Don’t miss the Christmas Craft Fair, Saturday 30th Nov

Looking for unusual handcrafted, homemade and home baked presents for Christmas?  The Christmas Craft Fair being held in the New Bridge Community Centre on Saturday 30th November is definitely an event not to be missed.

Admission is free so why not come along 10am – 4pm on the 30th November. A wide selection of craft stalls will be available including:

  • pottery
  • jewellery
  • wood turning
  • knitwear
  • candles
  • soap
  • honey
  • picture framing
  • weaving
  • pictures & cards

Refreshments including bacon rolls & home bakes and of course, there’ll be the ever popular Raffle on the day.


Talk Community Hub on Nov 6th – help with staying independent, happy and healthy

Come and meet our friendly volunteers at a Talk Community Hub on Wednesday 6th November where you can find help about services, groups and activities taking place locally to help you stay independent, happy and healthy.

The session runs from 10-30 a.m. – 12-00 noon; a coffee morning and a small lending library will also be open.

This is the first Talk Community Hub running at the New Bridge Community Centre, future sessions will be held  on the first Wednesday of every month.

Film nights this autumn, starting October 5th

Our Film nights this autumn feature the following:

Saturday 5th October showing “Green Book” rated 12

Saturday 2nd November showing “Can you ever forgive me?” rated 15

Saturday 7th December showing “Fisherman’s Friend” rated 12

Kicking off the film season, “Green Book” is a the crowd-pleasing comedy-drama where an interracial friendship is born while navigating the deep south at a time of racial division, highlighting discrimination that still exists in much of the US

Film Night takes place at the New Bridge Community Centre in St Andrew’s church at 7.15pm (doors open at 7), admission £5 to include coffee and biscuits. Visitors welcome.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Wet wipes block Bishopstone sewage system

People in Bishopstone are being urged not to flush wet wipes down the toilets as they are causing problems with the sewage system. There have been a number of incidences in recent years, the most recent being May this year, when the sewer between the village and the pumping station at the bottom of Bishon Lane has become blocked.

According to Welsh Water, the blockages are caused by wet wipes and although often sold as “flushable” are responsible for 93 per cent of blockages in UK sewers.

Lab testing of wipes made by three of the UK’s biggest wet wipe producers – Kimberly Clark, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Johnson & Johnson – showed they contained at least 30% plastics.  As we become more aware of the damage to the environment caused by plastic, let’s try to reduce our use of single-use plastic such as wet wipes  And if we have to use them, put them in the bin and not down the loo.

Community Hub – come and find out more on Wed 10th July

We are looking to set up of a community hub at the New Bridge Community Centre, Bridge Sollars, aimed at helping people to stay independent, happy and healthy for longer.

These involve monthly drop in sessions where a Community Broker (employed by Herefordshire Council) would be available to talk to people about services, groups and activities in the local community.

Ewan Archibald and Lisa Bedford, from Herefordshire Council, will attend a meeting at the New Bridge Community Centre on Wednesday 10th July at 12.00 – 15.00 to explain the initiative in more detail.  Do come along and find out more.


Parishioners say Yes to Neighbourhood Development Plan at referendum

Thank you to everyone in the parish who supported our Neighbourhood Development Plan with 84.1% approval at the Referendum held on Thursday 30th May.

As more than half of those voting have voted that they want Herefordshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Bishopstone Group to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area, this will now come into force.