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ROAD CLOSURES – NOVEMBER 2019

B4399 Holme Lacy Causeway, Holme Lacy, Herefordshire – Emergency Works

Monday, 11 November 2019 to (and including) Friday, 22 November 2019

The recent flooding has further eroded the carriageway along the Causeway, just out of Holme Lacy village and therefore we need to undertake emergency works.

These emergency works will start next Monday, 11 November 2019 for a period of two weeks ending Friday, 22 November 2019.

  • Starting on Monday, 11 November, there will be a road closure in place each day between 09.30 hours and 15.30 hours, Monday to Friday.
  • Outside of the above hours, two-way traffic lights will be in operation.
  • Over the weekend of 16/17 November 2019, two-way traffic lights will be in operation.

The programme of works will include haunching, installing rock armor and new fencing and then resurfacing is scheduled from Wednesday, 20 November to (and including) Friday, 22 November … weather permitting J

A copy of the diversion route is attached.

Bridge Works

U81100 – Huntington Lane, Hereford

Monday, 11 November 2019 to (and including) Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Road closed between 09.00 hours and 15.30 hours each day

Replace wooden posts and rails attached to bridge parapet

C1122 – Laystone Bridge, Marden (C1122 from C1120 to Wellington Crossing)

Monday, 25 November 2019 to (and including) Friday, 20 December 2019

Full road closure from 08.00 hours on Monday, 25 November and will not re-open until Friday, 20 December at 17.00 hours

Please note that traffic lights are in operation up until Monday, 25 November 2019

Parapet wall repair

Changes to Water Abstraction Limits

The Law is changing for people who abstract water. Can you help us let people know? Previously exempt water users may now have to apply for a licence.

The new rules will better protect the environment by helping to balance the needs of water users, whilst also protecting water supplies and the plants and animals that rely on them.

Please find attached a newsletter providing the latest update on new rules on water use and abstraction licensing, for your information. As mentioned in the newsletter we now have an online information page about this, which we will keep updated on a regular basis. The link to this page is https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/environment-and-business/removing-previously-exempt-abstraction-activities/

Local Pupil Herefordshire Flag Finalist

Herefordshire is one of the few counties without its own flag and a competition to design a flag for the county was launched earlier this year. The competition received 692 entries and has now been narrowed down to just 5 finalists.

St Mary’s Primary School have confirmed that local pupil Phoebe Holden’s entry to the Herefordshire Flag competition has been shortlisted with 4 other entries.

The flag design is of an apple surrounded by a design representing Herefordshire’s black and white houses.

Design B by Phoebe Holden

You can vote for your favorite design here: https://www.the-shire.co.uk/herefordshireflag

Good luck Phoebe!

Stand as a Ward or Parish Councillor at the local election on Thursday 2nd May

Launch of the Herefordshire #BeACouncillor campaign to encourage residents to stand as ward and parish councillors at the local election on Thursday 2nd May.

The ‘Be a councillor’ website is: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/beacouncillor

The launch of the campaign has been published on the Herefordshire Council newsroom: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/news/article/728/stand_for_what_you_believe_in_at_the_may_local_elections

‘Hear from Herefordshire councillors’ – the direct link for the video to share through networks: https://youtu.be/OuBoHjNghWo

Help shape the future of your community!

Make a difference

Letter from the Vicar

Dear Friends,

I have become increasingly concerned that as a nation we just aren’t very good at being kind to each other and with Valentines Day this month, maybe we could all make February our “Kindness Month”! So here is what Jesus said about how we should treat each other: “Love one another” John 15:12 & 17.

There is not one person that Jesus does not love and he calls us all to love one another as he has loved us. For some of us it is so hard to do! But it doesn’t have to be a big thing. If we give a glass of water to someone who is thirsty, we love in the same way Jesus would. If we smile at someone, it may be the only smile they receive all day or all week. Caring for others comes very naturally to many people, but for others it is something that we have to determine to do. One of the things that Jesus loves most is kindness. And acts of kindness happen in a moment. Taking the time to phone someone you know who is hurting, writing someone a quick note or inviting someone to brunch at the ‘Street Kitchen’ on a Friday or Saturday morning at Credenhill Community Hall, are all ways of acting out kindness and showing love. There are many ways to show someone our love for them but it helps to be understanding of the people we are particularly concerned about, so that we can brighten their day with a little with a random act of meaningful kindness.

It might be that our “Kindness Month” develops into a “Kindness Year” and we all become better people because of it! I will be interested to hear how you all do!

With every Blessing, Rana

Registers

Funeral: 18th December 2018 Laurence Wyndham Gibbs age 56yrs (Cremated).

Services for February are

3rd 11.00am Holy Communion

10th 11.00am All Age Worship

17th 11.00am Holy Communion

24th 11.00am Holy Communion

ST. MARY’S C OF E PRIMARY NEWS

VALUE OF THE MONTH
CREATION

KS1 & KS2 NEWS

On 11th December Y2 & Y6 sang carols at Wyevale Garden Centre in aid of the ‘Hands Around The World’ Charity raising £52.76.

The children sang beautifully and we have received messages from families of the children and the public to say that their performance was brilliant.

Thank you to everyone who came along to support the children and well done to the children for a wonderful performance.

On 13th December our KS2 choir visited Headway
& Credenhill Court. We have received feedback
from both venues to say that the children’s performances were beautiful
and certainly put everyone in the festive spirit.

Year 4 & Year 5 attended the ‘Nativity Service’ at Hereford Cathedral on the 11th December. The children sang a beautiful rendition of ‘Mary Did You Know’ to the congregation and enjoyed the service which included a very
well behaved donkey!

On Thursday 17th January, Class 5 performed in the Genting Arena in Birmingham along with thousands of other school children from across the region.  This was a fantastic opportunity for all the children. The trip to Birmingham also included visits a Hindu Temple and a Sikh Gurdwara.

YOGA CLASSES AT ST MARY’S SCHOOL

Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm £5 per class

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

07/02/19 World Book Day
18-22/02/19 Half Term
03-05/04/19 Y4 Manor Adventure Trip
12-29/04/19 Easter Holiday
21/05/19 Cultural Diversity Day
21-24/05/19 Y6 London Trip
27-31/05/19 Half Term
24/06/19 Sports Day
28/06/19 Armed services Day
16/07/19 Y6 Leavers’ Service
18/07/19 Last day of Summer term

VISITS TO ST MARY’S
If you would like to come and visit us you will be made more than welcome by our staff and our children. Please contact Claire Ross, our Business Manager, or Emma Milne, our Admin Assistant on (01432) 760408 to arrange a mutually convenient time.