The Annual Canvass is in progress

This year’s Annual Canvass has started. Over the course of July Herefordshire Council will be contacting all 89,000 households in Herefordshire to check their details for the Electoral Register, as required by law.

Herefordshire Council will be sending over 50,000 communications via email and text message where possible, and posting out hardcopy forms as necessary.

Last year Herefordshire Council received a number of queries as to the authenticity of the email domain. The email will arrive to electors from and will contain a link to the online web response ( This email is genuine and the link is safe to click.

There will be two separate letters going out:

  1. One that requires a response under any circumstances. Herefordshire Council believe there might be updates and changes in these households. For any households who do not initially respond, Herefordshire Council will be chasing further – including sending a canvass form with a pre-paid envelope and, if no response, knocking on doors as necessary.
  2. One that requires a response ONLY if the details we already have are incorrect. Herefordshire Council believe there are no changes to report in these households. This letter is only sent if Herefordshire Council have been unable to get a response using emails and texts.

As a response is not necessarily required, all Herefordshire Council are asking the public to do is to please read their correspondence carefully and follow the instructions.

Electoral Services can be contacted on 01432 260107 or with any issues.

Herefordshire Local Plan Consultation Event – 7th July 2022

Herefordshire Council is undertaking a Place Shaping public consultation from Monday 13th June until Friday 29th July 2022.  The results of which will help inform the preparation of a new local plan for Herefordshire.

This consultation sets out possible options and/or potential strategic development areas for Hereford, each of the County’s market towns together with a range of alternative settlement hierarchies for rural parts of Herefordshire.  It is important that this consultation provides the opportunity for everyone to have their say at a formative stage of plan making.  The consultation does not set out firm proposals, which will come later in the process, but does look at different ways that Hereford, the market towns and rural areas could be developed over the next 20 years.

Herefordshire Council are holding events to give us the opportunity for Planning Officers to speak to residents face to face about the next stage in the plan preparation and answer any questions.  There will be an event at Bromyard Country Market 10-12AM on Thursday 7th July 2022 and parishioners are encouraged to attend.

Vacancies for Bereavement Volunteers In Herefordshire

Are you passionate about improving the lives of bereaved people?

Herefordshire Cruse are looking to recruit volunteers to join them in supporting those within the local community.

You don’t need to hold any specific qualifications as training is provided.

What you do need is to be a good listener, resilient, empathetic and supportive.  You need to be comfortable talking about death and grief and accept people as individuals.

There’s opportunities for ongoing training activities and to learn new skills once you have qualified.  You will have the support of a Supervisor and regular supervision sessions.  Plus you have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of services for clients within Herefordshire.

The training necessary for this role includes 4 x 4 hour core webinars and a variety of other training modules (including telephone support, trauma and self-care) plus the preparation and submission of coursework for our externally accredited Foundation Course.

It usually takes around 3 months in between submitting an application and completing the course.  Once you start taking on clients you can typically spend between 2-3 hours per week volunteering.  Currently support is offered to clients via telephone and Zoom, with some face to face sessions.

To find out more – come along to one of our Information Evening Webinars held via Zoom.  Further details, including application forms, available from


Bringsty Common Platinum Jubilee Celebration – 2nd June 2022

Bringsty Common Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Football pitch behind Bringsty Vintage Cafe 2:00-5:00 PM

Evening procession and beacon lighting on Jubilee Hill 9:00-10:00 PM

  • Dog Show, Games and Stalls, Live Music
  • Home-made Cakes, Refreshments,
  • Raffle, Tombola
  • Bouncy castle


  • Bringsty Vintage Café open: 12:00-5:00 PM
  • Live and Let Live open: 12:00-3:00 & 6:00-11:00 PM


Supported by Brockhampton Group and Whitbourne Parish Councils.