Thursday, 29 November 2012

This week at the Masters House

Last weekend saw a very successful Hard Hat Day which despite dismal weather conditions attracted over 250 people to guided by HCC staff & members of the 'Friends of the Masters House' and give their views on the future of the landscaping around St. Katherines.

Last Friday's edition of the Ledbury Reporter also featured a very positive full page write up -follow this link to read the online edition. 

Behind the scenes work continues on the design, and as per the Reporter article the team is working on hopefully a successful Heritage Lottery Bid which will propel Phase 2 of the project into action in the New Year.

On site - eagle eyed people will have spotted a decontamination unit in the carpark as asbestos that was concealed below the floor is removed following the departure of shopmobility from that wing of the building.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Hard Hat Tours of the Master's House - 24.11.12

Hard Hat Guided Tours of the Medieval Master's House
24th November 2012 from 10am - 2pm

Come and see the Master's House and take the opportunity to comment on the proposed landscape design for the St Katherine’s site . . . . 
Come and see the recently exposed medieval part of the building and see the plans for the exciting redevelopment of this historically important building of Ledbury.
Tours of the Master’s House will take place between 10am and 2pm, every half hour.  Spaces can be booked at the Master's House on the day.
We will also be seeking your comments on the proposed landscape design for the area around the Master’s House, which will be on display at the Master's House.
For further information please contact Mick Ligema at Herefordshire Council on 01432 260631 or email:

Monday, 19 November 2012

St. Katherines Car Parking Works

Works were completed over the weekend to rearrange the white lining in preparation for the later phase of works to the Masters House.

The layout as it stands in front of the Masters House nearest the High Street may seem a little strange until the likely extent of the scaffolding is viewed. The spaces have been rotated to allow for the scaffolding to encroach from the front of the building whilst maintaining access to St. Katherines Hall. 

Additional spaces have been created in front of the HCC offices and in the corner of the carpark where the recycling bins used to be located. Parking for motorcycles has also been refreshed.


Ledbury Shopmobility ran by Community Voluntary Action Ledbury & District has now moved to the old Ambulance Station in Bye Street. There are 3 new disabled bays outside the Ambulance Station for users of the scheme.

For more information contact them on 01531 635339  or visit their Facebook page.!/CommunityVoluntaryActionLedbury?fref=ts