Councillor AJW Powers

Party: It's OUR County!

Ward: Greyfriars

Parish: Hereford (Greyfriars)

Contact information

Home address: 
The Coach House
Lower Breinton

Phone:  01432 353850

Mobile:  07710 943313

Bus. phone:  01432 353850

Bus. email:

Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 20/09/2012 - 10/05/2015
  • 11/05/2015 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

I have lived in Herefordshire for over 30 years and my two children were born and brought up here.  I was honoured to be elected to Herefordshire Council for the St Nicholas ward in a by-election in September 2012, and to have been re-elected as a member for the new Greyfriars ward in May 2015.  In September 2013 I was elected group leader of It’s OUR County! In succession to Cllr Mark Hubbard.


I have served on the Council’s General Overview and Scrutiny (GOSC) and Planning committees, Employment panel and on many occasions as a substitute on Health Overview and Scrutiny and Audit & Governance committees.  I have also been involved in various Task and Finish groups for both scrutiny committees and led the GOSC call-in on the Hereford Southern link road decision.  I represented It’s OUR County on 23 different policy areas at almost all sessions of the Examination in Public of the Core Strategy (February 2015).


My professional life has been as a composer and musician, and I have a new work to be performed in the 300th anniversary 2015 Three Choirs Festival in Hereford.  I am a former chair of the Association of Professional Composers, and co-ordinate the amalgamation of that body with two other UK music writer organisations to create what is now the largest such association in Europe, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.  I have also taught at a number of British Universities.