the next meeting of the parish council will be held on on monday 23rd september 2019 at 7.45pm in the village hall.

The agenda for the September meeting can be accessed here and the finance statement here. The list of meeting dates for 2019 can be accessed here. The draft minutes from the July meeting can be accessed here and the draft minutes from the extraordinary meeting held in August can be accessed here.

News and updates

New signalised crossing: The Parish Council is delighted that the new pedestrian lights have been installed in the village, thanks to contributions from the Parish Council, Craven Grain and Marchfield Estates.

War Memorial: Thank you to everyone who came to the war memorial unveiling on the 20th July, it was a truly memorable service. You can see lots of photos of the event on the village facebook page. Our thanks to Simon Hudson who completed the work on the memorial; to the Food and Flying festival for their generous donation to the project; to Corbett Farms for paying for the paving and Radbournes for giving the Parish Council such a generous discount for this; to Pearl Lake for installing the paving; and the volunteer groups who worked on the installation of the memorial and the research behind the new names added to the memorial.

Annual Audit of accounts 2018/19: The period for public right to inspect the unaudited accounts has now finished. All the documents for the audit can be found on the finance page of this website.

New councillor: The Parish Council was delighted to co-opt Sue Whittaker as a parish councillor at their meeting in June.

Newsletter: The July edition of the newsletter can be accessed here.

Footbridge: The Parish Council is delighted to have secured £8,000 in grant funding from the Kingspan Community Community Trust. This is towards the project to install a footbridge adjacent to the road bridge over the stream by the Bateman Arms on the B4362. The Parish Council is currently working on the legal agreements and planning permission for the footbridge and we will keep you updated as we work to complete the project. 

Parish Council Cycle Path - The Parish Council now owns the field behind the Grove. Work to install a path through the field from Bateman Close down to the Grove has started, and community consultation over future plans for the field will be undertaken in the autumn.

Planning Applications - Planning application within the Parish are discussed at Parish Council meetings. Individual parishioners are able to view applications and send individual comments via the Herefordshire Council planning portal which can be accessed here.

Report a Pothole - Potholes do appear in roads throughout the village. Balfour Beatty are responsible for maintaining the roads on behalf of Herefordshire Council. You can report potholes direct by visiting the Herefordshire Council website here.


Shobdon Parish

The Parish of Shobdon is nestled away in rural north west Herefordshire. It is approximately 4km from the border with Wales, and stretches from the top of Shobdon Hill to the North, to the far side of the airfield in the south, and from the Hamlet of the Woodhouse in the West, to nearly Mortimer's Cross in the East.

There are just over 800 parishioners (2011 census) and most live in the main village, although there are a number of outlying hamlets: Easthampton, Uphampton, Ledicot, Woodhouse and Downwood. 


This is a window into the facilities and activities undertaken and supported in the Parish of Shobdon,  by the Parish Council. We hope that you find the contents informative and easy to navigate. However, if there is any information missing or if you have any suggestions regarding improvements that could be made - then please do contact the Parish Clerk via the contacts page.