Hallow Parish Council
Welcome to the Hallow Parish Council Website
The Parish of Hallow is situated around three miles north of the centre of Worcester.
Hallow has approximately 1200 electors and the Parish Council has eleven seats. Currently there are four vacancies. The Parish Council meets generally on the second Monday of each month – often at Hallow School and occasionally at the Parish Hall.
HALLOW NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVISION, MAY 2023.
6 WEEK CONSULTATION MAY 22ND TO 5PM JULY 3RD
The Hallow Neighbourhood Development Plan was made July 2021 and now requires updating. Hallow Parish Council have focused on two changes only:
A revision to the Settlement Boundary for Hallow which will be included in the revised South Worcestershire Development Plan (2023).
A First Homes Policy in line with national policy.
Hallow Parish Council invites comments on these changes within the 6 week consultation period. Please use a new comment form for every comment you make, and return your forms to the Clerk at: email@example.com
If you wish to return your form by post or hand please telephone the Clerk to arrange on: 07813 728061; you can also request a hard copy of the NDP if you are unable to download or print it.
Hallow has a lively social and sporting scene with Hallow Village Community Group staging events and social activities for all age groups during most of the year. Many such activities take place on Hallow Playing Field and the Village Green – both of which are owned and maintained by the Parish Council. The Parish Council also maintains the Old Church Yard and the area beyond the Playing Field known as Holly Bank where equipment is provided for children and young people too large to use the play facilities next to the Parish Hall.
Local events, groups and activities can be found on the Hallow Community Group website, please take a look at all Hallow has to offer.
The present Hallow pavilion is in desperate need of replacement:
Working with key users and the village as a whole we intend to replace the pavilion and have commissioned an architect to advise us and carry out some initial designs.
We began seeking views at the Annual Parish Meeting on May 23rd, and at the Jubilee Fete.
There are 3 broad options:
The earliest records of the village’s existence date to 816 A.D. during the reign of Coenwulf of Mercia when Hallow belonged to Worcester Cathedral. By the middle of the 11th century the ownership had changed to Worcester Priory and it is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 that Hallow had two mills. In the 1970s flint
axe heads were found in the village which indicates human presence from the Paleolithic period.
The village is the birthplace of Lord Nuffield (Founder of the Austin Morris car manufacturer) and the diplomat and historian Stewart Perowne. During the 1680s Hallow was the home of William Careless who helped Charles II by hiding him in the oak tree.
Hallow has an active History Group, a thriving Scouts Group and W.I., a well-supported church community and many footpaths with which to take in the splendour of the views of the surrounding countryside with the Malvern Hills visible to the South West and Woodbury Hill to the North West.
Interested in learning more about Hallow's history? Take a look at the Hallow History Group website.
The village is bounded on its East side by the River Severn and its profile is that of a ridge along which the A442 runs and which roughly follows the river towards Holt Heath.
The village boast a Conservation Area status for the area around The Green and has several notable Listed buildings, among which is Hallow School – founded in 1712 A.D.