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a village within the Border Group Parish...

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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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Border Group Parish Council Neighbourhood Development Plan Reg.14.3 and associated documents:

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



Big Breakfast Saturday 29th April with breakfast being served at the village hall from 8am.  To sample The Plate it's £6 or The Works for £8.  With no price increase from last year what more can you say but Enjoy!  Profits to 'Race for Life'. 

A short service for the interment of the ashes of Mrs. Pamela Rosser will be held at Lingen Churchyard on Saturday 13th May at 2.30pm.  Past friends and neighbours are invited to attend and welcome Pam home.

West Mercia Police Bulletin for April

Next Coffee Mornings at the hall Thursday 11-12.30 4th & 18th May.  All welcome.

May News from Ward Councillor Carole

Lingen Church AGM 24th April saw all officers returned without change.  We wish them well in their year of office.  Also returning are our very special visitors , the House Martins which were seen flying low over the church on 20th April, special interest was being shown in their usual nesting site in the porch roof above the entrance door!  Welcome back!


The 2017 Big Garden Birdwatch results are in and the top ten are 1. House Sparrow, 2. Starling, 3. Blackbird, 4. Blue Tit, 5. Woodpigeon, 6. Gold Finch, 7. Robin, 8. Great Tit, 9. Chaffinch and at number 10, the Long Tailed Tit.  Full birdwatch results

For all those with a piggy banks..the old larger £5 note will also be obsolete after 5th MayGet spending or converting!


Brampton Bryan Diary Dates:  Annual Walk in the Park Sunday 7th May 3pm.  Scarecrow Sunday is set for 6th August 11am-5pm followed by Evensong in St Barnabus Church at 6pm.



Pentabus Theatre Sun 30th April 7.30pm in Leintwardine Community Centre ‘As The Crow Flies’: a new play with live music, witty drama, and a crow called Alfie. Tickets £12 from Debbie on 540554


'Gloria' performed by the Kington Choral choir - Saturday 13th May 7.30pm at St. Mary's Kington. 
Tickets £10 (under-18s free) available from Courtyard Antiques (Presteigne),or book online at


Lingen Methodist Chapel invites you to their 'Songs of Praise' service on Sunday 21st May at 6pm.  Retiring collection.  Tea after service.  All welcome.


Village Fete will be held Saturday 26th August in the Churchyard at the same time as the Needling Along & Lingen Stitchers sewing exhibition in the Church.



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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