NEWS | Couples claim they may have lost thousands of pounds after Herefordshire wedding venue reportedly cancelled their weddings

A number of couples have claimed that they may have lost thousands of pounds after Herefordshire wedding venue Lemore Manor reportedly cancelled their weddings, with some just a few weeks away.

A group of people have taken to social media to share their experience after receiving a letter from Opus Restructuring LLP who are said to be assisting with the formalities of placing the company into liquidation.

A letter sent to couples that had booked their big day with Fine Manor Events Limited said:

“We regret to inform you that the Directors of the Fine Manor Events Limited, (“the Company”) having explored all options including re-financing or a managed sale of part or all of the business, have formally engaged Opus Restructuring LLP (“Opus”) to assist with the formalities of placing the Company into liquidation.

“The global health pandemic and commercial and social lock down of the last 18 months has drastically and catastrophically affected its business. Having explored all realistic options to try and save the business, the directors have reluctantly concluded a Creditors Voluntary Liquidation is now the only viable option. Accordingly, Opus has been instructed to assist the Directors in the convening and holding of the meetings to commence the Liquidation. Please find attached to this email formal Notice of the meeting of creditors scheduled for 19 October 2021. It is appreciated that there are a number of events booked for the remainder of the year and into 2022 which will be affected by this closure and we will be working closely with creditors and other stakeholders throughout the process.

“The proof of debt form should be received at this office no later than 4 P.M. on the business day before the virtual meeting. The proxy form will need to be delivered to the convener before it may be used at the virtual meeting. Please be aware that if sending documents by email they will not be deemed received until 9 A.M. the next business day unless the contrary is shown.

“Please click here for Formal Notice of the appointment of Joint Liquidators. Please forward any queries to Notice to customers regarding credit and debit cards. If you have made a deposit for or paid for goods or services by credit or debit card and the goods or services are not going to be received by the due date, you may be able to get your money back by claiming a refund from your card issuer. Please contact your card issuer as soon as you can if this may apply to you. Further information including on time limits that apply is available from the UK Cards Association Credit and debit cards: A consumer guide.”

A number of affected couples have joined a group on Facebook called ‘Lemore Manor – COVID affected couples’ and have been sharing their experiences.

One of the affected members of the public called Kirsty said:

“We are due to get married in December. Any updates would be appreciated.”

Megan was due to get married in two weeks time and said:

“We were due to get married in 2 weeks so are now absolutely screwed! I don’t even know where to start with getting money back/booking somewhere new. I am heartbroken!”

NEWS | Frustration after vandals cause damage at football club

There is frustration at Leominster Football Club, after vandals once again caused damage at the Bridge Street ground.

Mel said:

“Please please please tell your kids that Leominster Town Football Club is private property.

“We have just had to pay out to fix the toilet which was vandalised, we’re constantly getting messages about kids playing on the pitch which is turn is damaging it.

“We pay a fortune on ground maintenance for Bridge Street itself, to mow, to line, to seed, to treat which some people still treat with no respect. We were notified of this today, someone has tried to get in and in the process broken our flag and pole.

NEWS | One taken to hospital with a potentially serious injury after crash near Hereford

From West Midlands Ambulance Service:

“We were called to reports of a two-car RTC on the A465, near to the junction with the A4103 at 1128am. Two paramedic officers, a BASICS doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

On arrival we discovered three patients, two of whom were discharged at the scene with minor injuries. The third patient was treated for a potentially serious injury before being conveyed to Hereford County Hospital by road.”

WEATHER WARNING | Heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast to affect Worcestershire tomorrow

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Worcestershire on Wednesday.

The warning is as follows:

“An area of heavy rain and thunderstorms will move quickly eastwards across Wales and southwestern England into parts of central, southern and eastern England during Wednesday morning.

“Many areas will see a spell of rain whilst some places will be affected by thunderstorms bringing a brief period of heavy rain, lightning, and strong, gusty winds with hail also affecting some spots.

“Gusts will tend to peak at 40-50 mph, but whilst very unlikely in any one place, much stronger winds are possible here and there, then potentially damaging some structures.”