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Services

Police
Neighbourhood Watch
Transport
Refuse collection
Health centre
Recycling
Internet and digital

Most public services in Clifford are provided by neighbouring parishes or villages.  There is no post office in the parish, nor shops, nor a public house.  



Police
The nearest police station is Peterchurch.  Past issues of the monthly police newsletter, 'Newsbeat', which covers the Golden Valley area, can be downloaded below. To subscribe to this newsletter please e-mail PC Christine Griffiths:

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Sgt Robin Davies
Email: robin.davies(at)westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Local Policing
PC Christine Griffiths (Golden Valley)

Mobile No: 07855 785 080
Email: christine.griffiths(at)westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Response Policing
PC Roger Bradley
Mobile No: 07811 129 860
Email: roger.bradley(at)westmercia.pnn.police.uk

PC Fiona Farrington
Mobile No: 07817 019 374
Email: fiona.farrington(at)westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Community Support Officers
CSO 6441 Dan Pilkington (Golden Valley)
Mobile No: 07779 141 223
Email: daniel.pilkington(at)westmercia.pnn.police.uk

CSO 7013 Rosina Cathcart (Golden Valley)
Mobile No: 07779141223
Email: rosina.lowe(at)westmercia.pnn.police.uk

CENTRAL POLICE CONTROL No :
08457 444 888
Website : www.westmercia.police.uk

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Neighbourhood Watch
A neighbourhood watch scheme is active in Clifford, managed by the following individuals:

1. WESTBROOK
Graham Pritchard and Gill Grove

2. CLIFFORD
Candia Compton, Will & Carol Davies, Nigel & Greta Boothby

3. PRIORY WOOD
Richard Mighall and Glenys Parrington

4. CASTLETON
Malcolm Lindesay and David Morgan

5. MIDDLEWOOD
Margaret Davies and Gordon Rye

6. HARDWICKE
Mary Morgan, Cherry Phillips and Anthony Williams

7. ARCHENFIELD
Ray and Megan Morrissey

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Transport
The No. 39 bus (operated by Stagecoach) runs from Brecon to Hereford via Hardwicke.  It leaves Hay along the Hardwicke Road (B4348) and turns right at the Hardwicke turn to Dorstone and through the Golden Valley to Hereford.

This is a limited services with an early morning bus arriving at the Hardwicke turn at 07.18 (plus one at 07.28 during termtime).  The next bus is at 10.06.  Passengers wishing to connect with the National Express bus to London should catch the early bus, which entails a wait of approximately one hour in Hereford.  The return National Express bus from London, arrives 15 minutes before the last No. 39 from Hereford at 17.50.  

Buses from Hardwicke via Hay to Brecon commence at 09.19 and run at irregular intervals thereafter on weekdays.  There is a limited Sunday service run by Yeomans Canyon.  

There are frequent rail connections to London from Hereford via Newport and a direct route to London from Hereford in the early afternoon.

A fully adapted wheelchair accessible minibus is operated and provides a daily service between 09:00 and 16:30 to people living within 9 miles of Hay-on -Wye. Membership of the Dial-a-Ride Service is open to any person who is either of state pensionable age or is registered as disabled. The area covered extends beyond Clifford to Bredwardine, Peterchurch, Painscastle and Bronllys.


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Refuse collection
Rubbish is collected on Tuesday mornings.  

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Surgery
The nearest NHS health centre to Clifford is Staunton-on-Wye surgery.
Tel: 01981 500227

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Recycling
There is some kerbside recycling in parts of the parish, otherwise the nearest recycling facility is in Hay-on-Wye, in the Co-op supermarket car park. The table below shows what happens to th recycled material (information reproduced from the June, 2007 issue of The Link).

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Internet and digital
Broadband access is available in most parts of Clifford, though the service is sporadic in Priory Wood.  The nearest public internet access is at Hay-on-Wye library, which offers the service for free.  Clifford does not currently receive the BBC's digital service via Freeview.  Digital switchover is scheduled for the year 2011.  

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