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.
High St Heritage Action Zone Fund
In July 2019 Leominster Town Council worked in partnership with Herefordshire Council to submit an Expression of Interest to the High Street Heritage Action Zone Fund, which aims to renew and reshape town centres and high streets. Over 85 local businesses and organisations submitted letters of support for the application.
The list of successful high streets was announced on 14 September 2019 and we are delighted to announce that Leominster was selected as one of 69 high streets across England to receive a share of the £95 million fund. Delivery plans will be worked up over the next 4 months, with the funded schemes beginning in April 2020. Leominster Town Council will be working with Herefordshire Council and Historic England to develop the Leominster project, in collaboration with local businesses, residents and community groups. Further details will be announced as soon as they are available, but in the meantime we would like to thank all those who supported the initial Expression of Interest application. This is a significant investment in Leominster’s historic town centre and we look forward to taking this exciting project forward!
Barons Cross Advice Surgeries
Leominster Town Council are working alongside Stonewater, West Mercia Police - Safer Neighbourhood Team, Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), Leominster Children’s Centre, Marches Family Network and other support organisations to provide monthly drop-in surgeries at the Barons Cross Community Centre.
We know that it isn’t always easy for residents to access services in the centre of town, so these surgeries are a great opportunity to speak to a number of different organisations, to ask questions and to seek advice. No appointments are needed, as this is a drop-in service. If you need to speak confidentially, then we will have areas set up for this.
These surgeries will be held every month from 1pm until 3pm at the Barons Cross Community Room. The dates for the remaining 2019 surgeries are as follows:
18th September 2019
16th October 2019
13th November 2019
11th December 2019
Appointments with CAB are also available every second Wednesday at the Town Council Offices (11 Corn Square), funded by Leominster Town Council. Bookings can be made by phoning CAB’s Adviceline on 03444 99 11 00. The Adviceline is open Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm.
The Town Council is recruiting! For further information following this link.
Servants Quarters Holiday Flat
The Holiday Flat is now available to book. Further details can be found here or by visiting the Tourist Information Centre in Corn Square.
Originally the servants’ quarters of an impressive historic house set in the town centre at number 11, Corn Square, the two storey apartment is now available, as a self-catering unit, to book through the Tourist Information Centre.
Expertly restored to its former Edwardian glory, complete with servants’ bells and a fully equipped retro kitchen, the apartment sleeps four in genuine Edwardian brass beds. Furniture and fittings were extensively supplied from the many well-known antique shops of Leominster that often feature on television programmes such as ‘Bargain Hunt’ and ‘Antiques Road Trip’.
Although integral to the Town Council offices and Tourist Information Centre, the apartment has its own front door on to the Square, right in the heart of the town centre. A five-minute walk from the train station, and even closer to the bus station, the accommodation would suit a small family, as well as walkers and heritage enthusiasts.
Recent visitors commented that the Servants Quarters felt ‘Just like my Grandmother’s home, it was wonderful, like going back in time. The attention to detail is truly inspired.’
To view or book the apartment call in to the Tourist Information Centre or call on 01568 616460. Prices start from £80 per night.
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.
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
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-4:30pm, 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.