2019 Review of polling districts, places & stations

The Returning Officer’s proposals on the 2019 review of polling districts, places & stations have now been published. You can view the proposals document and leave your comments on our website at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/pollingreview

Timetable for review:
 Proposals and Representations for new polling districts, polling places and polling stations published on 15th July 2019.
 Consultation stage from 15th July 2019 to 23 September 2019.
 Council decision on new polling districts, polling places and polling stations on October 2019.
 Publication of Register of Electors 2019/20 on 1 December 2019.
 New electoral arrangements come into force on 1 December 2019.


Dogs Die in Hot Cars

Herefordshire Council is working with The Dogs Trust and the British Parking Association (BPA) to back the ‘Dogs Die in Hot Cars’ campaign, which aims to highlight the dangers of leaving dogs in cars during hot weather and advises the public as to what action to take if they see a dog in distress.

The RSPCA reported 8,290 calls relating to animals and heat exhaustion in 2018 – 90 per cent of which were about dogs in hot cars – including 33 in Herefordshire.

Keeping an eye out for dogs in distress during hot weather and taking appropriate action could be the difference between life and death.

Many people believe it is okay to leave a dog if the windows are slightly open or they park in the shade, but this is still very dangerous. A car can quickly become extremely hot, even when it doesn’t feel that warm – if it’s 22℃ outside, the inside of a car can reach up to 47℃ within an hour.

If dogs are too hot and unable to reduce their body temperature by panting, they risk developing potentially fatal heatstroke. The signs of heatstroke include:

  • Heavy panting
  • Excessive drooling
  • Appearing lethargic, drowsy or uncoordinated
  • Collapse or vomiting

If you notice a dog exhibiting these symptoms, or if you are concerned about the welfare of a dog in a car for any other reason, please call 999 immediately.

Herefordshire Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers patrol and monitor to ensure dogs have not been left at risk. As well as intervening with the vehicle owners, they are also instructed to contact the police if they notice a dog in serious risk of harm.

Ward Councillor’s monthly report


Ward Councillor, Barry Durkin’s latest report now available:

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Ward Report 2018 11

Ward Report 2018 10

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Ward Report 2018 06

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Ward Report 2018 03

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Ward Report 2017 11

Ward Report 2017 10

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Ward Report 2017 08

Brampton Abbotts Village Show 28th September – plan your prizes!

Whether you’re a green fingered gardener, a master baker, an enthusiastic crafter, a keen beginner, an aspiring writer, a passionate artist or photographer, an amateur brewer or someone that just wants to have fun or try something new we’d encourage you to enter and get involved in the first Brampton Abbotts Village Show for many years.

All ages welcome from school children to centenarians and everyone in between.

Take a look through the list of classes and see what you would like to participate in and then use the summer to get practicing, growing, making, collecting, producing.

There will be certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each class and a Best in Show Trophy for adults and children.
Entrance fee just £5 to enter as many classes as you wish. CLICK HERE for schedule of classes and entry forms
Children Under 16 enter children’s classes for free.