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Friday, 29 July 2011

The Plume and Feathers

The Plume and Feathers has applied for a new license.


Mon - Thursday 10 am - 12 midnight.
Friday - Saturday 10am - 1am
Sunday 10am - 11.30pm


Mon - Thursday 10 am - 12 midnight.
Friday - Saturday 10am - 1am
Sunday 10am - 12 midnight.

  1. 'Premises (to include the beer garden) to be licensed for live music, recorded music and the performance of dance'.
  2. The proposed hours are for both amplified and un amplified music indoors and out, except outdoor performances would finish one hour earlier.
  3. Hours for Christmas Eve, Day and New Years Eve, Day will be 10am - 1.00 am
  4. Hours for music and dancing (as compared to the sale of alcohol) start at 11.00am.
  5. The premises would be open to the public for a further half hour after the times stated - presumably for drinking and exit.
  6. The application also states that outside events are mainly seasonal from April to September.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Big Chill Update

Big Chill Update

From the organizers to the Parish Council
Dear Councillor

I wanted to let you know that we are now onsite and the build for the Big Chill Festival 2011 has commenced. As previously mentioned in the letter I sent out in May the festival this year is being held from Wednesday 3rd – Monday 8th August 2011.

Should you or anyone in your Parish have a complaint about noise or any other issue, the complaints hotline number is where this needs to be registered. The telephone number is 01531 630 230 and is currently operational from 8am – 8pm every day. This will become a 24 hour hotline from 8am Wednesday 3rd August to 6pm on Monday 8th August.

If the answer machine comes straight on this will be because another call is in progress so please leave a message and we will call you straight back. Noise levels are regulated and monitored by our onsite acoustic consultants and Environmental Health at Herefordshire Council.

Under the Premise Licence Number PR01471 issued by Herefordshire Council on the 26th May it states that music can be played at the following times;

Thursday 4th August
12.00 – 00:00
Friday 5th August
00:00 – 05:00 and 09:00* – 00:00
Saturday 6th August
00:00 – 05:00 and 09:00* – 00:00
Sunday 7th August
00:00 – 05:00 and 09:00* – 00:00
Monday 8th August
00:00 – 03:00

* From 09.00 – 12.00 the music will be limited to the kids area
In addition there will be some sound checks on Thursday evening between 17.30hrs – 19.30hrs.

The following Public Footpaths have been temporarily closed to ensure no danger to the public is caused during the build of the festival. The Orders came into force on 11th July 2011, and the footpaths will all re-open on Friday 12th August

  • The Public Footpath from County Road on the A438 across Eastnor Park.

  • The Public Footpath from the A449 opposite Barton Farm

  • The Public Footpath at Keepers Lodge

  • The Public Footpath from the A449 opposite Lower Mitchell Farm (SO Grid Ref 726 388 400) to its junction with Netherton Farm

The following orders have been granted by Herefordshire Council’s Highway Department;

·         A temporary Speed Limit of 20mph will be applied on the A449 from the county boundary for 250m past the Purple Gate entrance from Wednesday 3rd August at 06.00hrs until Monday 8th August at 18.00hrs.

·         A temporary Speed Limit of 30mph will be applied 250m either side of Red Gate (Massington Farm). This will come in to effect from Wednesday 3rd August 2011 at 06.00hrs to Monday 8th August 2011 at 18.00hrs.

·         A temporary speed limit of 30mph will be applied from Woodside until you leave Eastnor village – in the normal 50mph speed limit. This will take effect from Wednesday 3rd August 2011 at 06.00 to Monday 8th August 2010 at 18.00hrs
·         There will be temporary traffic lights at Purple Gate on Monday 8th August 2011 from 06.00 until 18.00. These will operate on a 3 way basis, to allow traffic to exit the site – turning right only back to Little Malvern.

·         There will be a temporary ‘no right turn’ applied to Purple Gate from the Ledbury direction into the site from Wednesday 3rd August 2011 at 06.00 to Monday 8th August 2011 at 18.00.

The designated gates and routes that will be used for the festival are as follows:

If someone should trespass on your land, then please call the Police. While we are not able to prevent people from accessing the public highways or keep them onsite, we will again have an on site supermarket and a variety of stalls onsite, which will be advertised both in advance publicity and on site. I hope that these measures will deter people from wandering in the surrounding area.

If you have any other matters you wish to raise please write to me, my address is Festival Republic Ltd, 35 Bow Street, London WC2E 7AU.
Kind regards

Melvin Benn, Premises Licence Holder, Big Chill Festival 201


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Electricity from the Sun at Castlemorton Parish Hall

Castlemorton Parish Council and Parish Hall Trust have just completed their project to install a photovoltaic system on the Parish Hall.

22 Ying Li 235w panels have been installed on the south facing parish hall roof.

The panels use sunlight to produce DC electricity at over 300V which is connected to an SMA SB5000TL inverter which converts the DC electricity to 240V AC and synchronises it with the grid.

The electricity generated is metered and connected into the hall electricity distribution board with the excess being exported to the National Grid.

A display in the hall shows the amount of electricity being generated at any time, the amount generated since starting and the amount of CO2 emissions which have been avoided due to the system.

The project is expected to generate 4000kWh per year thus decreasing CO2 emissions by 2.2 T/year and producing an income to the Parish Hall of £1600 per year.

The objectives of the project are:
  • To make a contribution to help decrease global warming.
  • To increase awareness of global warming and encourage local residents to take up this practical and financially attractive technology.
  • To help secure the future of the village hall as a community hub by allowing charges to be kept low.

The project was grant financed by the Rural Development Programme for England’s LEADER scheme and The Big Lottery’s Community Sustainable Energy Programme.

The installation was carried out by Greenearth Energy of Pontrilas.