Welcome to 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.
Market Officers Statement
After a considerable amount of liaison and discussion between the Town Council, the Market Officer and traders, in consultation with the most recent government guidelines, it has been decided that the Friday Market will re-open on 15th May.
There will be a maximum of four traders present, selling essential items only: Fresh Fish and Seafood, Fresh Vegetables and Fruit, Cheese, Eggs, Bacon and Pies and Pet Supplies. These traders are permitted to trade in open markets as per the COVID 19 Emergency regulations. We are very fortunate that our traders have been operating in other markets during the emergency and are well versed in safe operating.
Each stall holder will have in place a managed queuing system. It cannot be stressed enough that social distancing will be vital and customers are asked to observe the 2-metre rule at all times when on the market. The Market Officer will be on site throughout the day and the Police and Herefordshire Council Officers will be visiting regularly. The health and well-being of customers and traders in this difficult time is paramount to Leominster Town Council and we will closely monitor the latest government advice as the situation continues to develop.
There has been a market in Corn Square for over 450 years on a Friday and it is the sincere hope of the Town Council that a safe and high quality market can now resume and the long tradition continue for many years to come.
For the latest, up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please visit the following websites:
For further information on local responses to the Coronavirus, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 information page.
NET Coronavirus Appeal Support
Leominster Town Council would like to thank Herefordshire Community Foundation for supporting the Leominster COVID-19 Community Response Scheme with funding from the NET Coronavirus Appeal. This funding will enable us to purchase the software we need to develop a central volunteer database, allowing us to effectively connect those who are vulnerable and self-isolating to the vital support that they need during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Support for Businesses Affected By COVID-19
Herefordshire Council’s Economic Development Team delivers a service called the Marches Growth Hub Herefordshire. This online service offers FREE support services for all local businesses. There are a number of government supported initiatives that can potentially help businesses through this unprecedented time of uncertainty.
If you are a business wishing to have further information on Covid-19 then the details of the local support are available on the Marches Growth Hub Website - https://www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk/advice-and-support/coronavirus-information-for-businesses/
Alternatively if you wish to discuss with a member of the Economic Development team please contact 01432 261758 or 01432 383633 or email@example.com
Leominster Town Council is keeping up to date with the fast-moving government guidance to keep staff and members of the public safe. With this in mind the Council have decided to send out invoices and collect allotment rent at a later date, probably after the summer, depending on developments.
Please be aware if using the allotments, that the gate, toilet and community shed may be areas where you may wish to take extra precautions as everyone will be touching them.Closure as a precaution against the spread of covid-19 may be advised in the future. We will keep you updated.