Ward Councillor - Leominster South
Patricia Marsh has been appointed as the new Ward Councillor for Leominster South, following an election carried out by Herefordshire Council on Thursday 23rd March. A break down of the full results can be found here.
WANTED: Volunteer Mentors
Children’s charity Mentor Link is recruiting Volunteer Mentors from Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Shropshire to support young people in schools. Mentor Link are keen to hear from businesses and employees who would be interested in becoming a Volunteer Mentor to support a young person and support them to achieve their full potential. The mentors are specially trained to listen to and support young people and aim to improve their engagement in learning. Further details are available here.
Leominster High Street
Congratulations go to Leominster’s retailers for winning the Gold award for Social Media at the 2016 Great British High St Awards. This is a national award and a fantastic achievement. You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest shopping news by following @ShopLeominster on Twitter or by visiting the Shopping in Leominster Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ShoppinginLeominsterHR6/
Leominster in Bloom
Plans are well underway for this year’s Leominster in Bloom entry. Once again the Town Council is pleased to be supporting Leominster in Bloom in the fantastic work that it does throughout the town.
Events for 2017
We are currently compiling this year’s Leominster Events Calendar, so if you have an event planned for Leominster in 2017, 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: email@example.com
Thank you to all those who contributed to the public consultation on developing a logo and branding for Leominster. A summary of the feedback will be presented to the Town Council at their meeting on Monday 28th November and further updates will be provided in due course.
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/
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