At the heart of Herefordshire's historic black & white trail

HRH Duke of Edinburgh

1921- 2021

About us

Weobley Parish Council is made up of ten local residents who are elected every four years and volunteer their time, their expertise and their services.

As the first tier of local government, we hope to encourage input from local residents which in turn will help us to develop and maintain local facilities and services.

How we work

The work undertaken by the Parish Council is financed through a precept, which is an amount of money collected as part of your Council Tax.

This money is used to help improve local facilities and services in and around the village and for larger projects, the council tries to secure funding through any grants and awards that made be available.

COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus continues to remain a serious threat.

We are working hard to ensure that all existing services continue to be delivered as normal as possible and the Parish Council would like to say THANK YOU to the many volunteers across the village who have given their time and expertise in keeping any disruption as minimal as possible.

Help for vulnerable residents: If you need additional help and support during the lockdown, Herefordshire's Talk Community Covid-19 Response Team will provide help and support for those most vulnerable or who are self-isolating.

Please do not leave your home unless necessary.

Next Parish Council meeting

The Parish Council will be meeting on TUESDAY 27th April 2021 at 7pm. Howeve, due to the current COVID restrictions, this will be held online via Zoom. Members of the public are very welcome to join the meeting and where the first ten minutes will be set aside as an open session to enable you to raise any local issues. To find out more, please e-mail [email protected]

Planning Applications

Skate Park opening soon

Contruction of the skate park is almost complete and expected to open mid-April. Unfortunately there will be no 'Grand' opening due to the COVID-19 restrictions, but we're hoping to arrange something later in the year to mark the occasion.

Parish Councillor Vacancy

A vacancy has arisen on Weobley Parish Council for a Councillor and under Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006,  an election to fill the vacancy will be held where a request by ten Parish electors is made no later than 14th April 2021. In the event that an election is not held, the Council will look to co-opt someone to fill the vacancy in accordance with the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1986. To find out more, click-on the button below or contact the clerk to council at [email protected]

About our Village

Weobley, pronounced 'Webley', is one of the largest villages and civil parishes in Herefordshire, situated just eight miles away from Leominster and 12 miles north-west of Hereford. The name Weobley comes from 'Wibba's Ley', a ley being a woodland glade and Wibba being a local Saxonlandowner, so Weobley means 'Wibba's woodland clearing' and even features in the Domesday Book.

Our quiet and picturesque village sits in the very heart of the Herefordshire lowlands, an area characterised by wide river valleys, arable farming, low hedges, steep wooded hills, beautiful orchards and extensive hop yards.  Over the years the village has changed from being a medieval wool trading centre, through glove making and ale brewing to the friendly village that it is today. We even saw a visit from King Charles I, who stayed in the village following the battle of Naseby in 1645.

MAGPIE Weobley's "What's-On Magazine"

Launched almost 50 years ago in 1972, "The Magpie" is the village's monthly magazine keeping both residents and visitors up to date with what's happening in Weobley. Copies of the magazine are available from a number of the village shops or alternatively, call 01544 319322 to arrange to receive a copy by post.

Photo by Matt Addis

Footpaths, Bridleways & the Heritage Trail

We are very lucky to have over 50 footpaths and trails criss-crossing the Parish, giving a unique opportunty for both young and old to explore our historic village or to simply enjoy the beautiful open countryside that is found on our doorstep.

Follow the Weobley Heritage Trail to find out how mediaeval traders sold their wares through unglazed windows onto the street and what architectural features to look for in the many building styles around the village.