King's Thorn &
The Birches Newsletter
A Newsletter for the Villages of King's Thorn, Little Birch & Much Birch – October 2009
New Rector DIARY DATES FOR OCTOBER 2009
The Church Wardens are pleased 24TH SEPTEMBER – Bingo LBVH
to be able to announce the 25TH SEPTEMBER – MB Village Market
appointment of the new Rector of 27TH SEPTEMBER – Harvest Thanksgiving at Methodist Chapel
the Wormelow Hundred Group of 30TH SEPTEMBER – Gardening Club Outing
Parishes. He is Rev. Mark 1ST OCTOBER – MBPC Meeting
Johnson, at present Team Vicar 2ND OCTOBER – Village Quiz
9TH OCTOBER – Pantomime Initial Meeting
in the Hereford South Wye Team
10TH OCTOBER – Harvest Supper at Little Birch Village Hall
11TH OCTOBER – Harvest Thanksgiving at Little Birch Church
The Institution and Induction of 13TH OCTOBER – Evergreen Club Outing
the new Rector will take place on 13TH OCTOBER - PACT Meeting
MONDAY 16TH NOVEMBER at 13TH OCTOBER – Whist Drive LBVH
Kings Caple Church at 7.30pm. 17TH OCTOBER – Flicks in the Sticks
Everyone will be welcome at this 20TH OCTOBER – W.I.
Service. 28TH OCTOBER – Gardening Club
Mark and his wife, Lyn, and their
three children, Ruth, Esther and ADVANCE NOTICES
Luke, will be living at The 4TH NOVEMBER – LBPC Meeting
Rectory, Much Birch which is 6TH & 7TH NOVEMBER – Halfway Community Theatre
16TH NOVEMBER – Induction of new Rector, Kings Caple
situated just behind the
17TH NOVEMBER – W.I.
Community Hall. We all join 20TH NOVEMBER – Pampered Chef
together in wishing them 21ST NOVEMBER – Flicks in the Sticks
happiness in their new life with 27TH NOVEMBER – Village Market with a Christmas flavour
the seven churches in the 15TH DECEMBER – W.I Christmas Evening
Benefice, the Methodist Church
in Little Birch and with all their Stainers, to see this year’s apple
Parishioners. crops and to learn about the
Harvest Thanksgiving Services
______________________________ different types of apples grown
will be held at 3.00pm. on
The arrangement is to meet at
Bingo SUNDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER in
the Kings Thorn bus
The next Bingo will be held be on the Methodist Chapel and at
stop/carpark at 6.15pm. Visitors
THURSDAY, 24TH SEPTEMBER 3.00pm. in Little Birch Church on
are advised to wear flat shoes.
at 8.00pm. in LBVH. There are SUNDAY, 11TH OCTOBER
For further information contact
special prizes and refreshments Everyone will be most warmly
Helen Fox – 541004 or John
will be available. welcomed. Sandwiched in
______________________________________ between these two services will
be the Harvest Supper at Little
M.B. Village Market Birch Village Hall, see next page. Village Quiz
Please support the Village _______________________________________ Much Birch W.I. will be holding their
Market in MB Community Hall on Annual Village Quiz on FRIDAY, 2ND
FRIDAY, 25TH SEPTEMBER Gardening Club OCTOBER at 7.30pm. in MB
between 2.30pm. and 4.30pm. WEDNESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER Community Centre. If your Club or
______________________________________ is the day the Club will be visiting Organisation have not been notified,
the Dragon Orchard, home of the and you would like to participate
with a team of four, please phone LBVH Harvest Supper Whist Drive
Mrs. Jennifer Jones on 01981 The Harvest Supper is on Our next Whist Drive is on
540698. SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER at TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER. in
______________________________________ 7.00pm. for 7.30pm. Little Birch Village Hall at
Pantomime The Committee of LBVH extend a 7.30pm. Entry: £1.50. Excellent
The initial meeting will be on warm invitation to all members prizes and refreshments will be
FRIDAY, 9TH OCTOBER at 7.30pm. of the community to share a meal available. New players are
in LBVH. Hilary Gould will be together at this annual always welcome.
pleased to meet both adults and celebration of harvest. _____________________________________
children interested in taking part in Entrance: Adults £6.50
this year’s pantomime. Hilary would Flicks in the Sticks
Children under 12, £3.00.
also like to hear from people who New Season:
are willing to assist with all the SATURDAY, 17TH OCTOBER at
necessary back stage jobs. The Evergreen Club 7.30pm. — Morris: A Life With
______________________________________ Our last outing this year will be Bells On – 12.
on TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER, Starring Derek Jacobi and many
Annual Flu Jab Invitation other talented British actors, this is
From 8:30am. – 11:30am. on when we are going to Westonbirt
a heartwarming feature length
SATURDAY, 10TH OCTOBER and Arboretum, hoping to catch the comedy that follows the fortunes of
again the following week on autumn colours at their peak. one of the leading Morris teams in
SATURDAY, 17TH OCTOBER Much The cost will be £10 for members the country. Go to
Birch Surgery will be giving Anti Flu and £12 for non-members. This www.morrismovie.com for more
Jabs at Much Birch Community hall . includes entrance to the details and to see a trailer.
These clinics are for all Much Birch arboretum. Advance notice
Surgery patients who are over 65 01981 540932 (or 540683) Is Anybody There? 12A will be the
years of age or are at risk from The pick-ups are: film shown next month on
influenza (including patients with Brandon Coach Depot 8.45 SATURDAY, 21ST NOVEMBER at
asthma and chronic breathing Tump Lane (bungalows) 8.55 7.30pm.
problems, diabetes, heart or kidney The Park, Wormelow 9.00 Set in 1980s seaside England, this is
disease or impaired immune Tump Lane (middle) 9.05 the story of Edward, an unusual ten
systems, and those who are carers Poor Clares Convent 9.10 year old boy growing up in an old
or who have previously had a flu Kings Thorn bus shelter 9.15 people's home run by his parents.
jab). M. B. Church bus stop 9.20 Edward's is a rather lonely
Please arrive at Much Birch Surgery Axe & Cleaver bus stop 9.25 existence until he meets Clarence
Reception to register for the Merton Hotel 9.40 (Michael Caine), a retired magician
vaccination and receive your ticket Fonteine Court 9.45 with a liberating streak of
which you should present to the anarchy.
nurse or doctor in the Community ______________________________________
Hall. When you get to the Hall, it PACT Meetings
would be helpful if you could Herefordshire Council and its W.I.
remove your coat and wear a short partners are committed to The subject of the meeting on
sleeved top, so that the jab can be improving the way they engage with TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER will be
administered without the need to local residents and respond to the ‘Decorative boxes for Christmas’
remove further clothing. IF YOU priorities and needs of local and the speaker will be Hilary
ARE NOT FEELING WELL ON THE communities. To do this PACT Gamble.
DAY, please mention this BEFORE meetings (Partners and TUESDAY, 17TH NOVEMBER is the
having your jab. Communities Together) take place AGM and 15TH DECEMBER is the
It is important to understand that at least four times a year and the Member’s Christmas Evening.
this vaccination is your annual next one is at MB Village Hall. on Meetings take place in Much Birch
seasonal flu jab and any TUESDAY, 13TH OCTOBER at Community Hall at 7.30pm. Visitors
information on the swine flu 7:00pm. If you want to know what and potential new members are
vaccination programme will be is really going on in your area and always welcome. For more
separately advertised. have your say, please don’t moan information please contact Kath
Drs. Davies, Johnson, England and and whine at home, attend these Watts, 01981 540382, or Jennifer
Seftel meetings and voice your opinions. Jones, 01981 540698.
__________________________________________ It is up to residents to make these ______________________________________
meetings a success!
Gardening Club Local News President at the age of 80. In recent
Little Birch and King’s Thorn Congratulations are extended to years, his mobility was impaired
Gardening Club will meet on FRANK SHORT on the occasion of and he gave up driving some 12
WEDNESDAY, 28TH. OCTOBER his 97th birthday which he months ago. Moving to Cornwall
when a Panel of Members will give a celebrated with family and friends means that Betty and Dennis are
‘Review of the Season’ and try to and we wish him many more now very close to their son and his
answer any questions. Everyone birthdays to come. He says “ I am family. We send our best wishes and
welcome! doing my best with the help of hope they will be very happy in
______________________________________ friends and taking the right their new home.
medicine(?). Mayhill Lodge is now occupied by
M.B. Village Market There have been some excellent TESSA and KEVIN BOKOLE and their
The October market takes place in results for our young people this sons, JO JO (JOSEPH) and PHENYO
Much Birch Community Hall on year. Here are a few of them. and we give them all a very warm
FRIDAY, 23RD of the month between JAMES FOX has already gone to welcome. Tessa (nee Sklan and
2.30pm. and 4.30pm. Plymouth University to study erstwhile of Parish Lane) went to
There are a few new stalls so please marine biology and JARRED Botswana as a volunteer to work for
come along to support local MITTELHOLTZER is off to six months with disabled children
producers and makers. Aberystwyth to study law. and then spent another four years
On FRIDAY, 27TH NOVEMBER we MATTHEW & REBECCA FOX gained setting up a new orphanage for
are hoping there will be various four and three ‘A’ levels respectively children whose parents had died
stalls selling Christmas gifts, as well and are going to University next from Aids. We also welcome SUSAN
as the usual food producers. year. KATIE BAYNHAM gained five HOGG to Waterloo Cottage and we
For further information please A levels and has qualified to go to hope she will be very happy in her
contact Kath Watts, 01981 540382 Swansea University to study new home.
______________________________________ criminology and psychology. It is good to report that WIN PIPE is
HANNAH DYER and DARCEY now back at home following an
Halfway Community Theatre operation and we send our best
BAYNHAM both did particularly
We are pleased to announce that wishes and prayers for a full and
well in their GCSE’s. Darcey has
our next show 'My Favourite speedy recovery.
already started at the 6th form
Things' will take place in Much ______________________________________
college in Hereford.
Birch Community Hall on FRIDAY
In September, DENNIS and BETTY
and SATURDAY, 6TH & 7TH
HANDS of Kings Thorn moved to
Horticultural Show Report
NOVEMBER at 7.30pm. Come and The morning of Saturday 5th
Cornwall, leaving their house,
enjoy a few old favourites and a lot September was cool and clear when
Mayhill Lodge, which Dennis
of new surprises!!! Tickets are we arrived at Little Birch Village
designed and which was built in the
available from Audrey Crowte on Hall at 8.30am. Busy helpers had set
1960’s. Dennis was the architect
01981 540432 from the beginning out the many white paper covered
with Hereford County Council for
of September and, as usual, the cost, tables the previous afternoon while
many years and his pencil drawings
to include a hot supper, is £10 a Janet Gwinnett was busy with the
of over 150 churches in the County
head (£5 for under 14's). Don't Children’s Workshop. The bright
were compiled over a decade of
forget to bring your own drink and a emptiness would not last, as by 11
visiting and sketching them with
glass. We look forward to seeing o’clock 58 people had displayed 452
painstaking attention to detail.
you there. exhibits, 82 more than last year,
Members of the erstwhile FORUM
filling the tables to over-flowing.
Pampered Chef Evening will vividly remember Dennis’ talk
The largest increase was in the
This is an invitation to all keen on Rowlestone Barn and New Mills
Domestic Section where last year’s
cooks and budding chefs to attend a Farm with slides illustrating the
58 entries rose to 96. Floral Art
demonstration of high quality external and internal features,
almost doubled and with the
kitchen accessories on FRIDAY, which again, he had drawn in
abundant displays of produce
20TH NOVEMBER in LBVH - a pre immaculate detail. Some of these
presented a colourful scene.
Christmas treat for those in charge are published in ‘Little Birch on
A note on the Entry Form this year
of the festive menu and lots of ideas Aconbury Hill’, copies of which are
drew people’s attention to the fact
for gifts. still available from members of the
that the Llywellyn Sutton Cup is
Entrance free. Nibbles and drinks History Group.
open to families and this produced a
will be served! Dennis loved cricket and for many
lot of interest giving the whole
_____________________________________ years was a hard working
proceedings a good family feeling.
committee member of Wormelow
Many, like three generations of the
Cricket Club and was voted
Humby family, put in a great team The Pied Piper Summer Panto The rest of the woods will continue
effort, including Peter Humby Mr. Paul Bishop would like to to be managed by selective felling of
winning the coveted 1st prize for the thank all those involved with the hardwoods and softwoods, each
King’s Thorn Fruit Cake. They Junior Pantomime, especially the tree being assessed for the best time
were only 1 point behind the joint parents and to Geoff, Adrienne, to fell. Healthy trees are being left
effort of Derek Scrivens and his Richard and Mike for their longer than the usual age of 150
granddaughter Poppy, but they backstage work. "I told you those years. The assumption is that
were all eclipsed by the Father and kids were good, didn't I !. " healthy trees will produce healthy
Daughter team of Vic Townsend __________________________________________ acorns and these can be harvested,
and Sue Waldron. grown on in the nursery then
Vic Townsend also won the Walk round Aconbury Woods planted in the gaps created when
Horticultural Shield impressing us, At the beginning of July over 30 tall enough to out-compete the
once again, with his wonderful people were led on a very bracken.
vegetables. informative walk around Aconbury The time for felling is very
Last year’s winner, Martin woods by Geraint Richards, Head restricted, usually March/April, in
Gallagher, decided this year to have Forester for the Duchy of Cornwall, the hope that least damage will be
a go at the Domestic Section and and Graham Taylor from Pryor caused to the environment. Horses
came very close to our Winner of Ricketts, who manages the forestry have been and will be used for
the Domestic Cup, Patricia Kelly. for the Duchy estates in hauling timber but they are not
The David Enoch Cup for the Best Herefordshire. We were informed always available.
Exhibit in the Show was won by of their plans for the wood in the When re-planting takes place, seed
Selby Lloyd for a wonderful vase of immediate and long-term future and from the woods is often used but a
Chrysanthemums but Des Wathen shown particular areas which mixture of species is planted as this
won the Rose Bowl for the Flower illustrated their points. discourages the spread of species-
Section. They told us that their plans for the specific diseases.
The Floral Art Shield was returned next five years involve a variety of In order to encourage healthy
to Mary Hill for another year and activities. These include the process growth it has been necessary to cull
the Children’s Shield was awarded of clearing conifers from the sweet the huge number of squirrels which
to 3 year old Poppy Scrivens who chestnut/conifer stands planted in do untold damage, particularly
also won the Cup for Children the 1980s and cutting down the noticeable on the sweet chestnuts
under 8 years. The winner of the sweet chestnuts for the stumps to (we were shown several examples)
Cup for Children over 8 years was re-grow as coppice. A few where bark is stripped killing the
Iona Collinson. undamaged trees will be left as tree above that level. Squirrels are
There were no entry fees and no standards. We were shown the area either shot or trapped, not poisoned.
charge to come and see the Show, behind the chapel which has been A concerted effort had removed a
but the Raffle, run by Derek and cleared over the past 2 years and large proportion of the squirrels but
Margaret Scrivens, the the shoots from the stumps were young males have been moving in
refreshments, organised by Mike clearly visible. The remains of the from surrounding areas so the
Leigh and Jennifer Jones, and the conifers are to be left to decompose culling will be ongoing. It is also
Auction of Produce at the end, ably slowly, being the most necessary to cull the deer
conducted by our Chairman, John environmentally friendly method population as they too strip bark but
Bryant, should go some way to fund for disposing of them. Two other the idea is to keep their numbers at
this community event. stands of conifer and sweet chestnut a sustainable size.
This was another very successful are to be dealt with in the same way It was made very clear that we are
Show and thanks must go to the over the next four years or so. The most welcome in the woods – it is a
King’s Thorn & Little Birch ultimate aim is to have a proportion facility for which we are most
Gardening Club Committee and their of the woodland down to coppice grateful. We may be able to benefit
helpers for the time and effort which will be harvested every 20 in the not-too-distant future from
involved to stage this popular Show. years or so mainly producing wood blocks and charcoal from the
We also thank all the exhibitors and fencing – the benefit of chestnut is Duchy who hope to arrange sale of
visitors for making it so worthwhile that it does not rot so does not need these locally.
and look forward to doing it all treating. Hazel will also be ______________________________________
again next year! coppiced, but on a 10 year cycle, to
______________________________________ produce such items as wattle LBPC
fencing. Some of this is being Report on LBPC Meeting 2nd Sept.
carried out by the Wye Woods No interests were declared.
Minutes of the meeting held on 1st Application - Bromley Court, 2026 will be lost for ever. One path
July were read and signed as a true Hoarwithy - New porch and has already been identified. If
record. verandah to south east elevation anyone knows of others please let
Matters Arising from previous and removal of existing porch us know. Also, it would be most
minutes: Little Birch Parish Council required – DCSW0009/1602/F. appreciated if all walkers who
Chairman informally spoke to Much Paperwork to be returned with no encounter problems on their walks
Birch Parish Council Chairman objections. would report them to the Footpaths
concerning the Communications Any Other Business Officer.
Group and the outstanding CSO Fiona Witcher reported no See full report on website The
newsletter payments. At the same crime for the parish. Footpaths officer is Cllr. Glen Sims
time he expressed LBPC’s full Clerk to contact residents 01981 540052 in the evenings.
support for the newsletter. The concerning highway obstructions. Planning Applications
Parish Freighter was deemed a Date of Next Meeting – Application for comment:
success with many residents making WEDNESDAY, 4TH NOVEMBER DCSW0009/1249/F - Lynwood,
use of this facility. Future costs of Parish Clerk Wrigglebrook, Kings Thorn -
this service are expected to rise Please contact the Parish Clerk, Liz Proposed new house - revised
considerably during the next Callwood 540081 or scheme to planning permission
financial year and must be budgeted firstname.lastname@example.org with any DCSW/2006/3042/F - repositioning
for within the next precept. issues concerning Little Birch of some external openings.
Village Hall – To comply with the Parish. Application Type: Full.
Charities Commission, LBVH ______________________________________ Application Supported.
Committee members were declared DCSW2009/1313/F- Owaissa
trustees of the Village Hall with MBPC Kings Thorn - Two Story extension
LBPC as custodial trustees. It was Report on MBPC Meeting 2nd July and conservatory with veranda.
agreed that LBPC must keep copies Lengthsman’s work Application Type – Full.
of all legal paperwork concerning Grass cutting will continue in Application Supported.
the Village Hall. Current fund identified areas of the parish. Planning Applications commented
raising events were discussed. Grit Bins on at Extraordinary meeting on
Parish Lengthsman – Invoice MBPC has arranged a visit with 13/08/09
received for work completed. HFDC Highways to look at providing DCSW0009/1617/F - Removal of
Parish Initiative - An more grit bins in the parish. It was condition 13 of approved planning
unsatisfactory response was stated by the PC that the Grit bins application DCSW2009/0091/F
received from Herefordshire Council are provided by HFDC and are The seven existing poultry units as
concerning a recently inspected topped up at intervals throughout identified on the approved plan and
wall. Clerk to contact Herefordshire the year. They are for the purpose associated equipment including
Council and inform resident. of gritting minor roads and NOT for silos shall be demolished together
Parish Field – Tree works to start parishioners own use to grit their with the removal of all concrete
mid September. driveways. bases.
HALC - Report on Southern Area Footpaths Report Application unsupported. Clerk to
meeting - It was agreed that Mr. A good start has been made on send a letter to Herefordshire
Morley would continue representing inspecting the condition of Council Planning outlining the
the Parish Council at these meetings footpaths. This is an ongoing reasons why it is unsupported.
and give feedback. process that will take many more DCSW0009/1611/F - Minster Farm
Financial Report – Two cheques months to complete. An accurate Much Birch - Steel framed
were written survey is the aim. agricultural building clad with green
Correspondence - A detailed list of The PC has applied to join the sheeting and new access track.
all correspondence was given to the Parish Path Partnership Scheme Application Type: Full. Application
Parish Council and noted with any which offers an opportunity for Supported
responses detailed under ‘Any Other community involvement in Parish Freighter
Business’. safeguarding the future of our The Parish Freighter has been
Planning footpaths. The role of volunteers is booked for SATURDAY 31ST
Permission - Lynwood - proposed important and there is a small group OCTOBER at two sites.
new house (revised scheme to of parishioners who are helping. It Car Park area at Kings Thorn Bus
planning permission is important to bear in mind that Stop between 11.00am. & 1.00pm.
DCSW2006/3042F repositioning of any footpaths and bridleways Tump Lane between 2.00pm. &
some external openings – created before 1949 which are not 4.00pm.
DCSW0009/1249F. recorded on the Definitive Map by
Kings Thorn Telephone Kiosk At this time of year Fly tipping is a and the vehicle, a Ford Maverick,
BT has written to the Parish Council problem. If anybody see’s anybody was set alight at aprox. 7.00am. the
offering adoption of this kiosk for possibly fly tipping or acting following day. The digger was
£1.00. The PC is keen to find out suspiciously please report it to us. A unloaded from the back of the
how MB parishioners feel about registration number from vehicles is trailer at the side of the road near
adopting this kiosk. Please write to always very helpful. Little Birch - just down from the
the Parish Clerk or contact a Parish A member of the public came across Caldicott Crossroads, and later put
Councillor to give your views. 2 people breaking into their garage back on the trailer in the same place.
Correspondence. in the Garway Hill area. After the The digger had a tracking device
Parish councillors had previously offenders were disturbed they ran attached, and we have now just
been given the correspondence list off across fields to a vehicle similar found the vehicle in woodland
which was noted. to YX51**F. If you ever find yourself nearby, still with the trailer,
Date of Next Meeting in a similar position please call 999 possibly waiting to be collected! It
THURSDAY, 1ST OCTOBER at straight away and again vehicle shows that it is worth fitting
7.30pm. in MB Community Centre. registrations are very helpful. tracking devices to farm and plant
Local residents are very welcome to Enquiries are ongoing. machinery, as well as marking them
attend and air their views in the A hay turner worth £3,000 was with SmartWater. We are hoping
Open Discussion. stolen from a field between that someone saw this digger at
Parish Clerk Dinedor and Holme Lacy overnight some point during the journey - if
If you have any queries on Parish on Fri 21st/Sat 22nd August. It was so, please get in touch asap.
Council matters please telephone a Vicon HS360 model, mostly red in Throughout the county we are
the Clerk on 01432 870874 or write colour but with some black. experiencing a number of thefts of
to: Mrs Kath Greenow, Hackford Over the weekend the Village Hall farm machinery and equipment -
House, Dinedor, Hereford HR2 6PD. at Orcop was broken into. The please ensure that these items are
The full minutes of the July meeting suspects gained entry by forcing a secured, preferably locked away,
on 2/7/2009 are on our website, window, and then broke into the and also marked in some way or
www.muchbirchparish.org.uk electricity meter, which was empty another - SmartWater is an excellent
_______________________________ at the time. Nothing appears to product which can be used.
have been stolen from the premises. Another reminder that if you call
Neighbourhood Watch September one of our mobiles and there is no
Crime Trends in August Overnight on 10th/11th September, answer/no signal please call the
A bike that was against a hedge on a crate of woodworking tools valued 03003333000 number to report the
Lowe Lane, Much Dewchurch was at over £1000 were stolen from a incident as it could then be passed
taken on Monday 17th between workshop at a house in Kings to us via our control system.
10:00 and 12:00. It is a sporty Thorn. Also a green John Deere Thieves are using large vehicles,
looking bike black and yellow in Quad bike and a 14ft Ifor Williams probably with hiab lifts on the back,
colour. It is possible that someone trailer were stolen from a farm in to steal these items, and often the
may have picked it up for safe Pontrilas. The items were not thefts are occurring during daylight
keeping. Does anyone remember secured in any way, which made it hours. These people are brazen, and
seeing this bike or seeing anyone in an easy night’s work for the will go into fields and steal trailers,
possession of it? suspects. The following night a equipment etc in broad daylight - it
A property in Dinedor was burgled Ford Transit van was stolen from a is because they are so brazen about
around the 18th or 19th . The owners garage premises in Much Birch, and it that they get away with it - any
of the property were away on was found burnt out in Gwent the witnesses assume they are
holiday. If anyone is going away or same day. Again at night a vehicle legitimate! Please be suspicious of
knows of anyone going away feel was entered in Much Dewchurch, any vehicles like this seen in our
free to let us know so we can help and a flashing beacon was stolen, as rural lanes, and take registration
keep an eye on the property. well as five litres of diesel. numbers if possible and pass them
Some scrap metal was stolen in A white/orange 110 mini digger to us so that we can make some
Little Birch on the 19th between was stolen from a farm in enquiries. We can soon establish
12:30-18:00. This is just a reminder Clehonger, believed on the back of a whether or not they are genuine.
to keep any scrap out of sight or trailer that was also stolen from the Herefordshire Crime Prevention
locked away. Please try to keep farm, and was used sometime Panel is looking for new members -
gates shut/locked if possible it all during the night to attempt to can you help?
helps as a deterrent. remove a vehicle from woodland The Panel is an independent body
Large amounts of fly tipping have between Little Birch and Little which was formed 21 years ago with
been reported in the last few days! Dewchurch. The attempt failed,
over 20 members from many information. 01432 346756
sectors of the community. Please note the new number for Non-Emergency phone
It aims to encourage greater public contacting West Mercia Police (if 08457 444 888
participation in the prevention and you can't get hold of us on our Emergency phone 999
solution of crime, and the panel mobile phones) is
works closely with the police to this 0300 333 3000
end. The panel have provided ______________________________________ Your Local Representatives
funding over the years for literature East –
on bogus callers, personal safety Officers based at Peterchurch
JOHN BULBECK 540178
and security of belongings in motor Local Police Officer Central –
vehicles, as well as crime prevention PC Andrew Bundy. BOB PETERS 540670
devices such as shed bars and panic Mobile No: 07855 385 844 West –
alarms. Email: BETTY PHILPOTT 540614
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LOCAL BUS 411 - Wednesdays only
The 411 bus to Hereford operates on Wednesday mornings, returning at lunchtime. From Wormelow it runs via
Much Birch, Kings Thorn Road, Little Birch Road, New Road, Pendant Pitch, Barrack Hill, The Thorn and
Kings Thorn bus shelter. It can be hailed at any suitable point along its route through the area.
10.06 Wormelow, Tump Inn 13.20 Hereford, Country Bus Station
10.07 Wormelow, Tump Lane 13.28 Hereford, Broad Street
10.12 Little Birch, Castle Inn 13.41 Kings Thorn, Bus shelter
10.18 Kings Thorn, Bus shelter 13.46 Little Birch, Castle Inn
10.31 Hereford, Bridge Street 13.51 Wormelow, Tump Lane
10.38 Hereford, Country Bus Station 13.52 Wormelow, Tump Inn
These are the officially published times, but the bus can run up to 15 minutes early. Note that on its return
journey the bus stops by request only – tell the driver where you want to alight. The service is subsidised by