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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.   



A roll of honour read by Rev'd Preb Stephen Hollinghurst to commemorate Lingen parish war dead who gave their lives in the 1914-18 war was a very special part of the 'First World War on film...' screening by the Lingen History Group.   Officials from Lingen Chapel, Church, Parish Council & Village Hall were also present to pay their respects.


Tuesday 25th November 8pm at the village hall.  

In aid of St. Michael's Hospice.  Contact Joyce on 01568 770349 for further information. 

'100 Club' 3 draws will take place at the December hall meeting - good luck everyone!

Our thoughts are with Cllr. John Miles' family and friends after hearing of his sad death.  John served as a parish councillor for Adforton and as the Border Group parish council Chair for many years. 

Prudent advice for Christmas Shoppers-  It is only worth what you pay for it.  If they could sell it for more they would.

If you don't need it, don't buy it.   If you can't afford it - do without it.


Lingen Bridge Evening - raised over £700 for the 'Samaritans'.  Mary & David would like to thank everyone who helped and came to play on the night in aid of this very worthy cause.

Limebrook floods - the driving rains and high winds of Thursday evening (13th!) saw Limebrook burst its banks with some paths on the Lingen Loop Walk remaining impassable on Friday morning.  The deluge of rain water receded within an hour and left many areas sodden.    
H-Art Lingen Christmas Studio Shopping:  28th, 29th & 30th November 10am-6pm
The following studios will be open: Yen Robinson, Larry Wright & Paul Caton at the Old Schoolhouse Lingen for lighting, photography, wooden bowls & sculptures.  Maggie & Kim Davis at Lingen Nursery for art works & wood turned bowls/vases.  Alison Macgregor Grimley & Garry Jones at Walford for art works & ceramics (closing 4pm).  See for venue info/directions and follow the pink signs!
For all matters concerning the Mortimer Ward County Councillor please contact: 
Cllr. Roger Phillips    tel: 01544 340269 email:   18.11.14

Annual General Meeting - Lingen Village Hall (reg. charity no.219377).  At the hall AGM on Monday evening (10th Nov) Mary Pettitt, as wished, stood down as Chair and Trevor Pritchard was duly elected. All other hall officers kindly remained in place.

Sincere thanks go to Mary whom, even though suffering a close bereavement, managed to steer the hall in a most capable manner through two financially problematic years resulting in the hall almost breaking even at the end of the last financial year.  With major maintenance works also having been carried out along with the re-launch of the ‘100 Club’ it has to be said that she has given unstintingly of her time, talents and energies to ensure the hall has been left on a much better footing and thereby assuring its future in continuing to serve this community.  Mary will continue to support the hall by remaining as a trustee and committee member.

Thanks were also given at the meeting to both Sue and Stuart for their continuing support of the hall as honorary secretary and treasurer respectively. Thanks were also given to Claire for remaining as vice-chair and dedicated fundraising committee member.  Yearly reports were received from the following: Lingen Bowls, Chapel, Church, Flicks, Gardening Club, Resource Centre and Stitchers.  We wish a good year to all the hall officers in their term of service.


Annual General Meeting -Thursday 27th November 12 noon Lingen Resource Centre in Resource Centre.  All welcome.

Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 2nd December 7.30pm Lingen Gardening Club in main hall.  All welcome.
Balfour Beatty is gearing up for winter in Herefordshire and has activated its 24/7 rapid response winter service. 
Neighbourhood Development Plan questionnaire results - the results of the parish questionnaire have now been collated the analysis and appendix links are below to enable you to view the results.  But please note that they are initial issues with some minor errors which will need correcting. We hope this will go some way towards informing residents. TS 30.10.14   Pease click on links to view results:
Environment Matters - 29th November 11am at Assembly Rooms Presteigne.  Short film, discussion and talk on climate change and our economy - local rivers, streams & Land use.  by Julian Jones from Water 21.  Admission FREE


Lingen History Fellowship 1st December 7.30pm Chewing the Cud Film with memories of and faces from the old cattle market in Hereford.
View from the Cutting Room Floor - Sunday 23rd November 3pm at Presteigne Assembly Rooms. Illustrated talk by Tony Lawson Tickets: £7.
Whist Drive -Tuesday 25th November 8pm at the village hall, in aid of St. Michaels' Hospice please contact Joyce 01568 770349.
Knighton & Dist. Rotary Clb - Rotary Family Quiz night Friday 28th November 7pm at Baron in Bucknell.  Entry £10 - teams of 4 individuals.  This event is to support local charities who are having difficult times due to cutbacks. For more info contact Paul e-mail:
Kington Choral Soc -  Saturday 29th November 7.30pm St Mary's in Kington for a performance of Bach's beautiful and uplifting "Christmas Oratorio" (Cantatas 1, 2 and 3).  Bar available.  Tickets £12 on the door, under 18s free.  For more info text to 079 68 044 853, or by email to

Adforton Community Hall - The Adforton Lectures "Death where is thy Sting" Father David Stoter  Wednesday 3rd December at 7.30pm Admission £1.00

Christmas Drop-in Coffee Morning Christmas Card Exchange Get Together - Thursday 11th December 11am onwards in the main hall.  This annual event takes place in December to enable village folk to come and enjoy a cuppa, whilst outwitting the Post Office by delivering your Village Christmas cards for FREE and by hand!  It was originally thought of by Pam Rosser (ex-WI Chair and now residing in Yorkshire) so that she could see all her friends before Christmas - this thought has now come into being at the village hall and simply explained (!) comes about by all attending putting their cards on a table in the right pile, under the given addressee name to be delivered to the designated letterbox by a willing volunteer! 
It's a great idea and makes short work of village card deliveries whilst giving everyone an excuse to have a pre-Christmas get together.  If you wish to donate an eatable to the offerings, help deliver cards or lend support in any other way please contact Pauline & Keith our monthly coffee morning hosts by phoning 01544 267736.  Please note: this will be the only drop-in coffee morning held at the hall in December and we must thank both Pauline & Keith for keeping this usually twice monthly village get together going.

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