Green Spaces

Leominster in Bloom
After the success of being awarded a Gold for the Heart of England In Bloom Campaign, planters have been emptied and either stored for next year or replanted with Winter colour. Plans are being made, ready for next years’ campaign, and are already gathering momentum with input from lots of Community groups within the Town, that make for exciting times ahead! Watch this space….

Public Right of Way Maintenance
The Town Council has a small budget, from the Herefordshire Council P3 (Parish Path Partnership) scheme, 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 or 01568 611734.

Grit and Salt
The Town Council has a limited supply of 25kg bags of grit/salt to give away to organisations. If you think that your organisation would benefit from this, please get in touch on the email above. Free delivery available.

Ginhall Green
Now that the grass cutting season is coming to an end, it is time to commence work on hedges and paths at Ginhall Green. Two new picnic benches will be installed and the trees in the orchard will receive some additional pruning and staking. We have had several cases of green waste fly tipping, which creates a fire hazard and can pollute the soil. Removal of this waste can impact on the limited resources that the Town Council have, so please deposit this garden waste at the recycling centre on Bridge Street, where it can be recycled into soil conditioner.

11 Corn Square Garden
Work is now underway to landscape the garden behind our new offices at 11 Corn Square to create a Community Garden. It has been cleared of brambles and re-seeded, ready to have design plans implemented for picnic seating, a small stage, event patio and borders - including a Community food border.

We still have a small number of allotment plots available, with rent starting at £25 per year for a ¼ plot. For more details, please email or contact 01568 611734.

New Litter Bins
We have installed 3 new bins at The Grange to replace the corroded ones that were already there when the green space was transferred from Herefordshire Council. Four additional bins are currently being installed on Ginhall Green and 2 more will replace damaged bins in the Priory Grounds. It is hoped that we can also gain funding for recycling bins on Sydonia and The Grange. Options are currently being investigated.

Julie Debbage - Environmental Services Supervisor.

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