About localities

About localities

This section provides access to facts and figures about Herefordshire’s nine localities (see map below).  See below for a brief background to the establishment of the localities and details about locality profiling work.  Alternatively, you can view information about each locality using the links in the left-hand menu.

Not sure which locality you need?  Use the search tool at the bottom of the page.

Localities _Overview (corrected _for _Hereford _Locality)


Nine localities (Hereford and the five market towns, plus the rural areas of Mortimer, Golden Valley and Weobley – see map above) have been agreed by the Herefordshire Partnership to aid in the design and delivery of services to different parts of the county - including the co-location of providers to make most efficient use of resources.

The localities are made up of parishes – and group parish councils wherever possible.  The starting point for the boundaries was secondary school catchment areas, with minor adjustments on the basis of a wider range of evidence - for example community transport provision and GP registrations.

A number of partner organisations are actively working to deliver services and engage communities on the basis of these areas, and they seek to establish locality partnerships.  These will bring together both tiers of local government (Herefordshire Council and town/parish councils), service providers and community representatives to discuss and agree local priorities.

For further background information and details about localities working, see the Localities pages in the 'Communities & Living' section of the web site.

Locality profiling

Implementation of the locality strategy and partnership arrangements needs to be supported by an understanding of the different issues facing each area, and the needs and priorities of the local population.  Some issues will affect all areas of Herefordshire equally, but others may be unique to a particular locality.

Nine locality profiles have been produced to draw together a wide range of statistics about each locality and ‘sub-localities’ within it (e.g. market town and rural hinterland), and the equivalent county figure.  These can be accessed from the individual locality pages in the left-hand menu.

Also available are locality key findings, which provide a brief description of each locality and highlight key facts about the sub-localities within them, either relative to the county as a whole or if there are notable variations within the area.  These can be accessed from the individual locality pages in the left-hand menu.

Tell us what you think

We are keen for the locality key findings to be as useful as possible, so if you have any comments about them - or how we’ve presented them on the website, please let us know.  For example: 

  • Thoughts on the format/presentation and ease of use;
  • Any gaps in what is currently included;
  • Suggestions of other sources of information that could be considered.

Thanks to those who provided feedback on the first version of the key findings; a summary of comments and our response is published below.


Locality resources

  • Locality searchLocality search
  • Find out which locality a parish, group parish or ward is in, or see a list of all parishes in a locality.
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Last updated: Monday, October 12, 2015