Posts Tagged ‘Council’

One-day events put ESG back one whole year

Posted on March 29th, 2012 by Keith

Sitting in the boardroom, sipping the obligatory ‘locally-produced’ drinks, the Hereford Futures PR team leaf through George Osborne’s Big Book of Excuses to try and find a reason why the ESG won’t be ready for when they said it would (it doesn’t look good to admit good old-fashioned incompetence you know). “Hmm, well we can’t […]

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Giving away the cattle market

Posted on March 26th, 2012 by Keith

“Wouldn’t you just love playing poker with Jarvis Cockup,” says What I Heard About Herefordshire Council of council leader John Jarvis. “British Land have told Hereford Futures that the ESG scheme as set up by Stanhope is a load of rubbish, with a shortfall of £30m. So the only way they will stay at the […]

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The Highway-To-Nowhere is going nowhere

Posted on March 22nd, 2012 by Keith

Our man in the know gives further insight into the ESG link road and plans to relocate businesses. Back in November 2003 (even before ESG – let alone Hereford Futures – had been thought of), Geoff Hughes gave a presentation to Hereford Civic Society about the Edgar Street Grid masterplan. Someone in the audience asked: […]

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Posties give ESG road the middle finger

Posted on March 22nd, 2012 by Keith

Hats off to the Royal Mail who have this week issued Hereford Futures an ultimatum they can’t ignore: pay for us to move or we’re staying put. Royal Mail, who have premises on Station Approach, have said they will not be moving to make way for the ESG link road unless Herefordshire Council coughs up […]

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All smoke and mirrors

Posted on March 19th, 2012 by Keith

LibDem leader Terry James and Herefordshire Independents’ Bob Matthews make unlikely bedfellows. But it was their combined call for greater transparency from the lacklustre Hereford Futures, which caught the headlines last week. Their temerity warranted a sharp smack on the wrist by cabinet stalwart Adrian Blackshaw (aka Sir Roderick Spode – if you know your […]

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YOU pay £27m for new road!

Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Keith

Herefordshire Council’s budget has been slashed and job losses are being threatened left, right and centre. Yet plans are being put in place to borrow £27 million to fund a highly controversial link road to Hereford’s Edgar Street Grid. The plans for a taxpayer-funded road are being drawn up after the council had been refused […]

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‘Everything must go!’ Council to sell off ALL services

Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Keith

Herefordshire Council will move to sell off all public services, making thousands redundant, in plans currently being discussed by top bosses. Disgruntled senior staff have approached the Heckler to tell us about plans that would see services like schools, libraries and health and social care privatised across the county. These plans, if implemented, would follow […]

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Hereford Heckler #21 out now!

Posted on March 9th, 2012 by RebelBull

The latest issue of the Hereford Heckler, and the last in its current format, is now available online and will soon be hitting the streets. This issue includes; An exclusive article on the council sell-off of all its service Taxpayers to pay for £27m new road Child poverty ‘significant issue’ for Herefordshire ‘We’re back!’ – the […]

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Lost in a supermarket

Posted on January 24th, 2012 by RebelBull

The battle lines have been drawn in two local towns over plans to build new supermarkets. Both Hay-on-Wye and Ledbury are currently in the midst of hard debate, with plans to build the new supermarkets bringing out those both for and against. In August of last year, Powys Council revealed plans to sell Hay-on-Wye Primary School to […]

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News in brief

Posted on November 7th, 2011 by RebelBull

Herefordshire Council have been accused of imposing a ‘tax on coming to work,’ as free parking and ‘business permits’ for staff travelling in work time are set to end. The council is trying to find £200,000 a year through charging all staff for parking. Long-serving local authority staff believe they have a right to free parking […]

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