To protect the public from COVID-19 and to help support official guidelines on social distancing, Leominster Town Council took the decision on 24th March to close all of its play areas until further notice. Open spaces remain available for exercise purposes, however we ask that these are used responsibly and in keeping with government restrictions on group gatherings. The Council’s Environmental Team will be undertaking minimal maintenance on the open space areas, to ensure that they remain safe for use while also taking all possible measures to minimise risk to both residents and staff.
Verges and Green Spaces
The Town Council maintains verges and open spaces throughout Leominster, under licence from Herefordshire Council. Maintenance of these spaces during the summer months (April-October) includes: litter picking, mowing the grass, strimming verge edges, and blowing debris off footways and carriage ways. During the winter months, when mowing is no longer required, our operatives focus on trimming hedges and removing debris from trees.
The Town Council are grateful for a grant of £10,000 from Herefordshire Council's Public Green Spaces Community Grant Scheme, which has helped to fund the equipment required to maintain Leominster's verges and green spaces.
Public Right of Way Maintenance
The Town Council has a small budget, to strim and clear footpaths in order to maintain access and to replace the infrastructure. For example, replace gates, install kissing gates, repair stiles and finger posts. We have an active volunteer footpath group that feed back any issues through the Parish Footpath Officer, but as we have 105.7km of Public Rights of Way in the Parish, we would welcome reports from walkers on overgrown paths, obstructions, defective equipment etc. Please report on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01568 611734.