Chairman David James opened the Zoom meeting at 7.30pm welcoming
He remarked how businesses in town were making preparations to open on the 12th April and also on how good the window dressing was in so many shops.
Peder commented that it was good news that the pharmacy was now open under new ownership and we are sure they will do well in this important business for the town.
DJ then read part of an email from Roger Wilkins who was unable to attend the
meeting but gave us an update regarding the festivals. There was good news about
the Scarecrow festival which was still going ahead on 12th and 13th June and people
were already busy making and building scarecrows but sadly there would be no
procession this year. Nozstock is also going ahead on 22-25 July and is already sold
DJ then read an email about the Speed Festival which is going ahead in a revised
form due to Covid.
Sat 31st July: a foodie tour of sixty cars around 100 miles of scenic
Herefordshire (sounds great)
Sunday 1st August: Speed Festival at Shelsey Walsh featuring 140 cars and
bikes and static displays.
Volunteers for both events would be most welcome.
Further details of all these events can be viewed on their website
PN announced the cancelation of the Town Criers Festival this year, but on a more
positive note mentioned that in 2023 Bromyard will be hosting an International
Our mayor then gave an update on news regarding the Market Town Regeneration
Initiative facilitated by Rose Regeneration. A public consultation will be taking place
in the near future and this will be publicised once a date is confirmed.
DJ thanked SB for all of her work on this project.
CD reported that the Burial Committee had had discussions with local Funeral
Directors with regard to future plans for the cemetery.
Councillor Nigel Shaw brought us up-to-date regarding the Bromyard Centre but
unfortunately we still do not have an opening date.
Nigel also spoke about Government Business Grants. “Most businesses should have
received them by now and anyone who hasn’t and thinks they should have one may
CD mentioned that Worcester Council had sent out information about the various
government grants available to businesses and Nigel confirmed that Herefordshire
Council will be circulating similar information.
DJ again thanked NS for his work for our town and asked attendees for news and
plans for re-opening on Monday 12th April.
DDT was pleased to announce that Food For All bookshop will be open.
KJ (Intuitive Wellbeing) said that she is looking forward to resuming classes at the
PA reported that the Tourist Office will be open from next week.
BQ gave an update on the work being done at Sewology’s new premises in Broad
Street. He is hoping this will be open by the end of June.
Peder told us that he will be visiting re-opening businesses with our Mayor Suzette
on the Monday morning.
The next meeting will be held again by Zoom on Wednesday 5th May and details will
be sent out nearer the time.
DJ thanked everybody for their attendance and contributions and closed the
meeting, but the last word went to Peder who announced that after sixteen years he
will finally be getting married to Jan.
What a great night!