Useful Information

Covid 19

Please follow the government guidelines, Stay safe and keep well.

Covid 19 January 2021 update from Talk Community/ Herefordshire Council

In order to support people to remain at home the Talk Community Covid-19 helpline continues to operate for those more vulnerable residents who are unable to source support from family, friends or their local community with food supplies, medication delivery or befriending. The Talk Community helpline can also support registration for online shopping slots that have been allocated to Herefordshire with Tesco and Iceland and for CEV’s through the national system.

Please contact us or forward our contact details onto those requiring support to 01432 260027 or email or go to Coronavirus – Talk Community support for more information and to complete an online support form. The WISH website provides information on food and local suppliers. Contact NHS 111 for any urgent medication supplies.

The lead link workers are in place and their contact details are:
PCN Area Lead Link Worker:
East   Tim Williams; email;  Tel; 01432 383529/ 07792 881 512
North Lorna Williamson; email;   Tel; 01432 383189/ 07792880016
South Yvonne Richards;  email;   Tel;  01432 260843/ 07792 882024
City (HMG/WBC) Philippa Ellis;  email;   Tel;  01432 261900/ 07792 881718

Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service (HVOSS) continues working as part of the ‘Talk Community Herefordshire COVID-19 Response’ to help ensure all members of the community are supported, for as long as is needed. Volunteers can Register here and roles include -Vaccination Programme Support (non-medical), Shopping for food and essentials, Collecting prescriptions, Leaflet Distribution, Check in and chat. Local Community groups offering support to residents through the pandemic that need extra volunteer help can e-mail or call 01432 343932.

The latest National Covid guidance is available on the Government website. The Lockdown stay at home section details which businesses and venues should close or can stay open, including specifics in relation to community facilities i.e. play areas, which are able to stay open.

Herefordshire Council Coronavirus information is updated regularly. The weekly summaries about the impact of Covid-19 in Herefordshire are available, as published, each Friday.

Please also see below a number of useful links during this time:
COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings. Updated: 5 January 2021
Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings
List of critical workers (key workers) and vulnerable children and young people who can access full-time education provision in the case of future restrictions on education during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated: 5 January 2021
England Lockdown: Stay At Home posters
A series of posters displaying information about the National Lockdown in England. Updated: 5 January 2021

Please see the Withington Group Parish Council’s response to the Governments Planning White Paper – Planning for the future:

Planning for the future – Withington Group Parish Council November 2020

From the leader of Herefordshire Council reference Covid lockdown in November:-

letter for residents 5 nov 2020

Information from our Tree Warden:-

Plant a tree for National Tree Week 28th Nov – 6th Dec 2020

The following sites are not managed by Withington Groups Parish Council and they are not responsible for their content.

Hereford Food bank – Vine Tree Close collection point

Vine Tree Close collections for Hereford Food Bank
Last week we delivered 83 items (!!!) so the collections will continue.
When: Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd December
How: leave your donation in the box outside No. 66 Vine Tree Close
(first on the right as you come into Bells Homes development)
The ‘hanging on your fence’ idea didn’t work, but happy to collect from your door (observing Covid protocols) – just email cjhiney@gmail.comor phone 07 546 10 10 48 to arrange a time
The Food Bank welcomes the following items – please ensure within the sell-buy date
tinned meat * Fray Bentos pies and puddings
rice (tinned, dry and easy cook) * tinned spaghetti * tinned custard
Fruit juice * Porridge pots * Jams, preserves and spreads * Condensed milk
Boxes of biscuits * Assorted nuts * Toiletries for men women and children including toothpaste * Chocolate coins and stocking fillers for all ages (unwrapped)
The Food Bank currently has plenty of baked beans, pasta, tomatoes and soup
Thank you, from Crispin and Margaret

Police NEWSLETTER Rural police JUNE 2020

Covid 19 grant funding information Covid 19 grant funding letter from HC June 2020

Watch out for the scams. Stop Loan Sharks

Also see the Herefordshire Council pages here

Business guide to support available. See here

On-line Interactive Maps of Herefordshire

The Explore Herefordshire Map

This is an interesting interactive map – You can turn on and off different view modes by using the left column, which contains numerous subjects such as gritting routes, polling stations, planning applications, public rights of way and areas of outstanding natural beauty to name but a few. There are search, zoom and move tools

Parish councils and wards map
This map shows parishes, parish councils, county wards and county wards from 2015

Traffic Jams and roads being re-surfaced

On this webpage you can check live traffic jams in Herefordshire – if you select the ‘live traffic congestion’ box it shows you where all the traffic jams are. You can also sign up for email alerts.

Highways and Public Rights of Way Map 

Link to Walking in Herefordshire Web site


Latest flooding information and link to grants for those affected.

If you need assistance with flooding problems, please contact Herefordshire Council directly or your Ward Councillor Paul Andrews on



UK Postcodes

Herefordshire Council

Household bin collection

Paying Bills Online

Bus travel and timetables

Planning application search


Council Newsroom

Hereford Hospital Wye Valley NHS Trust

For general Wye Valley NHS Trust enquiries, call 01432 355444 for switchboard.

 Hereford Leisure Centre

Holmer Road, Hereford HR4 9UD
0845 241 0978
Halo is a community based not for profit organisation that manages leisure centres and swimming pools on behalf of Herefordshire Council.

 Fitness Network Herefordshire

 Herefordshire Sport


Herefordshire Badminton Academy


 The Herefordshire Junior Football League

Pegasus Juniors Football club
Pegasus Juniors F.C
Old School Lane

Hereford United FC

The Planning Portal

UK Government’s online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.