1. Independent

We have no affiliations at a national level, and are committed to putting Herefordshire first. We reject partisan politics whilst respecting genuinely held views; working hard with whoever we need to.

2. Honest

We will adopt a working philosophy of honesty, clarity and transparency, stating clearly what we believe in and why. We will acknowledge all the facts and not just the ones which support our argument.

3. Sustainable

We put quality of life before rampant development – making us the ‘lifestyle’ county. We are good at doing small things well, regeneration should prioritise small and medium sized business.

4. Local

We will promote what is right for our county rather than bog-standard solutions created by national parties. Food, farming and tourism are our strengths and development should promote, and not hinder these.


 

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WIDDOWS WINS: No ‘Safe Seats’ in Herefordshire

WIDDOWS WINS: No ‘Safe Seats’ in Herefordshire

Something remarkable is happening in Herefordshire. Since we took 9 council seats, from a standing start, in the 2011 local elections It’s Our County has won every county council (unitary authority) by- election we have fought: a 100% winning record. In Ledbury last night we won again, with 33 year-old Terry Widdows receiving more than(…)

Funding package is not all good news

Funding package is not all good news

Whilst it is good news that Herefordshire has been awarded £43m from the government’s Local Growth Fund, it is bad news that so much of it is earmarked for the unjustified Southern Link Road, planned to be built between the A49 (Ross road) and B4349 (Clehonger road) through farmland and woodland south of Hereford.  Contrary(…)

Widdows Peaks!

Widdows Peaks!

IOC got 835 votes, knocking the Cons down to 618 and UKIP trailed lamely with 166. Terry won by being the best candidate obviously but a few disgruntled ex-Conservative voters decided that the endless shooting in the foot was beginning to be an embarrassment . Press release to follow.

Core Strategy – our response

Core Strategy – our response

Please click on the words “Core Strategy” on the Menu above for our Executive Summary – then the drop down will show our response to various sections.