Old Police Station, Market Hall St, Kington, HR5 3DP
01544 239098
clerk@kingtontowncouncil.gov.uk


CURRENT ISSUES 

1 - Local Bus Service under threat 

Evening bus services 461: 7.30pm Kington to Hereford and 8.45pm Hereford to Kington.
  
There is a possibility that these services might be withdrawn. 
We are trying to find out how well-used these services are and how important they are to the people who use them.  Please click HEREto be taken to a brief questionnaire (only 3 questions) about these bus services.  There are also copies of the questionnaire in the Library, Tom Bounds, Border Bean and the Opticians.

2 - The increasing problem with dog fouling  
An unpleasant subject but one which cannot avoid at the moment - literally.
Click HERE to be taken to some information about our recent discussions



 

 For details of our Councillors please go to the 'Kington's Councillors'
tab 
on the left-hand menu.

Welcome to the Town Council website 

 There is a variety of information under the headings in the left-hand menu on this page. 
Click on the headings to find what you are looking for.

For information about specific council business, including meetings of the Recreation Ground Trust, click on the Council information heading at the top of this page. 
To find the meeting you are looking for, click on meeting dates, agendas and minutes in the left-hand menu of the Council information page.  We are open to the public at the following times:  before you visit , please phone to check that we are open as staff are sometimes required to attend meetings or training sessions elsewhere at these times.  

Times when the office is open to the public

Monday: 11 - 1
Tuesday: 3 - 5pm
Friday: 1 - 3pm

Next meeting of the Full Council  
7pm, Monday 7th March
Training Room, Old Police Station, Market Hall Street, Kington. 
Members of the public are warmly invited to attend.

Casual vacancies within the Council

There are two  casual vacancies on Kington Town Council and there has been a call for an election.

If there is only one candidate per position, this candidate will be elected without opposition (an uncontested election).  

If there is more than one candidate, there will be an election for the vacant position/s.
If no candidates come forward, the vacancies will be advertised again***

Please click HERE to be taken to Herefordshire Council's section on elections

Please click
HERE for the official notice of election 

***Unfortunately, as no candidates were nominated, in order that we comply with the law another election will be advertised in due course and the link will be made live again


 Kington Town Council comprises 15 elected Councillors, each elected for four years. The most recent election was held in May 2015. 


Kington elects its Mayor annually:  The current Mayor is Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Banks.

The Council has two deputy Mayors, one being the immediate past Mayor (currently Councillor Bob Widdowson  and the other is the potential Mayor Designate for the next council year (currently Cllr Martin Fitton)

The Full Council meets monthly. These meetings, as all council meetings,  are open to the public: if you are interested in attending, dates and times of meetings are posted on this website and on the notice board outside the Council offices.

In addition to Full Council meetings, there are also regular meetings of the Council's committees: Environment, Services, Planning, Finance. Members of the public are also entitled to attend meetings of these committees. The Council also has a Scrutiny Committee, which oversees the governance and operations of the council. This committee only meets periodically, but again, its meetings are open to the public.

The Council also holds an Annual Town meeting, usually in April or May. This is an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of the Mayor and the Chairpersons of the Town's committees.

The management of Kington Town Council's affairs is the responsibility of the Clerk to the Council, Gwilym Rippon.