Public Consultation on Sydonia
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our public consultation on the future of Sydonia, either at our Corn Square Office, The Grange Family Fun Day, through the Scouting Association, through the consultation with Leominster Primary School, Westfield School, Earl Mortimer College, at the Sydonia information event and through the Leisure Centre. The consultation has now finished, but we will still receive comments via email and we always welcome your ideas and input on this project. All of the information that we collected has been sent to the Play Area Provider, HAGS SMP. They will now produce an updated plan for the site, including the equipment that was found to be most popular. The Town Council hopes to have the revised proposal on display by the end of August.
Leominster Town Council, in association with Balfour Beatty and Herefordshire Council, have organised a Community Clear-up on Tuesday 8th August, 2-4pm - meeting at the play area next to 170 Ridgemoor Road. Please come and support this community event. Light refreshments will be provided.
Property Marking Event
Just in case you missed our event in May, the Allotment Association - in association with Leominster Town Council and West Mercia Police - will be holding another property marking event at Ginhall Lane Allotments. The date is still to be finalised but will be in September, so please see next month’s Leominster News for more details. Everyone is welcome and tea and cakes will be supplied.
11 Corn Square Garden
Work is now underway to landscape the garden behind our new offices at 11 Corn Square to create a Community Garden. It has been cleared of brambles and re-seeded, ready to have design plans implemented for picnic seating, a small stage, event patio and borders - including a Community food border.
We still have a small number of allotment plots available, with rent starting at £25 per year for a ¼ plot. For more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 01568 611734.
New Litter Bins
We have installed 3 new bins at The Grange to replace the corroded ones that were already there when the green space was transferred from Herefordshire Council. Four additional bins are currently being installed on Ginhall Green and 2 more will replace damaged bins in the Priory Grounds. It is hoped that we can also gain funding for recycling bins on Sydonia and The Grange. Options are currently being investigated.
Leominster in Bloom Judging
A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Leominster in Bloom Town Entry this year by offering sponsorship, planting, re-planting (!), decorating shop fronts, making and putting up bunting, entering the shop window competition, weeding, watering and picking up litter. The list of contributions is endless and this year it truly has involved the whole community. The results of the Leominster in Bloom judging will be announced at a ceremony at Warwick Castle in September but, whatever the result, Leominster truly is a ‘Community in Bloom’ this year!
Julie Debbage - Environmental Services Supervisor.