Leominster Town Council Update Sept 2019

The Grange Project

In March-April 2019, public consultation was carried out to determine local residents’ and stakeholders’ views on The Grange open space. The Phase 1 Public Consultation Report sets out the methodology and findings of the public consultation, and is available on the Town Council website. 

Based on the findings of the Phase 1 Consultation, alongside some technical site analysis carried out by the design team, Red Kite developed concept proposals for The Grange. The Phase 2 Consultation, carried out in July 2019, gave local residents and stakeholders the opportunity to provide their feedback on these proposals. Red Kite are now collating the results of the Phase 2 Consultation and finalising the proposals based on the feedback we've received. Leominster Town Council will then use the final masterplan and supporting consultation evidence to apply for the funding required to make these plans a reality. 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to The Grange Project consultation. We hope that the final proposals will provide an exciting, sustainable and resident-led vision for this much-loved open space in the heart of Leominster. 

Updates on the Grange Project are posted on the Town Council website at: https://www.leominstertowncouncil.gov.uk/Grange-Open-Space.aspx 
For more information, please email townclerk@leominstertowncouncil.gov.uk or telephone the Town Council Offices on 01568 611734.

Roger Albert Clark Rally

Leominster will be hosting this year’s event which will run from Thursday 21st to Monday 25th November 2019. The Rally will commence in Broad Street, Leominster from 4pm on Thursday 21st and finish in Carlisle at 3pm on Monday 25th. There are over 160 entries with scrutineering being undertaken at Brightwells Auctions. Watch out for further updates. For more information on The Roger Albert Clark Rally, please visit www.racrmc.org



The Annual Civic Service
A date for your diaries. The annual Civic Service will be held at The Priory on Sunday 27th October 2019 starting at 10am. All are welcome.

Reduction in Bus Services

A number of reduced local bus services are expected to come into operation as from 2nd September 2019. The services affected include the 401 and 406 Barons Cross circular, the 402, the 403 and the 490. It is expected that these changes will come into force on 2nd September 2019. For further information on these changes, please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk 
To view bus times please visit www.traveline.info

Verging on Wildlife

The Town Council has taken a decision to identify areas that may be suitable to encourage the growth of wildflowers. Areas may include open spaces, verges and any other open ground considered suitable. We are currently carrying out a review of suitable land and would hope to begin implementing this project for the 2020 season. Look out for signage over the winter that will help explain the project and provide background information. 

Christmas Lights

A new lighting scheme will be put in place this year. The Town Council invited tenders from a number of companies and has carried out consultation with pupils at Leominster Primary School. A final decision is expected soon. The 2019 Christmas Lights Switch On event will take place on Saturday 30th November in Corn Square. 

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.

September 2019 Meetings:
Monday 2nd – Finance & General Purposes Committee
Monday 9th – Planning & Highways Committee
Monday 16th – Environment & Services Committee
Weds 18th 11.30am – Communications & Events Committee
Monday 30th – Full Council
The Leominster Food Fayre

The annual Leominster Food Fayre takes place in Corn Square on Saturday 7th September. Over 30 local food, drink and craft producers will be selling their wares between 10am and 4pm. Free children’s activities will be held in the TIC’s Secret Garden between 11am and 2pm. The garden is open to all visitors to sit and enjoy their purchases.


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