Christmas Food Parcels

Referrals needed by 1st Dec

Once again this year Bromyard Foodbank & Money Advice Centre (‘the Foodbank’) has been funded by Bromyard Relief in Need (‘BRiN’) to provide Christmas Food Parcels in the local parishes of Bromyard, Winslow, Brockhampton, Linton and Norton. We also have some additional funds that enable us to extend this to other parishes in Herefordshire close to Bromyard.

BRIN and the Foodbank have the same objective: to help those who are in poverty or financial need. Both charities support the residents of Bromyard and, in the case of the Foodbank, the surrounding villages within Herefordshire throughout the year.

The food parcels that we will be preparing are for individuals and / or families that live in the designated area and who are a natural fit to benefit from BRIN and the Foodbank and in the first instance we are asking you to get in touch with details of households whom you believe meet these criteria and whom you would like us to help at this time.  

While we would like to support as many households as possible our resources are limited; time is also of the essence. So, if you would like to refer a household to us for consideration, can you please get in touch by no later than 01 December. In the first instance please email me at [email protected] and let me have a number on which to contact you. We will need from you a name, address and contact number for the proposed recipient(s) together with details of the family unit (number of adults, children (plus ages) and pets). All information provided will be held on a confidential basis in accordance with Data Protection principles and once a final determination is made we will confirm to you and contact the household.

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely

Jan Rothwell



CPR and Defibrillator training

Thursday 30th November 2023, 7 – 9 pm

Whitbourne Village Hall

Course will include –

  • How to call for help in an emergency
  • How to help an unconscious casualty – the recovery position
  • How to recognise a suspected heart attack
  • How to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • The role of the defibrillator (AED)
  • What to do if someone is choking
  • How to deal with severe bleeding

The course is sponsored by Whitbourne Parish Council, run by Herefordshire HeartStart, and is free of charge to participants.

Please contact Mike Hogg [email protected] to book your place (subject to availability).

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You should apply if you have:
✔ No connection to mains gas for your heating
✔ Live in Herefordshire
✔ An inefficient home that you own or privately rent

✔ A household income under £31,000 per year

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Bereavement Service

A free and confidential service run by Victim Support for anyone who has been bereaved by suicide, supporting anyone from age 4+ (relevant DBS checks are in place), going beyond family members to include friends, colleagues and so on – it does not matter when they were bereaved, it could have been yesterday or 10 years ago. The support is tailored to an individual’s needs and works closely with a number of other charities and organisations in Herefordshire.

Christmas at Whitbourne

Sunday 3rd December – 3.00pm – Whitbourne Village Hall & Green

Christmas at Whitbourne

Mince Pies, Mulled Wine & small gift for children

Prize for best decorated Christmas hat

Coronation Tree Planting 3pm

Carols & Christmas Tree switch-on 4pm

Quiz Night

24th November – 7.00pm – Whitbourne Village Hall

WHitbourne Village Playing Fields Quiz Night + Raffle

Win the Whitbourne 2023 Trophy + your team entry money back.

In aid of the Whitbourne Village Playing Fields.

Please advise us of specific dietary requirements (01886 821189)

Purchase your tickets (CASH ONLY) at the Village shop.

The cost is £10 per person, which includes Bangers & Mash and a Pudding (maximum 5 people per team).

Remembrance Ceremony

12th November – 10.50am – War Memorial outside Whitbourne Village Hall

All welcome to a 15 minute Remembrance Ceremony at the War Memorial outside Whitbourne Village Hall, at 1050 on Sunday, November 12th 2023.

The Garden Society Quiz

27th September – 7.30pm – Whitbourne Village Hall

The Garden Society Quiz

The last meeting of the year for the Garden Society as they host their own quiz which will include varying questions including some general knowledge and some gardening questions. Bring along your own beer/wine if you wish. A snack will be supplied for you.

Purchase your tickets (CASH ONLY) at the Village shop. The cost is £10 per team of 4, with a spectacular prize for the winning team.


The Live & Let Live pub quiz

The Live & Let Live pub quiz season starts again 2nd Sunday of every month from this Sunday 10th September at 7pm.  So take the family to enjoy the village Treasure Hunt in the afternoon and then chill out having a few drinks with friends at the quiz in the evening. £2 per person to take part. Winning team prize and the opportunity for all teams to win the Jackpot too. Rolls over to the following week if not won.