Michaelchurch Escley, Newton, St. Margaret’s, Turnastone & Vowchurch.
Our parishes lie in the Golden Valley and in the foothills of the Black Mountains in Herefordshire. The Escley Brook and the River Dore run through our parishes to the west and east respectively.
The land to the west rises in a series of ridges and valleys towards the Black Mountains, whilst in the east the land is flatter before rising again on the east side of the Golden Valley. The whole is characterised by great natural beauty.
The city of Hereford lies about 10 miles due east, whilst the Welsh border town of Hay-on-Wye lies a similar distance to the north-west.
Our parishes are served by the Vowchurch & District Group Parish Council.
B4348 speed limit – We hope there will be a 40mph speed limit introduced in the next year to eighteen months on the B4348 through Vowchurch and also through Turnastone and Vowchurch villages. This follows concerns expressed by many over the years about the junction with the B4348. See a fuller report under the ‘Parish Plan’ section.
Mr Chris Robinson has done a wonderful job in repairing or replacing noticeboards in Vowchurch, St Margarets, Upper Maescoed and Michaelchurch. It should now be easier to display your notices!
The Parish Council has vacancies for Parish Councillors representing Vowchurch and Newton. If you own property, rent or work within 3 miles of the parish and are interested in joining the Parish Council or would like further information please contact the Clerk.
Herefordshire’s Annual Canvass started on 16th July. The purpose of the Canvass is to compile an accurate Electoral Register for use in 2018/19. Every property in the county will be sent a ‘Household Enquiry Form’. The form MUST be checked and completed – it’s the law!