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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.   


Thank you to the chap that sent in this photo- he shall remain nameless in the interests of his future health! wm



volunteers needed !



Got a few hours or a day you can spare to help paint the main hall of the village hall over the weekend of 1st & 2nd August from 9am onwards with a prepping session to take place mid week ?


Please call 01544 267377 if you can lend a hand.


If possible please bring along any dust sheets you can loan, paint brushes/rollers you'd prefer to use, something to kneel on & old ice cream/marg tubs to dispense paint into. 



Full Festival Programme now available on


RURAL WATCH Message from Peter Knight PCSO6378, Just to update you and also the community who receive news via Lingen Web, concerning Incident 257S 230715 it would appear that the horses are safe and well and back with the owners and that no theft actually took place. 29.7.15



The BBC Countryfile programme sent a team to film at the Riverside Inn, Aymestrey and Weobley Ash Farm, Stansbatch last week It will be broadcast on the Countryfile programme on Sunday August 2nd.






Mortimer Medical Practice list is growing!  Earlier this year the number of registered patients exceeded 8,000.  As of July '15 it has 8,068 patients.  The recent pressures at Kington surgery and the closure of their branches in Pembridge and Eardisley have meant that some patients living in our area have transferred to our surgeries.  The practice continues to monitor appointments closely and have already increased their number of doctor, nurse and healthcare assistant appointments.  MMP 07/15.


Applicant withdraws-application-to-Powys-for-access-to-Reeves Hill Proposed Windfarm 

On 14 Jul 2015, Steve Packer (CSP – Development Control) wrote:  Dear Mrs Hugh- Jones, I have, this morning, received a formal request from the applicant, through his agent, that P/2012/0573 be withdrawn pending an appeal against the Herefordshire decision that the wind farm approval has lapsed..... (above is an extract from original letter.  For full letter content & further information click on above link).

Parish Council two Border Group parish councillors have been disqualified from office for failing to correctly submit their Declarations of Acceptance of Office, which is a statutory requirement.  Therefore, there are two parish councillor vacancies in the group, one for the parish of Brampton Bryan and one for the parish of Willey. 13.07.15

Humorous Fun     The Bathtub Test!
During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in a Nursing Home?"  "Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub." "Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."  "No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug.  Do you want a bed near the window?!"  

Herefordshire Council_owed_over_4_million_in_unpaid_council_tax


Lingen AAI  Annual General Meeting 24.7.15 elected Paul Murray as Chair, Sheila Davidson as Hon. Secretary and Julia Murray as Hon. Treasurer, we wish them well in their year of office. Past officers Pauline Redston (Chair) and Christine Moore (Hon. Secretary) wished to stand down and were therefore thanked for their endeavours on behalf of the group.  It is with grateful thanks that they remain as committee members. wm


Coffee mornings  at the hall will take a well earned break during the month of August to return 3rd Sept. 11-12.30.

Exhibition at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery Spun Gold: the rich history of wool.  An exhibition from Herefordshire Museum’s collections illustrating the history of wool, its uses as a sustainable resource and the importance of the Ryeland Sheep. Herefordshire Museum is running wool workshops throughout the Spun Gold exhibition. 18 July - 31 October.

Crossing the Border' at Aardvark Books Brampton Bryan 1-16 August examines the nature of our border lands and the varied landscape of the Welsh marshes.  Free entry.  Refreshments.  Exhibitors: Robert Cunning, Michelle Anderson, Russell Morris, sculptor Lottie O'Leary, and photographer Andrew Farmer.

Open Garden in aid of St Andrew's Presteigne & Growing Point.  Saturday 1 August 2-5 courtesy of Marion & Christopher Rowlatt at 14 Hereford St, Presteigne.  £5 incl .tea/cake.  Plants on sale.
Scarecrow Sunday 2nd August 11-5 in aid of St Barnabas Church in Brampton Bryan Village.  Theme this year is 'Scarecrows on the Move'  Adults £2/child free.  Raffle.  Refreshments.  Castle tours.  
Hog Roast Friday  August 7th Michael & Christine Holland are holding a hog roast at the Probert Farm Covenhope by kind permission of the Probet family in aid of Aymestrey & Leinthall Earls Churches & St. Michael's Hospice. Tickets £12.50 Tel: Meg 01568 780384
Open Garden for NGS charities. 30/31 Aug. 2-5.30 at Stapleton Castle Court. Refreshments/plants on sale. £4/children free. 
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