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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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FLU CLINICS the flu vaccines have just been received at the practice therefore flu clinics will be held in Kingsland and Orleton surgeries on Saturday 1st October and in Leintwardine surgery on Saturday 8th October.  Letters have already been sent out to patients who are entitled to immunisation get in touch with your local surgery if you think you should have been included but haven't received a letter.  PPG MMP 09/16


West Mercia Police Newsletter September 2016           September News from Ward Councillor Carole



Lingen Flix returns in September with nine screenings planned over the autumn and winter months...





The annual Macmillan Afternoon Tea Party  hosted this year by Mary Pettitt, will take place at the hall on Friday 30th September 3-5pm. Homemade stall with lots of goodies plus delicious cakes and treats to sample.  As always offers of raffle prizes and produce for the homemade stall will be gratefully received.  T:01568 770920.


It'll soon be time for the Annual Lingen Autumn Lectures and again this year we have four interesting and thought provoking speakers for you to come and listen to.  Starting in Uganda, we travel to the Antarctic via Europe and then home to Herefordshire: during which our speakers will enthral you on their specialised subjects.  

The first lecture will begin on Wednesday 12th October at 7.30pm and run through each week until Wednesday 2nd November.  Entrance £8 on the door to include a complimentary drink and canapés or a season ticket is available at £30 for all four lectures.  Tickets can be pre-booked by phoning Mary on 01568 770920 or Kay 01544 267377 and by emailing: 

Proceeds to the care and maintenance of Lingen Village Hall (reg. charity no219377), the hall management committee is most grateful to the lecture sponsors and those that have helped in the staging of these lectures in any way.  LINGEN AUTUMN LECTURES 2016 PROGRAMME


Herefordshire Council would like your views on where they make the next round of budget cuts!  Open until 7th October. 

Neighbourhood Development Plan - following the parish council meeting at Lingen on 20th September BGPC are waiting advice on the future direction.  SC BGPC 21.09.16. 

Border Group Parish Council and Lingen Village Hall management committee have joined together to provide a defibrillator for the benefit of Lingen village and the surrounding community. The purchase, by the forward thinking members of both organisations, was a joint financial venture. No formal training is necessary but following the installation many locals have recognised the value of the “Heartstart” course, with over 40 people signing up.  The defibrillator can be found on the wall outside the village hall, easily accessible for all to use.  A portable defibulator has been purchased for community use with joint funding from Lingen Village Hall (charity reg. no.219377) and our Border Group parishioner's precept.  It is situated on the front wall of the village hall, housed in a yellow box (with night light) and can be accessed 24/7 in emergencies.

The Herefordshire Diabetes Support Group provide support and educate people living with diabetes, as well as their family, friends and anyone else who is interested in knowing more about diabetes. They encourage those interested to attend their group meetings which are a welcoming and social environment for people to discuss diabetes and its effects. Visit their website here or download their meeting calendar here CM MMP PPG 


Cllr. Paul Derrick has resigned from his position as Chair of BGPC and as parish councillor for Buctkon & Coxall.  He is sincerely thanked for his work during his time in office and also thanked for his community work. Cllr. Simon Whiteman (Vice Chair) will act as Chair until a new one is elected.  wm. 21.09.16.


A new national phone number “105” has been launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area. This a nationwide service that may well be of benefit to you! 


The Silent Victim Conference - on Wednesday, 19 October, 9:30 - 12:00 at The Kindle Centre the community safety partnership is holding an event to raise awareness of domestic violence within the minority communities of Herefordshire. To learn more or register please view the flyer here 


Knighton Rotary Club October News...  plus October Fashion Show!

On October 28thThe Rotary Club of Knighton and District are holding a charity fashion show, similar to the very successful one held recently in Presteigne at Knighton Community Centre.  Doors open at 7pm, the show starts at 7.30pm and cost is £5 per ticket. You will be able to get 50% off high street women's fashion at a pop up shop and there will also be a raffle. This fashion show will be  raising money for the Air Ambulances and Rotary charities.  Tickets can be purchased from Christine 01544 267898, the Tower House Gallery in Knighton or from any Knighton Rotary Club member. 

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR USED STAMPS.....?  There are a number of organisations that will take these, but there is a collecting box in Presteigne Library to raise funds for the Presteigne Elderly Day Care Centre.


Botanical News from Sue Holland on the South West Reserves -  It was thrilling to find a message saying that Campanula patula (spreading bellflower) had been spotted growing near Wern Wood, one of our woodland reserves near Bredwardine. The plant is known to have grown there in the past, as well as on the edges of nearby fields and lanes.  The plant was flowering on the edge of the lane leading up to the reserve in an area where Charlie Long (One of our past LEMUR trainees) had carried out hedge laying and clearance in partnership with Plantlife and the local farmer in order to encourage the Campanula.  A fantastic outcome. 

HWT Species of the month: Devil's Bit Scabious meadow wildflower. You can record any sighting by completing our online form or email us at


Are you aware that unrecorded rights of way may be lost after 2026?  Herefordshire Heritage Access Group in partnership with Herefordshire Council are undertaking a new project to record rights of way missing from the Definitive Map along with other highway records and would like your help.  To find out more please see: or email: Duncan Green ( Chairman HHAG.   

Poetry Readings the Sitting Room at the Radnorshire Arms Presteigne autumn/winter schedule now available.  10th Oct. 7.30pm Frank Olding & John J Jones £5/£2 students on the door T:01544 267148.

Autumn Extravaganza of sewing workshop, talks and sale of yarns, kits threads etc. in aid of Kalash Valley School Children Saturday 1st October 10.30-4 at Abberley Village Hall WR6 6AX.  Free but charge for workshop & talk.
HPS garden talk by Fergus Garrett on 'Successional Planting in the Long Border' 8th October 2pm Weobley Village Hall.  Teas/plant stall. T: 01531 636120.  Visitors £5. 


Stop press...... * Change of date: Annual Samaritans Bridge Evening at the hall 9th November,

contact Mary to play 01544 267202....

Church Harvest raffle tickets with three great prizes are on sale now from all PCC members....

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