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Community Consultation

As an elected Town Council, we feel strongly about the importance of consultation and are committed to encouraging local engagement at all available opportunities.

We also consult on a range of other town projects and initiatives. Your views are important to us and we appreciate you taking the time to share them with us.

Leominster Town Council Budget Consultation 2023/24

Leominster Town Council is working on its budget for 2023/24, ahead of setting our precept for the coming financial year. The precept is the town council’s share of the council tax that is collected by Herefordshire Council.

This is a short survey to help councillors set priorities and actions for the coming year. Your views are important to us and we appreciate you taking the time to share them with us. You can enter your contact details at the end of this survey for a chance to win a prize hamper from the Leominster Tourist Information Centre. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LTCbudget2023-24

The consultation will run from 7th September – 19th October 2022 and the dates for public engagement events are:

  • Farmers Market, Corn Square, Leominster 9.30am – 12noon 10th September 2022
  • Friday Market, Corn Square, Leominster 10am – 12noon 23rd September 2022

If you require a copy of this survey in an alternative format, then please contact us by phone on 01568 611734.

Leominster Conservation Area Review

Did you know, Leominster’s town centre was designated a conservation area in 1969? Conservation areas recognise and value the buildings and features that make historic locations, like Leominster, so uniquely significant.

These areas need regular review to ensure that suitable plans can be put in place for their management and protection. Conservation area reviews inform future development and investments, ensuring that they preserve and complement the character of the local area.

Thanks to HSHAZ funding, an up-to-date Conservation Area Assessment has been produced for Leominster. Leominster’s townscape and architecture have been professionally surveyed and the boundaries of the current conservation area have been reviewed.

The Conservation Area Assessment report describes the archaeology, built heritage and natural environment that give our town its distinctive character and identity. Once finalised, the findings of the report will be made available to all those who are keen to learn more about heritage in the heart of Leominster.

A public consultation on the Conservation Area Assessment will begin on 15th August 2022 and will run until 26th September 2022.

To find out more about the Leominster Conservation Area Assessment consultation, use the link below to visit the Herefordshire Council website:

https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/history-lives/high-street-heritage-action-zone

 

Leominster Public Realm Consultation

Leominster is one of a number of high streets in England to receive a share of the government’s £95 million High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Fund, which seeks to breathe new life into high streets that are rich in heritage and potential. Until March 2024, Herefordshire Council and Leominster Town Council will be working in partnership with residents, businesses and community groups to deliver a range of projects, agreed with Historic England, that aim to renew and rejuvenate Leominster’s High Street and conservation area.

One element of this work will improve public spaces (public realm) in the town, with a focus on Corn Square. HSHAZ investment will help to make the most of the potential of Leominster’s Historic heart as a retail area, visitor attraction, and events venue for our local community. Improvements to roads and pavements are needed to improve the look of our town centre and ensure that it is accessible for all residents and visitors.

To help us understand the views of local residents and businesses, the Leominster HSHAZ delivery team are undertaking a six-week public consultation on how the public spaces in the town can be improved. Full project details, a video briefing and an online survey are available at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/leominsterhaz

The consultation has now closed.

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Leominster Town Council 2022/23 Budget Consultation

We would like to thank all those who contributed to our annual budget consultation, which took place at the end of last year. The consultation responses were analysed and the results helped to inform decisions on spending and services in the Town Council’s 2022/23 budget.

Leominster Town Council 2021/22 Budget Consultation

We would like to thank all those who contributed to our annual budget consultation, which took place at the end of last year. The consultation responses were analysed and the results helped to inform decisions on spending and services in the Town Council’s 2021/22 budget.

The Town Council services rated most highly by consultation respondents included: markets, allotments, Christmas lights and emergency response (flooding, COVID-19), grass cutting and maintenance on open spaces, and street cleaning in the town centre. Three of the items highlighted as being most in need of improvement (Central toilets, Grange toilets, Grange play area) are all projects that have already been included in the Town Council’s current capital projects programme.

Survey respondents identified the following Town Council services as being of the highest priority: street cleaning within the town centre, maintaining and cleaning public toilets in Central car park and on the Grange, maintaining important public footpaths in and around the town, and maintaining Town Council play areas. The Town Council will continue to invest in these important services in the 2021/22 financial year, while also incorporating feedback received through the consultation survey responses.

You can download a more detailed summary of the 2021/22 Budget Consultation results via the link below:

Leominster Town Council Budget Consultation 2021/22

To request a copy of the consultation results in hard copy or large print, please contact us by phone (on 01568 611734) or speak to us in person at the Town Council Offices at 11 Corn Square.