Hereford City Council is the Parish Council for the City of Hereford. Whilst we don’t have the responsibility for delivering large & complex services like schools, hospitals & highways to its residents, we play an important role in influencing others & acting as the voice of the people who live here.
The Mayor's role as the executive of strategic authority is to promote economic development and wealth creation, social development, and improvement of the environment. The Mayor also has various other duties in relation to culture & tourism, including a responsibility for the city and its government.
Paul was born in Hereford and grew up in Putson. He went on to continue his education at Hereford Technical College where he studied Retail and Distribution, and eventually got a job in his true passion in 1986 with a record shop. In the following years, he ran his own branch of the shop in Worcester, and then returned to Hereford to run the High Town and Maylord Orchard stores simultaneously. Later on he became self-employed, working in various different fields, and then finally became a City Councillor in 2015 for Widemarsh Ward. Since then, has continued to support his community, was co-opted back just recently in 2019 to Racecourse Ward, and now takes on the prestigious role of Mayor of Hereford.
He has chosen United In The Community & The Phoenix Bereavement Support Service as The Mayor's Charities for the year.
We play an important role in influencing others & acting as the voice of the people who live here
Please note that the bypass, traffic management issue & parking are matters for Herefordshire Council. As the Parish Council for the City of Hereford we are trying to do something positive for residents & the many visitors who come to the City.
Hereford City Council is a Parish Council covering the City of Hereford, which is divided into 16 ward areas with a ward Councillor representing each area, with two wards having two Councillors, giving a total of 18.
The CITY OF HEREFORD TWINNING ASSOCIATION (HTA) was constituted in 1987 with the aim of promoting international friendship and understanding and of fostering the mutual exchanges at all levels between the peoples of the twinned towns. Each year the MAYOR OF HEREFORD is invited to be President of the Association.
Hereford City Council has a limited budget to make discretionary community grants, from £50 up to a maximum of £3,000, to local community organisations, charities, clubs, societies and groups based in the Parish of Hereford City in any one financial year.
The awards are not just about groups Hereford City Council has awarded funding to, it’s about all the community and volunteer groups within the City of Hereford, who deliver projects and events to improve the lives of others and the environment within the City of Hereford.