Balfour Beatty are posting updates on Twitter so we’ll post them when we see any. Seems it’s closed until Christmas 🙁

Also please note Eyton Common also closed for 1 day on Dec 16th.

We’ll post updates from Twitter when there are more

UPDATE 4/12 – ROAD CLOSURE ALERT! – The Corners Inn to Lugg Green

4th December UPDATE
Balfour Beatty have updated their twitter feed on the Boarsfield to Lugg Green road closure – as in the photo below
– the road is closed between The Corners Inn and Lugg Green on road to Yarpole (road closed sign when you reach the Eyton turn next to River Lugg bridge), because the road is collapsing between the two entrances to Day House Farm. At the moment Balfour Beatty do not know how long it will be closed – could be a couple of days or a month!!! Will update when we find out or have more news.

Telephone Fraud – urgent message from Leominster Police Safer Neighbourhood Team

Over the last week, there have been numerous incidents within Herefordshire whereby older community members have been scammed out of their hard earned cash. Scammers have phoned up claiming to be a police officer and that there has been fraudulent or theft activity on the persons bank account. They have gained their trust and eventually have asked for that money, so that it can be put into ‘safe keeping’.

It is really important that we get the message out to older members of the community not to give out personal details and especially not banking details to anyone. I have attached a leaflet which has the relevant information on it. (Download by clicking here)

If you have any information regarding these incidents, or are concerned for a member of your community please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Pcso Harper

Leominster Safer Neighbourhood team

Kingsland Millennium Green Trust – looking for a new Treasurer

Kingsland Millennium Green Trust (KMGT) – New Treasurer

Following the resignation of our current Honorary Treasurer, after sterling work over the last few years, KMGT is now looking for a new Honorary Treasurer. The role involves keeping the books and records of the registered charity, paying any bills when invoices are submitted and ensuring that funds received are accounted for. It is not an onerous task and will not take up a huge amount of time. In addition to keeping the books and records, a short report needs to be prepared for the meetings of the Trustees and interested parties (about 5 meetings per year) and ideally the Treasurer will be available to attend those meetings. A basic understanding of book-keeping is required in order that KMGT can fulfil its obligations to the Charity Commission.

Expressions of interest should be sent to the KMGT Chair – Sebastian Bowen on or call his mobile 07831 636537. Alternatively emails can be sent to and they will be passed on.

It should be noted that the maintenance of the Green is totally funded by voluntary contributions received from within the Community. No funding is received from either the Parish Council or Herefordshire Council in respect of ongoing maintenance. All Trustees and honorary roles are voluntary. The Trustees are extremely grateful for the continued support for the Green from the residents of Kingsland and the surrounding area.

Andrew Parsons – Hon Sec

Tel 708592

Memories from the Past – new article index on the page

Over the last few years we have collected nearly 50 articles and contributions on our Memories From The Past page under History. To help you find articles we now have a new index at the start where you just click the article name and it will take you straight to it. Hope you find this useful!

We’ll shortly be doing the same on other pages with a lot of content so you can find your way round them more easily.

Kingsland Oral History project – a new page of recordings of residents recalling their memories of living in Kingsland parish from before WW2 onwards

Over the past few months we have been collecting the memories of older residents of living and working in Kingsland parish from before WW2 through the 20th century. Hear them talk about what the village and area was like and lots of memories of the village, it’s stores and pubs, the school, the church and chapels, wartime, farming, hop picking, the beginning of Luctonians,  and much more.

Everything collected is on a new website page which you can find under ‘History’ by clicking here

All the recordings are stored on a YouTube channel called ‘The Kingsland Oral History project’ which you can go to directly by clicking here. You can subscribe to the channel and you’ll then get an alert when new recordings are added.  A copy of the the recordings will also go to the Hereford Archives and Record Centre.

For each participant you will find a recorded interview and a time coded summary of what they talk about which researchers (or you!) can use to listen to particular parts of an interview. We have also added photos and documents kindly lent to us by each person.

Many thanks to those who’ve participated so far and over the next few months we will be adding new recordings. Meanwhile we hope you find what we have collected so far enjoyable and interesting!

If you would like to share your early memories of living in the parish please contact Jackie Markham (01568 708281)  or Sally Deakin (01568 708839) who’d love to come and talk to you!  We’d also like to hear from you if  you’d like to be involved in the project by talking to residents and/or helping write up time 




Flood Alerts today for the Lugg and Arrow

Lots of flood alerts are in  force for the Lugg and the Arrow and both rivers are still rising. Check out our Rivers and Flooding page here

River Lugg flood alert here

River Arrow here

Lot of impassable roads and retweets on our Twitter feed here