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Welcome to Ledbury?
Written by A. Cyclist   
Monday, 16 July 2018 15:46

A visitor from Northern Ireland came up to me when I was by the Market House this morning, asking me if I had seen the traffic warden.  She said she had returned to her car that was parked in a disabled slot near Boots to find she’d received a parking ticket, despite displaying a valid disabled parking badge.  I could only apologise on behalf of Herefordshire Council - and say she was unlucky since these wardens don’t often visit our streets.

Another disgruntled visitor who probably won’t return to Ledbury.  HC - take note!

Last Updated on Monday, 16 July 2018 18:13
Cider trade deals
Written by 38 Degrees   
Monday, 16 July 2018 15:43


Last Updated on Monday, 16 July 2018 18:11
GQT is coming to Ledbury
Written by Ledbury Allotment Association   
Monday, 16 July 2018 15:36

Ledbury Allotment Association welcomes
BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time
in the Community Centre, Lawnside Road, Ledbury

Monday 23rd July Doors open 5:30pm - Recording starts at 6:15pm - Finish at 9pm

Tickets (£4.50 - to include a glass of fizz) available from Number 1 Sandwich Bar, Bye Street, Ledbury (near the Clock Tower)

Last Updated on Monday, 16 July 2018 18:07
Bovis withdraws appeal
Written by Steve Glennie-Smith   
Friday, 13 July 2018 11:13

Herefordshire Council announced yesterday that it has received notice that Bovis has withdrawn its appeal against that council's refusal of planning permission for 185 homes south of Ledbury bypass.  The site is east of the 'Gladman' site that is currently being 'developed', between there and the Gloucester Road.

The appeal was launched on 4th May and notice of withdrawal was sent to the Planning Inspectorate in Bristol on 3rd July by email from Bovis's Birmingham-based agent, Turley.  The full text of this email is available here.

One wonders if Bovis now intends to repackage its application for a new submission in the August 'silly season', when they hope nobody will notice.....

Watch this space!

Ledbury scheduled to lose its Lloyds Bank
Written by Steve Glennie-Smith   
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:34

According to the BBC, Ledbury will be one of the 49 branches of Lloyds Bank that is scheduled to close, in an announcement made earlier today by the bank.  Update: According to Lloyds, the High Street bank will close on 1st October 2018.  More details (for which read excuses) are now available direct (in PDF format) from the Black Horse's mouth.

Of the banks earmarked for closure, eight belong to the Halifax network and the other 41 are Lloyds branches.  After these cuts, about 1750 branches will remain.  Like other banks, Lloyds has been reducing the size of its network as customers have switched to online and telephone banking.

Lloyds says the banks affected in the latest round of closures all have a Post Office "within short walking distance, where banking services will be available".  The bank says it is creating 925 jobs and existing staff will be redeployed "wherever possible".  The staff in the Ledbury branch have been told their jobs are safe - elsewhere.  For most, this will mean an unwanted commute to Hereford.

Whilst some affected branches, for example Brierley Hill, are quite close to another branch, the closest Lloyds after the Ledbury branch closes will be Belle Vue Terrace, Malvern.  With planning applications for up to 2000 more houses in the pipeline, this is a very short-sighted decision that will seriously inconvenience a lot of people.  Even those who primarily use internet banking still need to pay in cheques at times.  Not to mention the large number of shops and small businesses that are usually paid in cash.

Upton-on-Severn is also scheduled to lose its branch, yet the Malvern Link branch on Worcester Road is not affected.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 April 2018 19:42

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