place for information on Ross-on-Wye and the Wye Valley
ROSS LIONS WELCOME SAM AS NEW PRESIDENT.
At the end of their 2010 / 2011 year the Ross Lions Club
held their annual Handover event and a new President took
over the reins to lead the club for the coming year. Around
forty members and guests attended the Handover which took
place at the Chasedale Hotel in Ross-on-Wye.
a most enjoyable lunch, outgoing President, Lion Trevor
Smith, made his final speech in which he said he had had
a tough but successful year. He reminded the members and
other guests that the Lions were a service organization,
but that they had raised over £12,000 during his year in
office and given out donations of a similar amount; for
which he was very proud. He thanked all the members for
giving him all their support throughout the year especially
his committee chairmen.
the Ross Young Lions, the Leos, he said he had attended
their third Charter Evening and felt very proud at how they
ran the club and the success they were having in raising
funds in a happy comradely manner whilst helping the community
with many donations. Lion Trevor then proceeded to present
his Activities, Community Services Chairman and Vice President
with an award for all the hard work they had carried out
over the year.
taking over his new office, incoming President, Lion Sam
Phillips, thanked Lion Trevor for all the effort he had
put in during his year in office and presented him with
a gift from the club. Lion Sam Phillips is well known in
the town, being greatly involved with the Ramblers, Walkers
are Welcome, the Cycling club and the Betzdorf Twinning
Association, among his many other activities.
President, Lion Trevor, then proceeded to hand over the
Badge of Office to Lion Sam, wishing him all the best for
the coming year. Sam accepted the promotion in his usual
casual, carefree way and vowed to do all he could to make
the year successful. His main aims were to make the club
stronger, both in numbers and work ethic, and to keep meetings
as short as possible. Typical Sam!
officers will remain unchanged, with Lion Bernard Fowkes
being Secretary and Public Relations Officer, Lion Don Wood
his Treasurer, and Lion Sue Wilding the Minutes Officer.
All in all it was an enjoyable event.
you are interested in learning more about the Lions or you
would like to join them, please visit their web site at
www.rossonwyelions.org or telephone 0845 8335786 for further
Lion Trevor Smith hands over the chain of office to new President,
Lion Sam Phillips.
The guests get together for a photograph in the lovely gardens at
the Chasdale Hotel.
FILM FESTIVAL AT THE PHOENIX BEGINS ON FRIDAY.
New Ross Cinema, 'Screen at the Phoenix' will officially
open on Friday, 8th July with an eight day film festival
which will run until Friday, 15th July.
Films will be shown on a four metre screen with top quality,
high definition projection and surround sound. The auditorium
is fitted with very comfortable raked seating and the venue
also boasts a bar where both soft and alcoholic drinks will
be available at competitive prices.
festival to celebrate the opening of the exciting new venture
will show a mixture of old and new films with wide appeal,
reflecting the kind of movies which will be screened there
in future months and years. The films chosen for the festival
have been chosen by the Phoenix Cinema committee but public
suggestions for future films will be encouraged.
launch gala will be held at the Phoenix Theatre at 6pm which
will be followed by the screening of Crazy Heart. The schedule
for the rest of the festival is as follows:
9th July at 7pm - Red; Sunday, 10th July - Toy Story 3 at
3pm then Up in the Air at 7pm; Monday, 11th July - The King's
Speech at 3pm then Zatoichi at 7pm; Tuesday, 12th July -
North by North West at 3pm then Moon at 7pm; Wednesday,
13th July - Home at 3pm then The Ghost at 7pm; Thursday,
14th July - Modern Times at 3pm then Tell No One at 7pm;
Friday, 15th July - Star Trek at 3pm then Walk the Line
at the Phoenix is a community project funded by Ross Town
Council. Ticket prices will be kept to a minimum, based
on covering costs, including the unavoidable screening licence
fees. There are no paid employees as all the work is done
online box office is now open at www.phoenix-theatre.org.uk
and tickets can also be purchased at Rossiter Books in High
Street. You are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
NEW STUDENTS WELCOMED TO BUSY JKHS INDUCTION DAY.
Over 220 Year 6 students attended John Kyrle for their induction
day on Wednesday, 30th June so that they could become familiarized
with their new surroundings, tutors and teachers before
the new school year starts in September. The day involves
a range of taster lessons, quizzes, a question and answer
session with current students and a free introductory meal
in the school canteen.
day is always a busy day at John Kyrle, and this year was
no exception. The school's intake is currently at an all
time high and students will be joining John Kyrle from a
huge number of partner schools, including many students
from outside the school's traditional catchment area. Head
of Lower School, Trixie Williams, said how well behaved
the Year 6 students were and that they were great ambassadors
for their primary schools. She went onto add that it was
certainly a very busy and exciting day and the new Year
7 tutor team were most impressed with their Year 6 cohort.
Nigel Griffiths was delighted to welcome so many happy and
bright students. The feedback he had received from his staff
during the day was very positive and everyone is looking
forward to the students joining the school officially in
September. Mr. Griffiths said, 'As ever, our new students
are a credit to their families and also to their Primary
Schools who do such excellent work in preparing students
for the move to High School.'
A happy group of Year 6 students looking forward to attending the
John Kyrle High School in September.
BURGLARY AT THE MAIL ROOMS ROSS ON WYE.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after
a pub in Ross-on-Wye was broken into on Tuesday, 5th July
and a large amount of change stolen from its fruit machines.
At around 4am, a large window was broken at the back of
the Mail Rooms Pub, facing Old Gloucester Road, and approximately
£900 was stolen.
Greg McFarlane from Ross Police Station said, 'CCTV at the
pub shows a male in dark clothing and wearing what appears
to be a balaclava, climbing in through the broken window.
This occurred at 4am, a time when there would have been
very few people in Ross town centre and anything out of
ordinary would have stood out. I would like to hear from
anyone who was around that early and who saw or heard anything
McFarlane can be contacted via the West Mercia Police non-emergency
line, 0300 333 3000, or information can be passed on anonymously
through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
MUSEUM ON THE MOVE SET FOR NEW TOUR.
The 2010 Sandford Heritage education award winner, Museum
on the Move is on the road again with a new exhibition for
Changing World' will offer visitors of all ages a chance
to discover how the world has continually changed over the
last 4.5 billion years and find out why some species have
disappeared and why some have survived. The exhibition explores
this natural process and asks what caused mass extinction
and what can we do now for our threatened species, featuring
amongst others the dormouse, the red squirrel, the water
vole, the lapwing and the crocodile.
Roger Phillips, of Herefordshire Council said, 'I am delighted
our successful Museum on the Move continues to offer exciting
and thought provoking exhibitions which can go out to rural
communities. The exhibition includes a strong hands on element
with plenty of objects for visitors to explore together
with friendly staff to help people make the most of their
the past 10 years, the Museum on the Move has visited village
shows, residential homes, day centres and community groups
as well as town centres. The museum has already visited
Kingstone and Thruxton School Fete and members of the public
are welcome to visit the exhibition either at Sutton St.
Nicholas Village Fete on Saturday, 9th July, Historic Hereford
Day in High Town, Hereford on Saturday, 16th July or Ross
Town Centre on Friday, 22nd July.
further information please telephone 01432 383599.
Some of the exhibits included in the new Museum on the Move tour.
ROSS PHOENIX MAJORETTES LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS.
Ross Phoenix Majorettes gave a brilliant performance at
the recent Ross Rocks Festival and soon, the internationally
successful team will be recruiting new members. The Majorettes
are looking for boys and girls aged from 6 to 16 years to
join them and no experience is necessary.
will learn military marching, baton twirling, dance and
pom-pom routines. You will also be part of the discipline,
fun, confidence and team spirit that is at the heart of
Ross Phoenix and take part in demonstrations and competitions.
All equipment and costumes are provided.
further information, please telephone Karen Slater on 01989
567345 or Tracie Cox on 01594 823227.
DRIVER JAILED FOR DEATH OF TERRI-ANN AND THOMAS.
A man has was sentenced to twelve months in prison at a
trial which took place at Worcester Crown Court on Friday,
1st July. Lorry driver, Mr. Graham Thomas Morgan, aged 51
had admitted at an earlier hearing to two counts of causing
death by careless driving. Once he is released, Morgan will
also be banned from driving for twelve months.
Inspector Jim McLaughlin said, 'This terrible incident has
had a significant impact on many people: the families of
Terri-Ann Barnett and Thomas Matts, as well Mr Morganís
family and the wider community in Hereford. A simple error
can lead to devastating, lifelong consequences and this
is something we should always remember, whatever vehicle
we are driving. Our thoughts are with the families of Terri-Ann
and Thomas at this difficult time.'
WEST MERCIA POLICE PILOT NEW WAY . . . .
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A new way of tackling domestic abuse and protecting victims
is being piloted by West Mercia Police. The use of Domestic
Violence Protection Notices and Orders (DVPN/Os) was launched
on Friday, 1st July, with West Mercia trialling them in
South Worcestershire initially before rolling them out across
the force over the next few months.
and DVPOs give police the power to ban an offender from
returning to the victimís home, which could also be their
home, and to place further restrictions in order to protect
a victim and any children that may be at risk.
new process builds on existing police measures, providing
immediate emergency protection for a victim, giving protected
space for them to explore the options available to them
and make informed decisions regarding their safety. The
notice can be authorized by an officer of Superintendent
rank or above and the case will be presented before magistrates
within 48 hours of it being served. If magistrates decide
to make a DVPO the order can last between 14 and 28 days.
Sergeant Sharon Avery is co-ordinating the pilot project
nationally and for West Mercia Police, which involves working
closely with local partners involved in Domestic Abuse Forums,
Victim Support and Womenís Aid.
said, 'Domestic violence can have a devastating and long
term affect on its victims and their children. In the immediate
aftermath of a domestic violence incident often the only
option available for the victim and their children is for
them to leave the family home. This can have a negative
impact on the victimís well-being and causes disruption
to any children involved.
new pilot seeks to redress the balance by placing the requirement
to leave the home on the person using the violence rather
than the victims of that violence. The DVPN/O pilot is an
exciting opportunity for West Mercia Police, providing further
enhancement to the domestic abuse services already being
provided by the force.'
Walker, Strategic Co-ordinator for The Worcestershire Forum
Against Domestic Abuse added, 'The Forum is committed to
the pilot of DVPN/Os in Worcestershire. Frequently the risk
to a victim is at its highest during the period between
an incident of domestic abuse being reported to the police
and the point at which prosecutions are implemented.
DVPNs (police) and DVPOs (courts) provides the victim with
immediate protection and allows an opportunity for a decision
about longer term protection. However, the concern is that
victims will not come forward and report incidents for fear
of recrimination. The evaluation of the pilot will no doubt
establish whether or not this concern is founded. In the
meantime, all Forum partners will fully support the implementation
of the pilot and continue to provide support, time and effort
to keeping victims and their families safe, whilst holding
perpetrators to account for their behaviour.'
a DVPN/O has been issued the police will then refer the
victim to Victim Support. Victim Support will then contact
the victim to conduct a needs assessment to see what help
and support they require. Where specific needs are identified
they will put them in touch with an independent domestic
violence adviser from Womenís Aid. Last year 2,925 victims
of domestic violence were referred to the charity in West
Support Divisional Manager for West Mercia, Chris Norfolk
said, 'We are delighted to be working in partnership with
West Mercia Police and Womenís Aid. Domestic violence can
ruin lives and nobody should have to suffer in silence.
This new partnership will mean that victims will be able
to get help and support from an early stage so that they
can make informed choices to help stop the abuse.'
pilot will last 12 months and will then be assessed by the
Home Office. Pilots are also being run by Wiltshire Police
and Greater Manchester Police.
For information and help: In an emergency call 999. Incidents
can also be reported by calling West Mercia Police on 0300
For confidential free advice and help, call the Worcestershire
Domestic Abuse Help line on 0800 980 3331 or visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/wfada.
For more information on DVPN/Os visit www.homeoffice.gov.uk/vawg
For Victim Supportís Victim Care Unit call 0300 303 1977
Abuse - Facts and figures: Domestic abuse is a crime which
usually happens behind closed doors and many incidents are
not reported to the police or other statutory agencies.
Two women per week on average are killed in the UK by domestic
It is estimated that one in four women and one in six men
will be a victim of domestic abuse at some point in their
Situations routinely arise in which a suspected offender
who is not charged or otherwise on bail is free to return
to the scene of abuse, sometimes within hours of arrest.
So in many cases the risk to the victim can be as great,
or indeed greater, following the arrest of the suspect.
FOUND IN SEARCH FOR MISSING ROMANIAN MAN
Police searching for a man who went missing in Herefordshire
have found a body. Ion Adrian Tuna, aged 20, who is from
Romania and is working in the county as an agricultural
worker, has not been seen since Monday, 13th June. He was
living and working in Hom Green near Ross-on-Wye and was
last seen by work colleagues. On Tuesday, 28th June, a man's
body was found near the church at Hom Green.
Inspector Martyn Barnes said, 'The body has yet to be formally
identified and to undergo a post mortem, but we do not believe
at this time there are any suspicious circumstances. We
are waiting for documentation to be sent from Romania that
will help us confirm whether or not the body that has been
found is that of Mr Tuna. His family in Romania are being
kept informed of all developments and our thoughts are with
them at this time.'
ST. MARYS STRAWBERRY FAYRE.
The weaher was little hit and miss for St. Mary's Chruch
annual Strawberry Fare last week but for the most part,
the sun shone. This annual event not only raises money for
St. Mary's. however; it also gives local organizations an
opportunity to raise awareness and funds for themselves
were stalls for Ross Rainbows, where my very good friend
Amy king was selling toys, Ross Macmillan Cancer Support,
where Sue Edwards was running a great Tombola stall (unfortunately,
I didn't win!) and lots of activities such as face painting,
provided by Jules King and a bouncy castle.
the church was a range of stalls and information stands
for Ross Lions Club, Ross Choral Society, Ross-in-Bloom
and many more and I believe that everobdy enjoyed a fun
and successful day.
Amy King, selling lots of lovely, cuddly toys.
Sue Edwards and friends. The tombola was very popular and there
was little left by the time I got there.
The children had lots of fun on the bouncy castle.
Ross Lions Club, along with many other organizations had a stand
iside the church.
There was a lovely range of plants available too.
REMANDED INTO CUSTODY OVER JAMES BALL DEATH
Christopher Vivian appeared at Worcester Crown Court on
Monday, 4th July, charged with the murder of popular local
man, James Ball in Ross-on-Wye in March. Vivian, aged 22,
whose last address was December House, Copse Cross Street,
Ross, pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder and was remanded
into custody. The trial is expected to take place in January
JESSE HOSTS LIVING VILLAGES SUMMIT AT CIDER MUSEUM.
Jesse Norman MP and his team of volunteers organized a summit
for Herefordshire parish councils and other community organizations
recently. The theme was 'Living Villages' and looked at
how to make villages and rural services more sustainable
and resilient. Over 80 people attended the Summit, which
was held at the Cider Museum in Hereford.
speakers included John Coleman, of the Department of Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs, on localism; local architect Jonathan
Hines and businessman Lars Carlsson, on sustainable housing;
Councillor Michael Chater of the National Association of
Local Councils, on parish and town councils; Peter Cleasby,
Chair of the Plunkett Foundation, on saving pubs and shops;
and Cllr Graham Powell, on protecting rural services. Councillor
John Jarvis, leader of Herefordshire Council, was in the
afterwards, Jesse said, 'Our villages are the lifeblood
of Herefordshire's rural communities, and we must do everything
we can to support them. I am thrilled that there has been
so much interest in our first Living Villages summit, and
I am very grateful to my team, to Anthony Bush at the Council,
and to our excellent speakers for their contributions. We
will look to take forward this energy in future meetings
and follow up work.'
Jesse Norman, MP, speaking at his Living Villages summit.
COUNCIL TO BOOST INCOME TO PROTECT MORE SERVICES
Herefordshire Council's cabinet has given the go ahead for
plans to raise extra income to help protect front line services.
Facing unprecedented cuts in government funding, the council's
cabinet agreed on Thursday, 30th July to raise charges for
a handful of services to bring in an extra £712,000 to help
offset the £10.3 million the council has to find in savings
to balance this year's budget.
have made a pledge to protect the services the most vulnerable
in our communities depend on and we've earmarked an extra
£3.5 million for adult social care,' said Council Leader,
Councillor John Jarvis. 'We're facing levels of government
cuts never experienced before and we're doing everything
we can to minimize the impact on front line services that
are essential to our communities. Our response to the reduction
in government funding has been planned for some time and
we're already well advanced in our plans to share services
between the council and NHS Herefordshire.
is an increasingly difficult time for public services -
we want to continue to deliver front line services, but
we're not a rich and affluent county and we need to make
sure charges are fairer. When you compare us with other
similar authorities, we do not bring in as much income through
charges. Importantly, any charges cannot be set to make
a profit. We fully understand the impact of these changes,
but in a small way, we hope to protect front line services
which many vulnerable people rely upon.'
proposals cabinet agreed include: Changes to car parking
charges; Parents and carers will be asked to make a greater
contribution towards the costs of home / school transport;
Charging for pre-application planning advice; Review adult
social care charges.
The details of the proposals will now have to be worked
out in detail with plans for consultation and communication
already in place to ensure those affected by the changes
will be made aware of what's being proposed. Cabinet also
agreed that the council's overview and scrutiny committee
explore further ways of developing income generation to
PLANNING APPLICATION FOR CONNECT2 GREENWAY.
Herefordshire Council has submitted a planning application
to deliver the Hereford Connect2 Greenway which will provide
a new walking and cycling route across Hereford
city to Rotherwas and beyond. Following public engagement
and stake holder consultation over recent months, the scheme
will involve a new cable stayed bridge being built over
the River Wye from Outfall Works Road. It will cater for
non-motorised users including pedestrians, cyclists and
disabled users by including graded ramp approaches on both
sides to help access.
across the river, the route will be traffic free via the
railway underpass into the Rotherwas Industrial Estate,
then following for most part the line of the dismantled
railway and making the all important wider connections into
the rest of the estate. The dismantled railway then allows
for the future development of the route through to Holme
scheme will tie into the National Cycle Network in Hereford
and allow Route 44 to continue south towards Ross-on-Wye
while also offering an eastern extension to route 46 currently
connecting Abergavenny and Hereford. It is anticipated the
application will be determined within 16 weeks of being
submitted and, if approved, that work will then start on
the Greenway so it can be completed by the beginning of
2013. The application number is DMS/111601/F and consultation
letters have been sent to neighbouring properties and statutory
Adrian Blackshaw, Herefordshire Council's cabinet member
for highways and transportation said, 'It is wonderful to
have reached this major milestone for the Hereford Connect2
Greenway which will provide a pleasant non-motorised route
from the city centre to Rotherwas with the added health
and well-being benefits of encouraging more people to walk
Hereford Connect2 Greenway forms part of charity Sustrans'
Connect2 project, aimed at providing new everyday walking
and cycling opportunities across the UK. Nationally across
79 schemes, Connect2 was awarded £50million from the Big
Lottery following a public vote at the end of 2007 and part
of this grant, together with funding from Herefordshire
Council, will be used to deliver the Hereford scheme.
An artist's impression of the new bridge which will be delivered
as part of the scheme.
JESSE CALLS FIRST COMMONS DEBATE ON PFI.
Local MP, Jesse Norman called his first debate in the House
of Commons last week, and the first full debate ever on
the Private Finance Initiative. MPs lined up from all parts
of the political spectrum to join Jesse in pushing the Government
to conclude a new Code of Conduct on the Private Finance
Initiative. At stake are up to £1 billion in savings for
has led the PFI campaign from the start, and opened the
debate. He said, 'It is amazing to think that this is the
first full parliament debate on the Private Finance Initiative
since it started 20 years ago. The Blair and Brown governments
saddled the country with £200 billion in debt through the
PFI, without even allowing a full debate on the topic. This
debt touches all of us in Herefordshire through Hereford
Hospital, which has high parking charges and millions of
pounds of unnecessary cost as a result of the PFI. We
need a new settlement on the PFI. That's why I am delighted
that the Government is taking this issue so seriously, and
is moving towards a new Code of Conduct on the PFI.
for the Government, Economic Secretary Justin Greening MP
said, 'The Chancellor and the Commercial Secretary have
both met with my hon. Friend the Member for Hereford and
South Herefordshire. We fully support the principle of making
savings in PFI contracts and we will look carefully at how
we can do that over the coming weeks, months and years.'
debate can be found on http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm110623/halltext/110623h0001
CELEBRATES CO-OPERATIVES FORTNIGHT . . . .
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JOINING MONEY BOX CREDIT UNION.
Jesse Norman, MP, celebrated the start of co-operatives
fortnight last week by joining Herefordshire's own credit
union, Money Box, and emphasizing his own commitment to
the co-operative ethos in a speech in the House of Commons.
his speech, Jesse highlighted the value of co-ops as organisations,
and described his own work over more than 20 years to promote
employee-led mutual organisations. Jesse signed up to join
Money Box with Vanessa Allwright of the Newton Farm Information
Centre in Hereford.
afterwards, Jesse said, 'I am delighted to have joined Money
Box. It is a superb Herefordshire credit union which offers
loans at very low cost relative to high street banks - just
under 13% APR at present, which is very good value for money
in these difficult economic times.'
speech in the House can be found by visiting http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm110630/halltext/110630h0001.htm
Jesse signs up for Money Box Credit Union.
HELP POLICE TO TRACE SUSPECTED CHARITY CONMAN
- wanted by Police.
Shops and business approached by people asking for sponsorship
or donations for charity should always check the person's
credentials before handing over any money, police have warned.
Mercia Police have been working with Cheshire Constabulary
and Staffordshire Police to investigate a series of reports
since the beginning of the year of a man claiming he was
collecting sponsorship for a run or marathon in aid of a
Leukaemia charity. The claims are believed to be false and
in April, police arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion
of fraud by false representation in connection with more
than 30 incidents across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Cheshire
suspect, Nicholas Slocombe, was interviewed and released
on police bail pending further enquiries. He failed to answer
that bail in May and since then extensive enquiries to contact
and locate him have proved unsuccessful. A warrant has been
issued for his arrest.
is not known whether Nicholas Slocombe is still in the local
area, as he is believed to travel outside Shropshire and
may have left the county since his arrest and be anywhere
in the United Kingdom.
Constable Steve Perry, who is co-ordinating the police investigation,
appealed for the public's help in finding Mr Slocombe, who
is also believed to use the names Owen Roswell and Arron
Renfrey. 'Mr Slocombe is wanted on suspicion of a large
number of fraud offences across four counties, after failing
to answer police bail last month,' he said. 'If anyone knows
of his whereabouts or recognizes him, please could they
contact West Mercia Police immediately on 0300 333 3000.
would also urge any shops or other businesses who might
be approached by persons asking for sponsorship or charity
donations to make thorough checks first to ensure that the
person collecting is genuine. Ideally, do not hand over
any money there and then if you wish to sponsor a person
and contact the charity they say they are collecting on
behalf of to check their credentials.'
NATIONAL SURVEY ON THE ROAD TO BETTER FEEDBACK
The public's views on Herefordshire's Highways and Transport
services will soon be compared with others across England,
thanks to the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction
survey. Herefordshire Council is one of nearly 70 local
authorities to sign up to a standardised survey that will
ask members of the public exactly the same questions, whether
they live in Hampshire, Hertfordshire or Herefordshire.
survey, which is being run for the fourth year, is the result
of months of hard work between the National Highways & Transport
Network (NHT) and a regional Highways Service Improvement
Group. It enables Local Authorities to compare results,
share in best practice and identify opportunities to work
together in the future. The questionnaire will be sent to
a minimum random sample of 4,500 Herefordshire residents
during July with local and national results expected to
be published later in the summer. Since the survey is based
on a sample, residents that receive a copy are being urged
to take part. The results will enable us to find out what
people in Herefordshire think about these important services
and will provide one of several ways Herefordshire Council
can assess how it is performing and which services to prioritise,
and to improve.
Hall, Herefordshire Council's Highway Network manager said,
'There are clear benefits to conducting a public survey
in this way. As well as providing excellent value for money,
it also enables everyone involved to identify areas of best
practice and spot national, regional and local trends. This
is not about producing a league table to champion one geographical
area over another, it is about understanding customer views
better and working together to deliver the best possible
outcomes for local residents.
would urge anyone contacted to take part in this survey
to ensure they have their say so the views of Herefordshire
residents can be heard and responded to.'