The Annual Canvass
The process has now started of checking everyone’s electoral roll details. This year it is now permissible to do this electronically. If Herefordshire Council has an email address for you this is the way that you will be contacted. Please note that it is ‘safe’ to click on the link or you can go directly to their website. Those people without email will continue to receive paper forms.
WISH (Wellbeing Information and Signposting for Herefordshire) is a website provided by Herefordshire Council. It provides information including local services and events to support the health and wellbeing of all adults, children, young people and families across Herefordshire. A new directory of summer activities has been developed on the WISH website to help keep children and families active and entertained during the summer holidays, particularly in light of coronavirus. www.wisherefordshire.org/summeractivities
Please click on the above link or see the information below
Are you social distancing? Self-isolating?
Are you ill?
Do you need a hand?
If you live in Middleton on the Hill or Leysters and need help with shopping, posting mail, collecting prescriptions, dog walking or would just like someone to chat with:
• phone Gerlinde Atkins-Child on 750674 for Middleton Parish or Nicol Tomlinson on 750577 if you live in Leysters Parish.
• email firstname.lastname@example.org evenings
• If you like using WhatsApp then email your mobile number to Bryony to be joined to the village chat.
We will get one of our volunteers to contact you!
Can you give a helping hand?
Are you going shopping?
• could you shop for a neighbour
• collect a prescription/ post a letter/ parcel
Could you ring a neighbour for a chat?
Please contact the Parish Clerk – Clare Halls on 750257 if you would like to join the volunteer list.
Coronavirus action plan for Middleton-on-the-Hill and Leysters Parish
On 16 March the Government announced that everyone should avoid both social contact and non-essential travel during the coronavirus epidemic. During this time people living in the Parish, particularly the elderly and those with underlying health problems, may become lonely or otherwise need help. Please could all, therefore, make a point of phoning or contacting their neighbours regularly for a chat and to see if they need any help. For example, they could contact their next door neighbour on either side every 3 days or, if they live in a remote part of the Parish, their 2 nearest neighbours.
The Parish Clerk is drawing up a list of volunteers who may be willing to help a vulnerable person by doing shopping, for example. If you are willing to volunteer yourself or you know of a vulnerable person who needs help, please contact the Parish Clerk, Clare Halls, on 750257.
For more help and information please visit our Facebook page just click on the link Leysters and Middleton corona virus community support
Message from Police & Crime Commissioner – West Mercia
COVID-19: Working together to beat the virus
The Coronavirus is a concern for us all across West Mercia and during these uncertain times we must work together to ease the situation. We all have our part to play and there are many ways to offer support to our communities’ most vulnerable whilst ensuring personal safety. I have seen communities come together throughout Herefordshire to provide services such as collecting prescriptions, shopping or even offering phone calls to ensure those most vulnerable are still cared for and not lonely. As Commissioner I would encourage you all to keep safe and listen to guidelines issued by the Government and local authorities but keep community spirit going and look out for each other.
More information about offering support across Herefordshire can be found here: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/covid19help
Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion
Parish Roads members of the public are encouraged to report any problems with local roads by one of two methods Via the internet: To report a local road network defect or access information on current roadworks please go to the Herefordshire Council website at www.herefordshire.gov.uk.From the home page find and click on the section `Travel and Transport` and from there select the sub section `Roads’.By phone: Alternatively ring the Operations Control Centre on 01432 261800. Reporting via one of these methods ensures that issues are formally computer logged; assigned a unique reference number; assessed; and allocated to team members in accordance with the Highways Management Plan.For any matters concerning Public Rights of Way please click on the sub section ‘Highways and public rights of way’ available from the ‘Travel and Transport’ section of the Herefordshire website as above.
Fly Tipping Fly tipping is an illegal activity. The removal and disposal of waste is the responsibility of the land owner. If you see someone fly tipping or if you see a fly tip please report it to Herefordshire Council on https://myaccount.herefordshire.gov.uk/report-fly-tipping
Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service Sky Lanterns. The HWFR discourages the use of floating paper lanterns. These lanterns not only constitute a fire hazard but also pose a risk to livestock, agriculture, thatched properties and hazardous material sites. Whilst undoubtedly a popular sight, the potential damage they can cause is significant.
Herefordshire Rural Hub Herefordshire Rural Hub CIC is a business support organisation for farming and rural businesses across Herefordshire. Established in 2005, the Hub has grown from strength to strength and now has a reach to over 1,500 rural businesses. The Hub can give access to business development opportunities and keeps businesses and individuals up to date with information on events, funding opportunities, and rules & regulations. Go to www.ruralhubspartnership.co.uk/Herefordshire
West Mercia Police
Power Cut Call 105 the new three digit that people can call to report or get information about power cuts. The service is free of charge and can also be used to report concerns about overhead cables and substations.
Middleton on the Hill Parish Charity The above charity is managed by a small group of local trustees. It is their duty to manage the charity’s assets and to distribute the income from those assets annually. In accordance with the original aims of the charity the income is to be used for three purposes:
- the Church,
- Advancement of Education and
- Relief in Need.
It has been the practice of recent years for the trustees to issue grants to Middleton Church, St James School, students in secondary education, senior citizens and occasional individual cases of need. It has been decided, going forward, to raise the qualifying age for senior citizens to seventy. If you live in the Middleton on the Hill parish and feel you might qualify please contact Mrs C Halls at Highlands. The charity owns three small parcels of land, two of which are occasionally available to rent by tender. If anyone is interested please contact the secretary.