Parish Council

The purpose of the Parish Council is to represent the community in matters of local government, to improve the quality of life through community schemes and to provide services such as allotments, leisure facilities, bus shelters. It needs to understand the needs of different groups within the parish and when making difficult decisions, act in an open and impartial way.

There are 8 Councillors and a Clerk.

Parishioners are welcome to attend meetings either to listen to what is being discussed or to bring matters to the attention of the Council.

The Clerk is Alison Feist  and she can be contacted by email at clerk@uptonbishoppc.org or by telephoning 07772 389234. Please contact her if you wish to raise an issue with the Parish Council.


Who can stand as a Parish Councillor?

Elections to the Parish Council are held every four years and the last election was in May 2019.  The next election will be in May 2023.

To stand for election to become a parish councillor you must be:

  • At least 18 years old on the day of your nomination, and
  • A British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union

You must also meet at least one of the following four qualifications:

  • You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards, or
  • You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election, or
  • Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish area, or
  • You have lived in the parish area or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.

Herefordshire Councillor

The Herefordshire County Councillor is Barry Durkin who represents Old Gore Ward. Barry can be contacted by e-mail:bdurkin@herefordshire.gov.uk or by phone: 07792 882054


Member of Parliament

Our MP is Bill Wiggin who represents North Herefordshire. Bill lives in the village and can be contacted through his association office on 01568 612565.  


Forthcoming meetings

The Parish Council meets at 7pm in the Millennium Hall on the first Tuesday of every month.

3 August 2021
7 September 2021
5 October 2021
2 November 2021
7 December 2021

Annual Parish Meeting – Tuesday, May 28th 2019

The 2019 Annual Parish Meeting took place on Tuesday, May 28th.  This was a chance for residents to meet their parish councillors, find out what has been going on the in the village over the last year and get an update on the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

This the the 2019 Annual Parish Meeting Presentation.

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