A change in focus is set to help people with drug and alcohol addiction recover and live positive active lives in their local communities. Herefordshire Council has this week awarded a three year contract worth more than £5m in total to national organisation, Addaction to deliver substance misuse services across the county. The service will replace that currently delivered by 2gether Trust’s DASH project, which provides treatment and support to more than 900 people helping them get off drugs and alcohol and back into work or, training and involved in healthy activities.
New investment has been announced for women entrepreneurs in Herefordshire and Glououcestershire to help start or grow their businesses by improving digital skills.
Herefordshire businesses looking to improve their profitability whilst enhancing their sustainability joined to share their expertise on Thursday 16 July. Local business, Caplor Energy in Fownhope hosted the third meeting of the Business Futures Forum, (BFF).
Herefordshire Council is inviting bids for funding from the county’s voluntary and community sector, parish councils and schools to pay for exciting and creative projects that can improve people’s lives.
Herefordshire residents have increased recycling rates in the county since the introduction of alternate weekly collections in November 2014.
Herefordshire Council has today (Friday 24 July) launched its priorities and budget consultation for 2016/17 and is asking residents to participate and have their say.
National Grid statement We would like to advise motorists that the planned gas mains replacement work on Belmont Road in Hereford has been postponed for two weeks. The work will now start on Monday, 3 August and is expected to take four weeks to complete. During that time, there will be two-way traffic lights to control the traffic on Belmont Road by the junction with Walnut Tree Avenue.
Herefordshire residents who have concerns over excessive noise in their neighbourhoods have been benefitting from a new summer time service which started on Friday 26 June 2015.
Children in Herefordshire are being encouraged to get active this summer with the new Change4Life and Disney 10 Minute Shake Up campaign. 10 Minute Shake Up has lots of new and exciting ten minute games and activities for children to play as part of four Disney teams: Big Hero 6, Frozen, Monsters and Toy Story. By picking their favourite team and completing as many Shake Up activities as they can throughout the summer children can help their chosen Disney team win.
Two Herefordshire bus companies have stepped in to ensure the continuation of services to passengers once First Midland cease operations in the county in September.
Herefordshire Council’s public health team is urging all parents and carers to ensure their children are correctly vaccinated against MMR.
Herefordshire Council is offering free parking after 6pm in all of its public car parks in Hereford (with the exception of Maylord Orchard car park) from 25 July to 1 August for the duration of the 2015 Three Choirs Festival. The festival celebrates its 300th year this summer.
Two charities, the British Heart Foundation and Forces Support are getting a welcome boost from Herefordshire residents thanks to a new reuse container which has been opened at Rotherwas Household Recycling Centre.
Residents of two Herefordshire villages have thanked Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) for the way they carried out essential road repairs.
Youth football in Hereford will soon have new home as United in the Community become tenants of the old Aylestone School sports ground at Victoria Park. The organisation has been awarded a five year lease for the ground by Herefordshire Council.
130 pupils from 13 primary schools across Herefordshire gathered together on 8 June for an Eco Schools Event hosted by St Mary’s RC High School in Lugwardine. The day celebrated World Environment Day and World Oceans Day.
Trading standards authorities across the Midlands are working with the home security industry to stamp out rogue traders.
Ahead of the first match at Edgar Street, a safety certificate in the name of “Hereford Football Club Ltd” has been issued by Herefordshire Council, which allows 4,913 spectators at the ground.
Pupils from four Herefordshire schools came together to visit the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Machynlleth. The prize was awarded for their winning entries in a schools energy and waste poster competition organised by officers at Herefordshire Council.
On Saturday 18 July rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup will be on show at Cathedral Close from 9.30am to 11.30am with photo opportunities for members of the public.
Balfour Beatty Living Places, on behalf of Herefordshire Council will be undertaking resurfacing works on the A44, Baron’s Cross, Leominster outside Morrisons from Monday, 13 July to Wednesday, 15 July, between 6pm and midnight each day. Traffic will be managed under a convoy system.
With the launch of the national campaign ‘Don’t be rushed, Don’t be hushed’ and Herefordshire’s trading standards focusing heavily on rouge traders and cold calling over the next 12 months, Herefordshire residents are asked to be vigilant.