Herefordshire formalises filming support

Herefordshire, on the Welsh border, has formalised its support for the production industry by entering into Creative England’s Filming Partnership.

The partnership commits Herefordshire County Council to assisting TV and film productions with a clear policy and to process filming permissions in a timely manner. Hereford hosted extensive filming for the ITV drama Midwinter of the Spirit last spring.

Dozens of local authorities across England have already committed to the partnership agreement.

“It’s time Herefordshire was put on the filming map,” said Graham Powell of Herefordshire council. 

“The outstanding natural beauty and heritage of the area makes it an attractive prospect for new films. The Film Friendly Partnership helps us promote the county and shows our commitment to make Herefordshire the natural choice for production companies.”

“This will ensure the fantastic studios, crew, facilities and locations on offer across Herefordshire will be profiled and supported, which will bring more film and TV production to the county in 2016 and beyond,” added Kaye Elliott, Creative England’s deputy director of regional partnerships.

Hereford lies 70 miles north of Bristol, which has established itself as a major production hub in the west of England, particularly with the launch of The Bottle Yard Studios.


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