Care Hero Website

A new website has been launched to recruit social care workers.

An ever growing aging population means that there’s an increased need for more care professionals in the local community.

The website provides information about the benefits of working as a care worker and links to job opportunities.  There are also videos of real life Herefordshire care heroes talking about their experiences of making a difference in the community.

The site will be a one stop shop for the county’s social care vacancies.  It will open up caring as a rewarding profession, which provides plenty of opportunities for training and progression to young people, parents, and people of retirement age, and to those who may not have considered working in the care sector as a career choice before.

There are currently vacancies available within the residential, nursing, community and day service areas working with older people and people with disabilities.

You can visit the new ‘Care Heroes’ website at

BBC H&W New evening show promoting Communities

Hello, I am contacting you from BBC Hereford and Worcester and it’s just really to give you  heads up about a couple of things!

We are launching a new Evening show between 7 and 10 at night, basically bringing local radio and a local voice back across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  Our show will consist of local community content – with a Presenter in the studio and a Reporter out and about.

What we are looking to do is run stories from the community and keep it local so some broad ideas are  we are open to many more! This is not a replacement show so you will still have your sports, afternoons etc  which you will appear on this is in addition – so for example if you are interviews in Breakfast or Mid Morning about an event… they will then say Nina will be there later on this evening….

  • *Live from the Worcester Music Festival
  • *Live from the training ground with the Kidderminster Harriers ladies – to talk about training and get to know the team
  • *Live from sports events
  • *Live from rehearsals from a community panto
  • *Live with a team of Bell Ringers
  • *Live from a local pub darts competition
  • *Live from a Cookery class
  • *Live from an opening night at a Theatre
  • *Live from Local Events
  • *Live with big names playing in the area
  • *Live with behind the scenes at a Theatre speaking to the audience etc

We really want to reflect what is going on in your community and what matters, so the other side of it we would like to get involved with projects such as :

  • *Volunteers to clear up a public space so the whole community can use it
  • * DIY SOS on a community hall in the village or town
  • * Helping with community groups to combat loneliness, helping raise awareness of foodbanks
  • *Helping set up a Youth Group

It’s not a  full list but hopefully that will give you a picture.  Obviously I am more than happy to go into more detail and come and have a chat – the show will go live on the 10th September, so I would love to hear from you and see if we can work together and help support some community projects, also to cover some community projects and all sorts of events on air.


Nina Das Gupta

07963 786 360

Twitter @ninadg

Draft Children and Young people’s Plan for Herefordshire

Please tell us what you think about the draft Children and Young people’s Plan for Herefordshire

The Children and Young People’s Partnership has been preparing a new Children and Young People’s plan for Herefordshire. It is a high level plan that captures issues and priorities for all children and young people across Herefordshire. It has taken into account relevant evidence relating to children and young people, and to ensure the plan is informed by a broad range of perspectives, we have talked to many children, young people, families and professionals across Herefordshire.

We now want to share the draft plan, to make sure that it is focussing on the most important issues, and to get further input on the key actions needed to deliver change.

Local communities play a key role in children and young people’s lives and as part of this work we are keen to explore the role of Parish and Town Councils in helping to achieve some of the priorities highlighted. We would very much welcome views from your perspective.

Please follow the link below:

If you can complete your responses and submit by 30th September 2018 it will be very much appreciated.

We would also be very interested to hear about any projects or activities that have been undertaken or supported at a local level by your parish council which have involved children and young people, or that have improved locally communities with children and young people in mind.

If you would like to share any examples please email Amanda Price.

Thank you.

Amanda Price

Children’s Commissioning and Contracts Lead

Children’s Wellbeing Directorate

Herefordshire Council

Plough Lane



Consultation Hereford Area Plan – Housing and Employment Site Options

The Herefordshire Local Plan Core Strategy, adopted in 2015, sets out an overall framework for the scale and location of new development across the county.  The Hereford Area Plan (HAP) will set out detailed proposals to ensure the delivery of the targets for the city in the adopted Core Strategy. It will include policies and proposals for growth in the historic city of Hereford including specific proposals for housing, employment and urban regeneration. In doing so, the plan must also protect and enhance its attractive built and natural environment, providing for its current and future community needs.

A key policy area that the HAP needs to ensure delivery of is new housing and employment land. The Core Strategy identifies four strategic sites for housing and employment land at Three Elms, Holmer West, Lower Bullingham and the city centre area.  These sites will account for a significant proportion of the city’s housing growth target for the plan period.  It is the task of the HAP to identify further site allocations to aid the delivery of the remainder of the target.

Work has been carried out to prepare potential site options for the delivery of housing and employment growth for Hereford City and to help inform the preparation of the HAP.

For more details about the consultation and how to give your views on potential sites, please go to the website:

Consultation on housing and employment site options will run from Monday 20 August until Monday 8 October 2018.

An exhibition will take place at The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR on 22nd and 23rd August from 4-7pm, which will provide opportunities to view the plans and speak to officers.

The displays and information will then move to Hereford Library until Friday 5th October.

call for sites is also running for the duration of the consultation period. The council is specifically looking for previously developed/brownfield land within the HAP area.  If there are sites that have not been assessed before and you consider that they should be, please submit a site map plus a completed form by downloading it at:  Please fill out the form to the best of your knowledge and return it to These instructions for submission can also be found on the council’s webpage.

The council encourages electronic submission but the form can also be posted to:  Forward Planning; Herefordshire Council; Plough Lane; Hereford; HR4 0LE

On the webpage, please note there is a map of the area to be covered by the HAP boundary, you may wish to check whether your land falls within the boundaries.

Please note that some Parishes within the HAP area will be producing Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDPs). This will mean that the information you submit therefore may be passed to the relevant Parish Council for their consideration.

All responses should be received no later than Midnight on Monday 8 October 2018.

Herefordshire Council is the Data Controller under data protection law and will use the information you provide for matters relating to planning policy. The legal basis for processing this data is your consent to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time by notifying us. To contact us about this, or for any other queries, please email or telephone 01432 383357.

Yours sincerely

Siobhan Riddle

Senior Planning Officer

Herefordshire Council

Sunshine Radio – Pride Awards

If you want to nominate individuals or organisations for the annual Sunshine Pride awards in the categories


Carer of the Year

Parent/Guardian of the Year

Outstanding Teacher/Teaching Assistant


Volunteer of the Year

New Business

Sporting Achievment

Young Achiever

then download the form HERE and send it in by 15th September 2018

Defibrillator Training

We will shortly have our defibrillator.

We are arranging training.

We need 9 or so volunteers to be trained in CPR.

We don’t have a schedule for this yet.

If you are interested in volunteering please let us know.


Parish Council