Chairman of the Council

The Chairman of the Council is currently Councillor Sebastian Bowen.

Chairman of the council, Sebastian Bown, sat as his desk in the chairmans office

The Chairman of the Council is the civic and ceremonial head of the council, chosen by council to be their non-political representative on ceremonial and other occasions and to run council meetings.

Although the Chairman of the Council is usually a member of a political group, when they take on the official role of chairman they agree to be apolitical for their term of office. This is because the Chairman of the Council is expected to be the 'balancer' in council meetings and ensure all political parties are represented equally. It is also important to note that when it comes to ward-related business, the chairman has no enhanced decision making powers - they voice their opinion like any other councillor.

You can contact the Chairman by email at and read more about his background and interests on his councillor's profile: Councillor Sebastian Bowen.

You can also write to him at Chairman of the Council, Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE.