Herefordshire Council

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Herefordshire Council
Herefordshire Council logo
Chair of the Council
Cllr Brian Wilcox, Conservative
since 11 May 2015
Leader of the Council
Cllr Jonathan Lester, Conservative
since 9 March 2018
Chief Executive
Alistair Neill
since December 2012
Seats53 councillors
Herefordshire Council composition.svg
Political groups
Administration (27)
     Conservative (27)
Opposition (26)
     It's our County! (9)
     Herefordshire Independents (9)
     Green (4)
     Liberal Democrat (2)
     Non-Affiliated (2)
First past the post
Last election
7 May 2015
Next election
2 May 2019
Meeting place
Shirehall, Hereford

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 the Conservatives.[1] It has adopted the Leader and Cabinet constitutional model.[2]

The Council administers the County from a number of scattered office locations, but its primary address and the home to its managerial and operational activity is Plough Lane, Hereford, HR4 0LE.[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 and Wye Valley NHS Trust
  • 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, etc.)
  • 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