK

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warm home 2

07-12-2022 at 12:33 PM

Pembridge search for relatives of those lost since in WW2 and the Iraq War.

Pembridge search for relatives

Verdun oak

In 2018, 31 small Oak trees were planted along the “Straight Mile”.  These Oaks were grown from acorns gathered up from beneath the Pembridge Verdun Oak in memory of 31 local men who lost their lives in WW1.

Verdun acorns were sold to raise money for the troops during WW1.  One such acorn was purchased at a fete by a local man, Colonel Benn. It was planted in the village and came to be known as the Pembridge Verdun Oak

Unfortunately, Pembridge Verdun Oak split and had to be felled, (The trunk has been taken away to form a sculpture that will be returned to the site).  But importantly, more acorns were picked up, planted and have grown on.

We intend to continue the planting along the Straight Mile in memory of those lost since in WW2 and the Iraq War.

We are keen to trace any relatives of the names below and invite them to be involved with this project by planting a tree.


Robert Birt RAF

Patrick Bourdillon Capt Kings Shrops light Infantry (KSLI) 

Oscar Bulmer Capt KSLI 

William Chandler  RM 

Geoffrey Coxon  RAF 

Stanley Gladwin KSLI 

Alfred Hyde Border Reg 

William Owens Welsh Guards 

Iraq War 

Mark Powell SAS

Please contact if you are a relative or you know of relatives of the above-named men.

28-11-2022 at 11:52 AM

Herefordshire Council Survey - Health and Well Being

Dear residents 

Herefordshire Council would like to hear from you about how we can improve health and wellbeing in Herefordshire. 

We are working with health services and other organisations to develop a strategy and actions to improve health and wellbeing in the county over the next 10 years, and we are asking residents for their views about the things that they think are most important. 

From information already available we have identified a number of issues that are most affecting the health and wellbeing of residents in our county and from these we have suggested some potential priorities for action, or for additional action where there is already work being done.

But we really want to know what your views are and about the things that you think we should be doing.  

Feedback from this consultation will be available to view early in 2023 and it will help decide the priorities and content of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy which is due to be published in the Spring of 2023. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this and we would greatly appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to complete our survey which you will find by clicking the link below.

For more information and to share your views and ideas, see:

22-11-2022 at 3:07 PM

Verdun Oak Update

Verdun Update November 22

As you have probably noticed, Pembridge Verdun Oak tree was removed recently.

It’s hoped the wood can be used to create a landmark sculpture where the tree once stood.

For regular updates Please follow us on:


Cleared trunk



14-11-2022 at 10:59 AM

Pembridge Platinum Jubilee Souvenir Album Available at the Woodcock Fayre this Saturday

Pembridge Platinum Jubilee Souvenir Album

Available from 19th November 2022  At the Woodcock Fayre

St Mary’s Church, Pembridge

And from 21st November from The Old Steppes Shop Pembridge

42 pages packed with photos of the Jubilee celebrations

Price £5

Proceeds to: a new defibrillator, St Mary’s Church and “Portrait of Pembridge” exhibition

Souvenir Poster

16-09-2022 at 11:00 AM

Information for Herefordshire Council services on Monday 19th September

Due to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September, some of Herefordshire Council services will be affected.

Household waste

All Herefordshire’s waste and recycling centres will be open as usual on Monday 19 September. Our waste collection crews will start their rounds an hour earlier than usual on Monday so they can pause between 11am-12 noon to pay their respects.

Our highways partner, Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP), will remain on call for emergencies only. BBLP will provide a reduced cleansing service on Monday. This means it will sweep and empty bins in Hereford city in the morning before the crew does the same in our market towns. They’ll then return to Hereford for a final cleanse of the day.

Cultural hubs and customer services

Herefordshire’s libraries and museums as well as the archive and records centre will be closed on Monday. The council’s customer services teams will not be available.

Crematoria and registrars

Planned cremation services will go ahead on Monday. Operational staff will work as usual but the offices will be closed. Meanwhile, all appointments with the county’s registrars will be rearranged as the office will be closed on Monday.

Halo Leisure

Halo will re-open its centres as usual on Tuesday morning after keeping the doors locked all day on Monday. All planned sports and leisure events will be cancelled or postponed to a later date.


For urgent health needs over the bank holiday, visit or call 111.

Education and transport

School and college transport will not operate and public transport will be very limited.

05-09-2022 at 8:00 AM

Kington Medical Practice Update

COVID & FLU Vaccination Clinics 2022

The practice has arranged three vaccination clinics this Autumn for 8th, 15th and 22nd October.

Patients of the practice will receive both their Flu and Covid vaccinations at the same time in different arms.

The surgery will text or write to you approximately three weeks in advance of your age group clinic and give you details of how to book – do not contact the surgery  THEY will contact you . Doctors and nurses from the practice and volunteers will staff all three clinics. 

The Kington Medical Team is delighted to welcome Dr Nathan Denial who is undergoing his post graduate GP Specialist Training and will be based at the surgery over the next 3 years.

30-08-2022 at 2:37 PM

Councillor Vacancy

Vacancy poster

27-07-2022 at 3:25 PM

Councillor Vacancy


06-07-2022 at 9:03 AM

Annual Canvass

The Annual Canvass is in progress!

This year’s Annual Canvass has started. Over the course of July we will be contacting all 89,000 households in Herefordshire to check their details for the Electoral Register, as required by law.

We will be sending over 50,000 communications via email and text message where possible, and posting out hardcopy forms as necessary.

Last year we received a number of queries as to the authenticity of the email domain. The email will arrive to electors from will contain a link directing them to the online web response ( This email is genuine and the link is safe to click.

There will be two separate letters going out:

  1. One that requires a response under any circumstances. We believe there might be updates and changes in these households. For any households who do not initially respond, we will be chasing further - including sending a canvass form with a pre-paid envelope and, if no response, knocking on doors as necessary.
  2. One that requires a response ONLY if the details we already have are incorrect. We believe there are no changes to report in these households. This letter is only sent if we have been unable to get a response using emails and texts.

As a response is not necessarily required, all we are asking the public to do is to please read their correspondence carefully and follow the instructions.

We are of course promoting responses (where required) by internet but are well aware this is not for everybody, so we have telephone and SMS options for them.

We are grateful for any assistance you can give to any of our residents that might need help, and also with any wider publicity. You can also view the annual canvass FAQs at

Electoral Services can be contacted on 01432 260107 or with any issues.

11-05-2022 at 3:32 PM

Village Hanging Basket Competition - 2022 - Jubilee Colours Please

This year, for the village hanging basket competition, it would be great to make the village colourful for the jubilee and everyone planted their hanging baskets and front of house in royal colours.

These will be judged in July.

1st prize £20,

2nd prize £15,

3rd prize £10

for hanging baskets and front of house.

08-04-2022 at 2:06 PM

New The Citizens Advice Bureau now open in Kington

Do you need advice on debt, benefits, energy, housing or anything else?

The Citizens Advice Bureau can help! Please contact them to have a chat with an advisor and book an appointment. Here's how:

1. Telephone - If you’d like to speak to someone, you can call us on 0344 826 9685.
The telephone advice service is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 10am – 3pm.

2. Text - on 0786 00 77 311
Stating (i) your name (ii) your postcode (iii) the type of advice needed (for example DEBT, HOUSING or BENEFITS). They will then call you back on your mobile phone.

3. Email - Online at for initial contact by email. Please also give a contact phone number in case we need to contact you for more information.

28-02-2022 at 8:55 AM

Please Report Your Property Flooding to Herefordshire Council

Herefordshire Council would like to know of any property has been affected by recent flooding?  

By letting them know where & what happened, especially if it hasn't been reported, Herefordshire Council & their partners can use the information which may help reduce the future impacts of flooding.


Report it here:  

Or contact

15-02-2022 at 2:44 PM

Qwell - Free online session offering support and wellbeing advice for adults

Qwell is available across Herefordshire and Worcestershire with free, safe and anonymous, online support and wellbeing advice for adults. 

Below is a link to a free session which is taking place on Friday 18 February 2022 at 11:00.  for you to discover more about the services available and gain resources to help signpost adults to Qwell.

Qwell Information Session for Adults in Herefordshire & Worcestershire Tickets, Fri 18 Feb 2022 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

07-02-2022 at 4:14 PM

A little help with essentials for low income households this winter

Did you know that people living in a low income household that receives Universal Credit (at a level below the threshold for free school meals and/or free prescriptions), can now apply for a one-off payment of £60 to help with food, energy and other essential costs?

The one-off payment is available through Herefordshire Council, which has been allocated over £1million by the government as part of a new Household Support Fund to help vulnerable people and families this winter.

Applications close on Monday 28 February 2022. For information and to apply for the grant, visit the Herefordshire Council website.

07-02-2022 at 4:13 PM

The Cart Shed helping people get back on their feet

Do you know anyone that has lost work or been made redundant due to Covid-19? Anyone that has struggled going back to work after being furloughed, or are feeling isolated working from home?

If so, The Cart Shed have a fantastic free programme to help people get back on their feet, to build their confidence and connections back. A fresh start for anyone that’s feeling anxious due to the impact of Covid-19 on their work.

The Post Covid Employment programme offers people a day a week (for 4 to 12 weeks), to take part in woodland activities in our beautiful Herefordshire countryside. Enriching, engaging, supporting wellbeing – all run by the amazing, experienced Cart Shed team.

Businesses can access the free support too, who have employees that have struggled during Covid. Sessions can also help employers who are having to make employees redundant due to Covid-19, to support a successful moving on for their staff.

For more information, contact The Cart Shed on, call 01544 318231, or visit The Cart Shed website

07-02-2022 at 4:12 PM

Herefordshire Healthy Minds website consultation until 9th February

Herefordshire Healthy Minds are currently looking for feedback on their “Now We’re Talking for Healthy Minds” website, which they are looking to update.

Healthy Minds have a short survey on their website, which runs until Wednesday 9 February. They would appreciate it if people could take a few minutes to give some feedback through their survey. It’s a great chance to say what you do and don’t like about the website, how easy you find it to navigate around the website, and what suggestions you may have for improvements. 

Complete the survey - thank you for your time.

25-01-2022 at 3:41 PM

Join Herefordshire Wildlife Trust – Community maps for Local Nature Events

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust's new wilder website and community maps is a nationwide initiative to encourage more people to get out and take action for nature, whether in their gardens, on local nature reserves or by joining online campaigns. They want to make it easier for people to take action for wildlife and also to connect those that already are. There are loads of wonderful activity happening right across the county and hope that they can provide a way to link groups and individuals together and provide support where it is needed. If you’d like to find out more about Team Wilder you can go to our website:

They see the target of 30% of land in recovery for nature by 2030 as key to helping solve the biodiversity and climate crises and so part of what they are doing is mapping out what is being done for nature across the county. This can help in a number of ways, it can show how much is already happening across the county, it will show where there are gaps and areas with little being done and it can help to motivate people to take action in their areas when they see others taking action. They have three different maps at the moment, an individual actions map for things people do at home or in their gardens, a wilder farms map for land owners and farmers and a community groups map.

Additionally, they want to help people to take action for themselves and so hope to provide support in a number of ways, a quarterly e-newsletter which will include possible funding sources and resources like template risk assessments, meetup sessions where to hear what is going on around the county and share knowledge and support and finally a network of knowledgeable people able to support others in their communities with conservation work.

If you are interested visit the Team Wilder website and register on the community maps to get involved!

17-11-2021 at 2:23 PM

Become a Foster Carer in 2022 for Herefordshire Council

Herefordshire  council logo

Be Amazing. Become a Foster Carer in 2022

If you have been thinking about fostering, the New Year is a great time to start your journey. By next Christmas, you could be giving the ultimate gift to a child by transforming their lives.

Fostering ranges from short emergency stays, weekends or holidays, to longer term placements, which means you can find an option which fits in with your work and family commitments.

You will be fully trained and supported, and receive an excellent financial package, plus full allowance to cover all the child’s costs.

Options include:

  • Short breaks in your home for children with disabilities
  • Supporting a young adult with life skills like cooking, laundry and budgeting
  • Therapeutic fostering - working with children with complex behaviours
  • Being the forever home that some children need

Call the fostering team on 01432 383240, email us at or visit

29-09-2021 at 1:19 PM

How to Report Drainage/Highway and pothole problems

If you spot a problem on the roads or with drainage or a footpath there are a number of ways you can report it to Herefordshire Council

Your one-stop-shop for up to date information is the Herefordshire Council website.

  • If you spot a defect on the network, you’ve got two options for reporting it:
    • You can raise a report on the council website, via the Travel and Transport page, then subsection Roads.
    • Or, you can call our Customer Services Team on 01432 261800. For emergencies, you should always report by telephone.
  • When you report issues this way, we can make sure everything is properly logged, assessed, and allocated to the right teams as quickly as possible.
  • You can check the progress of a defect, or see if it’s already been logged, via the progress map on council website.

For things to do with Public Rights of Way, including reporting defects, you can check out the dedicated section of the council website. 

  • You can also find up to date information about Herefordshire highway works, including road closures and diversions, on
  • Balfour Beatty tweet to @HfdsStreets to let road users know about all things highways. Follow and tell your family and friends too, so you’ll always know when to take extra care.

  You can also find  on Facebook – check out our Herefordshire Highways page.

08-09-2021 at 4:05 PM

Landowner Riparian Responsibilities

Balfour Beatty has refreshed the Riparian Responsibilities information to further engage riparian owners to take responsibility for their ditches and drains through awareness, support and guidance.   

Where there is a lack of cooperation and there is a safety risk to highway users, or significant damage to highway, they have now put in a place a process to enable a more formal approach.

Check out these information documents;

Riparian owner good maintenance guide

Ditches and drainage - your responsibilities

Balfour Beatty has also updated the Herefordshire Council website which includes a refresher and updates the information leaflets.



08-09-2021 at 3:48 PM

New Neighbourhood Matters website from the Rural Crime Team launched

The Rural Crime Team is about to begin using the Neighbourhood Matters website to disseminate crime prevention information and broadcast good news stories. P

Please sign up to the bespoke West Mercia Police Neighbourhood Matters website at

This will enable you to receive crime prevention notices as soon as they are posted. In addition, you may wish to have a look at the West Mercia Police Rural Matters Facebook site which already highlights our activities and includes videos, visits and advice delivered by the team across the rural parts Herefordshire.

27-04-2021 at 1:51 PM

New - Talk Community Website

As part of the continued development of Talk Community and building on the great work to date, Herefordshire Council are delighted to announce the launch of the Talk Community website -

The website provides key information about Talk Community including videos, good news stories and launch the summer volunteering campaign – ‘give an hour this summer,’ and provides three areas that support in bringing Herefordshire together:

  • How can I help myself?
  • How can I help my community?
  • How can my community help me?

Herefordshire Council are also changing the name of WISH to become the Talk Community Directory, this will still provide the same great service and functionality but with some minor amendments and name change.  WISH continues to be a highly-valued resource to our communities with its success growing and experiencing a record 59% increase in website visitors in 2020, compared to 2019. The new website address is -


Please take the time to visit the website and if you have any feedback email

27-04-2021 at 1:47 PM

Guide to help with Universal Credits

Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit.

Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus.

For a guide and help to claim please follow this link

Job Centre Plus Link



18-01-2021 at 11:50 AM

Keep Warm This Winter with Herefordshire Warm Home Help

Keep Herefordshire Warm is Herefordshire Council’s home energy advice service. By providing a freephone advice linededicated home energy advisors and grant funding for eligible homes, Keep Herefordshire Warm supports households to use less energy, lower their bills and make energy-saving improvements to their properties.

Homes relying on electric heating may be eligible for free first-time central heating, grants are available for insulation and support for when your boiler needs repairing or replacing. Warm, affordable homes are vital to health and quality of life – and Keep Herefordshire Warm is here to help make the winter months more comfortable.

Call friendly advisors for free on 0800 677 1432, or visit

23-11-2020 at 10:48 AM

A Very English Village - Hardback Book of Pembridge Photographs by John Bulmer - Order now!

Book of photographs by John Bulmer of Pembridge Village past.

16-11-2020 at 4:21 PM

Need Help? Call Pembridge Good Neighbour Scheme - 07779122499 from 9-5pm

Pembridge Good Neighbour Scheme are a free service supporting local people in the parish of Pembridge.

If you need someone to for example:

  • Fetch a prescription
  • Do some shopping
  • Walk or feed your pet
  • Just call you for a chat

Just give them a call on 07779122499 from 9-5pm

03-11-2020 at 4:05 PM

Dementia Matters Here are looking for Volunteers

03-06-2020 at 2:49 PM

Warmer Homes funding available

Warmer homes Herefordshire Council is working with E.ON to help people across the county improve the heating of their homes by installing free first-time gas central heating systems in around 300 eligible residents’ homes. 

The project follows a successful funding bid by the Council to the £150 million Warm Homes Fund, established by National Grid, and administered by community interest company Affordable Warmth Solutions. 

Eligible households not connected to mains gas and currently relying on inefficient ways of heating their homes, for example electric storage or panel heaters, could be eligible for the measures, which are part of the Warmer Homes Herefordshire scheme. Subject to eligibility, where there is no existing gas supply to the property, a new gas network connection will also be provided by Affordable Warmth Solutions, usually at no cost. Still funded by Affordable Warmth Solutions, eligible properties (must be without existing central heating, unless the existing system uses solid fuel). Under this rural programme they would be able to support the installation of heating systems– e.g. LPG Gas, or Renewable heating (e.g. heat pumps or biomass systems).

For the full eligibility criteria and to apply, they would encourage any residents to call Keep Herefordshire Warm on 0800 677 1432 or email and take a look at:

28-04-2020 at 12:27 PM

Leominster Food Bank Information

Leominster Food bank offer support to those who meet the criteria for food parcels.

A short briefing note is attached which explains how someone gets referred and how it works. 

Please read the attached document HERE to see how to find out if you qualify. 

Contact Details: Food bank mobile is 07715410575 and email address is

14-04-2020 at 10:32 AM

Allotments & Film Club info and news


If anyone in the local area is interested in growing their own, there are two remaining plots still available, probably as 4 half-plots.

Note that advice given by the national allotments organisation is that you should either walk or drive a short distance to allotments, and that working on them can be your daily exercise. If interested get in touch with Richard Goddard on 01544 387571.


Pembridge Film Club

Pembridge Film Nights are obviously suspended for the foreseeable future, but we are planning "Film Nights At Home", when we will agree a specific film to watch at a particular time on iPlayer or on Curzon Home Cinema. The intention is that this gives a communal feel to film-viewing, and we could discuss our thoughts about the films afterwards in a WhatsApp group (or similar). If anyone is interested, contact us at and we'll add them to the mailing list.

14-04-2020 at 10:25 AM

Walking Parish Footpaths - Definitive Map

If you walk the Parish Footpaths for your daily exercise please stick the the public footpaths.

Keep your dog on a lead and pick up it's mess and take it home with you please!!

Please click for the  Definitive Footpath Map  and just enter your postcode.

30-03-2020 at 12:50 PM

Kington & Prestiegne Local Shops Information.

Click HERE for a link  to local shops open and offering service in Kington

Click HERE for a link to local shops open and offering services in Presteigne.

30-03-2020 at 12:26 PM

Here to Help Pembridge Parishioners

Message for all parishioners in Pembridge Parish.

Here to Help!

Thank you to all those who have registered on the website and returned your information slips over the last week, this information is helping to identify possible volunteers and vulnerable people, so if you haven’t sent yours in yet please do to or post to the address on the letter.

You should have by now received a letter from Herefordshire Council in response to the Covid 19 outbreak providing simple steps to take and support contact details.

You can call the support line on 01432 260027 or email

Over the coming weeks it is important our community looks out of each other, please think about your neighbours or elderly people nearby, give them a quick phone call to check all is well and please offer help if you can.

If you are or know someone in need of help, Pembridge Good Neighbour Scheme (PGNS) are organising volunteers to call on for essential supplies, prescriptions and well being contact.

PGNS - Please telephone 07779 122499  between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

If you are able to volunteer you please let us know or help in the wider county please contact

There are some local business offering home delivery. Here are some but by all means not all, if you know of any others please let us know and we will update the list.

Townsend Farm Shop - or Call 01544388527

The Steppes – deliveries from the shop - 01544388506

Red Lion for Takeaway -  01544388007

Bells in Almeley – 01544327216 – email –

Lyonshall Garden Centre - Delivery service for garden needs - 01544340214

Helpful Links

NHS – Information on Symptoms

Herefordshire Council – Information – Masses of information for all areas

Please remember there are scams operating on all platforms.

  • Do not give your bank details to anyone claiming to help you. Never give your PIN number to anyone either.
  • Do not click through on emails or other message links  - visit their webpage instead
  • Do not sign contracts with third parties who claim to be acting on behalf of the Council.



13-02-2019 at 8:50 AM

Herefordshire Safeguarding

Please use these details if you are concerned about the wellbeing or safeguarding of children or vunerable adults

More information Here

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