Bus service improvement plan survey

The Parish Council wishes to draw your attention to the following, received from Herefordshire Council. The survey can be found at

Have your say on plans to improve Herefordshire bus services – open until Sunday 15 August 2021.

The government recently published its national bus strategy for England called Bus back better. The strategy is encouraging local authorities to work with bus operators to create plans for improving their local bus services and encouraging more people to use them. The strategy comes with the promise of £3 billion in funding across England to support this and Herefordshire Council intends to bid for funding to be used locally.

Bus service improvement plan for Herefordshire
In response to the national bus strategy, we will be drafting a bus service improvement plan (BSIP) for Herefordshire, in collaboration with the county’s bus operators, and other stakeholders. We aim to publish the final plan on the councils website in October 2021.

Let us know your views.

In drafting the plan, it’s important for us to know what you think would improve local bus services and what would encourage you to use local buses more.

We are keen to hear from people who already use buses and from those who currently don’t. We also want to hear from public, private and voluntary organisations who have an interest in local bus services and making them work better.

We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey and encourage others to do so. The survey can be found at


Agenda available

The Agenda for the Scheduled Meeting on Wednesday 28 July is on the website. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and will take place in Aymestrey Parish Hall. The Press and Public are welcome to attend.


SNT Article 1 July

There is lots going on within the safer neighbourhood team at the moment, so I will try and update you as best as I can!

We have been working very closely with the Parish/Town Councils to implement part of the new Community Policing Charter by way of Contact Contracts. This is an agreement between us and the councils of not only when we will update or visit them, but also a way for us to identify and action any policing priorities that each Parish has identified for their communities. This is our renewed commitment to our communities.

Neighbourhood Matters! Community messaging system launches

Our Communities can now keep up to date with local policing news following the launch of a brand new community messaging service for residents living in the West Mercia Police area.

The new system, called Neighbourhood Matters, enables residents across Herefordshire to find out more about what is happening in their local community. It also gives them the opportunity to contact police officers and local policing teams directly so they can raise any concerns and provide feedback.

It is a free service and those who sign up can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice via a number of different channels.

The messages people receive will be targeted and based on their location and preferences selected by each individual. The public can sign up for local updates from their neighbourhood policing team, or join a number of specialised community interest groups such as Business Watch, wildlife crime and crime prevention.

To sign up for the free alerts visit the Neighbourhood Matters website at

Team Working:

As most of you will know we work very closely with other departments within the police to ensure we have the biggest impact on our local offenders. A couple of great examples of this are as follows:

Our intelligence department which fed information to the CID pro-active team, collectively arrested five people in Leominster Town recently in relation to the supply of class A drugs. All of those arrested were connected to County Lines drug supply.

The safer neighbourhood Team carried out a mini traffic operation on Hereford Road in Leominster on Sunday afternoon, working with our patrol officer colleagues. Twelve cars were stopped, four were issued with speeding tickets (travelling over 40 mph) and two drivers tested positive from drugs (one for cocaine, one for cannabis). Watch this space for updates, as we are looking to carry out many more mini operations across our patch in the near future.

We also work with external agencies such as housing associations. Recently we have carried out joint visits with housing officers to several social housing tenants and have given written warning letters to individuals. This basically means that if their anti-social behaviour continues the housing will look to evict them on evidence given to them by the police. It shows the tenant that we take such ASB matters and complaints from other residents seriously.

As always, if you have any questions or queries regarding these updates, please do not hesitate to give either myself or a member of the team a shout.

Kind regards

Pcso Stephanie Harper 6440
Police Community Support Officer | SNT Leominster | West Mercia Police
Enterprise Way, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0LZ
Team email:


Draft Minutes

Draft Minutes from 23 June are available online.


Agenda & Draft Minutes

The Agenda for 23 June 2021 and Draft Minutes from Extraordinary Meeting on 16 June 2021 are available online.



Aymestrey Parish Council’s Annual Governance & Accountability Return and information about the Period of Public Rights, from 14 June to 23 July 2021, is available on the website.


Agenda available

The Agenda for an Extraordinary Meeting on Wednesday 16 June at 7.30pm, is on the website.


Agenda available

The Agenda for the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, followed by the Scheduled May meeting, Wednesday 26 May at 7pm, in Aymestrey Parish Hall, is on the website.


Vacancy on Parish Council

Please click on the following link to download the Notice of Vacancy, and note that if an election is not requested, applications for co-option will be considered on 23 June. Please download an application form. Deadline Friday 18 June. Thank you.


Good Neighbour Scheme

Aymestrey Parish Good Neighbour Scheme

Our volunteers are ready to support you by helping with everyday tasks such as:
• Fetching prescriptions
• Occasional lifts to the doctors or hospital
• Shopping and running errands, such as posting a letter
• Practical tasks around the house such as changing a light bulb or hanging a picture
• Help with forms or letters
• Help with a computer
• Calling for a chat

If you need a volunteer then please call us.

07942 257541

Please leave a message if there is no reply and one of our volunteers will call you back.