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Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre
Status: Closed - closed from Tuesday 5 January 2021

The school is temporarily closed following government direction on 4 January, except for the children of key workers and other eligible students. We anticipate a return to education for our students after February half term....

Posted : 05/01/2021 10:30:33

Herefordshire will move into Tier 2 (High Alert) at 0.01am Saturday 26 December
The government has today announced that Herefordshire will move up to Covid-19 Tier 2 (High Alert) at 0.01am Saturday 26 December and Herefordshire Council has welcomed this decision.

The county was placed in Tier 1 (Medium Alert) on Saturday 19 December when the number of Covid-19 cases was ...

Posted : 23/12/2020 15:47:35

Free parking to help you shop local
To support our local businesses as we head into the festive period, Herefordshire Council has been working with local partners, including town councils, to offer free parking in council car parks on the following dates:

Ledbury – Friday 4 December

Kington – Saturday 5 December


Posted : 01/12/2020 20:49:38

Covid-19 test centre opens in Leominster
A mobile Covid-19 testing centre for north Herefordshire is now operating on the Broad Street Car Park in Leominster.

This is the second mobile testing centre to be set up in county within the past three weeks – taking the total number of sites countywide to three. The other two sites are in ...

Posted : 13/11/2020 17:53:18

New booking system for Leominster household recycling centre
Pre-booked access onto sites will be required from Monday 14 September

The pre-booked system will be introduced for Hereford and Leominster household recycling centres on Monday 14 September, with residents able to book their slots online from Friday 4 September. Residents who are unable to a...

Posted : 06/09/2020 19:10:19

Leominster Rotary take part in Kids Out event.
Leominster Rotary again took part in the nationwide annual event called "Kids Out". Rotary utilised some of the funds raised from the generous donations of the local community to take Otter Class from Westfield School to Newbridge Farm Park near Ledbury. There the children, who have a range of lea...
Posted : 26/06/2019 09:05:53

Leominster Badminton Club seeking new members
It is that time of year when we all commit to getting fitter, losing a bit of weight and perhaps making new friends. Well Leominster Badminton Club gives you the opportunity to do all three and have fun whilst doing it.

The club is held from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Thursdays at Leominster Leisure...

Posted : 04/01/2019 19:53:24

Herefordshire is getting ready for Christmas
With only two weeks until Christmas, there is still plenty on offer to get you into the festive spirit.

Late night shopping takes place every Wednesday leading up to Christmas, with Herefordshire Council car parks in Hereford city centre, the Old Market car park and on-street pay & display wi...

Posted : 10/12/2018 15:16:51

Half term family entertainment
Families across the county are gearing up for the autumn half term, and there is plenty on offer to keep everyone entertained.

Friday 2 November: Leominster Library 10.30am / Belmont Library 2.30pm

The Library Lion comes to Herefordshire! Everyone knows rules have to be followed, espec...

Posted : 19/10/2018 16:21:14

Library promotes wellbeing as part of Libraries Week 2018
Hereford Library is holding a wellbeing event this Wednesday (10 October 2018) to celebrate Libraries Week 2018.

The wellbeing event, open from 10am to 2pm, will showcase the various organisations across Herefordshire which promote positive wellbeing across the generations:

* Adult so...

Posted : 08/10/2018 20:10:33

Rotary Club of Leominster News
The Rotary Club of Leominster is pleased to announce another donation to a local good cause, from funds raised through the generosity of the local community. President Ian Pedrick presented a cheque for £250 to the Officer Commanding Leominster 151 Squadron Air Training Corps, Flt Lt Martin Fulloway...
Posted : 22/09/2018 18:59:30

Applications for primary and secondary school places open in September
Herefordshire Council’s school admissions application processes for primary and secondary school places open this month.

If you’re applying for a primary school place, you can apply online at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/primaryschooladmissions from Monday 17 September. The process is for appli...

Posted : 08/09/2018 00:15:34

The county on its way with full fibre
Broadband connectivity is key to businesses viability and enabling individuals to access online goods and services and with recent drives by local and national government to ensure access even faster connectivity speeds.

Since the start of the Fastershire project in 2012, Herefordshire has m...

Posted : 25/07/2018 09:50:22

Herefordshire Council confirms overall Council Tax rate for 2018/19
Raised precepts will support the delivery of services across the county

Herefordshire Council has today adopted the total Council Tax precepts for all Herefordshire residents. As the billing authority, Herefordshire Council has a statutory duty to reflect the individ...

Posted : 09/03/2018 12:10:24

Leominster Rotary Club - New Member
Leominster Rotary Club are pleased to announce that yet another new member has joined the Club, making seven since July. Ian Wilkinson read about Rotary in the local press and decided to come along and see what Rotary does for the community. In the past year, Leominster Rotary Club have been pleased...
Posted : 02/03/2018 11:45:40

Are you interested in training to become an interpreter?
Herefordshire Language Network offers foundation training for interpreters

Herefordshire Council’s innovative language service, Herefordshire Language Network, is offering training for potential interpreters and the application process is now open.

The two-day unaccredited ‘foun...

Posted : 16/02/2018 08:25:10

Herefordshire Council response to the news of additional funding for Herefordshire
Herefordshire Council welcomes the announcement in the latest Local Government Finance Settlement, which will see additional funding for the county.

The funding includes just over £1m in recognition of the extra costs associated with delivering services in a sparsely populated rural county. ...

Posted : 12/02/2018 09:28:11

Rotary Club of Leominster - Young Writer Competition
The Rotary Club of Leominster are pleased to announce the results of the local heat of the Young Writer Competition. This competition is run by Rotary and the local winner proceeds to a district level and then hopefully to a national level. It is open to children aged from 7 to 17, is split in to t...
Posted : 26/01/2018 15:53:20

Full Council approves 2018/19 budget and Council Tax rates - Council Tax to be raised by 4.9%
Full Council has approved the 2018/19 budget today (26 January 2018), which includes the setting of Council Tax rates which will start in April 2018.

A total Council Tax increase of 4.9% has been approved by Full Council. This will increase the band D charge from £1,376.50 to £1,443.95 in 201...

Posted : 26/01/2018 14:23:57

Avian flu advice for Herefordshire - Bird keepers advised to keep poultry and captive birds indoors
Herefordshire Council is advising poultry farmers and game keepers to follow the latest government advice, in light of the recent outbreak of avian flu across Europe.

Keepers of poultry and other captive birds in Britain are now legally required to keep their birds indoors, or take appropriat...

Posted : 19/01/2018 11:28:46

Earl Mortimer College rated GOOD by Inspectors
Hailed as a continuing example to the community it serves, Earl Mortimer College is riding the crest of a wave following a second successful inspection.

Principal Adrian Long commented, “More than just another ‘good’ rating by Her Majesty’s Inspectors, (Ofsted), this is a human story. The pri...

Posted : 12/01/2018 14:33:27

Cabinet recommends raised Council Tax rates for 2018/19
Herefordshire Council’s Cabinet has recommended changes to the draft 2018/19 budget today (12 January 2018), which includes proposals for 2018/19 Council Tax rates. These recommendations will be considered for approval by Full Council on 26 January 2018.

Taking into account the local governme...

Posted : 12/01/2018 14:28:15

Hereford FC signs new lease - Club’s tenancy at Edgar Street stadium secured for 10 years
Hereford Football Club has signed an agreement with Herefordshire Council (dated 19 December 2017), which will secure the club’s tenancy at the Edgar Street stadium for a further 10 years.

The extended lease - which can be triggered by the club - will allow for future development of the club...

Posted : 21/12/2017 16:49:46

Highways teams on standby for winter weather
Winter has arrived and Herefordshire Council’s highways team is keeping the county moving whatever the weather.

The council’s public realm contractor, Balfour Beatty Living Places, is monitoring conditions around-the-clock to ensure the county’s 15 priority routes are kept clear during extre...

Posted : 08/12/2017 18:18:52

Herefordshire Council to restrict use of sky lanterns and helium balloons
Herefordshire Council will today (Tuesday 28 November) no longer permit the use of sky lanterns and helium balloons on council owned or leased land and at council run events. Their use will also be discouraged at licensed events across the county.

The use of sky lanterns (also known as Chine...

Posted : 28/11/2017 17:30:17

National Road Safety Week 2017 - Herefordshire Council urges drivers to Speed Down, Save Lives
This week is National Road Safety Week, organised by the national road safety charity Brake. This year's campaign encourages everyone to be more aware of their speed and slow down. In the UK speeding is still a major problem. It causes needless collisions, untold suffering and stops people living sa...
Posted : 22/11/2017 10:38:07

Leominster Christmas Lights Switch On
The Leominster Christmas lights will be switched on at 5:15pm, 25th November.

The event, organised by Leominster Christmas Jubilee, starts at 4:00pm in Corn Square. There will be performances by 2Faced Dance Company, Instep Dancers, Dolloway Dancers and a 'very special' guest tribute act!

Posted : 15/11/2017 09:02:47

Free Christmas parking across Herefordshire
Shoppers and visitors will be able to park for free in town and city centre car parks this Christmas in a bid to make Herefordshire a prime Christmas shopping destination.

Herefordshire Council car parks in Hereford city centre, including the Old Market and on-street pay and display, will be...

Posted : 13/11/2017 15:48:27

Book amnesty for Libraries Week - 9-14 October 2017
Libraries Week runs from the 9 to 14 October, a celebration of Britain's much-loved libraries. Herefordshire Libraries will be hosting events, activities and exhibitions to celebrate.

During this week there will be a library amnesty, so if you have a book that is long overdue, just bring it...

Posted : 25/09/2017 08:48:38

Cordon reduced following controlled detonations at Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford
Joint statement from West Mercia Police and Herefordshire Council

The 200m cordon placed around Rotherwas Industrial Estate after the discovery of suspected WWII phosphorus grenades at a business premises on the estate yesterday (Wednesday, September 6) has been reduced to 50m. This means th...

Posted : 07/09/2017 16:53:14

Controlled detonations have taken place at Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford
Controlled detonations have taken place at Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford

Joint statement from West Mercia Police and Herefordshire Council

Explosive Ordnance Device experts have carried out a controlled detonation at Rotherwas Industrial Estate this afternoon (Thursday, Septem...

Posted : 07/09/2017 15:22:57

Civil War weekend in Hereford
The Black and White House will be home to Colonel John Fox’s Regiment of Foote on the 5th and 6th August.

The Civil War weekend will include a parade complete with colours, musketeers and drums. Inside the Black and White House Museum you can meet a 17th Century surgeon and the family living...

Posted : 01/08/2017 18:23:59

Leominster business committed to help tackle local noise
BPI will use summer shutdown for further noise reduction work

Herefordshire Council’s Environmental Health and Trading Standards Service has worked closely with BPI and Leominster Town Council following resident concerns about local noise – known locally as ‘the Leominster hum’.

BPI ha...

Posted : 30/06/2017 16:19:56

Bells to ring for American Visitors
Get set for a feast of Bells and Hankies as The Tram at Eardisley is to play host to a special meeting of Morris sides next week as The Minnesota Traditional Morris who are touring the UK join 3 Herefordshire traditional dance sides to perform together in a unique event.

Jenny Pipes Morris, T...

Posted : 20/06/2017 22:17:44

Small Charities week funding advice drop in session
Are you a community group in Herefordshire? Do you struggle to find funding?
As part of Small Charities Week 2017, Herefordshire Council, are running a funding drop in advice session at Hereford Library on Tuesday June 20 from 9.30am until 2.30pm.

Small Charities week is a national initiat...

Posted : 13/06/2017 14:33:32

Results for Hereford and South Herefordshire / North Herefordshire constituencies declared
The results of the 2017 UK Parliamentary General Election have been verified and declared:

Bill Wiggin (Conservative Party) held North Herefordshire with 31,097 votes.

Jesse Norman (Conservative Party) held Hereford and South Herefordshire with 27,004 votes.

The total nu...

Posted : 09/06/2017 09:51:01

Herefordshire announces candidates for General Election 2017
Herefordshire Council’s electoral services have published the ‘Statement of Persons Nominated’, which details the constituency candidates standing for the UK General Election on 8 June 2017.

North Herefordshire:
Ellie Chowns – The Green Party
Arthur St John Devine – Independent

Posted : 11/05/2017 17:15:39

Herefordshire businesses prepare for the unexpected
The Herefordshire Business Continuity Forum (HBCF), on behalf of Herefordshire Council, is working with industry experts in business continuity and IT to help local businesses develop resilience against unexpected events.

'The 5 Rs' programme is built around the business continuity principle...

Posted : 08/05/2017 11:23:35

Prince of Wales's charity brings its BRICK Roadshow to Leominster
Heritage experts from The Prince's Regeneration Trust (PRT) are bringing their UK-wide regeneration roadshow to Leominster to help communities in Herefordshire and the West Midlands save the buildings they love.

The UK's leading regeneration charity will be hosting its very first BRICK worksh...

Posted : 28/04/2017 13:20:43

Leominster student is awarded two scholarships and judges at LAMMA
Harper Adams University engineering student Henry Thorpe is throwing himself into the opportunities which university provides; from being part of his local Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) committee which has led to him judging at LAMMA '17, to applying and being awarded two scholarship...
Posted : 21/04/2017 17:44:04

Hereford’s Black and White House Museum opens on 1st April
Following a major refurbishment Hereford’s much loved Black and White House Museum will be opened by Colonel John Fox’s Regiment of Foote at 11:00am on Saturday 1st April.

The Civil War re-enactment Regiment will march through the town centre on the morning of Saturday 1st April before cerem...

Posted : 28/03/2017 19:57:52

Herefordshire Council adopts tax precepts for 2017/18
Herefordshire Council has today adopted the total council tax precepts for all Herefordshire residents. As the billing authority, Herefordshire Council has a statutory duty to reflect the individual precepts set by each parish council, West Mercia Police and Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Ser...
Posted : 03/03/2017 16:55:00

Updated avian flu advice for Herefordshire – March 2017
Herefordshire Council is advising poultry farmers and game keepers to follow the amended government advice to prevent the spread of avian influenza.

Since 28 February, the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been targeted towards the high risk areas.

Herefordshire is not considered t...

Posted : 02/03/2017 18:23:48

Station Approach works to go ahead in February
Alun Griffiths (Construction) Ltd continues to progress the construction of the City Link Road, Hereford and the road remains on schedule to open later this year.

In order to perform drainage and re-surfacing works it is necessary for works to be undertaken on Station Approach on two consec...

Posted : 02/02/2017 09:29:24

Herefordshire’s walking and cycling boost
Herefordshire Council has been awarded a £1.5 million share of the £60 million Sustainable Travel Access Fund awarded by central government.

The funding has been awarded to support the council’s ‘Destination Hereford’ project, which aims to make the city a beacon for walking and cycling in th...

Posted : 31/01/2017 11:36:11

Extended lease term for Hereford Football Club
Herefordshire Council and Hereford Football Club have negotiated an extended lease term which will assure Hereford FC's tenancy for a minimum of 10 years from the commencement date.

The club's stadium and surrounding area continue to improve following the opening of the new shopping developm...

Posted : 21/12/2016 17:15:01

FREE WiFi network launched in Hereford City Centre
Visitors to Hereford will now be able benefit from free WiFi access across the city centre.

The new network has been launched by Hereford City Life, the consumer facing brand created by the Hereford Business Improvement District (HBID) for the City, and is a joint partnership with Herefordsh...

Posted : 21/11/2016 15:29:43

Free parking across Herefordshire this Christmas
Herefordshire shoppers and visitors can park for free in town and city centre car parks this Christmas as part of an ongoing campaign to promote Herefordshire as a Christmas shopping destination.

Herefordshire Council car parks in Hereford city centre, including the Old Market, will be free ...

Posted : 21/11/2016 13:24:20

Pay for parking with Chip and Contactless cards
Installation of credit and debit card readers with contactless payment has started at Herefordshire Council car parks in Hereford. Most of the city car parks pay and display machines will be equipped with the readers over the coming days, customers are advised to look out for the signs. There will b...
Posted : 17/10/2016 11:19:18

Herefordshire Council votes to maintain libraries
Today at Cabinet, Herefordshire councillors voted to maintain libraries across the county.

Within a tough financial climate Herefordshire Council has bucked against the national trend and has agreed to continue with its library network across the county.

The opening hours will be maint...

Posted : 13/10/2016 18:39:30

Herefordshire Council supporting mental health week
Herefordshire Council is utilising World Mental Health Day to promote mental wellbeing within the county. During the next six months it will be working with partners to promote ways in which local people can promote their mental health. However as 1 in 4 of us will experience some form of mental hea...
Posted : 11/10/2016 10:29:36

Annual Canvass
85,000 Herefordshire households have now started receiving Household Enquiry Forms to ensure the new Electoral Register, published in February 2017, is up to date.

The Register is used by companies and organisations for credit checks and to verify personal details required when people open b...

Posted : 15/09/2016 13:13:23

Behind The Curtain – Open day at Hereford Crematorium
The Hereford crematorium open day is an opportunity to meet with the friendly and helpful crematorium team who will be on hand to answer any of your questions and help allay any fears and providing reassurances about what happens behind the curtain. 

When faced with bereavement it can be a ve...

Posted : 06/09/2016 13:22:38

Leominster Household Recycling Centre Closure
Leominster household recycling centre will be closed on Sat 10th September for road improvements. For alternatives check https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste...
Posted : 01/09/2016 12:14:10

GCSE success for Herefordshire Schools
Herefordshire Council would like to congratulate all our young people who received their GCSE results last week. 

Results in many Herefordshire schools remain consistently strong, despite indications that standards nationally have declined

Councillor Jonathan Lester, Cabinet member fo...

Posted : 31/08/2016 20:32:42

Herefordshire Council pledges to Count Armed Forces Community In
Herefordshire Council has declared its support for The Royal British Legion’s ‘Count Them In’ campaign, which calls for questions on the Armed Forces community to be included in the next UK Census.

It is estimated that there are currently between 6.5 million and 6.7 million members of the Ar...

Posted : 02/08/2016 18:15:22

Local people encouraged to Get Walking
Herefordshire Council’s ‘Get Walking’ promotion is well underway and runs until the 28 October. People can join in whenever they want but the sooner the better.

As part of the Choose how you move campaign, ‘Get Walking’ encourages people who live or work in the county to increase the amount o...

Posted : 27/07/2016 20:31:54

Council appoints agent for smallholding sales
Herefordshire Council has today announced it has procured an agent to produce the programme of disposal of its smallholdings. The tender was won through a formal procurement process and the winning bidder was Fisher German, who are nationally recognised experts specialising in rural estate sales.
Posted : 27/07/2016 13:10:15

Cabinet approves continued improvements in Hereford City Centre
The first phase of work to upgrade Hereford City Centre has been approved at a meeting of Herefordshire Council’s cabinet today, Thursday 21 July.

Balfour Beatty Living Places on behalf of Herefordshire Council will be carrying out refurbishment works in earnest on the High Street area of Hig...

Posted : 21/07/2016 19:29:32

Cabinet approves initial work towards the Hereford Bypass
Plans to progress with initial work on the Hereford Bypass were approved at a meeting of Herefordshire Council’s cabinet today, Thursday 16 June 2016.

Cabinet approved work to proceed appraisal of western route options, environmental and transport surveys and consultations.


Posted : 16/06/2016 19:59:02

Broadband champion goes faster
A long-standing Fastershire Broadband Champion enjoys faster speeds as the village of Luston connects to fibre broadband.

David Rolfe first became involved in the project in 2011 when representatives from Herefordshire Council went to Yarpole Village Hall to talk about the need for fast broad...

Posted : 27/05/2016 21:20:20

Council announce plans for new customer service hub
Herefordshire Council has today (Tuesday 24 May) announced plans for a new customer service hub in Hereford.

The plans will see Blueschool House becoming the new hub for the council’s customer services team currently based at Franklin House and the Department for Work and Pensions Job Centre ...

Posted : 24/05/2016 17:25:37

First neighbourhood plan in Herefordshire officially adopted
The Weston under Penyard Neighbourhood Development Plan was adopted at a full meeting of Herefordshire Council today (Friday 20 May).

It follows a referendum in February where residents were asked whether they wanted the council to use the parish’s plan when deciding on planning applications ...

Posted : 20/05/2016 21:49:39

Open top bus parade to celebrate Hereford FC outstanding season
In celebration of the achievements of Hereford FC over the 2015/2016 season, Herefordshire Council have organised an open top bus parade through the city for the players of Hereford FC on Monday 23 May.
The bus will leave Widemarsh Gate at 12pm and travel up Widemarsh Street, turning left t...

Posted : 20/05/2016 10:26:31

Can you help to interpret for refugees?
Herefordshire Council is looking for new interpreters who can help Syrian refugees arriving in the county later this year with their language needs.

The council has agreed with the Home Office that it can support up to 60 Syrian refugees (approximately 18 families) from September onwards.
Posted : 13/05/2016 13:08:17

New minibus for Community Wheels
hvoss was lucky enough to be one of the successful organisations awarded funding through the Department for Transport community transport minibus fund to purchase a minibus for our Community Wheels project based in Leominster. Over 300 local charities and community groups across the country have ben...
Posted : 04/05/2016 09:52:53

Positive results for the county’s young people in education and training
Herefordshire Council has received the current figures from the Department for Education on the numbers of 16 and 17 year olds in education and training.

The quarterly update shows the results for all councils across the country and the latest figures for Herefordshire, which are compared wit...

Posted : 05/04/2016 18:03:37

Update on Hereford Library and Museum
Herefordshire Council has agreed to extend the time frame for the Hereford Library Users Group to formulate their proposals for the refurbishment of the library and museum building.

The group has been campaigning for many years for a better library facility for Hereford and proposals include ...

Posted : 07/03/2016 17:22:06

Free energy advice event from Keep Herefordshire Warm in Hereford
Herefordshire Council will launch a new Affordable Warmth Strategy on Thursday February 18, following a period of development and consultation with a wide range of local stakeholders.

Residents will be able to receive impartial face to face energy advice in Hereford Town Centre from 11am onwa...

Posted : 17/02/2016 16:52:00

Cabinet agrees to seek powers to compulsorily purchase fire damaged building in High Town
Agreement to pursue the right to compulsorily purchase the fire damaged building at 16-18 High Town in Hereford was made at a meeting of the council’s cabinet today, Thursday 11 February.

The move will mean that, in the event that no significant progress has been made to redevelop the site, ...

Posted : 11/02/2016 15:57:48

Appeal for Lost Dog - Leominster
We have been asked to appeal to the people of Leominster to look out for a dog which was lost at Elms Green, just South of Leominster.

For details please visit:

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Posted : 28/01/2016 16:46:23

Sites needed for gypsies and travellers
The council is asking for information about any possible new sites for gypsies and travellers to be sent to them by Sunday 14 February 2016.

The council is preparing a plan which will identify sites for gypsies and travellers to live or stop over as they pass through the county. This will he...

Posted : 26/01/2016 21:48:38

Have your say on care and support charging proposals
Herefordshire Council is reviewing its care and support charging policy in light of new legislation under the Care Act 2014, which came into effect in April 2015.

The required changes are in light of increasing demand on adult social care services across the county and reducing funding from c...

Posted : 20/01/2016 16:46:29

Cabinet to consider budget proposals
Herefordshire Council’s budget proposals will be considered by Cabinet when it meets on 21 January 2016.

As part of the council’s draft financial strategy, it is proposed to increase council tax by 3.9% in 2016/17. The increase will provide 1.9% (£1.6m) to protect council services, including...

Posted : 13/01/2016 18:54:02

New parking charges agreed following review
Herefordshire residents, visitors and shoppers will see changes to parking tariffs and to the way they pay for parking after the adoption of the council’s parking review.

The changes will take effect on 1 February next year and will see the implementation of contactless payment facilities and...

Posted : 03/12/2015 17:41:41

Herefordshire businesses guided on how to prepare for emergency incidents
Herefordshire Council organised a free awareness session to help organisations prepare for the worst. The session focused on business continuity to ensure that Herefordshire’s businesses are prepared for and able to recover from emergency incidents.

The event asked two basic questions of loc...

Posted : 02/12/2015 10:51:32

New temporary library opening in Hereford Town Hall
The temporary Library at the Town Hall on St Owen Street is due to open Tuesday 24 November at 9.30

The Town Hall Library will offer a selection of titles and provide access to the whole of the county’s library stock. Titles on the Herefordshire Library catalogue may be reserved free of charg...

Posted : 23/11/2015 16:21:23

Cold Weather Alert for the coming days
Herefordshire Council would like to advise residents of possible severe weather this weekend. The Met Office have issued a cold weather alert, with a 50% chance of wintry showers and frost. The weather may affect travel conditions and also have an impact on health services

If this does turn ...

Posted : 19/11/2015 19:14:27

£2m funding now available for Herefordshire rural businesses
Herefordshire Council has been awarded just over £2 million from the European Union and Defra through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, for a 4 year programme to create jobs and support small businesses in the rural parishes of Herefordshire.

Councillor Tony Johnson, lead...

Posted : 04/11/2015 10:52:24

Promoting Entrepreneurship in Herefordshire
This November sees an opportunity for Herefordshire businesses to celebrate and take advantage of the entrepreneurial culture that exists across the county.

Herefordshire Council will be promoting Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world's largest campaign to encourage entrepreneurship.

Posted : 30/10/2015 19:35:00

Adoption of Herefordshire Local Plan Core Strategy
After many years in preparation the Herefordshire Local Plan, which will act as the cornerstone for planning and development in the county, is now adopted.

An extraordinary council meeting on 16 October agreed that the Local Plan Core Strategy should be adopted. Councillors agreed to incorpor...

Posted : 30/10/2015 19:33:48

Recommendation for partial sale of smallholdings estate put forward to the cabinet
A recommendation to undertake the structured partial sale and retain a reduced estate, along with five more recommendations, have been put forward to the cabinet by the general overview and scrutiny committee of Herefordshire Council. In a meeting, held at the Shire Hall on 27 October 2015, the comm...
Posted : 30/10/2015 16:40:34

Herefordshire adults want more activities to choose from
Adults in Herefordshire want to see a greater range of activities on offer across the county that people, including those with disabilities, can access. They also think that having a place to meet other people is one of the biggest issues when it comes to accessing day activities.

These are t...

Posted : 20/10/2015 12:29:24

New dementia pilot programme in Leominster
Herefordshire Council can announce that Leominster has been selected as the second UK location to pilot a new project aimed at helping those living with dementia.

The MEETINGDEM project is funded by European Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), the largest global research initiative aim...

Posted : 12/10/2015 12:01:07

Affordable housing fair comes to Hereford
Herefordshire residents looking for affordable housing are being encouraged to come to the county’s first housing fair next month.

The fair takes place in Hereford City Centre on Wednesday 14 October from 10am-3pm. It is being held to help people register on the Homepoint waiting system for ...

Posted : 22/09/2015 18:02:14

Temporary closure of Hereford Library and Museum
In the interest of public and staff safety, Herefordshire Council have made the decision to temporarily close Hereford Library and Museum with effect from today, due to the discovery of trace levels of asbestos found in the building as a result of planned building work due to take place at the site....
Posted : 11/09/2015 17:23:48

GCSE Results 2015: Simply the best ever
The first cohort of students to complete their entire secondary education (11-16) to GCSE (or equivalent) examinations at the recently built £22million Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre in Leominster have smashed records and set a phenomenal benchmark for others to follow!


Posted : 20/08/2015 16:27:15

Emergency Road Closure
Tarmac needs to undertake some emergency work this evening on the A417 at Bodenham, approximately 300yards off the A49 junction at Dinmore. There is a very large hole in the carriageway that needs fixing. Therefore, the road will be closed from 8.00pm until 2.00am (Wednesday morning, 12 August)....
Posted : 11/08/2015 14:53:49

Waste management reports increase in recycling rates
Herefordshire residents have increased recycling rates in the county since the introduction of alternate weekly collections in November 2014.

In a report to the General Overview and Scrutiny Committee this week, the waste management team reports a 5.34% increase in recycling; the equivalent ...

Posted : 24/07/2015 14:03:15

Webb Ellis Cup on display in Hereford
On Saturday 18 July rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup will be on show at Cathedral Close from 9.30am to 11.30am with photo opportunities for members of the public.

The journey throughout the UK and Ireland aims to engage fans and give them the opportunity to build unforgettable memor...

Posted : 07/07/2015 19:54:27

Herefordshire to celebrate VE day with beacon lighting ceremony
The Herefordshire community is being invited to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8 May, and across the weekend of 9th and 10th May.

The chairman of Herefordshire Council is planning to light a beacon in memory of the end of the Second World War at the Shirehall in Hereford a...

Posted : 29/04/2015 15:19:11

DfE decision shows confidence in the Council
This morning, the Government lifted the intervention notice that had been in place covering Herefordshire Council’s child protection arrangements.

This is the latest step recognising the improvements the council has made in this area. Last year an Ofsted inspection recognised that the council...

Posted : 26/03/2015 16:29:03

Herefordshire pupils celebrate above average results
Pupils across Hereford celebrated excellent GCSE examination results in 2014 according to statistics released by the Department for Education today (29 January 2015)

Despite a series of reforms designed to toughen up the exams system, Herefordshire improved its GCSE results last year. It was ...

Posted : 29/01/2015 16:21:38

Cabinet decision to invite expressions of interest for Edgar Street tenancy
Cabinet has made the decision today (Thursday 22 January) to invite expressions of interest in the tenancy at Edgar Street Athletics Ground in Hereford.

Expressions of interest will be sought for a short term lease for the ground which is proposed to begin on the 1 March 2015 and run until Ju...

Posted : 22/01/2015 20:10:49

Changes to special educational needs launched in Herefordshire
Children and young people with special educational needs in Herefordshire will see changes to the way they and their families work with professionals.

From yesterday (1 September 2014), new legislation came into effect for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Posted : 02/09/2014 17:22:45

New learning disability champion
Councillor Nick Nenadich is the council’s new learning disability champion and will be taking on the role previously held by Cllr Chris Chappell.

Over the next few weeks, Councillor Nenadich will be spending time meeting people with learning disabilities and their carers to find out more abo...

Posted : 15/07/2014 09:39:39

Hereford United Football Club Statement
Statement from Herefordshire Council:

We can confirm that HUFC matches at Edgar Street will be postponed until further notice following safety certification talks.

The council and emergency services, acting in a Safety Advisory Group capacity, have held two emergency meetings with club...

Posted : 04/07/2014 15:38:13

Herefordshire wins largest national award from government pothole fund
Herefordshire Council’s bid to the National Pothole Fund succeeded in winning an extra £2.573 million for road repairs. This is great news and is the highest allocation in the country.

As a percentage of the 2014/15 maintenance grant allocation (which is calculated on the length and classif...

Posted : 20/06/2014 15:38:55

Hereford United Football Club
Herefordshire Council today (Monday 16 June 2014) met with the new owner of Hereford United Football Club to discuss the future of the club.

The meeting was specifically to gather information about the owner’s plans and timescales, which may require subsequent consideration by the council’s l...

Posted : 16/06/2014 20:39:53

Hereford United Football Club - Tenancy Arrangements
The current tenancy arrangements between Herefordshire Council and Hereford United Football Club (HUFC) remain unchanged. It must also be stressed that whilst the council is the landlord of the Edgar Street ground, it does not own or have any direct control or involvement in the club and its decisi...
Posted : 12/06/2014 17:50:52

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