Welcome to the Parishes of:

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.



The latest information including how to get tested and Central Government latest advice is available via the Herefordshire Council website at https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

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.

The Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor to represent 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.

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