The Next Four Years – Your Views

Herefordshire Council is consulting on its budget for 2020/21. Each year the council consults with you on its budget and on the proposed Council Tax increase.

This year, we are also asking for your views on our corporate priorities, which set out the ambitions for the next four years. The priorities have been developed following engagement with more than 1500 people. Your input is important to help set these priorities and will guide further investment and development over the coming years.

Over the next few weeks, representatives from the council will be asking people across Herefordshire to give their views on the budget proposals:

•21 November 9am – midday – Bromyard Public Hall

•22 November 10am – 2pm – Leominster Corn Square

•23 November 10am – 3pm – Hereford High Town

•26 November 10am – 2pm – Ledbury Market House

•28 November 10am – 2pm – Ross-on-Wye Library

•29 November 10am – 2pm – Kington Place de Marines

The closing date for the proposed budget consultation is 4 December 2019, which can be accessed on-line here

Herefordshire Rural Business Advice Day 20th November

The 10th Herefordshire RBA Day is on:

Wednesday 20th November 2019 at the Three Counties Hotel, Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 7BP

FREE ENTRY – call in any time between 12noon and 6pm

NRoSO – 2 points     BASIS – 5 points


Lots of stands representing many aspects of farming and rural business

For more information click HERE


There is no need to book for these presentations.

“Review, renew and improve your business – a guide to assessing your current position and implementing the right kind of change”
with Moule & Co and Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solictors

Hannah & Esther will talk through how to objectively assess your current business in light of a changing political, statutory and economic landscape. Where appropriate, adding a further enterprise on the farm can be the right decision, so we will also talk through how to make sure diversification fits in with your existing farming business, what is the right type of diversification project, how to research and assess the viability of your proposed project and finally a run through of all of various factors you need to know about starting a new business.

“Letting out your land / farm buildings / cottages? – Get it right & avoid the pitfalls”
with Berrys and CLA

“Managing Brexit”
with the NFU’s Chief EU Exit and International Trade Adviser

“Understanding Ammonia emissions from your farm, to benefit your business and the environment”
with Catchment Sensitive Farming

Plus Free 1-2-1 Advice Clinics

Free Property Marking

As part of the National Rural Crime Week, Golden Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team are holding two property marking sessions where you can have items marked free of charge – come along with anything from lawnmowers to laptops, tools to bicycles.

On Wednesday 9th October we will be at Pontrilas Builders Merchants HR2 0BE from 8.30 – 10.30am

On Sunday 13th October we will be at Madley Plants HR2 9NT from 10am – 1pm

Playground Upgrade

They have almost finished! The new fencing specially designed for playgrounds has been installed. Made to be durable, in keeping with it’s surroundings and meet the latest safety standards. The contrasting gates in yellow are easy to see and are self closing. You will also see the playground surface has been repaired. The contractors are just waiting for sunny weather to complete painting the hopscotch squares. A chance to play, to explore, meet other kids and get exercise, visit the recreation ground to see for yourself.

Your county, your say on the Council’s plan for the next 4 years

Representative’s of Herefordshire Council will be in High Town, Hereford Saturday 12th October 10am to 3pm.

It’s your chance to discuss what you think the important priorities should be for the council for the next 4 years.

Councillor Liz Harvey, Herefordshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Services, said:

“We want Herefordshire Council’s priorities to reflect what is really important to people living and working in Herefordshire. We feel that community, economy and environment are the things people care most about. The events and online survey give people the opportunity to tell us if they agree with this, before we set our budgets for future work.”

Or complete the online survey at :