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Thank you, and stay safe in this cold weather

 

17:14 Herefordshire & Ludlow College - ALL Sites Closed Tuesday 12 December

Due to the bad weather and the predicted ice , all our colleges and study centres are Closed Tuesday 12th December.

This includes

  • Hereford Folly Lane, 
  • Holme Lacy Campus, 
  • Ludlow College, 
  • All County Training sites including Shrewsbury, Hereford, Telford, Ludlow, Whitchurch and Oswestry 

17:10 School Closures confirmed for December 12

 

Madley Primary School - Closed December 12th 2017

Madley Primary School will be closed in light of the freezing forecast and road conditions. Having driven all of the routes to school in a 4 by 4 they will be treacherous and unsafe if the temperatures are as low as predicted. It is our intention to open on Wednesday – you will be texted and e-mailed with information. Thank you for your understanding. 

Gorsley Goffs Primary-closed-12 December

 Closed due to treacherous conditions on the lane. 

Colwall C of E Primary School - CLOSED- Tuesday 12th December 2017

Please see Latest News on school website for further details. ​

Hereford Academy closed 12 December

Bosbury school closed 12 December

 

17:00 School Closures confirmed for December 12

Stretton Sugwas Academy -closed- 12th December

Due to access issues we will be closed on Tuesday. Planning to have a staggered start on Wednesday.

Kingsland Closed Tuesday 12th December

Reluctantly, a decision has been made to close Kingsland CE Primary School on Tuesday 12th December due to the hazardous conditions on the roads and on the school site. The school visit to West Midlands Safari Park will be re-scheduled, as will the Nativity performance.            

 

16:51 Wellington School OPEN 10am - 3pm Tuesday 12th December

School will be open for all pupils and staff who can get there from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Help to clear the staff car park of snow would be gratefully received. Please drop children off at staff car park entrance. There will be no Breakfast Club, NO Hot Meals and No After School Club. Please ensure that you collect your children no later than 3 p.m. Thank you

 

16:50 School Closures confirmed for December 12

Kington Primary School

After careful consideration with regard to the safety of everyone and the extreme weather conditions we will remain closed on Tuesday 12th December. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Michaelchurch Escley Primary School CLOSED - Tuesday 12th December

Unfortunately, due to continued poor road conditions and the amount of snow covering the school site, we will not open again tomorrow – TUESDAY 12th DECEMBER.   The walking nativity will now take place on Wednesday 13th December.  We aim to open school on Wednesday 13th December, however the Christmas Assembly at 2:00 on Wednesday is cancelled.

Lady Hawkins High School - Closed 12 December 2017

School closed due to weather conditions. 

St Martin's Primary School - closed - 12th December

School will be closed on Tuesday 12th December as a high number of staff are unable to get into school safely

 

16:43 Hereford Cathedral Primary Schools Christmas Donkey Nativity

The Primary Schools Christmas service that was to have taken place at 11.00 am on Tuesday 12th December has been cancelled. Many apologies to all disappointed children.

 

16:32 St. Peter's Primary School and Nursery, Bromyard. LIMITED OPENING: Tuesday 12/12/17

St. Peter’s Nursery Plus: CLOSED ALL DAYSt. Peter’s Early Birds Breakfast Club: CLOSED

  • Year R and Year 1: closed until 10.15 am.  Please arrive at 10.15 am and get directly onto coach for Courtyard Theatre.  Coach may not be parked in Cherry Tree Close, so watch for messages.
  • Years 2-6: closed until 11.30 am.  Please arrive NO EARLIER than 11.30 am.  We will be going to the panto as planned!  Late return as planned at 5.00 pm.
  • NO HOT MEALS so ALL CHILDREN, INCLUDING FREE SCHOOL MEALS, WILL NEED A PACKED LUNCH. 
  • Years R and 1, please have a big breakfast as you will not eat your lunch until 1.30 pm (as planned). 
  • It’s a NO UNIFORM DAY – so please wrap up warm and wear wellies – bring shoes to change into in school.

16:30 School Closures confirmed for December 12

St Joseph’s Primary (Ross) and Nursery - Closed 12 December 2017

Due to weather conditions both will be closed 12 December 2017. 

Marlbrook Primary School - closed - 12th December

We have taken the decision to close on Tuesday 12th December as a high number of staff are unable to get into school safely

Riverside Primary School - Closed Tuesday 12 December

The school will remain closed on Tuesday 12 December as the access roads and some of the school site is still needed to be cleared in order for safe access. Deliveries to the kitchen for Christmas lunch have had to be cancelled and so Christmas lunch will now be on Thursday 14 December and not Wednesday as originally planned.

Lugwardine Primary Academy - Closed 12 December 2017

Due to the ongoing extreme weather conditions affecting the school site and the potential safety issues associated with this, Lugwardine Primary Academy will remain closed on Tuesday 12 December 2017. 

Much Marcle Primary School - Closed 12 December 2017

We are closed due to no transport and no lunches, we are expected to open on Wednesday as normal. 

St. Peter's Primary School and Nursery, Bromyard. Limited opening: Tuesday 12/12/17

St. Peter’s Nursery Plus: CLOSED ALL DAYSt. Peter’s Early Birds Breakfast Club: CLOSED

Year R and Year 1: closed until 10.15 am.  Please arrive at 10.15 am and get directly onto coach for Courtyard Theatre.  Coach may not be parked in Cherry Tree Close, so watch for messages.Years 2-6: closed until 11.30 am.  Please arrive NO EARLIER than 11.30 am.  We will be going to the panto as planned!  Late return as planned at 5.00 pm.NO HOT MEALS so ALL CHILDREN, INCLUDING FREE SCHOOL MEALS, WILL NEED A PACKED LUNCH.  Years R and 1, please have a big breakfast as you will not eat your lunch until 1.30 pm (as planned).  It’s a NO UNIFORM DAY – so please wrap up warm and wear wellies – bring shoes to change into in school.

Lugwardine Primary Academy - School Closure 12th December

Due to the ongoing extreme weather conditions affecting the school site and the potential safety issues associated with this, Lugwardine Primary Academy will remain closed on Tuesday 12th December 2017. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. We hope to re-open on Wednesday, but please check the website for information. Please note the KS1 Performance on Tuesday is cancelled.

Ivington CE Primary and Pre-school - closed - 12th December

Due to the continuing adverse weather, Ivington CE Primary and Pre-school will be closed on Tuesday 12th December 2017.

St Francis Xavier's Primary School - closed Tuesday 12th December

St Francis Xavier's Primary School will remain closed on Tuesday 12th December due to adverse weather and ice warnings.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mordiford C E Primary School, Tuesday 12th December , school closed

Sorry despite having worked hard to clear site we need to remain closed tomorrow due to safety issues and heeding the forecast for first thing. Christmas performances will be rescheduled.

ORLETON CE PRIMARY SCHOOL - CLOSED - 12 DECEMBER

Due to the continuing adverse weather, Orleton CE Primary School will be closed on Tuesday 12th December 2017

15:53 School Closures confirmed for December 12

Whitecross Hereford, High School and Specialist Sports College - closed - Tuesday 12th December

Whitecross will be closed due to the continuing effects of the adverse weather. We will aim to open on Wednesday. Check our facebook and twitter feeds for further updates. 

Weobley Primary School - Closed Tuesday 12th December 2017

Unfortunately we will be closed again on Tuesday. The site is still inaccessible and road conditions around Weobley are treacherous with freezing temperatures expected overnight.

 

15:36 School Closures confirmed for December 12

Marden Primary Academy closed Tuesday 12th December due to adverse weather

Marden Primary Academy closed Tuesday 12th due to adverse weather conditions. Tuesday's performance has been rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Please collect tickets on Wednesday morning. 

BURLEY GATE CE PRIMARY - CLOSED - Tuesday 12 December

Burley Gate School will be closed again on Tuesday 12 December due to the continuing treacherous conditions. 

ST. Michaels Primary , Bodenham will ALSO be CLOSED again on Tuesday.

The Brookfield School - Closed - Tuesday, 12th December 2017

The Brookfield School is closed due to snow and icy conditions on the road and at the school.

LEOMINSTER PRIMARY - CLOSED TUESDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2017

We have been working hard trying to clear snow to be able to open the school, but have been unable to ensure that our site is safe for opening . The conditions around the school site and surrounding areas are also not safe because of snow and ice.   Therefore, we have taken the decision to close on Tuesday 12 December 2017. We are not confident that we can staff the school tomorrow due to many staff not being able to travel safely to school. Temperatures are forecast to plummet tonight and black ice expected which will continue to make our site and the routes to school unsafe for pupils and staff.  Please check your phones and website for further updates tomorrow.

Our Lady's RC Primary School - closed - Tuesday 12th December 2017

Our Lady’s Primary School is closed Tuesday 12th December 2017 due to the extreme weather conditions .   The EYFS Nativity is cancelled and will be re arranged.  

Longtown Community Primary School - Closed - Tuesday 12th December

The school will remain closed on Tuesday 12th December due to the snow and ice on site and in the surrounding area.We intend to be open on Wednesday 13th December.  

Clehonger Primary - closed - 12th December

Clehonger Primary will remain closed Tuesday 12th December due to the adverse weather conditions and the forecast of freezing temperatures.

Eardisley CE Primary School - CLOSED TUESDAY 12TH DECEMBER

Eardisley CE Primary School will remain closed on Tuesday 12th December due to the large amounts of snow on the ground and the forecast of very low temperatures overnight.

Re: Goodrich CE Primary School- closed- Tuesday 12th December

Closed due to snow ⛄️ and forecasted freezing conditions overnight, continuing well into tomorrow.

GARWAY PRIMARY SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL- closed- Tuesday 12th Dec

Roads remain treacherous with forecasts of temperatures well below freezing tonight. Many staff and children will not be able to get to school safely. Reluctantly, we will remain closed. Please see School website for updates on Christmas activities, including new performance times for the Nativity

 

15:06 Customer service centre and Library Dec 11

Bromyard customer service centre and library will be open until 4pm today

15:00 School Closures confirmed for December 12

Kimbolton st James’ closed 12th December due to freezing weather and snow

St James CE Primary - closed - Tuesday, 12th December

We have reluctantly taken the decision to close for a further day on Tuesday, 12th December due to concerns for the safety of staff and children travelling to and from school and for the safety of children on site due to the remaining snow and forecasted icy conditions.

St Weonards Primary is closed Tuesday 12th December

Due to hazardous conditions St Weonards school will be closed Tuesday 12th December.The visit to the Panto will now take place on Thursday. The trip to Cantref is cancelled.

Pembridge CE Primary School is closed Tuesday 12th December

Due to freezing temperatures and difficult access to the school, and for the safety of children, their families and staff, we are closed on Tuesday 12th December.

Sutton Primary Academy-closed- Tuesday 12th December

Closed due to snow and forecast low temperatures.

St Joseph's RC Primary School - Closed - 12th December

Due to snow and icy conditions both the school and nursery will be closed on Tuesday 12th December. We hope to open again on Wednesday. For further updates please keep an eye on the school website.    

St. David's Centre - CLOSED - Tuesday 12th December 2017

Due to continued adverse weather and travel conditions and in the interests of the safety of pupils and staff, St. David’s Centre, The Aconbury Centre & H3 will all remain closed to pupils on Tuesday 12th December. We hope to re-open fully on Wednesday 13th December. 

Llangrove Academy- closed- Tuesday 12th December

Closed due to snow and forecast low temperatures.

Shobdon School - closed - 12th December

As we are unable to clear our site today and due to freezing conditions tonight, Shobdon School will remain closed on Tuesday 12th of December.

Canon Pyon Academy- closed- Tuesday 12th December

Closed due to snow and forecast low temperatures.Sent from my iPad

Kings Caple Academy-closed- Tuesday 12th December

Closed due to snow and forecast low temperatures.

Lord Scudamore Academy- closed- Tuesday 12th December

Closed due to snow and forecast low temperatures.

The Aconbury Centre - closed Tuesday 12th December

The Aconbury Centre, St. David’s Centre, & H3 will all be closed to pupils on Tuesday 12th December due to snow. We hope to re-open on Wednesday 13th December. Any planned parent meetings will be re-arranged.   

Bredenbury Primary School - will remain CLOSED - Tuesday 12th December

The school will remain closed on Tuesday 12th December. This is due to the amount of snow covering all outside areas of the school. Freezing temperatures are forecast and we have concerns of safe travel to and from the school for parents and staff. In the interest of safety we will remain closed Tuesday 12th December. We will assess the situation again for Wednesday.  

Earl Mortimer College - CLOSED - Tuesday 12th December

Luston Primary School- closed - 12th December 2017

As we are unable to clear our site today and many staff cannot get through our rural side roads, many of which are impassable, Luston Primary School will remain closed on Tuesday, 12th December. 

 

14:22 School Closures confirmed for December 12

Ashperton Primary Academy - closed - Tues 12th

Blackmarston School

Unfortunately, due to continued adverse weather and travel conditions and to maintain the safety of the children and staff Blackmarston will remain closed on Tuesday 12th December. We hope to reopen on Wednesday.

Stoke Prior School Closed Tomorrow (Tuesday)

Stoke Prior School will be closed Tuesday. The Tuesday afternoon performance of The Sleepy Shepherd and Cinderella will be moved to Wednesday 1:15.

Queen Elizabeth High School remains closed Tuesday December 12th

Queen Elizabeth High School Bromyard will remain closed Tuesday December 12th to all students.  At this time we are hopeful of opening fully Wednesday but check our Facebook, Twitter and website feeds for further updates.

Ashfield Park Primary - Closed - Tuedsay 12th December

Due to forecast of freezing temperatures    

Weobley High School - CLOSED Tuesday 12th December

Unfortunately we will be closed again on Tuesday. The site is still inaccessible and road conditions around Weobley are treacherous with freezing temperatures expected overnight.

Westfield school closed Tuesday 12th December

School will remain closed on Tuesday due to the site being treacherous, and many transport routes still being inaccessible for both staff and pupils to travel safely. The upper school Christmas production will be re-scheduled.  

Fairfield high school peterchurch 12.12.17

SCHOOL CLOSED TUESDAY 12th December due to snow and icy conditions.Sent from my iPad

John Masefield High School -closed - Tuesday 12 December

JMHS will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday 12 December. 

 

14:18

Aspire Living Day Opportunities:

Community Hub, St Owens and Widemarsh will remain closed on Tuesday 12th December. We hope to re-open Wednesday.

 

13:50 School Closures confirmed for December 12

Barrs Court School Closed on Tuesday 12th December

We have been unable to clear the snow and ice from the school sites to ensure they are safe for opening. In addition, we are not confident that we can staff the school tomorrow due to many staff not being able to travel safely to and from school.  We intend to be open on Wednesday but please check your phones and the school website for further updates tomorrow. (12th December)

Little Dewchurch Primary School - closed - 12th December 2017

School will be closed tomorrow Tuesday 12th December due to the unsafe road conditions for the bus to travel and staff unable to access the school site 

Robert Owen Academy closed december 12

We will remain closed on Tuesday due to the icy conditions. We hope to be open on Wednesday, please see Facebook for the most up to date information.

 

13:30 School Closures confirmed for December 12

Much Birch CE Primary School will be closed on Tuesday 12th December 2017

We have taken the decision to close on Tuesday 12th December 2017 as a high number of staff are not able to get into school safely (including key holders).   The conditions around the school site are also not safe because of snow and ice.   Please check the school website for further information about when we will re-open.

 

13:10 School Closures confirmed for December 12

The Bishop of Hereford's Blucoat School - closed - 12th December 2017

BHBS will be closed on Tuesday 12th December 2017.
We have been unable to clear the site today and therefore the conditions for staff and students remain unsafe.  In addition we are not confident that we will be able to staff the school due to staff living outside the Hereford area.  We are planning to open on Wednesday but please check the website for updates tomorrow.

13:10 School Closures confirmed for December 12

Kingstone Academy Trust Closed December 12

We have made the decision that KAT will remain closed tomorrow due to the heavy snow & forecasted icy conditions. Our lovely site team are doing everything they can to make the site safe for Wednesday.

Lea C of E Primary AND Pre-School Nr Ross-on-Wye

CLOSED TUESDAY 12th December

13:05 School Closures confirmed for December 12

JKHS remains CLOSED on Tuesday 12th December.

Site and travel unsafe given forecast of -10 degrees overnight, bus companies not running.

St Paul's CE Primary - Closed on Tuesday 12th December

St Paul’s Primary will remain closed on Tuesday 12th December due to the remaining snow and extremely icy conditions on the approaches to school and across the school campus. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

12:50 School Closures confirmed for December 12

Leintwardine Primary School Closure 12.12.17

Due to the site and access to school being unsafe, the school will remain closed tomorrow.  We intend to reopen on Wednesday please check the website and social media for information.  

Bridstow CE Primary School - Closed on 12/12/17

Closed due to very low temperatures forecast for tonight and due to adverse weather conditions. 

Withington school closure, Tuesday 12th December

We have been working hard trying to clear snow to be able to open the school, but have been unable to ensure that our site are safe for opening . The conditions around the school site and surrounding area are also not safe because of snow and ice.   Therefore, we have taken the decision to close on Tuesday 12 December 2017. We are not confident that we can staff the schools tomorrow due to many staff not being able to travel safely to school. Temperatures are forecast to plummet tonight and black ice expected which will continue to make our site and the routes to school unsafe for pupils and staff. We are expecting to open on Wednesday but please check your phones and website for further updates tomorrow.

Brampton Abbotts CE Primary School - Closed on 12/12/17

Closed due to very low temperatures forecast for tonight and due to adverse weather conditions.

Broadlands school closure, Tuesday 12th December

We have been working hard trying to clear snow to be able to open the school, but have been unable to ensure that our site are safe for opening . The conditions around the school site and surrounding area are also not safe because of snow and ice.   Therefore, we have taken the decision to close on Tuesday 12 December 2017. We are not confident that we can staff the schools tomorrow due to many staff not being able to travel safely to school. Temperatures are forecast to plummet tonight and black ice expected which will continue to make our site and the routes to school unsafe for pupils and staff. We are expecting to open on Wednesday but please check your phones and website for further updates tomorrow.

Weston under Penyard CE Primary and nursery

School and nursery will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday 12 December due to site safety, driving conditions and predicted -13 temperatures over night making travelling hazardous.

Whitchurch CE Primary and Tiny Beginnings Nursery

School will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday 12 December due to site safety, driving conditions and predicted -13 temperatures over night making travelling hazardous.

Aylestone school closure, Tuesday 12th December

We have been working hard trying to clear snow to be able to open the school, but have been unable to ensure that our site are safe for opening . The conditions around the school site and surrounding area are also not safe because of snow and ice.   Therefore, we have taken the decision to close on Tuesday 12 December 2017. We are not confident that we can staff the schools tomorrow due to many staff not being able to travel safely to school. Temperatures are forecast to plummet tonight and black ice expected which will continue to make our site and the routes to school unsafe for pupils and staff. We are expecting to open on Wednesday but please check your phones and website for further updates tomorrow (12 Dec)

12.35 School Closures confirmed for December 12

Wigmore High School - closed 12th December

Wigmore Nursery, Primary and High will close on Tuesday 12th December. We are unable to clear the site today and it is unlikely buses will get through to our rural areas. In addition, we are not confident that we can staff the schools tomorrow due to many staff living outside of Wigmore with side roads still impassable. Temperatures are forecast to plummet tonight and black ice expected which will continue to make our site and the routes to school unsafe for pupils and staff. We are expecting to open on Wednesday but please check your phones and website for further updates tomorrow (12 Dec).

Wigmore Primary School - closed 12th December

Wigmore Nursery, Primary and High will close on Tuesday 12th December. We are unable to clear the site today and it is unlikely buses will get through to our rural areas. In addition, we are not confident that we can staff the schools tomorrow due to many staff living outside of Wigmore with side roads still impassable. Temperatures are forecast to plummet tonight and black ice expected which will continue to make our site and the routes to school unsafe for pupils and staff. We are expecting to open on Wednesday but please check your phones and website for further updates tomorrow (12 Dec)

St Mary's CE Primary School, Credenhill - Closed Tuesday 12 December 2017

We have taken the decision to close on Tuesday 12 December 2017 as a high number of staff are not able to get into school safely.  The conditions around the school site are also not safe because of snow and ice.    

11:01

The Keep Herefordshire Warm energy advice line is open for calls today – 0800 677 1432 or email khw@mea.org.uk

We’re urging those who are fit and well to check in on neighbours who are not so fortunate if they can – particularly in areas hit by powercuts. 

Western Power Distribution operate a powercut helpline- 0800 6783 105

10:33 Public Meeting - Scrutiny Panel - 10.30 11 December update

The postponed General Scrutiny Committee meeting will now be held at 10 am on Wednesday 13 December in the Shire hall.

10:20 Highways information

Due to the severity of the weather and the sheer amount of snow over the weekend, we have had to concentrate our gritting and ploughing to the A roads and strategic routes.  As the situation improves we will look to treat our secondary routes, but in the meantime please do take care on the roads, and consider if your journey is necessary.  The temperatures today are forecast to remain at or below freezing, so it’s likely there will be icy patches on the roads and pavements - keep up to date on our  twitter feed 

10:02 Further bus service updates

Service 40 Ross Town service is not running today.

Service 36 Hereford – Monmouth is now running as normal blocked tree removed from route.

09:37 Road Updates

Keep up to date with the latest road updates on the Herefordshire Highways' twitter feed 

09:15 Weobley Library

The library is open today

09:13 Bromyard Customer Service Centre

Will be open until 1pm today

09:10 Further Bus Service Information

Stagecoach West:

32 Ross-on-Wye – Gloucester   service as normal

34 Ross-on-Wye – Monmouth   service as normal except Goodrich not being served

35 Ross-on-Wye – Coleford  service suspended due to fallen tree at Staunton

36 Monmouth – Hereford   service suspended due to trees down at Buckholt

09:08 Household Recycling Centres 

All Household Recycling Centres are closed today

08:56 Customer service centres

Open – Ledbury,  Leominster and Blueschool House

Closed – Ross-on-Wye

08:51 Rubbish and Recycling Collections

Unfortunately rubbish and recycling collections have been cancelled for Monday 11th December. Updates for alternative collection arrangements will be on our website as soon as we are certain when they can take place.

08:27 Further Bus Updates

Lugg Valley

492 Hereford-Ludlow main Road only

449 Hereford-Kingstone main Road only so no service into Clehonger

454 Hereford-Fownhope main Road only turning at the Fire Station Fownhope

426 Hereford-Leominster no service today

First

First buses in Ledbury 417 and 675 and 600 no services today

 

08.10 Bus Services

Yeomans

413 Garway cancelled

440 Ewyas Harold/Pontrilas not running.

71 Credenhill main roads only so not running into Stretton Sugwas or Westfaling Street/Whitehorse Street.

All other City services main roads only.

Sargeants

461 Hereford-Kington No services running today.

Stagecoach West

33 Hereford-Ross  service running as normal

36 Hereford- Monmouth Attempting to run service

44 Ross –Much Birch no service

746 Ross-Cinderford no service

Drm

476 Hereford-Ledbury service running

420 Bromyard –Hereford service running

All DRM services will stop after 1750 this evening

08:06 Hope Centre Bromyard

The Hope centre will be closed today due to the weather conditions - for information visit their website

07:56 Public Meeting - Scrutiny Panel - 10.30 11 December

This meeting has been postponed due to adverse weather and driving conditions and details of a new date will be provided on the website

 

 

Published: Monday, 11th December 2017