15 trailblazing projects transforming the city 

Thanks to Stronger Hereford’s successful bid to the Government’s Towns Fund for £22.4million, we will be opening up fantastic new opportunities for all ages across culture, sport, skills, growing, greener travel and the riverside.

Shaping the Hereford you want
Our fifteen trailblazing projects are the result of a mass conversation about what Hereford is and what we want it to be. We gathered ideas, opinions and proposals from residents, communities and businesses through public surveys, open forums, hundreds of 1:1 sessions and this website.

A better place to live, learn, work & visit
This valuable insight established the city’s priorities and aspirations. It shaped a picture of a modern Hereford, which also aligned with the Government’s levelling-up agenda.

The funding will deliver a programme of work that will help Hereford become a thriving city that is green, fair, connected, digital and cultural.

Right now, the projects are making huge progress behind the scenes and will be launched over the next two years.

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What is the Towns Fund?

Hereford is one of 100 places invited by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government to be part of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund. This scheme supports economic growth in towns and cities around the UK.

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Behind the scenes at HCA Digital Skills Centre

There's lots going on behind the scenes on our various projects and today we're excited to share a first look around the construction site at Hereford College of Arts. At the College Road Campus, two run-down 20th Century extensions to the listed building are being...

Hereford City Council Launches Sustainable Commuting with the Hereford City Zipper Electric Buses

Stronger Hereford is delighted to share news from Hereford City Council about the latest Stronger Hereford project to launch, read details below: Hereford City Council is excited to introduce a groundbreaking addition to its transportation system with the launch of...

Spotlight on NMITE Skills Hub

The Future of Work Skills Hub at the New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE)  will support innovation, entrepreneurship, skills development and business growth in Hereford and across the county. The Skills Hub will be inclusive and accessible,...

Nurturing the county’s creative talent

Our project spotlight series continues with a look at Powerhouse. This professional theatre-making company is focused on developing creative talent in Herefordshire, in particular script-writing and acting. Stronger Hereford is supporting Powerhouse to move to a new...

Hereford Cycle Track Opens 23 September!

We're absolutely delighted to announce that Hereford Cycle Track will launch on Saturday 23 September with a Community Open Day from 10am to 12pm, with special guest British Cycling Ambassador and Para-Cyclist Track World Champion, Daphne Schrager. Huge...

Spotlight on the Wyeside Project

The Wyeside Project is an initiative focused on transforming the experience along the riverbank between Hereford Rugby Club, Hereford Rowing Club and the Left Bank, making it a safer, more accessible, more attractive and entertaining space for residents, river users...

Hereford Museum & Art Gallery revamp receives £5m National Lottery funding boost

Stronger Hereford is thrilled to share the fantastic news that the Hereford Museum & Art Gallery project has been awarded £5m from National Lottery Heritage Fund. Read their press release below for further details: Herefordshire Council has been awarded a...

Extending one of the UK’s friendliest skateparks

Hereford Skatepark is another of our 15 trailblazers! It has a long-standing reputation as one of the friendliest and most inclusive skateparks in the country and will be adding more features to benefit skaters, both new and experienced. Managed 100% by the charity...

Hereford Museum & Library Move Home as Redevelopment Starts

Each fortnight, we’re shining a spotlight on one of our trailblazing projects and today it is the turn of Hereford Museum & Art Gallery. Led by Herefordshire County Council, the Museum & Art Gallery will remain at its home on Broad Street but it will be...

Applications Open for Cycling Development Coordinator

Hereford's new Cycle Track is due to open this year - if you are passionate about pedalling then this might just be the job for you! Halo Leisure is on the hunt for a Cycling Development Coordinator to manage the track and help more people to incorporate cycling into...

Our projects

Read about the trailblazing projects set to transform our city.

About us

We’re a blend of parents, students, educators, business owners, employers, employees, creatives and politicians

Board minutes

The Stronger Hereford Towns Fund Board meets frequently. We publish our minutes online for you to download and read.