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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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In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Part 5, 14(a)-(c) notice is hereby given that a formal pre-submission public consultation on the Draft Border Group Neighbourhood Development Plan will start at 8.00 a.m. on Thursday 12th January 2017 for a period of 6 weeks ending at 5.00 p.m. on Monday 27th February 2017.


Full Border Group NDP documents received from Bill Bloxsome 09.01.17

Official Notice.docx                  Neighbourhood Plan Response sheet.docx  

 Border Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14  3.pdf   Meeting Housing Requirement Report June 2016 (3).pdf

Border_Group_Env_Report_Nov16 (1).pdf     Border_Group_HRA_Addendum_Nov16-1.pdf



West Mercia Police Newsletter January 2017                      Knighton Rotary Club January Update


NHS campaign urges people to stay well this winter here  and to keep warm.


The First Shell Exhibition An exhibition marking the centenary of the first shell produced at Hereford’s Munitions Factory at Rotherwas, recognising the contribution of its workers from Tuesday 8 Nov 2016 to Friday 27 Jan 2017 Tel: 01432 260750


JOKE TIME!  At the Farmer's Inn in Presteigne, a newcomer asked a local man, "Have you lived here all your life?" The old man took a sip

of his cider and after a long pause , replied "Don't know yet!".  Thank you Paul.




Lingen Flix bringing you SIX screening over the autumn and winter months...


Sunday 5th February 3pm Swallows and Amazons (PG) Family/adventure

A family film beautifully shot in the Lake District.

On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise this has been the territory of two other girls who sail the Amazon, and the scene is set for serious rivalry!


Seats bookable 01544 267736 or email 

Adult £5/child £3.50  







Whist Drive Tuesday 24th January 7.30pm at the hall.  In aid of charity.  T: 01568 770349.

The Glory of the Voice - Come-and-Sing Vivaldi's "Gloria" in a choral day workshop on Saturday 4th March, led by Robert Evans in St Andrew's Church in Bredwardine.  Registration 9.3oam for Workshop starts 10am finishing with a sing-throug4pm.  Singers £12. Score hire for the day £2. Book your place Tel;07968 044853


RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 28 to 30 January Request Your Pack And Get Involved...


Ludlow & District RDA present Cosford Military Wives Choir at Ludlow Methodist Chapel 24th March 7.30pm.  Tickets £12, U16s £6 (incls. tea/coffee) available from Janet 01584 875220.


Good News for Presteigne Day Centre...a message from Beverley Baynham

Powys Council Council’s Cabinet met on Tuesday 20th December 2016 where the following were proposed by County Councillor Stephen Hayes –
A. Recommend that the 2017-18 Council budget restores the £1.1million funding to enable the continuation of a reduced day service in current localities, and to continue to provide this funding until such time as community based support / early intervention services are properly trialled and evaluated.
B. Authorise the portfolio-holder for Adult Social Care, in conjunction with the Head of Transformation and Director of Social Services, to enter into discussions with Town and Community Councils or other community, or third sector bodies and if appropriate conclude partnership arrangements for the funding, management or delivery of Day Time Activities.   
The East Radnorshire Day Centre was mentioned in cabinet papers and by the Leader himself - Cllr. Barry Thomas - as being an example to mirror throughout the County. 
Although the decision is subject to full Council approving the Council's budget in February, the recommendation makes it clear that the funding currently allocated to East Radnor Day Centre for provision of day services will be maintained, albeit with some reduction, up to March 2019. The continuation of funding is conditional on an expectation that the East Radnorshire Day Centre will be flexible and adaptable and work in partnership to address the challenges of the future, collaborating in trialling new services. 06.01.17


Our Lingen Village Phone Box is AGAINunder threat.  Unfortunately, this time it appears both the service and phone box itself are to disappear. A notice dated 07.09.16 gives 42 days from that date, to make any objections to the Local Authority Planning Dept. before removal.  The reason given is 'low usage'.   Last time a petition was raised and sent via our parish council to British Telecom citing the reasons for keeping the service alive.  Those reasons are as valid today as they were then.  After talks, BT then offered the phone box to the village for the princely sum of £1 (approx.) with the end result that no further maintenance etc. would be carried out by BT.  The Clerk of the day, took up the offer, so it's unclear why BT are assuming it's their property to remove? And surely it is worth more than the £1 (approx.) which was paid for it, it could even be possibly considered a Lingen historic relic!? wm 10.16

Never let it be said that 'lingenwebbers' don't look on the bright side! We've had several emails in regarding the fate of OUR phone box, one from Paul who says: ." the way, a restored box can be worth £2,800 so for £1 you got a bargain!".

Others giving ideas as to what to use the redundant phone box for such as a village hub to sell surplus garden veggies for community projects.  A defibulator cabinet was another one along with a post card shop, art gallery, book loan kiosk (better than reading the phone book) and floral display.                                                  

The worrying facts in all this is that two 'lingenwebbers' have emailed in to say the removal of the kiosk is not listed on the Herefordshire Council planning portal so it's not possible to object to its removal?!

And whilst new uses for a redundant box are great ideas, the way the notice is worded states that the actual box itself is to be removed! wm 10.16




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