LEDBURY Town Council will be holding fire on co-opting new councillors until the New Year.

A recommendation was to proceed with the co-options at the next full town council meeting on December 5.

But town clerk, Angela Price said: “It was not resolved to proceed with co-option.

“The council will be reviewing its co-option policy in December with a view of starting the co-option process in the New Year.”

No date for this has been announced.

Ledbury Town Council is currently short of eight town councillors.