Holmer & Shelwick Parish Council News Updates October

Parish Council Meeting

We now have a venue for the next Parish Council meeting:-
Holmer Parish Centre on the 10th November 2014 at 7pm
If you don’t know where the Holmer Parish Centre is you can find it using the Map on this page >>

Please come along – parishioners are  always welcome and we specially allocate time at every meeting for you to draw our attention to any topic relevant to the parish.


Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum

Queenswood country park arboretum contains a tree collection of over 1,200 rare and exotic trees from all over the world as well as 123 acres of semi-natural ancient woodland which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Local Nature Reserve.
Besides being a great walk it is full of natural treasures for children – *Click Here* to see a fully illustrated Wild Things Play Guide.

Queenswood Facebook

Queenswood Twitter Page


Website Visitors

In the last thirty days, since the website went live, 359 visits were made to the site by 155 people and all together they made 1597 page views.
The top page hits were:-

Some of you have had difficulty finding us on Google and Yahoo. The site is so new it has not yet registered itself in all the search engines.

However, as from today, if you enter ‘holmer and shelwick parish council’ exactly, it comes top on Google out of 1,280 results.

We have registered a few domain names, all of which point to the website but the preferred one is https://holmershelwick.co.uk because it is the shortest. We suggest you bookmark it and then you’ll always be just one click away.

If more people share their views and interact with the website it will assist us in our endeavour to be more open and democratic. Holmer and Shelwick could be the model for other Parish Councils and together we can show them way.


There are now five comments on the Attwood Lane Church Way Question.

The Opinion survey
‘Should there be speed bumps in Atwood Lane’
36 people have taken part so far – 23 for, 11 against and two don’t knows


On-line Interactive Maps of Herefordshire

The Explore Herefordshire Map

This is an interesting interactive map – You can turn on and off different view modes by using the left column, which contains numerous subjects such as gritting routes, polling stations, planning applications, public rights of way and areas of outstanding natural beauty to name but a few. There are search, zoom and move tools

Parish councils and wards map
This map shows parishes, parish councils, county wards and county wards from 2015

Traffic Jams and roads being re-surfaced

On this webpage you can check live traffic jams in Herefordshire – if you select the ‘live traffic congestion’ box it shows you where all the traffic jams are. You can also sign up for email alerts.

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