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Village Hall Refurbishment - Lottery Grant for New Ceiling.

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced a £10,000 grant to Orleton Village Hall for the installation of new lighting and suspended ceilings.

The new ceilings will improve the acoustics in the Hall and reduce the heat-loss, whilst installing LED lighting will improve the level of lighting, and both will reduce energy consumption. Read more here

"New to Orleton" Booklet

Orleton Parish Council has produced a booklet with lots of useful information for newcomers to the village. It can be picked up from the shop or, if you wish, you can print it on-line here.

The booklet is about to be updated. If there are any new businesses that should be included in this booklet, or even this website, then please contact Eddie at info@orletonvillage.co.uk. Also, if there are any changes or deletions please let me know.

Gqrden Waste Collection.

There is now a paid for fortnightly garden waste collection in Herefordshire. It costs about £5 per month and uses 240l brown bins.

It is called the Green Waste Club and further details can be seen at www.greenwasteclub.co.uk

The Boot Inn - Work is progressing.

The refurbishment work and modifications to the interior layout is progressing well.

The roof has been repaired and it is now watertight.

Repairs and renovations are being done internally.  We now have planning permission for modifications to the bar area to increase space and to put it all on one level and changes to the kitchen and toilets. There are also planned tree works to tidy up the surrounding trees, which have been neglected for many years and are in danger of causing damage to the repaired roof.

The Boot Inn has operated as a thriving pub at the heart of Orleton village for many years. Unfortunately the pub was closed in 2017 and was at risk of being sold for residential development.

if you have any questions about the next steps please contact John Alderman on 01568 780566.

For more information go and have a look at the Community Benefit Society's website and FaceBook pages.

Orleton Good Neighbour Scheme

The Parish Council has arranged the Orleton Good Neighbour Scheme.

This is a free service supporting people in our community and it is run entirely by local volunteers.

If you are in need of help then call 07825 484 289 and there will be someone to help you.

For more information click on the images below.

Power Cut? - Dial 105

Do you know whom to contact if you have a power cut?

105 is the new number to call.

Litter Picking

The Parish Council is arranging to do a litter pick around the village on the first Saturday of each month.

If you are able to help please contact either Richard Hewitt, Clerk of the Parish Council and he will put you in touch with the organiser or Sara Burnham (01568 780848).

Generally the village does not suffer from a serious litter problem but the litter pick will help to improve the village even more.

Household Recycling

Herefordshire Council have recently issued new guidelines for recycling. Read the guidelines.

Herefordshire council have just published a document about the recycling facility in Leominster. Read it.

Garden Bonfires

There have been numerous complaints this year about garden bonfires causing problems because the smoke has been enveloping houses.

Read the advice from the Parish Council.

Would you like to support St. George's Church?  Join the 100 Club!

Orleton PCC currently runs a "100 Club". There is a maximum of 100 members and currently there are some vacancies. If you wish to take up some of these please contact Christine Berry on 01568 782321.

Membership costs £26 pa. There is a regular draw and winners receive a cash prize. All monies collected, after the draw payments have been made, will then be used to support St. George's Church.

Oil / LPG Fuel Buying Scheme

Do you want to get cheaper heating oil or LPG?

Orleton is part of the Shropshire RCC Fuel Buying scheme. Your local co-ordinator is Eddie Clanzy-Hodge.

Should you wish to join the scheme, please visit the scheme's website.

There is a charge of £24 p.a. and membership runs for the full year after joining. This covers the administrative costs of the Shropshire RCC but you will easily recover this with reduced costs for your heating oil over the year. The Shropshire RCC take monthly orders from members across Shropshire and get the best bulk price that they can every month.

The prices are normally below the best quoted prices elsewhere and the admin is all sorted out for you. All you have to do is tell us how much oil you need (minimum of 500 litres) and we will do the rest. Normally, payment is after delivery.

Advice on flying drones and other unmanned model aircraft in and around Orleton

Drones are becoming increasingly more popular and we have some guidance here on their safe and legal use.

No doubt you have seen press reports about drones endangering full size aircraft and intruding on peoples privacy. Both the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) have produced guidelines for the safe and legal operation of drones and other unmanned model aircraft.

Read a summary of the legal position and recommendations from the BMFA.

Please be aware that some household insurance policies are now excluding drones from the cover. This not only includes cover for theft but also 3rd party liability in the case of an accident.