Issue details

Spend the accepted Stronger Towns Funding for Greening the City

To approve the acceptance and spend of Stronger Towns £403,655.00 funding to complete delivery of the three elements of the project; community grants, sedum bus shelters, and active travel measures on the Great Western Way in Hereford.


Greening the City aims to improve the appearance, environment and perception of the City of

Hereford significantly and will complement, and add value to, a number of current and planned policy initiatives including Hereford City Centre Improvements Project, Hereford City Centre Transport Project, countywide Active Travel Measures and two projects that have received funding as part of the Accelerated Funding phase – e-Bikes and tree planting. These “sense of place” elements will look to change perceptions of the city by introducing significant amounts of greening. This will lead to a more welcoming and unique place to visit and spend time within, leading to increased footfall in the city centre as well as longer dwell times.


The Greening the City project will be delivered within three elements:

 Active Travel Measures on the Great Western Way, between Widemarsh Common and Barton Road

 Installation of sedum bus shelters at locations identified within the city; this will add to and

support the existing roll out programme;

 Community greening grants – these grants will be offered to community groups to undertake

greening to areas in need of visual improvement, more greenery or greater biodiversity.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Central;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/10/2022

Decision due: 23 January 2023 by Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Lead member: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Lead director: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Department: Corporate Support Centre

Contact: Neil Batt, Enterprise Zone Capital Programme Manager Email: Tel: 01432 383694, Laurence Butterworth, Senior Project Managers Email: Tel: 01432 383587, Amy Swift, Programme Manager Email: Tel: 01432 383235.