Welcome to the Leominster Town Council website.
Move to 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 9:30am-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 our Agendas and Minutes page.
Sydonia Play Area Consultation
The Town Council has recently completed an initial consultation on plans to refurbish the play area and kick about area at Sydonia. Thank you to all those who took part by sharing their views on the designs. Revised proposals will be displayed at the Town Council Offices at 11 Corn Square as soon as they are available. In the meantime, full details of the consultation can be found by following this link.
The Grange Open Space Tender
The Town Council has now published the Tender documents for the development of the Grange Open Space. You can donwload the relevant documentation here.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, shared on Facebook and Twitter at #hfdsbudget or by contacting your local ward councillor.
The Leominster Hum
To read the open letter from BPI.Films to residents please follow the link.
Leominster Area Neighbourhood Plan
The Neighbourhood Plan is currently being amended, following an initial examination by Herefordshire Council. A number of issues were raised and the Town Council has worked to address them.
Once Herefordshire Council has agreed to the general content of the Plan and no further edits are required, it will go forward to the next stage of the process – known as Regulation 16. This will be followed by external examination and a local referendum. There will be a formal six week consultation period as part of Regulation 16 requirements, however the Town Council is keen to carry out an additional consultation with residents prior to submission. Please look out for further details in future issues of the Leominster News and on the Council’s website.
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.
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