Leominster Town Council Update July 2019

Environmental Update

Over the last month the Environmental Team have been tackling the mowing and maintenance of Leominster’s green spaces and verges. Plenty of sunshine and rain made May and June ideal growing conditions for grass, requiring more frequent mowing. Unfortunately, a combination of equipment problems and staffing changes have made it difficult for our team to cover all grassed areas as regularly as we would like. We are working hard to resolve these issues and look forward to being back on schedule in the near future. In the meantime, please continue to let staff at the Town Council Offices know if you have any concerns or questions regarding the on-going mowing and maintenance work.
Our Environmental Team have also been hard at work assisting the Leominster in Bloom volunteers with their preparations for this year’s judging on Friday 5th July. You’ll see the team watering flower containers, hanging baskets around the town, and helping to develop new shrub borders in Central car park area. 

Servants’ Quarters Holiday Accommodation

Leominster Town Council has opened its newly refurbished holiday apartment. Originally the servants’ quarters of an impressive historic house set in the town centre at number 11, Corn Square, the two storey apartment is now available, as a self-catering unit, to book through the Tourist Information Centre.
Expertly restored to its former Edwardian glory, complete with servants’ bells and a fully equipped retro kitchen, the apartment sleeps four in genuine Edwardian brass beds. Furniture and fittings were extensively supplied from the many well-known antique shops of Leominster that often feature on television programmes such as ‘Bargain Hunt’ and ‘Antiques Road Trip’.
Although integral to the Town Council offices and Tourist Information Centre, the apartment has its own front door on to the Square, right in the heart of the town centre. A five-minute walk from the train station, and even closer to the bus station, the accommodation would suit a small family, as well as walkers and heritage enthusiasts. 
Recent visitors commented that the Servants Quarters felt ‘Just like my Grandmother’s home, it was wonderful, like going back in time. The attention to detail is truly inspired.’
To view or book the apartment call in to the Tourist Information Centre or call on 01568 616460. Prices start from £80 per night.

Congratulations to Leominster in Bloom
Leominster Town Council would like to send their congratulations to Leominster in Bloom, who have achieved the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. Well done to everyone involved. It is fantastic to see the hard work of so many volunteers acknowledged on a national level.
We will also take this opportunity to wish Leominster in Bloom “Good Luck” for the upcoming Heart of England in Bloom judging day on Friday 5th July. 
Teddy Bears Picnic
Our secret garden will host a Teddy Bears Picnic on Saturday 20th July from 12pm. Bring a picnic and your favourite bear and enjoy the fun and activities we have to offer. Glitter tattoos, face painting, bouncy castle, arts and crafts, music and play. More information available from Leominster TIC 01568 616460 

The Leominster Food Fayre
The Leominster Food Fayre returns to Corn Square on Saturday 7th September. Showcasing the best food and drink producers from the North Herefordshire area and beyond. We are delighted to be showcasing a range of new producers this year. If you are a local food and drink producer and want to take part in this year’s event, please email events@leominstertowncouncil.gov.uk 
The fayre runs from 10am until 4pm and as usual will be free entry. Our secret garden at 11 Corn Square will be open for you to relax and enjoy your purchases from the market. 
The Old Stable Gallery
Jonathon Sant will be exhibiting in our Old Stable Gallery during July. Jonathon will be showing a range of paintings on canvas and reclaimed timber. A range of Jonathon Sant’s greetings cards are on sale in the TIC depicting scenes of Leominster and local villages.

Council and Committee Meetings
Meetings take place at 7pm at the Town Council Offices at 11 Corn Square, Leominster, unless otherwise indicated. The Council Chamber is located on the second floor – lift access is available for those who need it.
July 2019 Meetings
Monday 8th – Planning & Highways Committee 
Monday 15th – Environment & Services Committee
Wednesday 24th – 11.30am Communications & Events Committee
Monday 29th – 6pm Planning & Highways Committee
Monday 29th – 7pm Full Council


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