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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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The Annual Lingen Autumn Lectures will again this year have four interesting and thought provoking speakers for you to come and listen to.  Starting in Uganda, we travel to the Antarctic via Europe and then home to Herefordshire: during which our speakers will enthral you on their specialised subjects.  

The first lecture will begin on Wednesday 12th October at 7.30pm and run through each week until Wednesday 2nd November.  Entrance £8 on the door to include a complimentary drink and canapés or a season ticket is available at £30 for all four lectures.  Tickets can be pre-booked by phoning Mary on 01568 770920 or Kay 01544 267377 and by emailing: 

Proceeds to the care and maintenance of Lingen Village Hall (reg. charity no219377), the hall management committee is most grateful to the lecture sponsors and those that have helped in the staging of these lectures in any way.  LINGEN AUTUMN LECTURES 2016 PROGRAMME


Class members places are currently available in both the Lingen Stitchers and Needling Along groups.  For more information please see their site pages or contact the group leaders. 10/16


Lingen Village Hall is looking for a treasurer and joint secretary (shared post) to join them on the hall committee from November when its AGM takes place.  If you'd like to find out more without any obligation please email:   The hall is a charity and really needs help from its local residents so please give it some thought.  12.10.16


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.  Your pics below...thank you.


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


Charity Christmas cards representing over 25 charities will be on sale at St. Lawrence's Church Ludlow from 14th October-17th December Monday-Saturday 10-4.30.  Or shop on line British Heart Foundation.



A resident reports of recent  experience of a  threatening phone  call  purporting  to  be  from  HMI  Taxes.   

"The  caller  announced  that  I  was  over  £1000  in  arrears  in  tax  payment  and  that  I  could  expect  to  be  arrested from  my  home  shortly.  I  phoned  the  Police  to  be  told  that  these  scam  calls  are  targeted  to  areas  and  not  to take  any  notice  but  it  rattled  me  and  others  could  be  similarly  affected." 10.16




Lingen Flix bringing you NINE screenings over the autumn and winter months...






Neighbourhood Development Plan - following the parish council meeting at Lingen on 20th September BGPC are waiting advice on the future direction.  SC BGPC 21.09.16. The BGPC Neighbourhood Developement Plan submission draft with its associated documents are available to view on this website under the Parish Council page along with the Herefordshire Council and Border Group websites.


Lingen Gardening Club talk 1st November at the hall 7.30pm 'A rural garden for Wildlife' by Jenny Steel. Members £1.50/visitors £4.


Parish Council Border Group have a vacancy to co-opt a councillor for Buckton & Coxall.  If you wish to know the criteria for standing and what's involved in the role of councillor please contact the parish clerk.


West Mercia SNT Newsletter October 2016


Presteigne Festival reports the 2016 festival... a brilliant success.  Attendance was up on last year with 80% of all available tickets sold and no fewer than 12 events completely sold out.  10.16


Kevin reports:  I watched a programme the other night that I thought you might all like, hopefully you all have catch up on your computer.  It featured the area of Long Mynd to Church Stretton  “Walking through time” it was shown at 20:00 on Saturday 01.10.16    Channel 4. 10.16


HWT Species of the month: fly agaric.

The toadstool of fairytales, fly agaric is great to spot but a definite 'do not eat!'.

Find out more on their website and let them know if you seen any by uploading your sightings or email us


Reports of our Herefordshire libraries again being under threat are being sent in. If you wish to register your objection please click on link:


October Fashion Show October 28thThe Rotary Club of Knighton and District are holding a charity fashion show at Knighton Community Centre.  Doors open at 7pm, the show starts at 7.30pm and cost is £5 per ticket. You will be able to get 50% off high street women's fashion at a pop up shop and there will also be a raffle. This fashion show will be  raising money for the Air Ambulances and Rotary charities.  Tickets can be purchased from Christine 01544 267898, the Tower House Gallery in Knighton or from any Knighton Rotary Club member. 


'My Kind of Music' Saturday 12th November 7.30pm at Kinsham Arkwright Hall.  £10 incls. light refreshments and glass of wine.  Tickets from Monica 01544 267469. All proceeds in support of All Saints Kinsham.


Poetry Readings the Sitting Room at the Radnorshire Arms Presteigne autumn/winter schedule now available.  14th Nov. 7.30pm Gladys Mary Coles & Edward Storey £5/£2 students on the door T:01544 267148. 


Annual Bridge evening in aid of 'Samaritans' Hereford Wednesday 9th November 6 for 6.30pm at the village hall.  Supper included.  For more information or to play please phone Mary T:01544 267202. 


Puds & Prezzies at the village hall 7pm Friday 25th November.  £7 includes glass of bubbly and all the puds you can sample!  Specialised stalls, Christmas prezzie ideas and goodies on sale.  Tel: 01568 770472.


Christmas card exchange in the main hall 15th December.  Why not beat the postage stamp hike and pop along to deliver your village Christmas cards?   With seasonal refreshments and lots of good company. T:01544 260408.  Offers of Christmas eatables appreciated.



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