WELCOME TO THE LEOMINSTER TOWN COUNCIL'S WEBSITE
Welcome to our website which we hope you find useful and informative. The Town Council is working towards ensuring full transparency by providing as much information as possible to residents and visitors on all aspects of the work and services the Town Council undertakes and provides. Within the site you can download the complete agendas and minutes of all Council meetings and we are currently updating our finance and policy section.
Environmental Update - 12th June 2019
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.
Please see the notice of vacancy below:
Police 101 Reporting
It is really important that local residents report any suspicious incidents, thefts or any anti-social behaviour that they see so that they can be logged officially on the police systems. It may be that it is not necessary to deploy an officer to the incident, but it will still be recorded so that all local officers are aware. The incident may seem minor to you, but it may be part of a bigger picture of raised concerns for a specific area that we are already dealing with.
The correct number to contact us on is:
999 for life threatening/changing incidents, 101 for all other police, non-emergencies. The safer neighbourhood teams email addresses and mobile phone numbers should only be used for local police enquiries and not to report incidents
Leominster Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
The NDP for the Leominster Area received a positive referendum result following the Referendum that took place on 28th February 2019. The result of the Referendum was as follows:
Yes – 1282 votes / 85.5%
No – 218 votes / 14.5%
An official copy of the Declaration of Result of Poll has been put up outside the Tourist Information Office
This means that the NDP will have full weight from 1st March 2019. However, it will take about a month for the plan to be formally adopted as part of the statutory development plan by Herefordshire Council
This issue features articles on our exciting upcoming LEGO Brick History exhibition, support for parents, developments to encourage economic growth, our joint campaign with Wye Valley NHS Trust to encourage the return of medical equipment and the success of a recent council takeover day involving local young people. Our centre pages this issue provide a guide to Council Tax.
Herefordshire Now is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/news/herefordshirenow
Consent Privacy Notice
Please note that Leominster Town Council is updating the way it collects personal data as part of the General Data Protection Regulations and the Data Protection Act 2018 which came into force on 25th May 2018. If you have previously signed up to the Website you will need to do so again as we have deleted all contact information. If you wish to sign up to receive updates and electronic newsletters please read the following privacy notice first:
Leominster Town Council is the Data Controller under the new data protection law and will use the information you provide on the website to send you information about the activities of the Town Council.
The legal basis for processing this data is your consent to do so. Our contact details for any queries is Leominster Town Council, 11 Corn Square, Leominster HR6 8YP. We will keep your data for three years and your information will not be shared.
Individuals have a number of rights under data protection law, including the right to request their information. You also have a right to make a complaint about our handling of your personal data to the Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk/ Information you provide will only be used for the stated purpose. Further information about the processing of your data can be found by following this link.
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We may contact you to keep you informed about what is going on in the Council‘s area including news, events, meetings and activities. These communications may also sometimes appear on our website, or in printed or electronic form including social media.
Town Council Offices
The Town Council Offices and Leominster Tourism Information Centre are located at 11 Corn Square in Leominster. The Tourist Information Centre is located on the ground floor and is open 9:30am-4pm, Mon-Sat. The Town Council Offices (also located on the ground floor) are open for public enquiries from 9:30am-1pm, with meetings outside these hours available by appointment.
Formal meetings of the Town Council take place in the Council Chamber on the first floor. Many of these meetings are open to the public, for further details please visit our Agendas and Minutes page.
Leominster Area Neighbourhood Plan
The Neighbourhood Plan is currently awaiting Examination following an additional public consultation. Further information can be found by following this link.