Posts Tagged ‘Council’

Graffiti Knitters bring splash of colour to threatened trees

Posted on March 4th, 2013 by Luther Blissett

Late last night, Sunday 3rd, a group of local activists brightened up yet another dark chapter in the policies of Herefordshire Council. These graffiti knitters showed their support for the campaign to save 14 lime trees on Edgar Street by decorating them in a multitude of coloured woollen creations. If you haven’t experienced the joys […]

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Tenants & Homeless seize abandoned council house

Posted on August 27th, 2012 by RebelBull

In the early hours of Monday morning, activists appalled at the crackdown on homeless beggars and the council’s lack of action to create badly needed new homes seized one of Birmingham’s 11,000[4] empty properties. The group calling themselves Birmingham Tenants and Homeless Action Group issued a statement on their website[1] condemning the City Council for failing […]

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An open letter to Herefordshire Council leader, Cllr John Jarvis

Posted on August 2nd, 2012 by Keith

We the undersigned wish to point out that Britain is now in the midst of the worst double-dip recession for 50 years. Economic forecasts – whether predicting changes in the UK, Europe or the whole world – are universally bleak. British householders (especially pensioners) have never had to endure such straightened conditions in peacetime. There […]

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Kind-hearted Waitrose help city’s dire supermarket shortage

Posted on July 11th, 2012 by Keith

This week, Waitrose has officially agreed to help alleviate Hereford’s chronic supermarket shortage by opening up a new store at the old cattle market building site. The store will become the first Waitrose (God bless their souls) in the city, offering shoppers a different set of four walls in which they can buy the same […]

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May Day! International Workers’ Day is on the horizon

Posted on April 17th, 2012 by RebelBull

A fortnight today will see scores of marches, demonstrations, and other protest actions take place across the world, in recognition of May Day, or International Workers’ Day. Too few people know why May Day became International Workers’ Day and why we should still commemorate it. It  began over a century ago when the American Federation of […]

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Could Hereford’s fairy story become a costly nightmare?

Posted on April 14th, 2012 by Keith

We’re all familiar with the tale of the Emperor’s New Clothes, where a vain leader is hoodwinked by a pair of unscrupulous tailors. Have we, perhaps, been witnessing a re-enactment of Hans Christian Anderson’s story at Brockington this month, with Cllr John Jarvis in the lead role and Cllr Mark Hubbard as the incredulous child […]

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Community activists planting for the future

Posted on April 8th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

Local residents lead by example today when they planted potatoes in the grounds of Victoria House in Whitecross. Activists hope this act of ‘guerrilla gardening’ will publicise their campaign to secure the future of the area for use by the wider community. Victoria House and the surrounding land is currently owned by Herefordshire Council. At […]

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Public refuse to leave secret council meeting

Posted on April 5th, 2012 by Keith

Leader of the council, John Jarvis ‘Cockup’, today suspended its cabinet meeting after members of the public refused to leave to allow ‘private’ discussions to take place. Councillors walked out of their own meeting to carry on in private to cries of anger from the public gallery. After reconvening in public 40 minutes later, the […]

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Council bans public from crucial ESG meeting

Posted on April 4th, 2012 by Keith

Herefordshire Council will tomorrow decide the fate of the city’s Edgar Street Grid project in a meeting that will see much of the debate conducted behind closed doors. The council’s cabinet are expected to pass a whole host of agreements that will effectively see Hereford screwed over by big business, as well as breaking any […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Cinema dropped from ESG plans

Posted on March 30th, 2012 by Keith

There is strong speculation tonight that one of the key components of Herefordshire Council’s hare-brained ESG project will now not go ahead. Documents leaked to the Heckler from high inside the council show that the proposed multi-screen cinema – seen by many as an incentive to bring skeptical Herefordians on side – is very likely […]

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