County plan and policies

The County plan outlines the ambitions for the council over the next four years and highlights how those ambitions will be delivered. The plan has been shaped by detailed consultation involving over 2,000 people and aims to create a thriving and flourishing county by building on the strengths of its people and places.

Our ambitions cover the following areas:

  • Environment - Protect and enhance our environment and keep Herefordshire a great place to live
  • Community - Strengthen communities to ensure that everyone lives well and safely together
  • Economy - Support an economy which builds on the county's strengths and resources

Herefordshire Council is responsible for a vast range of services. It is also often a legal requirement to produce documents that outline the role and operation of these services. The plan, with its policies and procedures, provides this framework.

Read our County Plan 2020-24

Delivery Plan

Our Delivery Plan identifies the key activities to be completed during the coming 12 months, along with measures that will be used to record progress and achievements towards meeting the council's priorities in the County plan.

Read our Delivery Plan 2023-24

Like all other local authorities in the country, a reduction in funding from central government has meant that Herefordshire Council is having to make difficult decisions to enable it to deliver important services to residents while making savings.

Our medium term financial strategy demonstrates how the council will maintain financial stability, work efficiently and support investment in priority services while demonstrating value for money and maintaining service quality.

You can find all the current council strategies, policies and procedures in our council strategies and policies directory.