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.









Parish Council Events
Important News

Eaton Bishop NDP  Result of Referendum held on 13th July 2017


A record turnout and a fantastic result for the Parish. Turnout 59.4%, 201 votes cast, 188 Yes, 13 No  
Declaration of Result of Poll shown below.


NDP Referendum Result.PDF

Many congratulations to Leon and his Steering Group for showing great commitment,determination and for the many months of hard work to achieve this result.

Above all many thanks to the Parishioners of Eaton Bishop for their strong support of the Parish Council and without whom there would not be a Neighbourhood Development Plan















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