Herefordshire Council

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Herefordshire Council
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Herefordshire Council is the local government authority for the county of Herefordshire in England. It is a unitary authority, combining the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district.

It is a relatively new council, formed on 1 April 1998 following the split of Hereford and Worcester back into two separate counties.

It is currently run by Conservatives.[1] It has adopted the Leader and Cabinet constitutional model.[2] The current Leader is Cllr Tony Johnson, who has appointed a cabinet of 9 other councillors, each with a separate portfolio of Council activity, for which they take political responsibility. The Council administers the County from a number of scattered office locations, but its primary address is the hub of its managerial and democratic activity at Brockington, 35 Hafod Road, Hereford HR1 1SH.[3]

Outsourced Services[edit]

Herefordshire Council has outsourced the following services:

  • Human Resources & Finance - outsourced to a limited company named "Hoople", which is wholly owned by the Council
  • Leisure - Halo Leisure (A not-for-profit trust which operates all leisure services)
  • Social Housing - Herefordshire Housing (A not-for-profit trust which operates all housing and accommodation services)
  • Commercial Services - Amey Wye Valley Services (A commercial venture which maintains roads, grounds, street lighting, e.t.c.)
  • Waste Management - Severn Waste Management (Responsible for bin collection, sorting and recycling)



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Coordinates: 52°03′11″N 2°41′38″W / 52.053°N 2.694°W / 52.053; -2.694