ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
The Annual Town meeting is a meeting of electors and not a Town Council meeting but is usually arranged by the Town Council and chaired by the Mayor. This year's meeting took place on Wednesday 24th May at 7.00pm in the Old Police Station and included a presentation of the Civic Awards for the year to 31st March 2023, as nominated by members of the public and others. A full report on the meeting can be found on the relevant page of this website by clicking here.
LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS
On 4th May 2023 local elections were held in Herefordshire to elect/re-elect Town Councillors for Kington Town Council and councillors for Herefordshire Council. For the Town Council, there were fewer nominations than seats so all those nominated were elected uncontested, leaving three seats vacant. At the annual meeting of the town council which was held on Monday 15th May, we welcomed Cllr. Nicki Cornish, Cllr. Alan Dixon and Cllr. Kim Greig to the town Council.
Community groups working in and for the benefit of the residents of Kington can now apply for funding to help with their work. Applications need to be made to the Town Clerk on the form which can be found on the Grants page of this website or from the Town Clerk (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07483 914 485) . The deadline for submission of forms for the current round of community grants is Friday 23rd June 2023
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