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Bus service improvement plan survey

Have your say on plans to improve Herefordshire bus services – Friday 16 July to Sunday 15 August 2021

The government recently published its national bus strategy for England called Bus back better. The strategy is encouraging local authorities to work with bus operators to create plans for improving their local bus services and encouraging more people to use them.

The strategy comes with the promise of £3 billion in funding across England to support this and Herefordshire Council intends to bid for funding to be used locally.

Bus service improvement plan for Herefordshire

In response to the national bus strategy, we will be drafting a bus service improvement plan (BSIP) for Herefordshire, in collaboration with the county’s bus operators, and other stakeholders. We aim to publish the final plan on the councils website in October 2021.

Let us know your views

In drafting the plan, it’s important for us to know what you think would improve local bus services and what would encourage you to use local buses more.

We are keen to hear from people who already use buses and from those who currently don’t. We also want to hear from public, private and voluntary organisations who have an interest in local bus services and making them work better.

We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey and encourage others to do so. The survey can be found at


The campaign taps into the psychology that scammers use to hook people in, helping you stay one step ahead and protect yourself and your loved ones against the increasing variety of scams happening every day. We’ve identified the following five behaviours scammers commonly use:

•           They imply they’re doing you a favour (reciprocity)

•           They indicate everyone else is doing this (social proof)

•           They say your only chance is to act now (urgency)

•           They act like they’re similar to you, so you like them and want to please them (connection)

•           They ask you to do one little thing which makes you do more (commitment).

We also know that often victims of scams report that in hindsight they felt something wasn’t quite right at the time.  This campaign aims to raise awareness of the tactics scammers use and encourages people to ‘stop and think’ if something doesn’t FEEL, SEEM, LOOK or SOUND right.  This allows them time to trust your gut instinct and help prevent becoming a scam victim.

“Everyone likes to feel special. But watch out! If a stranger is going out of their way for you, something fishy may be going on instead. Scammers like to offer one-off deals and favours. Don’t be afraid to tell them no.” John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch Network

Talk Community Update

Can you help vulnerable residents during the heatwave?

As the current heatwave continues this week, we’re asking everyone across the county, to help us look after those residents within our local communities, who may be more vulnerable during the hot weather.

This is the perfect time to give a little something back to your local community, by volunteering to give an hour to help everyone stay safe and well.

If you have a website or social media accounts and would like to share our heatwave messaging, please visit our Facebook or Twitter pages.  Alternatively, you can also use any of the attached images from Public Health England.

For advice to stay cool, comfortable and safe in the summer sun, visit

Knife Angel Visit to Hereford Cathedral – 14 June to 12 July

The Knife Angel will be situated outside the West End of Hereford Cathedral from 14June to 12 July.  The sculpture is 27ft tall, it weighs 3.5 ton and is made out of 100,000 confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. It originated from The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry and took sculptor Alfie Bradley over two years to construct. It has been on tour round the UK and has become a national monument against violence and aggression in all its forms. Not only does the Angel act as a catalyst for turning the tide on violent and aggressive behaviour, but it is also acts as a beautiful memorial designed to celebrate those lives who have been lost through these violent and thoughtless actions.

The team responsible for bringing the Knife Angel to Hereford is headed by Alison Davies and Meryl Cain. Alison lost her son Mark to knife crime in 2018. The team want to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact violent crime has on individuals, families and communities.

Inside both the cathedral and Hereford Library, there will be boards displaying work carried out in response to the Knife Angel by children and young people.  The project team will also share work via social media.  Hereford City Youth Council have also arranged a series of workshop events throughout the month including creative arts and self-defence coaching.

The knife angel creators would like as many young people as possible to become anti-violence champions and have created an anti-violence certificate as a thank you to all young people who stand up to violence.  There will be printed copies of the certificate available at the Knife Angel for those who visit.

Rapid Antigen Tests

Free COVID Test Kits Available Locally

You can now collect COVID test kits from the following locations in Credenhill:

  • Credenhill Community Hall
  • Credenhill Social & Sports Club
  • Credenhill Nursery (for Service Users and their families only)
  • St Mary’s Church

Depending on local requirements we will vary this service as required and welcome any feedback.

In addition you can collect free tests from the following locations:

Pharmacy Address  Town Postcode

Minerals and Waste Local Plan Pre-Submission Consultation – Ends on 24 May 2021

Herefordshire Council is preparing a Minerals and Waste Development Plan Document, which when adopted will form part of the Herefordshire Local Plan and there is still time for you to comment.

The Minerals and Waste Local Plan has been published along with accompanying evidence base reports. The consultation is open until midnight on Monday 24 May 2021.

During this period comments are invited on the ‘soundness’ of the plan and whether the correct legal processes have been followed.  To be sound policies should be positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy.

Comments are also sought on the Sustainability Appraisal and the Habitats Regulations Assessment reports, which have been published alongside the MWLP and its evidence base documents.

The consultation documents & evidence used to support the development of the MWLP, and details of how to take part will be available on the Minerals and Waste Local Plan webpage .

A video presentation providing an overview of the policies and proposals of the MWLP, and how to get involved in the consultation, can also be viewed on the website, along with the presentation slides. After watching this, should you have any questions on the MWLP or its evidence base, please email  

After the consultation, the council will consider all the representations prior to submitting the final draft of the document to the Secretary of State for examination, together with the representations received. If you have any questions, please email or call 01432 260146. 

Tribute to Jeremy Daw

It is with great shock and sadness that we received the news about Jeremy losing his life whist attending a 999 call on Saturday.

Jeremy Daw (Jack to his friends and colleagues) is well known in the village of Credenhill. He would often be seen walking his little Jack Russell, Siwa, with a cheerful smile and time to stop and talk to everyone.

He served the community not only as a Paramedic for almost 30 years, but also in the Territorial Army and for some years on the Parish Council in the 90’s and as Editor of the Credenhill Community News. He was a member of the Credenhill Social and Sports Club. He was a keen metal detectorist, and had recently purchased a new detector. Together with a friend he discovered a hoard of Roman coins near Kimbolton in 2013 and has helped to create and promote their display at nearby Stockton Bury Gardens, to share his joy of the discovery.  More recently he was able to expand his local history knowledge and become an enthusiastic guide of Hereford City, sharing his love of history. You may have seen him restoring one of several historic mileposts in the County, including the one in Credenhill (Read Jeremy’s Article), Indeed he was enthusiastic about everything he did.

Jeremy was very much a family man, he and his wife Dawn made sure to build lasting memories for the children and grandchildren. They holidayed all together every year, at home or abroad in his beloved Greece. He will be missed terribly and remembered well by so many of us.

The Parish Council would like to thank Jeremy for everything that he has done for the local community, our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

Road Closure – Dovecote Lane 5th May 2021

Please see below notice and map of the road closure on 5th May 2021. It is planned that the road will be closed between 9:30 and 14:30 so as to minimise disruption; residents directly affect will receive a letter from Balfour Beatty.

2021/2022 Grant Opportunity for Credenhill Organisations

Following approval at last nights Parish Council meeting I am pleased to attached an application form and a copy of our policy/procedure in relation to section 137 grants which your organisation is eligible to apply for.

The current round of applications for the 2021/2022 Financial Year will need to be completed with all required backup paperwork (as detailed in the policy) by 31st May 2021 for consideration at the Credenhill Parish Council meeting in June.

If you have any questions or need further information then please do not hesitate to us.


Application Form

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