Welcome to Lyonshall


12-11-2019 at 1:40 PM

Elm Tree Offer - a chance to purchase disease resistant plants

A group of Herefordshire Tree Wardens led by Tony Norman have been working on a plan to make disease resistant elm trees available to the public for planting .

There are several different varieties available, all have very good resistance to Dutch Elm disease and will grow with a similar form to the trees of yesteryear. These are best planted in hedgerows or in positions where they can become features in our landscape.

Elm Tree Offer

European White Elm  £10 (Plant anywhere esp. wet or waterlogged sites)

LUTECE  £10  (plant in good or heavy soils –needs staking to start)

Wingham  £12  (plant in good soils)

Fiorente    £12   Available Dec (plant in good soils)

Ademuz    £12   Available Dec (plant in good or heavy soils)

Please follow this LINK for full details or contact David Griffith on porthcelyn@btinternet.com


11-11-2019 at 9:30 AM

Lyonshall NDP Referendum Notice 5th December

All parishioners on the electoral roll will receive further information on the Neighbourhood Development Plan referendum soon.

11-11-2019 at 9:26 AM

Notice of General Election December 12th

07-11-2019 at 4:04 PM

Latest Country Diary Information

The Country Diary page has all the latest updates including a paper on Lyonshall wetlands. Check it out here.

30-09-2019 at 1:17 PM

August Country Diary

Many apologies for the lateness of this bulletin. Where does the time go? All the August news available here. The next one will be along soon.

12-09-2019 at 2:49 PM

Dog Found in Lyonshall -

Lovely brown and white spaniel found in Lyonshall village.

Please contact Steph Gardiner 07837451856 or Andrew Potter 07837609835

09-08-2019 at 6:45 PM

More Information on Our Local Wildlife

Many thanks once again to our committed wildlife observers for their sightings. The July Country Diary as well as the latest picture of Isobel's Oak are available on this link.

14-07-2019 at 3:02 PM

Country Diary June 2019

Your chance to catch up on the latest wildlife information. Click here.

17-06-2019 at 12:17 PM

Country Diary May 2019

All the latest news on Lyonshall wildlife now available. There is an additional item about the danger to our native oaks in the information section. Click here.

15-05-2019 at 8:33 PM

Latest Lyonshall Nature Notes

The April update on Lyonshall Country Diary is now available on this link.

13-05-2019 at 9:12 AM

Declaration of Result of Poll

07-05-2019 at 3:03 PM

Lyonshall Parish Councillor Vacancy

After the recent Parish Council elections, 9 members have been elected to Lyonshall Parish Council uncontested.

The Parish Council has one Councillor Vacancy.

If you are interested in what happens in the Parish and have ideas about what needs doing locally why not join?

Closing date 31st May 2019 for informal interview at June 13th meeting.

Please contact lyonshallparishclerk@gmail.com for more information

23-04-2019 at 5:04 PM

EU Parliament Notice of Election

10-04-2019 at 11:31 AM

Lyonshall Poll information May 2nd 2019

07-04-2019 at 9:04 PM

March 2019 Country Diary

All the latest news from the Lyonshall wildlife watchers are available on this link. Thanks to you all.

04-04-2019 at 4:06 PM

Lyonshall & Ward Councillors - Statements of Persons Nominated

28-03-2019 at 8:31 AM

Volunteer walk 28th March - Today 28th 2pm meet Burgage Close

Wear suitable clothing please and it would be helpful to bring hand tools for trimming.

25-03-2019 at 6:25 PM

Missing Geese

Missing Toulouse Geese. One male 2 female. Gone walkabout Monday afternoon. Please please can everyone keep eyes open. 07980644824

21-03-2019 at 9:37 PM

Latest Wildlife News

Sorry the February Country Diary is late. I'm afraid life sometimes intervenes to delay. Follow this link to get the update.

14-03-2019 at 5:07 PM

Lyonshall NDP progresses to examination

Lyonshall NDP has been approved by Herefordshire Council to progress to examination. Full details on the NDP evidence pages

A choice of three examiners will be offered to the Parish Council to choose from to independently review the plan for compliance with national and local planning policy as well as confirming its development through consultation.

13-03-2019 at 10:59 AM

Lyonshall Parish Council elections May 2nd

Lyonshall Parish Council Elections

This year parish council elections will be held on May 2nd

All Parish Councillors stand down and a new council are elected.

Some Parish Councillors may wish to stand again for the four year term, but they like other interested parishioners will need to complete a nomination form which can be requested from Herefordshire elections department on 01432 260107 or email elections@herefordshire.gov.uk. This must be returned to the elections team by hand no later than 4pm on Wednesday April 3rd.

Lyonshall Parish Council is made up of 10 voluntary members who strive to make Lyonshall a better place to live, local people committed to their community.

The Parish Council meet around 11 times a year in Lyonshall Memorial Parish Hall, an open Parish meeting is held once a year where reports of the years activities are received. The Annual Parish Council meeting is held annually in May.

The Parish Council are consulted upon for a wide range of matters from planning applications to roads and the environment. It is funded through the parish precept (Currently £20,000), part of the council tax and it can also raise funds through events and grant applications.

Lyonshall is an active council supporting the parish offering voluntary opportunities to join in with litter picks, pop up pub social events and footpath maintenance walks.

Who can stand?

To be eligible to stand for election you must be over 18 years of age and a citizen of the European Union and satisfy one of the following criteria.

  • Be on the electoral role in the parish.
  • In the last 12 months occupy as owner or tenant land or property in the parish.
  • Principal place of work during the last 12 months in the parish.
  • Lived in last 12 months within 4.8km of the boundary of the parish.

Register to Vote

The closing date for receipt by Herefordshire Council for registration to add you name to the electoral register is Friday 12th April. Contact the electoral service department on 01432 260107

Who Can Vote?

To be eligible to vote you must be on the electoral register for the parish. You can check with the parish clerk Rebecca Bissell 01544340747 or lyonshllparishclerk@gmail.com or the electoral service department at Herefordshire Council.

If you are interested in standing on the Parish Council you could attend the next parish Council meeting on Thursday 14th March to see what is involved in being a Parish Councillor.

12-03-2019 at 8:16 AM

Notice of Election - Ward 2 May

12-03-2019 at 8:11 AM

Notice of Election Lyonshall Parish - 2nd May 2019

06-03-2019 at 11:28 AM

Councillor Vacancy

22-02-2019 at 10:23 AM

Don't forget Community Litterpick Sunday 2pm - Meet at Memorial Hall.

The more hands the quicker it's done!

Look forward to seeing you.

21-02-2019 at 11:17 PM

Kington Community Shop

The Lyonshall Memorial Hall Committee will be fundraising in Kington Community Shop for one week commencing Wednesday 6th March. The committee would be very grateful for any donations of items for sale.  Good quality clothing, bric-a-brac, small items of furniture, toys, plants, and raffle prizes would be appreciated.

Please drop items off at the shop from 2pm on Wednesday 6th March or contact Angie on (01544) 340543 or Kathy on 340386 for further details.

20-02-2019 at 10:54 AM

Briefing sessions for those wishing to become a Councillor

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor here are some briefing sessions key dates:

For full information visit Herefordshire Council website

13-02-2019 at 6:49 PM

First Country Diary of 2019

Here is the first Lyonshall Country Diary of 2019. You will see that Julia has been making some interesting comparisons with previous years. Contributions and sightings come in from lots of local watchers. Many thanks to them all and please keep information flowing in. You will find January news and information about Isobel's Oak on this link.

11-02-2019 at 10:26 AM

Community Litter Pick 24th February 2019 - 2pm Start at Memorial Hall


04-02-2019 at 1:30 PM

Be Aware of Doorstep tarmac salesmen

Several parishioners have reported a man with a with van visiting houses in the area offering to tarmac driveways.

You should not accept the services or pay any cash.
If in doubt report to the Police on 101.

25-01-2019 at 11:16 AM

Pop up Pub 2nd Feb - due to circumstance no BBQ on this Occasion

Pop up Pub Saturday 2nd February 7.00pm in the Memorial Hall.

Due to circumstances there won't be a BBQ on this occasion, but there will be nibbles on the tables for you to enjoy!

10-01-2019 at 11:33 AM

Last Country Diary of 2018

We are already well into 2019 and I hope our many wildlife spotters will continue to send in sightings to Julia. Check out the news for December last year on this link.

08-01-2019 at 8:47 PM

Herefordshire Community Champion Awards 2019

Nominations for the Herefordshire Community Champion Awards 2019 are now OPEN!! You are encouraged you to nominate your champion(s) for the following awards;

  • Community
  • Volunteer
  • Caring
  • Environment
  • Youth

 Each winner will receive a trophy plus £500, with an extra bonus £500 to the overall Champion!  See below for further information.


 Herefordshire Community Champion Awards 2019


17-12-2018 at 4:52 PM

Lyonshall Church Services for Christmas

Please Note: Lyonshall Church Services for Christmas

Thursday December 20th 6.00 pm Carols with mulled wine and mince pies 

Sunday December 23rd Evening Prayer 6.00 pm

Monday December 24th Crib and Christingle Service 4.00 pm for all the family

Monday December 24th 9.30 pm Communion Service and Carols

Christmas Day Family Morning Prayer 9.30 am

Sunday December 30th Arrowvale Group Service 11.00 am

12-12-2018 at 11:50 AM

Lyonshall November Wildlife Update

If you were wondering what was happening in the great outdoors in Lyonshall, wonder no more. Thanks to our wildlife watchers overseen by Julia Evans there is a month by month update of sightings on our Country Diary page, click here.

Many thanks to all contributors and a good 2019 to all our readers.

07-12-2018 at 11:02 AM

Doorstep Sellers and Cold Callers

There have been a number of reports of cold callers or doorstep sellers in the area recently. The activity has occurred in Leominster, Eardisley and, most recently Kington. There have also been reports on social media that they have been operating in Lyonshall although this has not been verified. On more than one occasion recently a doorstep seller has become abusive when challenged or when a householder has declined to purchase goods.

Any person who is selling goods on the doorstep must be in possession of a pedlars certificate issued by the police in the area where the seller lives. They may also be in possession of their own identity documentation which may or may not contain a photograph. It is important to note that neither document is definitive proof of identity or any indication of the quality of the goods on offer.

The advice of the West Mercia Police is that if any sales person comes to your door selling any products you are urged NOT to purchase items at the door and NOT to give personal details out. Residents are also advised to use precautionary measures such as a door chain.

Further information is available on the West Mercia Police website.

26-11-2018 at 9:29 PM

Found Ram

Message received from Andrew Burgoyne:

Does anyone have any idea who owns this magnificent gentleman.  Someone must have turned him into a field with sheep in off the A44.  

Please ring 07710908833 with any information.


Found Ram 

11-11-2018 at 12:54 AM

Lyonshall Remembers

The short video 'Lyonshall Remembers' has been amended to include the voices of a number of Lyonshall residents.  A link to the video and further information about Remembrance Day events have been added to the 'Lyonshall Remembers' page.

09-11-2018 at 12:37 PM

Lyonshall Country Diary October 2018

What avid nature watchers we have! Take a look at all the latest wildlife activity in the parish. Click here.

09-11-2018 at 12:48 AM

Lyonshall Remembers

A new page 'Lyonshall Remembers' has been added to the 'About Lyonshall' section of this website.  This page will contain photos and other material relating to the village activities commemorating the centenary of the end of World War 1.  Any contributions in the form of photos, written material, comments etc will be welcome and may be included in the page.  Contributions should be sent by email to chris.auger@outlook.com.

As yet the page just contains a link to a short video 'Lyonshall Remembers' that we have produced to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War 1.


04-11-2018 at 11:55 PM

World War 1 Remembrance

This year Remembrance Day, 11th November 2018, falls on a Sunday, uniquely, it is both Armistice Day and the 100th Anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War.

In Lyonshall Church: Remembrance service is at 11.00am.


In Hereford Cathedral: Daily from 5th to 10th November at 4.30pm the names of the county’s First World War dead will be read in the Cathedral followed by Evensong at 5.30pm. A County Service of Remembrance for the end of the First World War will be held in the Cathedral at 3.30pm on Sunday 11th November.


In Lyonshall Memorial Hall: the hall will be decorated in tribute to the fallen and there will be coffee mornings, lunches and afternoon tea on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November. There will be afternoon tea on Sunday 11th November.


Lyonshall Memorial Hall Remembrance Events

25-10-2018 at 2:42 PM

Lyonshall Regulation 14 Consultation: 25th October - 7th December 2018

Lyonshall Parish NDP Steering group with the help of consultant Kirkwells has produced the next draft of the Neighbourhood Development Plan document.

The document has been approved by Parish Council for the legal and more formal Regulation 14 consultation.

The six-week consultation period starts on Thursday 25th October to 5.00pm on Friday 7th December 2018.

The Draft Plan will be available for you to view and make comment using the printed response sheet on the NDP pages of website  and at the following locations during open times.

Lyonshall Garden Centre,

Penrhos Cattle Shed Cafe,

Burgoynes Reception

St Michaels and all Angels Porch.

All responses should be forwarded to the Clerk lyonshallclerk@gmail.com or post to Firbanks, Lyonshall, HR5 3LN by 5.00pm Friday 7th December 22nd 2018.

22-10-2018 at 11:22 PM

New Local Art Club at Titley Village Hall

Village Art Clubs

13-10-2018 at 3:36 PM

Country Diary August and September

Apologies for the late arrival of the August edition of the Lyonshall Country Diary. I thought I had dealt with it last month but technology had other ideas. I have added the September newsletter as well. You will see from these documents that a lot is happening in our patch. The material is collected by a group of dedicated nature-watchers then co-ordinated by Julia Evans. Many thanks to all contributors. Julia is always glad to receive information especially with photographs. Her details are on the Country Diary page.

03-10-2018 at 10:07 PM

Volunteering Opportunities with Herefordshire Council

Herefordshire Council is currently looking to recruit volunteers to serve in a range of vital roles.  They are interested to recruit volunteers drawn from different walks of life and in whose impartiality and integrity the public can have confidence.  Specifically, they looking to recruit independent people to assist the council by becoming:

  • An independent person reviewing standards issues -  to assist the council in promoting high standards of conduct by elected and co-opted members of Herefordshire Council and town and parish councils. The independent person is consulted on complaints against councillors and other standards issues. 
  • An independent remuneration review panellist.  The Independent remuneration Panel members are appointed for 4 years.   The panel comprises of 3 to 5 members.  They currently have 3 panel members and are looking to increase this to 5.   The independent review panel make recommendations to the council as to the amount of allowances and expenses payable to elected members. 
  • A school appeals panellist. Admission appeals panels consider appeals by parents or carers whose children have been refused admission to their preferred school, or whose children have been permanently excluded from a school. 

The roles are currently posted on to the jobs section of the council’s web-site.

If you would like further information on these important roles please contact Caroline Marshall, Democratic Services Officer, (Caroline.Marshall3@herefordshire.gov.uk ); Telephone: 01432 260249.

30-09-2018 at 9:10 PM

Road Closure A480 Woonton

Road Closed

The A480 between Woonton and Batch End Farm will be closed for resurfacing from Monday 1st October 2018 and Friday 5th October 2018 inclusive.  The closure will be between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm daily.  There will be no weekend working.

26-09-2018 at 11:04 PM

Free Computer and Internet Workshops for Beginners

Get Online Week

15 to 21 October 2018


Fantastic FREE events are taking place across Herefordshire during Get Online Week


To help you or someone you know get started with computers and the internet or learn more about what you can do online


FREE beginner’s computer workshops at Hereford, Kington, Ledbury, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye Libraries. No experience preferred.

How to use your Smartphone - at Hereford Library

Monday 15th October, 11am to 1pm
Learn the basics of how to use your smartphone, from apps, picking up emails, using the internet and connecting to the Library Wi-Fi.
Bring your own smartphone.
Book at Hereford Library or phone 01432 383600

Introduction to the Internet - at Kington Library

Tuesday 16th October, 10am to 12pm
Learn how to search the internet safely and effectively. Our tutor will also take you through accessing our services online. Laptops will be provided.
Book at Kington Library or phone 01432 260600

Introduction to Emails - at Ledbury Library

Tuesday 16th October, 4pm to 6pm
Learn how to set-up an email account, send and receive emails and attachments.
Laptops will be provided.
Book at Ledbury Library or phone 01432 383499

How to use your Tablet Computer - at Leominster Library

Thursday 18th October, 10am to 12pm
Tablet basics, including learning about apps, picking - up emails, using the internet and how to connect to free Wi-Fi at the Library.
Bring your own tablet.
Book at Leominster Library or phone 01432 383290

Introduction to Emails - at Ross-on-Wye Library

Tuesday 23rd October . 5pm to 7pm
Learn how to set-up an email account, send and receive emails and attachments.
Laptops will be provided.
Book at Ross-on-Wye Library or phone 01432 383280
These FREE library workshops are provided by Fastershire – the partnership
between Herefordshire Council and Gloucestershire County Council to bring
faster broadband to the two counties. 
22-09-2018 at 12:52 AM

Opportunity to Train as an Interpreter

Train to become an interpreter

September 2018


Herefordshire Council’s language service, the Herefordshire Language Network, is offering more training for interpreters in November, and the application process is now open.


On Saturday 24-Sunday 25 November 2018, a two-day unaccredited “foundation training” course will take place in Hereford city.


The training event is an excellent starting point for anyone who has ever considered trying out interpreting, and could lead to paid work.  A very high level of fluency in English and one other language is required.  While all languages are welcome, the Network is looking particularly for languages such as Kurdish, Arabic, Lithuanian, and African and Indian languages.  BSL is also welcome.  Since 2009, the council has trained over 200 people in interpreting and translation skills, which allows them to work for the Herefordshire Language Network.  The Network currently manages around 350 assignments every month for public services and voluntary organisations.


The deadline for applications is 12 November.  To find out more about the criteria for applying, and to download an application form, please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/language, or call 01432 260216.



07-09-2018 at 12:23 AM

Exciting Opportunity for 16 - 19 Year Olds

21-08-2018 at 12:16 PM

Thank You from The Royal George

Thank You from The Royal George

25-07-2018 at 7:29 PM

Total Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon

Friday's total lunar eclipse will be the longest blood moon visible this century, well worth seeing. Let's hope for good weather.


The full moon will turn blood red on July 27th as the longest total lunar eclipse of the century takes place in the skies.


A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the Earth’s innermost shadow. When this happens, the moon turns rusty orange or deep red in color and is how it earned the nickname of a blood moon eclipse.


It will last for about one hour and 40 minutes starting at about 8:50pm with climax at 9:21pm to 10:13 pm in the south-eastern sky, towards Pembridge.

19-07-2018 at 6:44 PM

Lyonshall NDP Informal Consultation reminder - Responses returned by 22nd July please!

All responses for the Lyonshall Neighbourhood development plan informal consultation to be returned by 22nd July.

The consultation can be viewed online by clicking here or at:

Lyonshall Garden Centre

Penrhos Cattle Shed

Burgoynes Reception

The Church Porch entrance.

All responses forms can be downloaded by clicking here

please return:

in one of the boxes at the above locations

email Lyonshall clerk: lyonshallparishclerk@gmail.com. 

post to Lyonshall clerk, Firbanks, Lyonshall, HR5 3LN.


Thank you.


19-07-2018 at 6:34 PM

Royal George Pop up pub & Party - Saturday - from 3pm - Free food 5-8pm - All Very Welcome!

Everyone invited - please spread the word!


The Royal George Pop-Up Pub


17-07-2018 at 12:39 AM

Annual Electoral Roll Canvass 2018

Annual Electoral Roll Canvass 2018

The elections office of Herefordshire Council carries out a canvass of every property in Herefordshire once every year. This year’s Household Enquiry Forms will be sent starting 16th July.  A household enquiry response must be returned by every property in the county, even if there are no changes. People can respond to the canvass online, by text, by phone, or by returning the paper form sent out to them.  For more information go to our General Information pages in Useful Links.


16-07-2018 at 12:12 AM

Road Closure between A480 and A44, Lyonshall

The lane between the A480 and the A44 (designated C1031) will be closed for resurfacing on Thursday 19th July 2018 and Friday 20th July 2018.  The closure will be between 09.00 and 17.00 daily.  See map below for more detailed location and recommended diversion.


Road Closure 19.07.18 and 20.07.18

13-07-2018 at 9:08 AM

Free BBQ, Pop Up Pub & NDP Review - Saturday 14th July from 6.00pm

Free BBQ with Pop up Pub & NDP review from 6pm tomorrow!

Come along and enjoy some free BBQ food whilst you review the informal NDP first draft. Pop up pub provided by Behind Barz.

Saturday 14th July from 6pm at the Memorial Hall, Lyonshall - All Welcome.



09-07-2018 at 3:07 PM

Herefordshire Council Budget Consultation 2019/20

Have your Say!

Herefordshire Council have published details for their 2019/2020 Budget consultation.

If you would like more information or make comment please visit the Herefordshire Council website.


29-06-2018 at 10:17 AM

Informal Three Week Parish Consultation on the 1st Draft NDP

Lyonshall Parish NDP Steering group with the help of consultant Kirkwells has produced the first draft Neighbourhood Development Plan document.

The document has been approved by Parish Council and the steering group would like to consult the parish on the plan informally before starting the legal and more formal Regulation 14 consultations later in the summer.

The three-week consultation period starts on Monday 2nd July to Sunday 22nd July 2018.

The First Draft Plan will be available for you to view and make comment using the printed response sheet on this website and at the following locations.

Lyonshall Garden Centre,

Penrhos Cattle Shed Cafe,

Burgoynes Reception

St Michaels and all Angels Porch.

All responses should be forwarded to the Clerk lyonshallclerk@gmail.com or post to Firbanks, Lyonshall, HR5 3LN by 22nd July 2018.

04-06-2018 at 11:50 PM

Registered Users of this Website

Users who have registered on this website and indicated that they wish to receive email notifications of news items and events should now receive them.  The problems we experienced were purely procedural so we believe all registrations were successful.  If anyone has problems signing in please contact the administrators using the 'contact us' facility at the top of each page.

03-06-2018 at 12:19 AM

Teething Problems on the Website

Unfortunately we are experiencing some problems registering users on the site.  If you have registered, your details have been logged by the system but at the moment you will not receive notifications of new events or news items. The problem is receiving attention and hopefully will be rectified without undue delay.

02-06-2018 at 12:05 AM

Work starts on The Royal George

Work has started on the renovation and extension of The Royal George public house with heavy plant excavating and levelling the new parking area.


Heavy plant working on the new parking area of The Royal George,


The only downside has been that recent rain has caused mud to be deposited on the road between the site and the field in Spond Lane where the excess topsoil is being stored.  A road sweeper is being used to reduce danger and inconvenience caused by the mud.

06-04-2018 at 10:48 AM

Look out for local news here

Look out for local news here

If you have a news item you would like advertised on Lyonshall Website please use the contact form below



Pilates with Helen B

Pilates classes for beginners to intermediate level from Monday 23rd September at 6.30-7.30pm. 

It’s £7 to drop in or buy 10 classes for £65.

Numbers required as hall space is limited. 




Memorial Hall

23-09-2019 at 7:30 PM

Every Monday 6.30-7.30

Celebrating the Return of the Church Clock

Church Clock Celebration

St Michael and All Angels Church, Lyonshall

16-11-2019 at 11:00 AM

11.00am to 4.00pm

Flower Festival, Bell Ringing, Castle Walk and Children's Colouring.

Refreshments and Light Lunches wil  be served all day.

Fastershire Courses November 2019

Fastershire Courses November 2019

Libraries throughout Herefordshire

19-11-2019 at 10:00 AM

Various times throughout November 2019

For more information go to www.fastershire.com/faster-homes/events

Kington Choral Winter Concert 2019

Kington Choral Society presents a Winter Concert featuring 'Chichester Psalms' by Bernstein and 'Five Mystical Songs' by Vaughan Williams.


Kington Choral Winter Concert 2019

St Mary's Church, Kington

30-11-2019 at 7:30 PM

Tickets £14 (under 18's free) available from Border Bean, Kington and Ye Olde Steppes, Pembridge

Wreath Making Workshop

A festive afternoon learning new skills and making your own stunning wreath.


Wreath Making Workshop

Memorial Hall, Lyonshall

01-12-2019 at 2:30 PM

£20 including mulled wine, nibbles and all the materials needed to make your own wreath.

Contact Angie on 07411 434211 to purchase a ticket.

You will need to bring a pair or secateurs or sturdy scissors.

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