Hoping that everyone is keeping well and coping with ‘lockdown’ yet again.

This third lockdown obviously means that KMGT are not going to be able to run any major fundraising event or project for some time. The expenses, maintenance and running costs are of course ongoing!

There are two ways in which everyone can help however. One is to join up to the Quarterly Draw if you have not already done so and to encourage others who enjoy the benefits of the Green to do the same. The other is to buy a ticket for this year’s Grand National Sweep Stake. (We do not know if the Easter Rabbit will be able to make its appearance yet but believe that the Grand National will take place)

For both please contact either Jackie (708281) or Helen (07790273624)

It is clear the Green has been greatly appreciated during the past few months and we are proud to have been able to keep it in good order with both professional and voluntary help. Please feel free to make use of the fresh air and exercise options, whilst ensuring that you stay safe and well.

It is a community project supported by the individuals in the community and as such a very valuable asset. 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. The Trustees are extremely grateful for the continued support for the Green from the residents of Kingsland and the surrounding area.

With the ongoing Covid restrictions unlikely to be lifted to any meaningful extent in the near future, it has been decided that the usual February open meeting of the KMGT trustees and anyone else interested in attending, will not be held. The situation will be reviewed at the end of March with the possibility of holding an AGM as usual in May – inevitably depending on the Covid situation at that time.

Thank you for your continued support

11th Jan 2021

Andrew Parsons – 708592


Request from our village postman regarding house gates and COVID

The postman has mentioned that a lot of houses in Kingsland have gates which he and other delivery people are touching every day adding, he feels, to the risk of the spread of Covid infection.  During this lockdown it would be appreciated if, where possible, gates are left open during the day for post and deliveries. He would much appreciate it.

Thank you

British Legion News


Widow and Widowers Lunch  Earlier this year we decided that holding our, by now, traditional pre-Christmas lunch would not be possible because of the various restrictions imposed on the Corners

Inn. However, in early December, Emma and Anne devised a cunning plan to send out lunches to members and our guests at £12.50 a head. Your Committee immediately approved and at the time of writing 7 paying members and 20 guests will be receiving a lunch distributed by the Corners.

In addition to the lunch Rita Patchett and Anne produced a hamper and draw tickets were sent to all our guests.

The draw took place at the Corners on Friday 11th December and was won by Paula.

I wish to thank all those who helped to run this, albeit limited event, and let us hope for better things in 2021.

Gordon Browne                Chairman

Update Friday 11/12 – Works on the River Lugg

Some more updates. Please also see our previous Works on the River Lugg Latest News post for further information here

Updates from the last couple of days:

Kingsland Parish Council additional statement following PC meeting on 9th December please click here. Also information in their draft Minutes of 24th November here.

Interviews with John Price on the Hereford Times website 10th December please click here and on the Farmers Weekly website please click here

Statement by Herefordshire Council posted on Facebook is below:





UPDATE 9/12: Works on the River Lugg


Joint press release from DEFRA. The Environment Agency and Natural England. To read it please click here



This was posted on Facebook late evening on 5/12

You may have seen the large amount of coverage on this across social media, in particular Twitter, and in the local and every national newspaper yesterday and today. It was also on TV on 4th December on the BBC 6 o’clock News and led BBC Midlands Today which you can see by clicking here. It was also covered on the radio including amongst others, the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and  BBC Hereford & Worcester. There is an article on the BBC News website here. There is also extensive coverage in the Hereford Times here and Your Herefordshire here.

We will update with any further news and information but so far this is what has been happening:

Yesterday there was extensive activity on the Lugg Bridge and walking of the river northwards from the bridge explained in this tweet:

The landowner has given an interview in The Telegraph today 5th December. You can read it here

The Parish Council has issued a statement you can read by clicking here and there is an online Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 9th  December at 7.30 where the statement will be reviewed. You can join the meeting via the link on the agenda which you can see if you click here.

There have been other statements and tweets on this issue

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust Press Release    (Click to read)

Environment Agency

Natural England





Anyone missing a tabby cat??

Anyone missing a lovely tabby cat in the Kingsland area? Really well cared for and becoming quite friendly but I’m sure someone is missing him/her. Please contact Jenny at The Arbour. Thank you.


Royal British Legion News


Remembrance Day  We had to adopt Plan B. Reverend Julie received a call on Monday 2 November saying all churches were to close.  We therefore decided on a minimum event,

with just the RBL Standard, the RBL and Fire Brigade wreaths and our trumpeter.  Attendance by others was to be kept to a minimum.  In the event, steady rain acted as a deterrent

but we were supported by several hardy souls, in particular Councillor ‘Seb’ Bowen whose chain of office as Chairman of Hereford Council brightened a gloomy day. Our thanks go to Reverend Julie Read for her introductory and valedictory prayer, our supporters and to Graham for his rendering of ‘Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’

Future Meetings  We remain bound by instructions from London and so until further notice, we will not hold any meetings.

Gordon Browne        Chairman