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Welcome to Kington Town Council

NEWS

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

A reminder that the Annual Town meeting will take place on Wednesday 22nd May at 7.00pm in the Old Police Station, Market Hall Street.  Further information about the Town Meeting can be found on the Public Meetings page or by clicking on the link HERE

 

HEREFORDSHIRE DRAFT LOCAL PLAN 2021-2024 (REGULATION 18) CONSULTATION

From 25th March 2024 to 20th May 2024 Herefordshire Council are consulting on the draft Local Plan which highlights Planning Policies for the county and includes policies for the market towns, including Kington.  This is an important document and this is your chance to have your say on future growth in Herefordshire until 2041.  Go to https://hlp.commonplace.is/ for further information.

The Town Council held an additional meeting on Monday 22nd April 2024 to consider it's own responses to the consultation.  

It is important to note that the town council response to the consultation carries no more weight than any individual's comments/observations.  It is therefore important that members of the public submit their own responses to the consultation via the website as detailed above.   

 

CASUAL VACANCY

Following the co-option of Cllr. Bishop, the Town Council  has one remaining vacancy to serve our community as Town Councillor.  Appropriate notices have been displayed and no request made by residents for an election so the Town Council is now able to fill that vacancy by co-option.   If you think you might be interested in serving your community as a town councillor, please let the Town Clerk know as soon as possible.   There is more information on our Vacancies page.


 



EXAMPLES OF TOWN COUNCIL WORK

Provides financial support to Festivals, Exhibitions and Events throughout the year, including funding the Festivals brochure which is distributed widely throughout the country and beyond.

Has obtained  funding for the benefit of local businesses and residents including managing and funding a shop front grant scheme, creation of a town walking map, funding for planters and flower displays throughout the town, offers grants to local community groups, owns and manages the Recreation Ground through Kington Recreation Ground Trust, submits comments on planning applications within the town, maintains the churchyard at St. Mary's Church, supports the local footpath network, funds and provides decorations through the town at Christmas, works with and through other organisations in the town to represent the views of local people particularly in relation to the services provided by and through Herefordshire Council such as working with Herefordshire on the Kington Economic Development Plan and the Kington Travel Survey and operates a civic award scheme to recognise the efforts of local residents working for the benefit of local people.

 Has worked with Herefordshire Council to obtain funding and manage resurfacing of the High Street and pavements 

 

 

 

Opening times and dates of Full Council Meetings

Next meeting of the Full Council

The next ordinary meeting of Full Council is scheduled for Monday 3rd June 2024 at 7.00pm at the Old Police Station, Market Hall Street, Kington.   Agendas and supporting papers will appear on our Council Business page approximately 3 clear days before the meeting.

There will also be an additional meeting on Monday 20th May 2024 at 5.30pm for a one item agenda to approve an course of action that is urgent.  Please see the meetings page for more information.   

Occasionally additional meetings are necessary to make decisions on matters which are urgent.  These are always announced on this website and on notice boards in the Town.  Please check these for further information.

Members of the public are warmly invited to join us for all meetings.  Details can be found on the meetings page of this website

Thank you

 

Click HERE to be taken to the page for Full Council and Committee meeting dates

THE TOWN COUNCIL OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO CASUAL VISITORS IN THE INTERESTS OF STAFF, VISITOR AND COUNCILLOR SAFETY.  PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SPEAK TO THE CLERK OR A STAFF MEMBER SO THAT WE CAN ENSURE WE ARE ABLE TO MEET WITH YOU AND AVOID AN UNNECESSARY JOURNEY FOR YOU.  YOU CAN CONTACT US ON TELEPHONE 01544 239098 OR THE MOBILE 07483 914 485 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE.  ALTERNATIVELY, PLEASE EMAIL CLERK@KINGTONTOWNCOUNCIL.GOV.UK


 

TALK COMMUNITY

 Go to www.talkcommunitydirectory.org for

  information available about Talk Community Services available through Herefordshire Council.