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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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Knighton Rotary Club August News...     Police Bulletin Newsletter August 2016...


Herefordshire Council confirm Citizens Advice Bureau to stay open....


Forthcoming Annual Exhibition 2016 10am - 5pm Saturday 27th August to Monday 29th August St Michael and All Angels Church, Lingen A Walk in the Woods' Woodland-themed Needlecraft Exhibition of this year's work by Lingen Stitchers and Needling Along Free Entry Raffle for a Quilt and many other prizes Everyone welcome.


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


You just may be interested in giving your own '2 half penny worth' to our new PPC's consultation DRAFT Safer West Mercia Plan 2016.pdf open until 16th Sept.   And if you are still in the mood, Herefordshire Council would like your views on where they make the next round of budget cuts!


The national Summer Reading Challenge for school age young people takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library – Leintwardine next door to the Community Centre.   All you have to do is read six library books of your choice to complete the challenge and receive exclusive rewards along the way. It’s all free. Every year there is a different theme and this year it’s The Big Friendly Read, as it is linked up with the global year-long Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, honouring the world’s No.1 Storyteller. If you want to know more, you can visit the library or go to


On 6th September a new national phone number “105” will be 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!


HWT Species of the month:  The Barn Owl.   For August, we are looking in more detail about the life of the barn owl. Find out more on our 'species of the month' webpage.  If you spot a barn owl this month (or, indeed, any other species,) please do let us know. This helps us to build a picture of the numbers and spread of different species so we can better target our conservation work. You can record any sighting by completing our online form or email us at


Border Group Parish Council Neighbourhood Development Plan - The Document Files listed below were received via email today and added to this website at the request of Border Group Parish Councils Neighbourhood Development Committee, Steering Group Secretary Tony Swainson.   18 August 2016. 'lingenweb' Webmaster

NDP Minutes 10.6.14.pdf                       NDP Minutes 03.05.16 (1).pdf DRAFT

Steering Group Meeting Agenda 1.10.13.pdf                       Steering Group Meeting Agenda (ext) 22.10.13.pdf

Steering Group Meeting Agenda 12 Nov 2013.pdf                Steering Group Meeting Agenda 2 Dec 2013.pdf

Steering Group Meeting Agenda 22.04.14.pdf                      Steering Group Meeting Agenda 6.05.14.pdf

Steering Group Meeting Agenda 27.05.14 (1).pdf                Steering Group Meeting Agenda 24.07.14.pdf

Steering Group Meeting Agenda 26.08.14.pdf                     Steering Group Meeting Agenda 07.10.14.pdf

Steering Group Meeting Agenda30.10.14.pdf                     Steering Group Meeting Agenda 13.11.14.pdf

Steering Group Meeting Agenda 27.11.14.pdf                    Steering Group Meeting Agenda11.12.14.pdf

Steering Group Meeting Agenda 30.06.15.pdf                    Steering Group Meeting Agenda 08_10_15.pdf

Steering Group Meeting Agenda 18_11_15.pdf                  Steering Group Meeting Agenda 03.05.16.pdf



At an Extraordinary Parish Council meeting last night the Neighbourhood Development Plan was approved to proceed to the next stage and it will now be forwarded to Herefordshire County Council.  Border Neighbourhood Plan June 2016

Meeting Housing Requirement Report June 2016    List of Alterrations    Reg 15 - Table 1 Representations V1

Tony Swainson Secretary NDP 01.07.16

Our consultant has amended the housing paper to correct an error on page 14 where an Appendix 2 was referenced. This reference should have been deleted by the consultant as the appendix had originally referred to the e-mail
exchange mentioned under Comments/Conclusions on the same page. This exchange is now covered under Comments/Conclusions in the amended version.  Could you please replace the existing version on the website with the
amended version attached.  Meeting Housing Requirement Report June 2016.  Tony Swainson Secretary NDP 19.7.16


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 Centre.


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.


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.  

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.   


Presteigne Festival 25-30 August 

Lingen Gardening Club returns to the hall on Tuesday 6th September with a talk on Orchards & Pruning by Danny Davis.  Members £1/Visitors £4. T:01547 540176.


OYSTERBAND’S  John Jones & the Reluctant Ramblers Thursday 15th September St Leonards Church Yarpole.  Acoustic music from Oysterband singer John Jones with fellow musicians and guests from the folk world as they continue their walking journey through the Herefordshire landscape.  Bar and Doors open 7.30     Tickets £12 in advance or £15 on the door available in Yarpole Community Shop or call Rose Jenkins on 01568 780536.  Proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Trust.


Sunday/Monday 28th & 29th August - NGSGarden Open at Stapleton Castle, Court Garden, from 2 - 5.30pm. Plants for sale. guided castle walks at 2.30 and 3.30pm. £4 (children free)

Monday 29th August - NGSGarden Open at Knill, from 2 to 5pm. Three wonderful gardens, Norman Church and picturesque riverside walk, tea/coffee and cake. £5 (children free). Proceeds to NGS and Knill Church renovation.

Friday 2nd September - music at The Assembly Rooms "Ten Strings and a Goatskin", 8pm. £12 tickets from The Workhouse and Courtyard Antiques.

Saturday 3rd September - Royal British Legion "Teeny Bopper Disco" from 5 to 7pm. Entry 50p. Fancy dress prizes. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


The Judges Lodging is still running its Summer Holiday Fun for children "The History Ducks are Here" through to 4th Sept. Opening times 10am-5pm.

H-art (Herefordshire art week)  ...Ivan Jones Pastel Artist 2 Bury Court Farm Wigmore open studio between Saturday 10th - Sunday 18th Sept. 10-5 with open garden for NGS on Sunday 18th Sept.  All welcome.


Stop press...... Information on the annual ‘Lingen Autumn Lectures’ will be available soon....

Annual Samaritans Bridge Evening at the hall 5th October, 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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