11 Corn Square
The Town Council Offices and Leominster Tourism Information Centre have now relocated to new premises at 11 Corn Square in Leominster. The Tourist Information Centre is located on the ground floor and is open 9:30am-4:30pm, Mon-Sat. The Town Council Offices (also located on the ground floor) are open for public enquiries from 9am-1pm, with meetings outside of these hours available by appointment.
Formal meetings of the Town Council take place in the Council Chamber on the second floor. Many of these meetings are open to the public, for further details please visit the Town Council website.
Council Vacancy: Leominster South
A nomination pack can be downloaded here.
Hard copy nomination packs can be collected from the Elections Office at the Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford.
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.
End of Year Accounts
The Town Council formerly adopted its accounts and governance statement at a short meeting held on Monday 26th June 2017. Sections 26 and 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 provide for the following: any persons interested may inspect and make copies of the Annual Return and paperwork relating to them.
For the year ended 31 March 2017 these documents will be available during office hours on reasonable notice on application to the Town Clerk. Questions and objections can be made to the external auditor. For further details please contact the Town Clerk.
Police Surgery Events
The Leominster Police Safer Neighbourhood Team will be holding open surgeries in the Exhibition Space at 11 Corn Square, beginning at the end of June 2017. The surgeries will take place regularly on Fridays from 30th June 2017 between 10:30am and 11:30am. There will always be an intention for a member of the local SNT to attend and support these events, however due to the nature of policing, attendance by an officer is not always guaranteed
Herefordshire Council Budget Consultation
On 29th June Herefordshire Council launched its budget priorities consultation for 2018/19. The council’s current savings plans require a further £10.6m of savings in the 2018/19 to 2019/20 financial years, making a total of £87m of savings since 2010. Comments received from the consultation will inform the 2018/19 draft budget, so Herefordshire Council would like as many residents and businesses as possible to have their say. Full Council will set the final budget in January 2018 and set the council tax levels in March 2018.
This consultation is open until Saturday 30 September 2017 and is quick and easy to complete online or on your mobile at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/budgetconsultation
Questions, ideas and comments can be emailed to email@example.com, shared on Facebook and Twitter at #hfdsbudget or by contacting your local ward councillor.
Leominster Town Council has recently joined more than 70 organisations from across the UK in pledging support for a new Charter for Trees, Woods and People that seeks to guide future policy and practice in the UK. The Tree Charter, launching on 6th November 2017, will recognise, celebrate and protect the right of people within the UK to enjoy the many benefits brought by trees and woods. You can show your support for the initiative by adding your signature to a copy of the Charter book on display in the Leominster Tourist Information Centre. You can also learn more about the Charter and what it aims to achieve by visiting https://treecharter.uk/
Events for 2018
We are currently compiling next year’s Leominster Events Calendar, so if you have an event planned for Leominster in 2018, then please send details to:
The Town Council is aware of the concerns raised by local residents regarding the poor state of the roads in Leominster and throughout the County. It has discussed the issue with Herefordshire Council and Balfour Beatty and will continue to try to secure additional investment.
Further proposals for the future public realm investment in the town centre are currently being drawn up and should be available in the next six weeks. Funding will be an issue but the Town Council has offered to support any funding bids and carry out consultations locally.
Herefordshire Rural Hub
The latest newsletter from Herefordshire Rural Hub can be downloaded here.
As part of an initiative to draw together the many different organisations in Leominster who are doing fantastic work putting on events, developing projects, and helping to improve and regenerate Leominster, the Town Council agreed to revive the Destination Leominster initiative, in partnership with Grange Court and many other local community groups.
Project outlines and ideas are currently being collated, with the aim of developing a ‘Master Plan’ for Leominster. The Master Plan will hopefully identify local projects, collate them in one place, identify which areas of the parish of Leominster they will focus on and help bring organisations together to work in partnership. If you have any projects that you would like to be included in this initiative, please contact Liz Womack, Office Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Realm Improvements
The Town Council has submitted an initial report to Balfour Beatty and Herefordshire Council regarding proposals to upgrade the public realm (which includes any publicly owned streets, pathways, right of ways, open spaces and public facilities.) As many of you will be well aware, the public realm in the town centre is in dire need of upgrading. Funding is tight, so it is likely that any improvements will be subject to securing significant grant funding.
The Town Council will continue to work with its partners to develop plans, which will be subject to a full public consultation prior to the development of a final scheme.
Shopping in Leominster
A Facebook site called ‘Shopping in Leominster’ has been set up to provide news and information on the fantastic range of shops and businesses that we have in town. Find out more by visiting www.facebook.com/ShoppinginLeominsterHR6/
If you have anything you would like to appear on this part of the website please email the Town Council at email@example.com or telephone 01568 611734.