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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 Lingen Autumn Lectures 2015






Wednesday 7th Oct. 7.30pm


Clerk and Chief Executive of the House of Commons from 2011 to 2014, draws on more than 40 years experience, as he reflects, not altogether seriously, on the institution, its past and its future.


All lectures start 7.30pm at Lingen Village Hall.  Entrance £8 on the door to include a glass of wine and canapés.

A season ticket is available at £36 for all 6 lectures.


For tickets please phone Sue on 01584 877932



Proceeds for the care & maintenance of Lingen Village Hall (charity no.219377). 



NOTICE  Exercise Classes have unfortunately now ceased due to low numbers and will therefore not be returning to the hall.  However, Mandy holds classes every Wednesday at Presteigne Memorial Hall 7-8pm and Thursday at 10-11am, her number is 01544 387958 .  A very big thank you to Mandy for all her efforts on behalf of the hall.  Clerk-LVH.


The Lingen Autumn Lectures 2015 after the tremendous success of last years lectures the village hall is delighted to again host six autumn lectures on a wide range of subjects given by six excellent  speakers. The lectures start on Wednesday 7th October and run for six weeks until 11th November.  Entrance is £8 on the door which includes a glass of wine and canapés or there is a reduced season ticket for all six lectures available at £36.  Proceeds for the care & maintenance of Lingen Village Hall (reg. charity no.219377). The hall is most grateful to our sponsors and those that have helped in the staging of these lectures in any way.  Tickets are on sale now!   Please contact Sue on 01584 877932 or email: to pre book your tickets or to purchase lecture seasons tickets.



The Macmillan Tea Party held at the hall on Friday 25th Sept. raised £544 after expenses.  Sue would like to thank everyone who helped and donated items for sale.  A special thank you to 'Mouse' for playing so well and to everyone that came along and made the tea party so enjoyable.


New-law-for-smoking-in-cars comes into effect...          Flicks in the Sticks Autumn Programme...


Leominster_Library_faces_closure_threat                         Sign 38 degrees petition to SAVE Herefordshire libraries


From 5 October 2015 the Single Use Carrier Bag Charges legislation comes into force in England. This means retailers with more than 250 employees are legally obliged to charge customers at least 5p for every single-use plastic bag.   


News from RSPB - use old bananas to give autumn butterflies a sugary treat they will lap up. As the mushy banana gradually ferments and oozes in the sunshine, red admiral, painted lady and comma butterflies should find it. When they do, they're likely to stay for hours and then return day after day for the juicy treat.  Make a couple of slits in the skin of the ripe banana and they will do the rest!


Parish Council vacancies for both Brampton Bryan & Willey:  at the Lingen September 15th parish council meeting Mrs Susan Harley was co-opted for Brampton Bryan, no other candidates came forward.  Therefore, a vacancy in the group remains for the parish of Willey.  The vacancies arose due to two councillors being disqualified from office for failing to correctly submit their Declarations of Acceptance of Office, which is a statutory requirement. 

Candidates for the vacancy must be over 18 and an elector.  Live in the locality or within 3 miles of it (or have principal place of work there) for the whole of previous 12 months prior to day of election. Interested parties please contact the parish clerk.  23.9.15


"The annual Exhibition of Needlework over the bank holiday was enjoyed by many visitors as usual. This year our main charity fundraiser was for the Spiti Valley project in the remote Himalayan mountain region of India. Also heart shaped cushions used for the support and comfort of breast cancer surgery patients were displayed and given to a local support group, along with stitched activity panels for dementia sufferers, which have now gone to KINDA, Knighton Initiative for Dementia Action. Needling Along and Lingen Stitchers would like to thank everyone for their generous donations."  Sheila Davidson.             


Mortimer Medical Practice Leintwardine Surgery- did you know that if you wish more privacy than the reception area affords, you can request to go into the interview room? MMP 09/15

Methodist Chapel Harvest Festival Thanksgiving Service followed by complimentary Tea in the School Room Sunday 11th October 3pmService Collection.

Poetry in Presteigne Festival  16/17/18th Oct.  Inspirational poets together with invited guests host a weekend of poetry & music.  Programme available.   t:01544 260418/

Lingen Church Harvest Festival Service followed by lunch in the village hall Sunday 18th October.  Service time 11.30am with lunch served at the hall from around 12.45.  Lunch: £9 a head (£4 children) 2 courses + coffee, incl. a glass of wine/soft drink.

Brocante Market at Aardvark Books 25th October 10-3 Stalls, live music and refreshments. 

Lingen Christmas Card Exchange will be held at the village hall on Thursday 17th December from 10.30am onwards.
Donations of festive eatables appreciated.  Contact Sheila for more information 01544 260408.
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