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

Millennium Green – 100 Club draw news and appeal


charity number: 1070085

Congratulations to Sue Rowsell and Edmund Jones, our winners in the Autumn draw of our ’100 club’.

This draw is a major part of our fund raising and is essential to our ability to maintain and insure The Green. I am sure that everyone who is able to visit the centre of the village has appreciated how well the Newton family and others have kept the Green in good heart during the past few months. I know that very many people have enjoyed being able to make use of The Green when other places have been ‘out of bounds’.

This year, due to Covid, we were unable to hold The Progressive Supper and TheAngelfest, two events which would have undoubtedly raised sums which would have helped considerable towards our funds. Other smaller events where we would have held our tombolla stall and other small stalls were also not available to us.

The maintenance of the Millennium Green is totally funded by voluntary contributions, no funding is received from The Parish or Herefordshire Councils in respect of these ongoing costs. 

If you appreciate the Millennium Green and do not already take part in The Draw do please consider signing up for as little as £12.00 per year, or more if you wish. Gift Aid can also be added to your contribution if appropriate.

If you would like more details please contact Jackie Markham at 01568 708281 or Westmead, just opposite the School.

With Best Wishes for Christmas.

Jackie Markham Vice-Chair. K.M.G.T.

Bird Flu – Latest requirements from DEFRA for domestic and commercial poultry and other bird keepers; Kingsland is in a new Surveillance Zone

There is a new outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu south of Leominster and DEFRA has declared the whole UK as under an Avian Flu Prevention Zone. Kingsland is now in a DEFRA Surveillance zone following this outbreak.


FYI here is what is required and advised for domestic as well as commercial poultry and other bird keepers.


Avian flu is a notifiable disease. If you see any dead wild birds or symptoms in wild birds or your own kept birds please notify DEFRA on their helpline.

Remembrance Sunday event update from the Royal British Legion

We are holding a minimum event with  only the RBL Standard, the RBL and Fire Brigade wreaths, the Trumpeter and Rev. Read and will hold a two minute silence at the War Memorial and lay our wreaths and that is all. Please do not come as we must avoid any crowding. If any questions phone me 708077 or Rev. Read 708255

Gordon Browne        Chairman