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Still no full disabled access to Ledbury station
Written by Steve Glennie-Smith   
Sunday, 07 April 2019 11:58

Ledbury station will soon be the only station in the south-west Midlands (according to this recent written statement to Parliament dated 4th April 2019) that does not have step-free access to all its platforms.  The photo (right - courtesy Wikipædia), showing the only access to the Birmingham / London platform, was taken in 2008.  Nothing has changed since, except the bridge has been repainted!

We sent the following message to the North Herefordshire Tories via their website:

Dear Mr. Wiggin,

You might be aware that 73 railway stations are scheduled to receive funding to provide access for everyone to all platforms:

Ledbury station is not on this list, despite the eastbound platform falling foul of the Disability Discrimination Act ever since it became a legal requirement in 2004 for service providers to make 'reasonable adjustments' in relation to the physical features of their premises to overcome physical barriers to access.  It is not just disabled people who are disadvantaged: mothers with baby buggies, cyclists with heavy panniers and everyone with heavy luggage are also affected.  I note the last other station in this area without such access, namely Worcester Shrub Hill, has been included.

Why is Ledbury station not on the list?

Update: to which we received the following reply:

“Thank you for your correspondence regarding Ledbury station.

On 4 April the Department of Transport published the disappointing news that Ledbury Station has not qualified under this round of the Access for All scheme.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 11:58
Black Meet in Ledbury 14th April
Written by Silurian Border Morris   
Friday, 05 April 2019 11:15


Silurian Border Morrismen are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.  As a part of these celebrations, we are hosting our fifth annual Border Morris Meet on Sunday 14th April, starting at 11am in Ledbury.

Following the success of the last few years where we have had sides visiting from as far away as Devon and Lancashire for the day, we’re extending the day of dance into more of a weekend by including a 50th Anniversary Silurian Ceilidh on the evening of Saturday 13th April in the Malvern Cube, starting at 7:30pm.

Carousel comes to Ledbury
Written by Catcher Media   
Friday, 05 April 2019 20:27

A new Herefordshire Life Through a Lens film ‘Carousel’ arrives in Ledbury

Thursday 18th April in the Market Theatre at 8.00pm
Tickets £6 (£3 Students)
(also available from Info in Herefordshire in the Master's House, or phone 07967-517125).

After a packed première at the Courtyard in Hereford for Borderlines Film Festival, the film is now touring county venues.

Carousel continues the successful line of Catcher Media films made in Herefordshire, including Borderlines ‘Audience Favourite’ film Stories from the Hop Yards and cattle-market inspired Chewing the Cud, which were both hugely popular in the county and elsewhere. Carousel creates a record of Herefordshire memories, told by its people, that reveals the county’s colourful character and history.

Carousel explores scores of fascinating stories, inspired by photographer Derek Evans and the archive he left behind for the county.  Now housed at Herefordshire Archive and Record Centre, it contains over 200,000 images of life in many forms across Herefordshire and beyond, including diverse subjects from the May Fair to Hereford United, the Fownhope Heart of Oak walk to jazz, childhood to politics, famous visitors and more.

New Element Discovered
Written by P.G. Sear   
Monday, 01 April 2019 06:31

Following the Cabinet meltdown, scientists at CERN have announced the discovery of the densest element yet known.  The new element Governmentium (Gv) has one neutron, 21 assistant neutrons, 100 deputy neutrons and 192 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 314.  There are a further 10 occasional neutrons that sometimes but not always form part of the nucleus.  These particles are held together by forces called Morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of known-to-exist but hitherto undiscovered sub-quarks called Boris’s Govons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons or protons, it is inert.  However, it can be detected because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.  Even a tiny amount of Governmentium slows down a reaction that should only take a few days to complete, to take at least four years to do so.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of between 2 and 5 years.  It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganisation in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.  In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time since each reorganisation will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.  This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical point of concentration.  This hypothetical quantity is referred to as a ‘Critical Morass’.

In the presence of Referendium (Rr), Governmentium becomes Dysfunctium (Df), an element that trumps just as much noisome hot air (principally H2S, NH3 and CH4) as Governmentium, the main difference being that 52% of the Govons have made the full transformation to become morons.  Unlimited quantities of precious metals (Au, Ag and Pt) are consumed in the process, yet there are no useful by-products.

Rhea Lane is still open to cyclists
Written by A. Cyclist   
Monday, 28 January 2019 20:48

Rhea Lane remains a through route for cyclists and pedestrians while the 'Iron Bridge' is being replaced.

The contractor has clearly seen sense despite indications to the contrary from Herefordshire Council, having made provision for cyclists wanting to use the Bromyard road out of Ledbury without risking annihilation on the rat-run through Wellington Heath.  The only access for motorised vehicles to Rhea Lane is from the Hereford road end: this barrier just north of Storesbrook Farm does however have a gate..

Ed: The Portal has since had confirmation from Balfour Beatty, who are overseeing these works, that the intention is to allow free passage for cyclists and pedestrians only via this route.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 20:30

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