Fly tipping in parish council areas – briefing update

Fly tipping is an illegal activity. Anyone caught fly tipping can be given a maximum penalty of £50,000 fine and/or 5 years imprisonment. The removal and disposal of fly tips is the responsibility of the person who owns the land and Herefordshire Council can give advice on how best to dispose of fly tips. If a fly tip is seen the following action should take place:

If you spot someone fly-tipping
• Make a note of any vehicle used, including model, colour and registration number. If it is safe to do so without being seen, take a photograph or video of the activity
• Note the fly tippers’ clothes, and distinguishing features. If you can hear the fly tippers, take note of anything which was said along with the speakers’ accents
• Make a note of what they dumped, the location, weather conditions and how far away you were at the time.
• Use Herefordshire Council’s online form to report it:

If you see a fly tip and have not seen the person who has put it there
• Use Herefordshire Council’s online form to report it:

Fly tipped waste must be collected and disposed of in accordance with the law therefore it is always best to report fly tips to the council so that they can advise accordingly on the correct disposal of the waste. Please note that Herefordshire Council are only responsible for the clearance of waste from public land.

Anyone carrying waste which does not belong to them must be a registered waste carrier and hold a licence to do this. They must also have a legal arrangement in place to dispose of the waste they have collected which in most cases will have to be paid for as commercial waste.

Herefordshire Council Household Recycling Centres can not be used by Lengthsman or parish councils to dispose of any waste, these facilities are for householders only to dispose of waste generated by them at the own domestic premises. If they have any waste for disposal, Lengthsman and parish councils should contact BBLP to ensure the correct method of disposal.

Local litter picks – what should happen with the waste?
· BBLP can arrange to collect your litter, so it doesn’t go into household bins.
· To get a litter pick pack or arrange a collection of litter picked waste, call 01432 261800. Please give as much notice as you can of the litter pick so that BBLP have plenty of time to organise the collection.

All litter and fly tips should be reported to BBLP to ensure that the correct duty of care is followed for the collection and disposal of this waste.

Ideas for gifted field in sporting and recreational use needed

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It is likely that the village is soon to be gifted a field for sporting and recreational use by the community.
We are seeking suggestions for its use.

There will be a forum/presentation of ideas at Bartestree Village Hall on Sunday 9th July between 11.00-16.00.

Please come along and have your say. Simply tell us your ideas or bring lists, plans or drawings for others to see and for you to see what others have brought in.

Or, send your ideas via the comment/discussion box.


Hereford City of Culture 2021: bid summary document

Hereford offers a remarkable opportunity to bring City of Culture to a truly rural city for the first time. Herefordshire Cultural Partnership (HCP) is spearheading our cultural transformation, leading the City of Culture bid, and giving a voice to the hidden rural minority overshadowed by the national cultural focus on major urban centres.

To read more, please click on the below link:

Summary document Hereford City of Culture 2021

Herefordshire Armed Forces Day 2017

Herefordshire has strong links with the Armed Forces and we will again be showing our support for all the men and women who make up the armed forces community in the County. This community includes currently serving troops, service families, veterans and cadets.

We will be holding three events this year.

Monday 19 June 2017 – Flag Raising Ceremony

To celebrate the start of Armed Forces week a flag raising ceremony will be held at 11.00am at the Hereford Bull Statute in High Town, Hereford.  There will be speeches by the Lord Lieutenant and Chairman of Herefordshire Council in the presence of the Royal British Legion Standard Bearers. There will also be performances by children from local Primary Schools.

Saturday 24 June 2017 – Armed Forces Day

This event to be held in the Shire Hall and High Town Hereford from 10.00am to 3.00pm will include performances and/or displays and information stands from the armed forces, local branches of armed forces charities, local support groups and schools. Refreshments will also be available in the Shire Hall.

There will be a fly past by a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (time to be confirmed), and the Band of The Rifles will be in attendance (to be confirmed).

Saturday 24 June 2017 – Armed Forces Day Concert

This will be held in Shire Hall from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and will feature performances by Marches Military Wives Choir, Stretton Sugwas Primary School, Hereford Academy and The Shire Boys.

Admission will be free but with donations for local armed forces charities.

More information will be available closer to the date and will also be given on

Waste Charges Consultation

A Waste Charges Consultation has gone live on Herefordshire Council web site – this is asking for public opinion on the following:

  • Tip permits for charitable organisations
  • Large item collections (furniture, domestic appliances etc)
  • Household bin swaps and replacements
  • Charging residential, care and nursing homes for waste and recycling collections

The consultation can be found on the following webpage:-

The consultation is due to last from Friday 20th January 2017 until March 3rd 2017.