WARM spaces in Herefordshire are being used by more people, a group behind three of the county's hubs has said.

There are now 30 warm spaces in Herefordshire, set up in the wake of people across the UK facing pressure from the cost of living crisis and soaring energy prices.

Herefordshire Council said it was working with libraries and other community partners to open buildings which will be safe spaces available to anyone, a space where they can go to warm up, see a friendly face and get support.

Rev Phil Warrey, the superintendent minister for the Methodist Church's South and East Herefordshire circuit, said churches were "beginning to see more folk" using the spaces for warmth and good conversation.

"The warm spaces initiative is working, and we are now finding it worthwhile to be engaged in this project," he said.

The hubs run by the Methodists are at the churches in Bromyard, Hereford and Ledbury, with more details on Talk Community's website.