Stoke Lacy Parish Council

Your Parish council – The closest tier of government to you. The voice of local people.

Parish Council meetings 2021: (March cancelled due to Covid) 14th April; APCM: 12th May. APM t.b.a.  (Subject to COVID 19)

Please note: Alma Westwood, our Parish Clerk is currently on leave so please do not contact her. If you have any questions please email;

Latest news updates (Click subject to open link)

New – Dog Waste – please take yours home (click to open)

New – Roadpeace – helping bereaved and injured road crash victims (click to open)

New – The Rural Bulletin – (click to open)

New – Keep Herefordshire Warm – update (click to open) 


NDP Issues and Options document (results and comments)

Dear Stoke Lacy Residents,

Many thanks to all those who took the time to complete the Stoke Lacy Neighbourhood Development Plan Issues and Options document with feedback and comments. Your views are very much appreciated and will help shape the final NDP outcome.

Out of around 201 houses that we distributed to, we received 65 completed responses (70+ individual people) and all of them, including comments, have now been collated and are available for you to read if you click on the link at the end of this note. This information and any further comments, will feed into the final NDP report which is being drafted over the next few months.

The vast majority of responses and comments were thoughtful, constructive and useful. However, we were disappointed with one or two remarks which were unnecessarily negative, especially towards the new development at Newlands. We would like to point out that these negative comments do not represent the views of the Parish Council, NDP Steering Group or indeed the majority of the community.

It is important to bear in mind that Newlands and indeed all its residents now form a significant part of our community. The parish welcomes them and values the contribution that they have to make towards the NDP and village life in general.

The appointed planning consultant (AECOM) have completed their technical review of the Stoke Lacy ‘call for sites’ initiative. This is now being verified by Locality who manage NDP Grant applications ( Once the final version is received by the Parish Council we will send the results to the landowners before publishing on the Parish and NDP websites. Over the course of the next few weeks the draft NDP report will be compiled by our planning consultant.

The NDP steering group are developing plans for the postponed public meetings and communications in the new year once Covid-19 restrictions allow. These public meetings will give a further opportunity for residents to consider the draft NDP, settlement boundaries and sites offered for development and to make comments which will be considered in the final plan. In the meantime, if you have any further comments or questions please either use the NDP Postbox (at the Church and Village Hall), email to or phone 01885 448102

Once again, the parish council thank you for your input towards this valuable initiative which gives the entire parish an opportunity to influence planning policy within its boundaries for the years ahead.

Stoke Lacy NDP – Survey Results v3.0

Best wishes,

Janet Ivison

Chair – Stoke Lacy Parish Council


Latest Community Newsletter Jan-Feb WEB (Click to open)

Talk Community Helpline COVID support (Click to open)

Onside Volunteering – Volunteers needed (Click to open)

The future of rubbish and recycling in Herefordshire – have your say (Click to open) The survey will close on Sunday 7 February 2021.

Future of Mobility: Rural Strategy- Call for Evidence consultation (Click to open) The deadline for submissions is 16th February 2021 


Other News updates

Important: Bogus Policeman Scam (from local resident)

Keep Herefordshire Warm (Advice from Herefordshire Council).

Scam Warning: NHS Track & Trace (please read)


Stoke Lacy Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)

Neighbourhood Development Steering Group Meetings in the Village Hall and Plough are now on hold due to Covid 19 regulations.

In the meantime the next NDP Steering Group Video meeting (details to follow)

Stoke Lacy Issues & Options documents

NDP Agendas and Notes from previous meetings – click here

Parish Council agendas will be posted on notice boards and this website,

Minutes will be posted within one month of the previous meeting.

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