[A collection of useful timely information and announcements gathered from around the Parish]

Monday 6 May 2019 – Liz Harvey has been re-elected as the county councillor for Ledbury North.

Congratulations to Cllr. Liz Harvey!   Liz (It’s Our County -Independent) stood against Karl Bufton (Conservative).

The turnout 32. 6% and Karl Bufton received 376 votes against Liz Harvey’s 451 votes.

Thursday 2 May 2019 – Polling Day in Local Government Elections

Stand for what you believe in……Briefing sessions for those interested in
becoming a councillor, or supporting a candidate.
The Elections Process briefing sessions – Assembly Hall, Hereford Town
Hall (6pm – 8pm)
Monday 4 March – Political party agents briefing
Wednesday 6 March – Parish Clerks briefing
Thursday 7 March – Prospective candidates
briefing (open to all)

Key dates for candidates
12 March 2019 – Notice of election
3 April 2019 (4pm) – Deadline for delivery of nomination papers
2 May 2019Polling Day
3 May 2019 – Count
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Thursday 25 April 2019 – WH Parish Council Annual Parish meeting   UPDATE

The Parish Council would like to thank all who turned up to our Annual Meeting at the Memorial Hall last Tuesday (23rd April); it was just a shame more people did not attend as they really missed out on some very useful information and constructive discussions.

Paul Crumpton [Our guest speaker from West Mercia Police] treated us all to a very enlightening, and at times entertaining, talk on Crime Prevention.  We certainly learnt a lot about the criminal mind and the tactics they use when trying to exploit individuals in the community.

We also learnt that cybercrime is on the rise and that we now have two distinct areas to guard:

  1. Our Physical Property (House/land/Vehicles/Tools/personal property when travelling etc)… and…
  2. Our Cyber Presence when online (email/shopping and banking website passwords/social media information etc.)

Paul’s overarching message was that prevention is always the best policy……and to eliminate any opportunities for the criminal to exploit…..whoever, or wherever they may be.

For the benefit of those who couldn’t attend, Peter Constantine, our roving reporter has kindly written an excellent round-up of ALL the evening’s events on the village website here.

You can also download the slides from the presentation (in pdf format) here.  This is jammed-packed with info and links to useful resources and worth printing out as reference at home.

Tuesday 23 April 2019 -WH Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting

Please come along and listen to recommendations and advice given by our Guest Speaker PC Paul Crumpton and also hear what the Parish Council has achieved on your behalf during the year and what your money has been spent on.

The Agenda appears on this link here.

Monday 18 March 2019 -Bin Collections

There may be some changes to bin collections in some areas around Herefordshire.

To find out if you are affected, just enter your postcode and select your address here:

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Thursday 14 March 2019 -Defibrillator Demonstration

Defibrillators save lives and we are fortunate to have one in Wellington Heath.  But would YOU feel confident to use it?   On the evening of  14th March 2019, you can come to take part in demonstrations to show how it works.  It’s easy really, but it’s always better to know in advance than wait for a real-life emergency, when minutes can make all the difference.

So, join us at The Farmers Arms [Cowshed] between 7.30pm and  9pm on Thursday 14th March 2019.

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Monday 4 March  – Herefordshire Now – The online e-magazine

Please follow this link to the latest issue of Herefordshire Now:

The latest & current version will be available – plus all previous editions.

Saturday 2 Feb 2019 -Newcomers’ Event

The annual Newcomers’ Event will be on Saturday 2nd February 2019 between 10am and 12pm. Newcomers to the Parish, as well as all other residents, are invited to the Memorial Village Hall to network and learn about the various activities and clubs in the community. Wellington Heath may seem sleepy, but it is a very active place. There will be lots to see and people to meet.

Thursday 17 Jan 2019 – David Fletcher Talk

David Fletcher is giving a talk at the Wellington Heath Memorial Hall on Thursday 17 January starting at 8pm in the Memorial Hall ( Entry, £5 on the door and children free, includes tea/coffee and biscuits during the intermission). David has been visiting and living in Polar Regions for 46 years, fifteen of which were with the British Antarctic Survey (B.A.S.) as a dog driver, Base Commander and Field Operations Manager.  His talk on South Georgia is entitled “Glittering Gem of the South Atlantic”  – don’t miss this interesting event!

17/12/18 – Herefordshire Now – The online e-magazine

Please find below a link to the latest issue of Herefordshire Now, Herefordshire Council’s quarterly publication to share news and information about council services with residents.

This Winer 2018 issue features articles on getting our roads ready for winter, wheelie bin collections, buying safe online this Christmas, the launch of the Community Champions Awards and asking people to consider becoming a councillor.

The centre pages this issue throw a spotlight on Herefordshire Council’s adult and children services.

To view Herefordshire Now just click her:

The latest & current version will be available – plus all previous editions.

22/11/18 – Wellington Heath PC Budget

2019 to 2020

The Parish Council met on the 20th November to plan next year’s PC budget.   We confirm that there will be no increase in the Precept for the next financial year (2019/20) so will therefore remain at £9,500.

The budget announcement & breakdown, (which appears on all Parish Noticeboards), can be downloaded here: Wellington Heath Budget 2019 to 2020.