RESIDENTS and visitors to Leominster are being asked how they would improve the town centre.

Leominster has receive a share of the government’s £95 million High Streets Heritage Action Zone fund which seeks to breathe new life into high streets that are rich in heritage and potential.

One key area of work is to improve the public realm (streets, pavements, lighting and street furniture) in the centre of town, with a focus on Corn Square.

A £1.1 million investment will help to make the most of Leominster’s potential as a retail area, visitor attraction and events venue for our local community.


Councillor Ellie Chowns, Herefordshire Council’s cabinet member for environment and economy, said: “This exciting investment in the heart of Leominster will help reinvigorate public spaces for visitors, shoppers and the local community – and we’d like to know what you think we should be focussing on.

"What is going to encourage people to visit and spend more time enjoying all that our market town has to offer?

“Whether you live locally and spend lots of time in the town, or just visit occasionally, please take five minutes to let us know how we can make the best use of the funding and what would make the most difference for you.”

The consultation is available on the Herefordshire Council website at or you can share your thoughts in person at Leominster Corn Square Farmers Market on Saturday (May 14) and on Friday, May 27.

Alternatively there will be a live webinar on Monday, May, 16 between 6 and 7pm.

If you would like to attend please register your interest at

The consultation will close on Tuesday, June 21.

Councillor John Rumsey, Leominster Town Council’s mayor, said: “We welcome this much-needed investment for Leominster and strongly encourage all residents and businesses to take part in the consultation.”

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