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Lingen, a place of sparkling water, is a Herefordshire village in the wooded hills of the Marches on the border between England and Wales. Situated in the north-west corner of the county it lies just over five miles from the Welsh border. The parish includes the hamlets of Birtley, Limebrook and Willey. 

Lingen village offers not only a Chapel, Church, Public House and Village Hall, but also gives visitors the opportunity to sample stunning countryside walks with truly splendid views.   

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In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Part 5, 14(a)-(c) notice is hereby given that a formal pre-submission public consultation on the Draft Border Group Neighbourhood Development Plan will start at 8.00 a.m. on Thursday 12th January 2017 for a period of 6 weeks ending at 5.00 p.m. on Monday 27th February 2017.


Full Border Group NDP documents received from Bill Bloxsome 09.01.17

Official Notice.docx                  Neighbourhood Plan Response sheet.docx  

 Border Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14  3.pdf   Meeting Housing Requirement Report June 2016 (3).pdf

Border_Group_Env_Report_Nov16 (1).pdf     Border_Group_HRA_Addendum_Nov16-1.pdf

A parishioner has kindly sent over the following link for those that wish to use the online NDP response sheet:


Coming soon to a village hall near you!......Autistry’ featuring local music duo Grace & Gelan, performing a live concert of songs from HIT MUSICALS including amongst others ‘ABBA’ and ‘Chicago'.  Saturday 8th April , Doors open 7pm.    Please come along and enjoy this music evening at Lingen Village Hall.   Bar Available.   Adults £5 with Advance Tickets on sale NOW! from 01544 267736 & email:

Lots of leeks left in the garden or just like some fresh recipe ideas? Try... 


For all those with a piggy banks... don't forget you have until 15th October to spend any £1 coins or convert them before the new hexagon coin is released.  The old larger £5 note will also be obsolete after 5th MayGet spending!


Did you know?  That honey bees are already out and about after their winter slumber and feeding on'll know when you see them as they will be the bees wearing the bright orange pantaloons.  Frogs are also back in the pond and making lots of frogspawn.  Spring seems to have sprung!  02/17.


Presteigne Youth Theatre free Drama Workshops have restarted on Tuesdays 2 to 4pm, for 9 to 14 year olds, led by Pope in the Assembly Rooms. The aim is to put on a play at Easter-time. Info 01544 267 163. Promoted by MBA.


Your emails:

Locals can report potholes on the council website as well as paying your council tax!!  Email: rec'd from C.P 26.02.17

Your readers may like to know that there will be a new £10 note too, it'll be issued end of 2017.  The new £1 coin will come into circulation 28th March.  Email: rec'd from S.N 23.02.17

Hello, I'm thinking of sending this to Herefordshire Council so that they can include it on their letterheads.

"Only in Herefordshire do you NOT drive TO road conditions but TO pothole positions!"

Email: rec'd. from P.B 30.01.17               It does have a certain ring about it.  wm.


HSBC to CLOSE Knighton and Ludlow branches....


I know how much you luv surveys's another for your considered input! 

On this occasion our council - Herefordshire - has just started a consultation on whether to charge for  certain items of waste. The consultation is niftily entitled Waste Services Charges consultation and residents are encouraged to give their views on their proposals. It's an online consultation but a pdf can be downloaded and printed out.

Here is the link and if you can forwarded it to friends neighbours etc all well and good.  Open until 3.3.17.

  February News from Ward Councillor Carole...


Council_tax_rise_of_3_9_percent_approved by Herefordshire Council


Three Counties Farmer February 2017 Edition                  Knighton Rotary Club February news...


West Mercia Police Newsletter February 2017


Snowdrops also known as 'eirlys' and 'lilil wen' in Welsh can be seen in all their glory at National Trust Herefordshire garden Berrington Hall and there's a few local gardens hereabouts that put on a splendid show too.



CLASS MEMBER PLACES  ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN THE Lingen Stitchers AND Needling Along SEWING GROUPS...please check out their web pages!  Alternate Mondays at the hall 10am-4pm.


It's Shrove Tuesday on the 28th of February so... it's also 'Pancake Day'!


With just a few ingredients, flour, eggs and milk you can have delicious pancakes in minutes.  For a traditional take serve with lemon and sugar or experiment with whatever fillings you heart desires.  Enjoy!  



The Annual Whist Drive raised over £300 for St Michael's Hospice on Thursday evening (26th) at the village hall.  Joyce would like to thank everyone who came along to play.  It was a lovely supper and an enjoyable evening.


Lingen Flix bringing you SEVEN screening over the autumn and winter months...


Next screening: 'A United Kingdom' (12A) Biography/Drama/Romance

Friday ?? March 7.30pm


A fascinating and important true love story, set in 1940s London and Botswana...more


Seats bookable 01544 267736 or email 

Adult £5/child £3.50   




Mortimer Medical Practice PPG News....on your next visit to the surgery you will see a brand new information screen which when the service is up and running (very soon!) will give you lots of health related news and tickertape messages to let you know if the surgery is running late or such like.  The screens have been purchased entirely with community raised funds by the PPG. 

WISH, or Wellbeing Information and Signposting for Herefordshire are operating here please have a peep at their web site to find out what services are available in Herefordshire near you.

Kingsland car parking is being reviewed more news on which later.

Sister Burke or you may know her better as Louise, is the Practice Lead Nurse and she will be running minor illness appointments, this will ease up Doctor appointment waiting time and help patients to be seen sooner.

Winter pressure appointments have been incorporated since the new year leading to reduced appointment waiting times.

And finally, just a few facts and figures for you!  In the month of October and November last year there were 6990 & 5608 appointments made at the surgeries respectively, these included the flu & shingles clinics, of which in October 191 and in November 157 patients did not turn up for!

Again in December 4480 appointments were made of which 130 patients did not turn up for!  A mobile phone appointment  text service is now in operation and so you don’t miss your appointment all you have to do is give the receptionist your mobile number.

The practice will be issuing a newsletter shortly which will bring your further up-to-date on its news.  MMP PPG 02/17


The Glory of the Voice - Come-and-Sing Vivaldi's "Gloria" in a choral day workshop on Saturday 4th March, led by Robert Evans in St Andrew's Church in Bredwardine.  Registration 9.30am for Workshop starts 10am finishing with a sing-through 4pm.  Singers £12. Score hire for the day £2. Book your place Tel;07968 044853.


Ludlow & District RDA present Cosford Military Wives Choir at Ludlow Methodist Chapel 24th March 7.30pm.  Tickets £12, U16s £6 (incls. tea/coffee) available from Janet 01584 875220.


Our Lingen Village Phone Box is AGAIN under threat.  Unfortunately, this time it appears both the service and phone box itself are to disappear. A notice dated 07.09.16 gives 42 days from that date, to make any objections to the Local Authority Planning Dept. before removal.  The reason given is 'low usage'.   Last time a petition was raised and sent via our parish council to British Telecom citing the reasons for keeping the service alive.  Those reasons are as valid today as they were then.  After talks, BT then offered the phone box to the village for the princely sum of £1 (approx.) with the end result that no further maintenance etc. would be carried out by BT.  The Clerk of the day, took up the offer, so it's unclear why BT are assuming it's their property to remove? And surely it is worth more than the £1 (approx.) which was paid for it, it could even be possibly considered a Lingen historic relic!? wm 10.16

Never let it be said that 'lingenwebbers' don't look on the bright side! We've had several emails in regarding the fate of OUR phone box, one from Paul who says: ." the way, a restored box can be worth £2,800 so for £1 you got a bargain!".

Others giving ideas as to what to use the redundant phone box for such as a village hub to sell surplus garden veggies for community projects.  A defibulator cabinet was another one along with a post card shop, art gallery, book loan kiosk (better than reading the phone book) and floral display.                                                  

The worrying facts in all this is that two 'lingenwebbers' have emailed in to say the removal of the kiosk is not listed on the Herefordshire Council planning portal so it's not possible to object to its removal?!

And whilst new uses for a redundant box are great ideas, the way the notice is worded states that the actual box itself is to be removed! wm 10.16




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