Eaton Bishop Parish

The Parish of Eaton Bishop is a rural parish situated to the west of Hereford in the Stoney Street Ward of Herefordshire Council. The boundaries of the Parish are mainly natural features and historic routes with the River Wye to the north and northeast, the Cagebrook to the south, south east and east and Stoney Street, a Roman road, to the west ending at the south bank of the River Wye. The main settlement is Eaton Bishop with the older properties centred around the parish Church of St Michaels and All Angels with the smaller settlement of Ruckhall to the east and Lower Eaton to the northeast. The Parish covers 672 hectares, the majority of which is prime agricultural land with areas of common land. The population is around 420 living in 180 homes with approximately 330 people on the electoral role.

Eaton Bishop Parish Council

Parish Councils are the first tier of governance and are an essential part of the structure of local democracy with the vital role of acting on behalf of the communities they represent.

Some of the duties undertaken by Eaton Bishop Parish Council include the following:

  • give views on behalf of the community on planning applications and other proposals that affect the Parish
  • undertake projects and schemes that benefit local residents
  • work in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the Parish
  • alert relevant authorities to problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken
  • help the other tiers of local government keep in touch with the local community

The Parish Council have power to raise money through the Local Council Tax by way of the Parish Precept. Parish Councillors decide annually the amount of the precept for the following year which is collected by the Local Authority as part of the Council Tax. This money is then paid to the Parish Council in two payments normally in April and September each year.

Data Protection Act May 2018

In order to comply with Data Protection Act May 2018 the Parish Council is publishing the following documents:

EBPC Data Protection Policy GDPR May 2018.docx

EBPC Document Retention and Disposal Policy GDPR May 2018.doc

EBPC GDPR Privacy Notice May 18.doc

EBPC Safeguarding Statement May 2018.docx

Standing Orders

EBPC has adopted the 2018 Standing Orders as per the attachment below:

2018 EBPC Standing Orders.docx

Annual Parish Meeting

Pre APM Report 2018.pdf

APM reports 2018.PDF

Parish Council Events
Notice of Vacancy

NOV - Eaton Bishop - 17.01.2020.pdf

First World War 100 years
1918 - 2018

Following an idea from David Richards and supported by the Parish Council we intend to mark 100 years since the end of World War One and create a permanent reminder of the 9 brave men from the Parish that gave their lives.  
On a triangular piece of land near the pond on Honeymoor Common, which was recently mown, we already have 8 Oak trees. An additional English Oak will be planted and then the 9 trees will be labelled with the names of the 9 local brave men that gave up their tomorrows for our todays.

The 9 Oaks
We shall not forget

Francis Thomas Burrough
Stanley James Durnell
Frederick George Fleckner
Robert John Fitzgerald Ingham
A Lewis
William Edgar Mole
Harry Morgan
James Rawlings
William James Thomas


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