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Businesses Open and Closed in Bromyard

To support businesses and customers in these difficult times we would like to maintain a list of shops that are remaining open and those that are temporarily closed. List so far taken from traders postings, telephone calls and notices displayed in some of the shops in town. Please can traders add to this list and amend as necessary. We are sure many of the other shops not listed here will try to remain open as long the Government allows, but have just included those where we have information. Update 9.20 Saturday 21st March. Thanks for those who have got back to us. We will continue to update list.
Open
BM Johnson
Beauty Boutique
Bonnie’s Pet Supplies
Bromyard Carpets
Bromyard Laundrette
Bromyard Travel
Card Shop
Co Op (both stores, reduced hours
Designer Creations
David James Jewellery
Gilberts
Gladwin’s Butchers
JH Halling Carpets and Flooring
Jenny Cross Beauty Boutique
Lamings
Legges butcher
Pettifers
Post Office
Premier Stores
Rowlands Chemist (closes 1 to 2)
Samantha Johnson Painter
Sarah Thomas Flowers
Sunkissed Studio
Vintage Stable
 
Closed
Caught Short barbers (3 weeks)
Food For All
St Michael’s Hospice
Top Shop (2 weeks)
Totally Local Charity Shop
 
The list excludes pubs and eateries who have now been told by the Government to offer takeaway food only. Many are now offering delivery services and we wish them well with this initiative.
We will update this page as things change please bookmark.

POPPY FESTIVAL 2020 ST PETERS CHURCH

Bromyard Royal British Legion Poppy Festival VE & VJ `VICTORY 75` 

Our third annual Bromyard RBL Poppy Festival will run from 31st October until the 20th November 2020 in St Peter’s Church Bromyard, with the church open 9am to 5.00pm daily

Website address: www.facebook.com/rblBromyard

This Poppy Festival will commemorate Victory in Europe and Japan 75. 

How did we reach these victories 75 years ago, we show how the millions back in the United Kingdom known as the `Home Front` supported our troops to enable them to fight and defeat our enemies? All sorts of schemes were running, like `Digging for Victory`, Bromyardians supporting Warships Week by raising £220.000 to re-fit HMS Vivien, locals collecting metals for the Spitfire fund. Rags, bone, paper, jam jars, string and wool collected as salvage, rosehips and wild berries gathered and made into jams and preserves to feed the population and the troops. 

Many organisations new and old worked valiantly with war efforts: The Women’s Voluntary Service, Scouts, Guides, Royal Observer Corps, Munition workers, Civil Defence, Home Guard, Women’s Land Army, Fire Service, Police, Women’s Institute, Local Defence Volunteers, Air Raid Wardens, with all manner of and new WW2 Committees set up in Bromyard. 

There will be a WW2 family memory wall where local people can put up photographs and add their own stories of their loved ones who were involved with WW2.

 

An area will also feature the POW’s who lived in and around Bromyard during WW2 working on our farms. 

 

Photographs and the history of HMS Vivien will be on display.

 

This Festival is put together under the direction of Bromyard Royal British Legion, it is a community project and all the displays are made by the Schools, Clubs, Societies and Organisations in Bromyard and the locale. 

For further information please contact Major (Retd) Jan Brodie-Murphy, Vice chair Bromyard RBL jebm@supanet.com 07900394345

Bromyard Chamber of Commerce Minutes of Meeting February 5th. 2020

Bromyard Chamber of Commerce Minutes of Meeting February 5th. 2020

 

Introduction.

David James (Chair) welcomed everyone to the open meeting of the Chamber of Commerce.

Police Report.

Jack Davies (PCSO) spoke to the meeting and the following issues were highlighted:

  • A need for more communication between Police and local businesses
  • Issues of drug trafficking and dealing – police need to be notified with names. The establishment of an app linking businesses with the police and each other.
  • The open “surgeries” at the Post Office to be re-instated.
  • Behavioural issues at the “library” end of the town especially on Saturday nights.
  • The importance of ringing 101 and logging concerns.

Festivals.

The various festivals were in planning stages and progressing well.

  • Speed Festival 2020. Shelsey Walsh. May 31st.
  • Town Criers’ Festival.
  • Scarecrow Festival.
  • Bromyard Gala – last weekend of June. Questions raised about location of site – perhaps nearer the town?
  • Folk Festival.
  • E.Celebrations May 8-10.
  • Christmas Lights.

Future of the Chamber.

  • Discussion of changes in shops in the town – more support for small businesses. Welcome pack and mentoring for new businesses.
  • Pedestrianisation from Falcon Hotel to the Square – not supported.
  • Virtual High Street – not supported.
  • 2 hour free parking – not supported. However it was felt that a notice should be prominently displayed explaining that parking fees go the Town Council.
  • Website for businesses to communicate – how to reach out to other businesses and offer support.
  • Raise the profile of the Chamber Facebook page and website with links to information from Herefordshire Council.
  • “All About” magazine – advents have good follow up for new businesses. Contact re. distribution in Bromyard.
  • However watch out for magazine scams.
  • Chamber to approach the public houses re. a “pub Watch” to communicate with each other re. problems.
  • Raising money for the Christmas Lights.
  • Need to recruit young people and encourage them to work in their local area.
  • Need for the Chamber to support local industry as well as traders.

 

Minutes of the last meeting – passed.

Chairman’s Report – passed.

Treasurer’s and Membership Report – passed.

Election of Minuting Secretary – Dee Dunne-Thomas was appointed.

Date of next meeting – Wednesday March 4th. 2020.

AGM – 4th December

Hi all,

Please do make an effort to attained the AGM on the 4th December.

The majority of the existing officers are standing down and these roles need to be filled. There is a real potential that the Chamber will cease in its current form if this doesn’t happen. An opportunity exists to shape the future of the Chamber, defining its role, goals and purpose so please do get involved!

Vacant roles:

Chairman

Vice Chairman

Membership Secretary

Events Co-ordinator

Membership Secretary

Nomination Forms are available HERE

Minutes of Previous AGM HERE

AGM Agenda HERE

Poppy Pageant Parade – VIP Guest Announced

The Bromyard Royal British Legion are delighted  to inform you that General Sir Peter Edgar de la Cour de la Billière, KCB, KBE, DSO, MC & Bar a former British Army General who was Director SAS during the Iranian Embassy siege and Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in the Gulf War has accepted an invitation from Bromyard Branch of the Royal British Legion to `Take the Salute` at the Poppy Pageant Parade on 15th September 2018.

The Chairman, Norman Dunn said “This is wonderful news and we are delighted he is joining us adding prestige to what will be a most memorable day”