Kington Town Council is committed to engaging as widely as possible with local residents, organisations and businesses. It recognises the importance of full engagement with the community it has been elected to represent and to ensure that it takes account of all community interests in the decisions and representations that it makes.
There is a Community Engagement Strategy - click HERE
for more information.
A key area for community engagement at present is the development of the Neighbourhood Plan
A number of consultation events have taken place over the past year, on a range of key topics including housing provision, transport and the environment. The Neighbourhood Plan is building on the work that was undertaken for the Kington Local Area Plan
, which also identified issues which go beyond the planning focus of the Neighbourhood Plan.
A wide range of methods were used during this process, including meetings, focus groups, Planning for Real and surveys. Kington Town Council is using the results of the public consultations during the KLAP process to assist in formulating its 4 year strategy.
The Kington Centre
Other consultations that have taken place in the past year include a workshop on the development of the Kington Centre (The Library) as a pilot project for Herefordshire Council on extending the scope of libraries to play a wider role in the well-being of the community. (Click HERE
to read the report from a seminar of local groups and representatives held on 20 March 2015). This innovative initiative, which is a partnership between the Town Council and Herefordshire Council, demonstrates the Town Council’s response to widespread concerns in the town about the possible loss of the library as a result of Herefordshire Council’s budget cuts.
Kington Library - Not only books and CD's
Kington Library offers lots of other activities of which many people are unaware. The Library is looking for local users who value the library and who could form a *Users Group. This group would support the library management, suggest facilities that the community would like provided and also help with library related activities.
If you are interested and have lots of ideas, then contact Zandra 01432 260 600
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org