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Our Village Road will be CLOSED from 5th December for four days. Have now received Confirmation of 'works' entailed here (click on red dot for full 'works' description). Should the link not direct you to the Lingen map...pop the post code in the 'search location' box. Thanks to Ian & Beverley for information. 04.12.16
Thank you for your emails. We've been told due to 'works' but putting two and two together (!) we've come up with: to test and replace any unsound telecommunication poles, to then continue the installation of the fibre optic cable run from the Presteigne exchange and to install telecommunication system boxes.
Proverb - 'Even a broken clock is right twice a day'
The Lingen Autumn Lectures raised £660 towards the care and upkeep of Lingen Village Hall (reg. charity no.219377). Our grateful thanks to the speakers, sponsors and all those who helped with refreshments and in other ways. LVH
NHS campaign urges people to stay well this winter here and to keep warm here
West Mercia Newsletter December 2016
Class members places are currently available in both the Lingen Stitchers and Needling Along groups. For more information please see their site pages and contact the group leaders. 10/16
Lingen Flix bringing you NINE screenings over the autumn and winter months...
Friday 13th January 7.30pm
Take the chill out of January and banish any New Year blues with Edwina & Patsy!
Seats bookable 01544 267736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Adult £5/child £3.50
Coffee Morning Christmas card exchange in the main hall 15th December 11-12.30.
Usual homemade cakes and mince pies!!!
Small refreshment contributions welcome. T:01544 260408.
Lingen Gardening Club held its AGM at the village hall on Tuesday 6th December. All officers were returned and a brief financial report was given after which it was party time! Christmas tunes, mulled wine and mince pies were enjoyed whilst bingo games ensued. A raffle was also held with profits going to the club. Everyone was thanked for attending the party which was enjoyed by all. A new 2017 programme can be seen here soon.
Lingen Community Resource Centre Annual General Meeting Thursday 8th Dec. 12.30pm. All welcome.
What puts people off seeing their GP? According to results of a survey of almost 2,000 people in Great Britain, the most commonly perceived barriers to seeing a GP were finding it difficult to get an appointment with a particular doctor (42%), or at a convenient time (42%), and disliking having to talk to GP receptionists about symptoms (40%). The survey was conducted by Cancer Research UK, whose report suggests that these factors may prevent early diagnosis of serious illness. MMP PPG rep. 02.11.16
Lingen Church: Carol Service 18th December 4pm.
Christmas Eve Service 9.30pm with mince pies & mulled wine served after the service. No Service on 1st January. Robert, Churchwarden 29.11.16
Kinsham Church: Carol Service 16th December 7pm. Christmas Day Holy Communion (BCP) 10am. Everyone is very welcome to all the above services.
My Medication passport - Designed by patients for patients, My Medication Passport enables the user to record medications and other key medical information in a pocket size booklet easy to carry across care settings to ensure accurate transfer of information and its smart phone apps for Android and IPhone, eMMP. More information here
Teddy Tots pre-school toddler group Christmas party.
Tuesday 20th December 11-1 in the main hall.
Christmas/New Year Teddy Tots Dates: Tues 6th & 13th Dec. 9.30-11.30am and then every Tues during Jan. See above for Christmas party.
Christmas/New Year Coffee mornings dates:: 1st Dec. and 5th & 19th Jan. 11-12.30. See above for Xmas Card Exchange.
Christmas/New Year Sub Post Office will be open on Thursday 22nd & Thursday 29th December. Closed Monday 26th December and 2nd January.
Neighbourhood Development Plan - NDP Steering Group meeting 6th December 7pm at Lingen Village Hall. Steering Group Meeting Agenda 6_12_16 TS 29.11.16
Approved version NDP Minutes 03.05.16 and Minutes of Steering Group meeting 20.10.16 Draft T. Swainson 29.10.16
NDP HRA and SEA documents which have been received from Herefordshire Council.
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.
The annual Bridge evening held at the hall raised the outstanding amount of £638 for 'Samaritans' Hereford. Mary & David Rowlands wish to thank everyone who helped on the night and those that came and played making it an enjoyable evening. 11/16
HWT species of the month for December is the Long Tailed Tit. To find out more about this special little bird please click here If you manage to see a flock please get in touch with them to record the sighting.
With Chestnuts now in our shops here's a tried and tested method of cooking them - To cook fresh chestnuts in the oven, preheat your oven to 200C, 400F or gas 6. Using a sharp knife, cut crosses into the chestnut skins on the flat side to stop them exploding and to make them easier to peel. Spread out small batches in a roasting tin and bake for about half an hour. Remove from the oven and immediately cover with a tea towel that you have soaked in cold water and wrung out. Leave covered for a couple of minutes, then peel. The skins should come away readily, including the papery inner covering, known as the pellicle. Or just toast them over an open fire. Enjoy!
Our Lingen Village Phone Box is AGAINunder 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: ."......by 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