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Ledbury poet dies
Written by pOxymoron   
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 20:22

It is with great sadness we have to report that Ledbury poet Nick Alexander has lost his courageous battle against bowel cancer. He passed away last Sunday evening (8th January) surrounded by family, with his favourite music playing on vinyl. He was so happy to have remained in St. Michael's Hospice where the most amazing and caring team anyone could wish for looked after him. He was peaceful and was happy in the knowledge that his double vinyl album, poignantly named Disappearing Act, was produced and arrived in time for him to hear it.

Nick's funeral will be at Dymock church on Monday 30th January at 2pm, followed by a wake at the Feathers in Ledbury, with an open mic. for individuals or whoever to speak/weep/perform. So anyone is welcome.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 21:15
Aldi's planning approval - details
Written by Steve Glennie-Smith   
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:30

After a lengthy gestation period, Herefordshire Council has finally posted a 'Decision Notice' on its website. This formally gives planning consent to Aldi's application to build a supermarket on the Lower Road industrial estate.

Ledbury Town Council recommended approval on 7th April 2016, by 13 votes to one (with four abstentions). The original target date for decision was 24th June, but this was extended several times; finally to 31st October.

It is interesting to note that at the same time another 'Lawnside' scheme has finally been abandoned by PLK Properties developer Philip King. The original proposal to relocate the swimming pool, community centre and youth club to the Orchard Lane end of the Recreation Ground and build a 3000 square metre 'supermarket' was first mooted in 2013. Now the existing swimming pool is being refurbished, the remainder of the site (which was put forward as an alternative by proponents of a 'town centre' site for Aldi) was rejected by Aldi as being too small. Ledbury will now be spared further traffic congestion a 'Lawnside' scheme would have incurred.

A fair amount of I-dotting and T-crossing has taken place in the 9-page document, which can be downloaded from here.

In particular:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 18:51
Ledbury Community Portal Registration
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 14 June 2013 10:29

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:21
New User Registration
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 10 January 2013 11:19

If you want to register as a new user on the Ledbury Portal please contact us by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it l

Supply us with your preferred Ledbury Portal user name and we will use this and your email address to set up your individual account. You will be given a unique password, which we will prompt you to change immediately.

Unfortunately, we cannot use our previous front end system of registering new users due to a Joomla failure to block spam accounts.

"Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam...."

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:47
Ledbury Portal cookie policy
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 14 December 2012 17:58


The Ledbury Portal uses 'cookies', which are small text files stored on your computer. An EU Cookie Law (part of the EU Privacy Directive) came into effect in the UK on the 26th May 2012. This requires all websites that use cookies to state their cookie policy. This statement is our interpretation of that law and how it affects the Ledbury Portal and its users.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:48

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