Linton Village Hall together with our friends from St Mary’s and Village of Linton Trust (VoLT), are pleased to let you know that our next Community Lunch service will be Thursday 18TH November in the Village Hall. Price is £7 a head for a two-course meal. Please click here to contact to book your place.

You don’t need to be flexible or “good at yoga” to come along as we all start our own yoga journey anew each time we come to our yoga mat. Jeni has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching yoga for around 8 years. She has many varying qualifications in dance, fitness, gymnastics and different strands of yoga. Jeni is also a Natural Health Practitioner and is currently setting up a new practice in Ledbury. Try your first class for free!  

Tuesday 9:30am - 10:30am - Mat Yoga Class
This class will be a mixed level class and will be welcoming to beginners as well as being beneficial and enjoyable for those who have done yoga before. Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one (there will be a couple available to borrow if you need).

The Village Hall car park provides safe off-road parking and the garden area provides outside space for those people using the village hall. We have received a complaint from a regular user of the hall regarding disturbance caused by football practice taking place in the car park during a class and there have been instances of damage to outside lights and to a car. We are therefore asking that the grounds adjoining the village hall are not used for football games and are not used at all when there are cars in the car park and the hall is occupied by a hirer. Thank you.
Linton Village Hall Committee.


The first meeting of this new village venture at the time of writing is yet to take place, and we hope it will have been a great success! If you would like to know more and are interested in coming along to another similar event, please email: 

For up-to-date news on St Mary's Church please go to the website

A churchyard tidy work session will be held in Linton churchyard on Saturday November 6TH, beginning at 10.00am. There will be a length of hedge to be cut, leaves to be cleared and the "wild" area, on the right as entry is made to the churchyard from the village hall grounds, to be cut.  Strimmers, especially with a brush cutting blade, and hedge trimmers plus hand tools, will all be very useful. Your support will be appreciated.
The annual Remembrance Service will be on Sunday 14TH  November.  We will gather around the Churchyard Cross at about 10:45am ready for the procession of local groups and the act of Remembrance before continuing the service inside the church.  This year there will be a chance to hear short biographies of those Linton residents whose names are on the War Memorial. The collection will be taken for the Royal British Legion.

The Quiz and Pudding Evening is returning on Saturday 20TH November at 7pm in the Village Hall.  It promises to be a fun evening and from past experience worth going for the puddings alone. Tickets available from Ernst Zillekens; click here to contact at £5 a head.  Come on your own and join to make a team or reserve a table for your team!

The All-age service for November will be at 11am on Sunday 21ST November.  It is a Sunday called Christ the King and we will be looking at what this means.  For those needing a reminder to make the Christmas Pudding it is also Stir-Up Sunday.

Plans are already underway for the celebration of Christmas.  This includes a Christingle at the All-age on 12TH December, the Carol Service on 19TH December and the Crib Service on 24TH December.  The Christmas Day Service will be at 11am.  If there is enough interest we may hold a Carols in the Churchyard event again.


Many thanks to House Box collectors in 3 of our parishes. Your generous contributions totalling £464 will help enable The Society to continue to support over 20,000 young people each year. This help extends to the homeless, to those subjected to abuse or physical violence, the depressed or suicidal and any who have mental health issues. Thank you for caring. If anyone wishes to join the network and have a box please contact me (Roger Barnes) click here to contact


Volunteers organised by the Linton Climate Group have recently surveyed all the hedges in our local lanes in support of the Woodland Trust. In the past, old hedges have been grubbed out but it is now realised they have a key part to play in combatting climate change as they both absorb and store carbon dioxide. Hedgerows also provide a vital habitat for our native flora and fauna. Linton's hedges are rich in hazel, hawthorn, ash and oak. The survey confirmed the existence of many ancient hedges dating back to the first land enclosure by the Talbot family in the C14TH. Old hedges marking the parish boundary and old field systems are protected by law but remain under threat from modern development. In advance of COP26, the Linton Climate Group is encouraging everyone to think about the future of our planet and, if feasible, to plant a new hedge in their garden.


Linton WI will be meeting at the Village Hall on Thursday November 11TH at 2:30 p.m.  Ladies, our meetings in November and December are open to all women, so why not come along and see us?  Bring a friend, or even two.  We will not be having a speaker at either of these meetings, but you will be assured of a warm welcome and light refreshments.  Every WI is different, but we all believe in offering friendship, the opportunity to learn, and lots of laughter.  
We are holding a COFFEE MORNING at Linton Village Hall 10am-12 noon on 27TH November. This event is to celebrate the centenary of Linton WI, and is open to everyone in Linton and area as a thank-you to our friends in the community. So come along, enjoy a cuppa and some home-baked goodies - we look forward to seeing you.
For more information, contact Jonquil click here to contact

Once again, this event was a huge success with over 200 sponsored lanterns illuminating the village of Linton. Although the format was slightly different, it still looked stunning and drew visitors from far and wide. The organisers would like to thank everyone who helped to make this event so special - Morrisons who donated pumpkins again, 3 Shires Garden Centre who donated pumpkins and ALL of the tea lights used during the event, Hereford College of Arts students who did a fantastic job of carving the lanterns in their own time, as well as creating the event poster and the team of villagers who helped to set up the display and lit pumpkins for three nights. As usual they have now gone to the local rare breed pigs. All monies raised will be shared between local branches of the MS Society and McMillan Cancer Care. Thank you.

As we announced last month, the talks up to the AGM in April will be free of charge and we hope that past and new members and guests will join us for some or all of the following:

3RD November 2021, 7pm for 7.30pm, Linton Village Hall: Gillian White “1346-Crécy”.
On this occasion you will be able to purchase tickets for the Christmas Celebration on Wednesday, 1ST December 2021. They will cost £5.

1ST December 2021, 7pm for 7.30pm, Linton Village Hall: Christmas Celebration with entertainment from David Wornham Tuneful Tubes and light refreshments.
3RD February 2022, 7pm for 7.30pm Linton Village Hall: Philip Bowen “1950s – the optimistic decade”.

2ND March 2022, 7pm for 7.30pm, Linton Village Hall: Dr Julian Wheeler “Secrets of Herefordshire Baptismal Fonts”.

6TH April 2022, 7pm for 7.30pm, Linton Village Hall: AGM


SUNDAY 5TH DECEMBER Starts at 12.30pm

Please join us for this festive family fun run following a circular 1.8-mile route on lanes around Linton and Linton Hill. Just turn up in Santa attire! FREE ENTRY. The car park, start and finish will all be at the Alma Inn (HR9 7RY). The run will feature a mass start of Santas but all can then proceed at their own speed as the event will not be timed by the organisers. The undulating course has wonderful views of the Malverns, Cotswolds and Brecon Beacons. The route is suitable for all abilities and is generally accessible for wheelchairs. There is one short steep ascent. The course will be marshalled and clearly signposted so no one should get lost! Pets on leads and spectators are very welcome. Make this event the start of your family Christmas. A jug of ale for the first Santa home and a mince pie for all finishers! For more information please contact Gemma Evans at the Alma or Roger Davies click here to contact


Classic tractor rally passing through Linton

      (Photograph by Roger Davies)

Tangram Theatre present ‘The Element in the Room’ A Radioactive Musical Comedy about the Death and Life of Marie Curie. Saturday 13TH November 2021 at 7.30pm.  We are delighted to be able to offer this exciting live theatre performance to Linton with the help of Arts Alive! This should be a great opportunity to enjoy a night out with family as the production is suitable for children of 7 upwards, and it is anticipated that adults alike will enjoy the fun of it all. You are advised to book early!

Marie Curie lived an extraordinary life, making incredible scientific discoveries in the face of unbelievable odds. This is her story, replete with breathtaking breakthroughs and seriously silly songs. 
Winner: ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award, Edinburgh Fringe; Winner: two Critics’ Circle Awards, Adelaide Fringe. “Utterly accessible and engaging ... I was tickled and unexpectedly touched”; 4 STARS Times’ “It’s made me the most excited I’ve been about science in years.” 5 STARS Broadway Baby.
Adult Ticket Price: £10 Child Ticket Price: £6 Suitable for audiences of 7+.


To buy your tickets, click here to contact or visit the Arts Alive website:
Written and performed by John Hinton and Jo Eagle, Directed by Daniel Goldman, A Tangram
Theatre Company Production.



If you live in any of the villages in the Chimes area, then I am sure you will have noticed speeding traffic. For Aston Ingham where I live, we have statistics collected over several years now to show how bad the problem is, I won't bore you with numbers, but a high percentage of car drivers chose to ignore the limits. This is not a minor issue, it blights the lives of people who live along the road trying to get out from drives and side roads, it increases traffic noise, it is very dangerous for pedestrians walking in many cases without pavements, there are blind bends and narrowing of roads, all situations where drivers need to take extra care. Traffic calming initiatives may have been put in; SIDs and signs and white lines, but this all takes time, effort and money and even then, many drivers ignore these initiatives. The biggest change needed is in people's attitude when they are driving and as this magazine goes to everyone in our area, this is a heartfelt plea to all of you to check your speed as you enter villages and roads with speed limits, and even on those with the national limit, going faster than 30 or 40 may not be appropriate. It is so easy to forget to slow down at the change of speed limit. If we, the locals support each other and our communities and stick to the limits it would be a great move in the right direction, increase road safety for all users and have the added bonus of slowing down other traffic behind us. Travelling half a mile through a village at 30mph takes 1 minute and at 40mph it takes 45 seconds. Is it worth saving 15 seconds of time for all of the impacts mentioned? For all our sakes, let's please slow down and enjoy the views. And if you never speed, then a big Thank You! It is appreciated.  Julia Askew 

LEAP (Linton Emergency Action Plan)

Living in a rural community with no public transport can be a serious problem for those people unable to drive.  If you need help to get to the dentist or doctor or some other medical appointment or other emergency, please contact the coordinators below and be put in touch with an available driver Please also get in touch if you would like to be a volunteer driver. Russell Denbigh or Jane Vines click here to contact available driver at a cost to you of 45p per mile.

(Covering Bromsash, Gorsley & Linton)

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The meeting at Linton Village Hall on Monday 11TH October had a very full agenda and we were delighted to welcome a number of visitors who were kind enough to offer insights and reports on matters for the Parish.  The meeting in November will be held at Gorsley Village Hall on Monday 8TH November at 7.30pm.
We are delighted to co-opt and welcome Louisa Hall as a new Councillor.  Louisa is resident in Bromsash and has taken a keen interest in the activities of the Parish Council since she moved to the area.  It will help the Parish Council greatly to have a representative in this area. 
Herefordshire Council has been promoting a number of different grants that individuals, businesses and organisations in the County can apply for. This is an opportunity not to be missed and you or an organisation close to your heart may be able to benefit. 
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News of available funds and other information is regularly posted on the Parish website.  Please take a moment to look and see if there is something for you. 
The Highways Authority has let most of you know of the impending series of closures to the M50 over the next few months.  In addition, short periods of closure on local roads have been notified.  We put these on the Parish Council website in the ‘News Update’ area and urge you to check in here from time to time to see if your favourite short-cut is to be obstructed.  

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