Welcome to the Yarpole Parish website - get information on events, facilities within the Parish, social groups, Yarpole Community Shop, The Bell at Yarpole, volunteering opportunities, the Parish Council, the PCC and more.

 Yarpole events 

Flicks in the Sticks - The Lost King - Saturday, 1st April. Food from 6.30pm, film at 7.00pm. Yarpole Parish Hall. Click here for more info.

Crafting Hour: Gallery Cafe, 18th April, 3.00pm, bring your craft projects, cafe open

Gallery Cafe Spring Lunch: Friday 21st April 1.00pm

Painting classes: Watercolours with Glyn Whiting, six week course starts Tues 30th May, 10am-12pm contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

If you are organising an event and you'd like it to appear on the website calendar and in the regular 'what's on' email, Facebook and in The Parishioner, please use the on-line form. 

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Welcome to Yarpole, nestling in rolling countryside in North Herefordshire, mid way between the market towns of Ludlow and Leominster.

Yarpole is a parish of approximately 700 people and comprises the villages of Yarpole, Bircher and Lucton and the communities on Bircher Common and Bicton. The Parish of Yarpole is unusual in that there are two working parish churches. St Leonard's situated in the village of Yarpole and St Michael and All Angels Church situated next to Croft Castle, a National Trust property. Many visitors assume that the church is managed by the National Trust as it is part of a visit to the estate. The National Trust does not contribute to the running costs of St Michael and All Angels church.

Residents are being urged to make sure they are ready to vote in May by checking they have an accepted form of ID.

For the first time, residents in Herefordshire will need to show photographic ID to vote at this year’s local elections. Residents are being urged to make sure they are ready to vote in May by checking they have an accepted form of ID. The requirement to show photo ID at the polling station is introduced by the UK Government’s Elections Act which was passed last year and comes into effect for the first time this May.

This will affect all electors who vote in person or by proxy, at the next local Council elections on Thursday 4 May 2023. Electors or their proxy must bring a suitable form of phtographic ID to their polling station before they are given a ballot paper.

The most commonly used forms of accepted ID include:

 passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA (European Economic Area) state or a Commonwealth country.

 photographic driving licence issued by the UK, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (including provisional)

 European Economic Area photographic ID Card

 UK Biometric Residence Permit

 an identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (PASS card)

 a Blue Badge

 Oyster 60+ Card

 a concessionary travel pass funded by HM Government or local authority. For example, Herefordshire Council Bus Pass, Disabled Person's Bus Pass. To see the full list of photo ID documents that will be accepted, visit the GOV.UK website.

Anyone who does not have one of the accepted forms of ID is able to apply for free ID online at voter-authority-certificate.service.gov.uk/ or by completing a paper form.

There has been a community recorded here for over 2000 years. The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The Anglo-Saxon meaning of Yarpole (Iarpol or Yarpol) is fish pool or dam for containing fish. The original fish pool has long since been abandoned, the remains of the dam wall are still visible.

Yarpole still retains its red telephone kiosk, its pub, The Bell at Yarpole and has an award winning community run Village shop and Post Office operating from within the Parish Church, St Leonard's. The first full time shop in a church..

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