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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Introducing our new Young People’s Representative

The Stronger Hereford Board is fully committed to ensuring that young people's opinions are represented at Board level and has extended a warm welcome to Jago Frost, recently appointed as Young People's Representative. Aged sixteen, Jago is a student at Hereford Sixth...

Digital Skills Centre opens at Hereford College of Arts

Stronger Hereford is delighted to announce the opening of the Digital Skills Centre at Hereford College of Arts, one of our fifteen trailblazing projects set to transform the city. The new studios provide industry-best facilities for students, partner schools and...

Skateable & Edible RHS Chelsea Garden Relocates to Hereford Skatepark

A pioneering skateable and edible garden from Chelsea Flower Show has been donated to Hereford Skatepark, which recently reopened following a massive expansion funded by Stronger Hereford.\ Our community skatepark will continue the legacy of the garden and create a...

Digital Cultural Hub: A Beacon of Innovation where Creativity Meets Technology

By Nic Millington, CEO, Rural Media It's been quite a journey – three years in the making, but thanks to sustained support of Stronger Hereford, Herefordshire Council, and The Charity Bank in November 2023 Rural Media Charity (RMC) was delighted to complete purchase...

Baroque-inspired Artwork Transforms Student Accommodation Building

A new public artwork, titled Baroque Sprawl, has been installed at No.1 Station Approach in Hereford, marking the culmination of a collaborative three-year public art programme led by Meadow Arts and Hereford College of Arts,  supported by Stronger Hereford. Drawing...

NMITE’s innovative vision for developing skills gathers momentum

NMITE’s commitment to and investment in improving Hereford’s environment and opportunities for economic growth has reached a new milestone with planning permission now submitted for The Future of Work Skills Hub (The Skills Hub). The Skills Hub building will be...

Hereford Skatepark is now open!

Work to extend Hereford Skatepark is now complete, thanks to the hard work of volunteers at the charity Wheeled Sports 4 Hereford and Betongpark, the skatepark specialists commissioned to manage the design and build. Funded by Stronger Hereford, the Skatepark now has...

Vote in favour of Library relocation to Shirehall 

Stronger Hereford has voted to support Herefordshire Council’s proposal to relocate the Hereford Library & Learning Centre to Shirehall.  The decision effectively gives the go ahead for £3,000,000 from the city’s Stronger Towns Fund (totalling £22.4m) to be...

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...

Our projects

Read about the trailblazing projects set to transform our city.

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Board minutes

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