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.
Nominations for the Herefordshire Community Champion Awards 2019 are now OPEN!! You are encouraged you to nominate your champion(s) for the following awards;
Each winner will receive a trophy plus £500, with an extra bonus £500 to the overall Champion! See below for further information.
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
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.
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.
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.
What avid nature watchers we have! Take a look at all the latest wildlife activity in the parish. Click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
The document has been approved by Parish Council for the legal and more formal Regulation 14 consultation.
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,
St Michaels and all Angels Porch.
All responses should be forwarded to the Clerk email@example.com or post to Firbanks, Lyonshall, HR5 3LN by 5.00pm Friday 7th December 22nd 2018.
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.
The TV production company Boundless Productions are making a second series of the BBC Two show Love in the Countryside and are looking for rural singles who are looking for love. Potential participants should email: LoveInTheCountryside@boundlessproductions.tv.
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:
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.
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.
Train to become an interpreter
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.
The A44 in Pembridge will be closed for resurfacing from Monday, 17 September 2018 to Friday, 28 September 2018. The road will be closed between 9.00 am until 5.00 pm daily and there will be no weekend work. The closures will be in sections and local businesses will be open as usual. The signed diversion will be via the A480 through Lyonshall to Sarnesfield so increased traffic through the village can be expected.
The B4362 through the centre of Shobdon village will be closed between The Bateman Arms and Moor Meadow from 9.00 am until 5.00pm from Tuesday 28th August until Friday 31st August 2018. HGVs should use the signed diversion routes and not local unclassified roads. The Bateman Arms will still be open with access from the east and the village shop will also be open with limited access from the west.
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.
Lyonshall Garden Centre
Penrhos Cattle Shed
The Church Porch entrance.
All responses forms can be downloaded by clicking here
in one of the boxes at the above locations
email Lyonshall clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org.
post to Lyonshall clerk, Firbanks, Lyonshall, HR5 3LN.
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.
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.
If you would like more information or make comment please visit the Herefordshire Council website.
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 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,
St Michaels and all Angels Porch.
All responses should be forwarded to the Clerk email@example.com or post to Firbanks, Lyonshall, HR5 3LN by 22nd July 2018.
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.
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.
Work has started on the renovation and extension of The Royal George public house with heavy plant excavating and levelling the new parking area.
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.
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Ordinary meeting of Lyonshall Parish Council on Thursday 15th November at 7.15pm in the Memorial Hall.
Lyonshall Memorial Hall
15-11-2018 at 7:15 PM until 15-11-2018
Including a talk by our local renowned author, Sam Llewellyn
This promises to be topical,amusing and with great relevance to all island dwellers,
which is what we are, even in Lyonshall!
Jane Burgoyne, Nash’s Oak. 01544340272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds in aid of Lyonshall Church.
Castle Weir, Lyonshall
21-11-2018 at 7:00 PM until 21-11-2018
Lyonshall Memorial Hall
08-12-2018 at 10:00 AM
10am to 5pm