Next meeting

The next meeting of Woolhope Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 26th March 2019 at the Parish Hall, starting at 7.30pm.  Please see the Council documents page for a copy of the agenda approximately three days before the meeting.


Every four years all Parish Councillors retire and if they wish, can seek re-election.  The next full elections will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019.  

Click here for Notice of Parish Council Election

Click here for Notice of Ward Election

To stand for election to become a parish councillor you must be:

  • At least 18 years old on the day of your nomination, and
  • A British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union

You must also meet at least one of the following four qualifications:

  • You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards, or
  • You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election, or
  • Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish area, or
  • You have lived in the parish area of within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election

Disqualifications from standing

There are certain people who are disqualified from being elected to a parish or community council in England and Wales.

You cannot be a candidate if at the time of your nomination and on the day of the election:

  • You are employed by the parish council or hold a paid office under the parish/community council (including joint boards or committees), or
  • You are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order, or
  • You have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more (including a suspended sentence), without the option of a fine, during the five years before polling day, or
  • You have been disqualified under the Representation of the People Act 1983 (which covers corrupt or illegal electoral practices and offences relating to donations) or under the Audit Commission Act 1998.

How to Apply

To apply, you’ll need a nomination pack which is available from the Parish Clerk or from the Elections Office in the Town Hall, Hereford.  All completed nominations must be hand delivered to the Elections Office no later than 4pm on 3rd April 2019, where it will be checked with you to make sure there are no errors which might lead to your form being rejected.

For Woolhope Parish Council, if there are eight or fewer candidates, you will be deemed to be elected and will take office on Tuesday 7th May 2019.  If there are nine or more candidates, there will be an election on 2nd May 2019.  If elected, your first meeting will be Tuesday 14th May 2019 and thereafter every month on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

More about your Parish Council

The Parish Council is made up of a maximum of 8 Councillors and a part time Clerk.   The Council usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month (excluding July and December) in the meeting room at the Parish Hall at 7.30 p.m. – check the Events Calendar for future dates.

Notification of meetings plus agenda can always be found at least three days prior on the parish notice boards. Click here to read the Meeting Information page.
All Woolhope parishioners are invited to attend those meetings. There is usually a short period allocated at the start of the meeting for parishioners to raise any items or issues with councillors, which will usually be added to the agenda of the next meeting for formal discussion.   After that slot, parishioners are invited to stay and listen without disrupting the meeting.   To include something as an agenda item for the meeting, please contact the Clerk at least two weeks before the meeting date.
Parishioners can also raise issues for discussion through the Clerk in writing, or through the contact the council  form on this site.
What we do
The Parish Council is a non-political body and represents the grass roots of local government. It has a diverse range of decision making powers and responsibilities including
    • Considering planning applications
    • Maintaining and waymarking public footpaths and bridleways
    • Maintenance of verges and ditches, including maintenance and conservation of Broadmoor Common
  • Providing litter bins, some seats and benches, plus the two main village noticeboards