NDP Pre-Submission Public Consultation

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A reminder that official notice of a formal pre-submission public consultation of The Draft Walford Neighbourhood Development Plan has been posted.

Walford Parish Council invites comments on the Draft Plan. All responses received will be considered by the Parish Council to inform a revised version of the Plan. The revised version of the Plan will then be submitted to Herefordshire Council, as the local planning authority, for examination by an independent examiner.

Walford Neighbourhood Development Plan has been developed to help deliver the local community’s requirements and aspirations for the plan period up to 2031. The Plan has been created through listening to the views of the residents of the Parish.

The Plan will provide a means of guiding, promoting and enabling balanced and sustainable change and growth within the designated area of Walford Parish.

The Draft Plan may be viewed at https://www.walford-pc.org.uk/planning/ndp/ or https://walford-ndp.co.uk/project-documents/the-neighbourhood-plan/ or be emailed to residents on request to clerk@walford-pc.org.uk. Copies are also available for inspection at Ross Library, The Inn on the Wye and the Mill Race pub. Paper copies of the Plan may be borrowed by emailing clerk@walford-pc.org.uk

Responses may be emailed to clerk@walford-pc.org.uk or posted to Walford Parish Council, Unitas Villa, Camp Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 5NJ.

All comments must be received by midnight on 16th February 2022

A Better Bishopswood – Public Meeting Postponed!

In view of the rapidly increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the UK we have decided to postpone the public meeting scheduled for Friday 7th January at 7:30pm at Bishopswood Village Hall. We apologise for any inconvenience. The meeting will be rescheduled as soon as the infection rate stabilises and/or new guidance is issued. We … Read more

Merry Christmas

Christmas Greetings

As the year draws to a close it is a good time to reflect on the challenges and losses that our communities have faced once again during 2021, and be thankful for the many that have supported our neighbours, friends and loved ones throughout this difficult period.

We hope that you and yours have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Christmas Community Lunch

Christmas Community Lunch

We were so pleased to be able to hold our annual Christmas Community Lunch on Sunday 19th December.

Numbers restricted, table service and an inventive seating plan meant that we were able to stay socially distanced and feel safe – while still socialising with our neighbours. Many thanks to Hanks’ Meat & Game for the turkey which was delicious – and the volunteers who cooked the dinner, waited on tables and supplied the superb desserts.

Defibrillator Installed at Bishopswood Village Hall


After a short but very successful fundraising campaign, there is now an Automated External Defibrillator installed at Bishopswood Village Hall.  It is on an outside wall in a locked, heated cabinet – accessible to the public by calling 999 in a cardiac emergency and getting the access code.

The Trustees of the Village Hall are very grateful for the many donations from members of the community, some through the ‘Just Giving’ page set up specifically for the campaign.  We would also like to thank The Paddle at the Kerne Bridge Canoe Launch and Ross Jive and Swing – who use the hall regularly – for their very generous donations, and Walford Parish Council for awarding Bishopswood Village Hall a grant towards the purchase and installation.

Thanks to James of Save Electrical Ltd for rapid installation as soon as the equipment arrived.

To help someone who is in cardiac arrest effectively, a defibrillator needs to be found as quickly as possible.  For every minute it takes to get a defibrillator to someone and deliver a shock, their chances of survival reduce.  We hope that by installing this at the Village Hall we can help, and the local community can rest assured knowing if it’s needed then they have the facilities to deal with a medical emergency.

We also hope, though – that it never has to be used!