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Ludlow Town Council

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 Community Statement for Ludlow


 Pulling Together Ludlow (PTL) is a community network, set up specifically to support the Ludlow community through the Covid 19 emergency


PTL is made up of a coalition of organisations including Hands Together Ludlow (HTL), the local GP practices, and community volunteer networks.  Together, we provide the coordination that brings together a comprehensive network of support for families and individuals.


To find out more about how we can help you, or you can help your community, please visit our website, pullingtogetherludlow.org.uk, follow us @pullingtogetherludlow  or telephone our seven day a week (09.00- 17.00)  dedicated helpline on 01584 817250. Our services will evolve and develop in these uncertain times so checking for regular updates is advised. 


How you can help your community: 
This is the time to help others and help your community.  Please phone the hotline number of 01584 817250 or email
ludlowcovid19volunteers@gmail.com to find out about the variety of ways in which you can support your community through Pulling Together Ludlow, either with your time (eg delivering prescriptions or making ‘phone calls) or a financial contribution. 


How you can ask for help from Pulling Together Ludlow:
If you or anyone you know cannot be helped by friends, family or neighbours and need assistance please call our dedicated helpline 01584 817250, open every day 09.00-17.00.  As of 25thMarch we are offering a wide range of support including:


  • Home food delivery due to illness  or through self-isolation
  • Delivering lunchtime meals to children receiving free school meals
  • Delivering prescriptions in line with local pharmacy guidelines
  • Essential pet services such as emergency dog walking
  • Telephone befriending and checking on those alone.

 Pulling Together Ludlow is working under Hands Together Ludlow, a Registered Charity (No. 1171979).  All press enquiries should be directed to press@pullingtogetherludlow.org.uk



Nominate them for a civic award!

There are 3 categories:-

People over 18

People under 18

Community Groups


To download the nomination form please click here and download the criteria please click here or contact  Gina Wilding, Town Clerk, Ludlow Town Council, The Guildhall, Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AZ.  Tel 01584 871970 or email : - assistant@ludlow.gov.uk


Closing date for nominations is 12.30 pm on Wednesday 29th April 2020

Awards will be presented at a future Council meeting to be advised.



Monday 9th March was Commonwealth Day 2020.

 The Queen has released her Commonwealth Message.

“On Commonwealth occasions, it is always inspiring to be reminded of the
diversity of the people and countries that make up our worldwide family. We are
made aware of the many associations and influences that combine through
Commonwealth connection, helping us to imagine and deliver a common future
“This is particularly striking when we see people from nations, large and small,
gathering for the Commonwealth Games, for meetings of Commonwealth governments, and on Commonwealth Day. Such a blend of traditions serves to make us stronger, individually and collectively, by providing the ingredients needed for social, political and economic resilience.

“Throughout my life, I have had the opportunity to see and hear how
membership of the Commonwealth family means so much to those living in all parts
of the world, often in places that are quite remote. Advances in technology and
modern media have now enabled many more people to witness and enjoy – with
remarkable immediacy – this experience of Commonwealth connection, in areas such
as education, medicine and conservation.

“Looking to the future, this connectivity means we are also aware, perhaps as
never before, that wherever we live, our choices and actions affect the well-being of people and communities living far away, and in very different circumstances. For many, this awareness awakens a desire to employ our planet’s natural resources with greater care, and it is encouraging to see how the countries of the Commonwealth continue to devise new ways of working together to achieve prosperity, whilst protecting our planet.

“As members of this very special community, on this Commonwealth Day, I hope that the people and countries of the Commonwealth will be inspired by all that we share and move forward with fresh resolve to enhance the Commonwealth’s influence for good in our world.”

On Monday, Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and The Earl and Countess of Wessex will attend the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.




Funding can be for direct and indirect affects of flooding - follow link to find out more




Project Support Grants

Are you an organisation in Ludlow and does your work directly benefit the local community?

Did you know that you may be eligible for a Project Support Grant?

Ludlow Town Council has a small budget to support local community projects. Grant applications for amounts of £300 or less are considered at Full Council Meetings.

To view the criteria and to download an application form please visit https://tinyurl.com/y7q8mcgs or email assistant@ludlow.gov.uk






It has come to our attention there are social media posts relating to one of our out-of-hours bases being closed due to a case of suspected coronavirus. This is INCORRECT and we would ask people to please act responsibly when posting comments on social media. Information for people with symptoms who have recently traveled to affected areas, or who have been in contact with people with confirmed coronavirus can be checked using the symptom checker at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 - if you require medical assessment please call NHS 111 in the first instance



Government advice for coronavirus:




A detailed planning application has been submitted to Shropshire Council for a supermarket at Rocks Green comprising of 21,000 sq ft of retail space dedicated to food, along with a petrol filling station with three pumps.

The application is subject to public consultation.


Click on link for plans:





Great news - Shropshire Council has now agreed to free park and ride travel on Minsterley Buses (722) for all Thursdays in March.

As Unitary Cllr Andy Boddington said, ‘Thursday is a great market day. On 12 March and 26 March, we have Local to Ludlow markets.

Our everyday markets are also great.’


Find out more about Ludlow’s Park &!Ride https://shropshire.gov.uk/…/park-and-…/park-and-ride-ludlow/




 Flooding updates

Please follow link for flooding updates on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LudlowTownCouncil/; and also visit

Shropshire Council's website https://shropshire.gov.uk/drainage-and-flooding/storm-dennis/ 

The next Council meeting is:- 


 Meeting dates for our three committees and Full Council can be found here

Minutes from all committees and Full Council can be found here


Recording of Meetings

The right to record, film and to broadcast meetings of the Town Council, its Committees and Sub-Committees is established under the Openness of Local Government Regulations 2014.  This is in addition to the rights of the press and public to attend such meetings.


Ludlow Town Council is committed to being open and transparent in the way it conducts its decision making.  For the purpose of this policy the term “record” means any form of audio, visual or electronic recording.  Such recording is permitted under the lawful direction of the Town Council. 


The Town Council understands that some members of the public attending its meetings may not wish to be recorded and the Chairman of the meeting will facilitate this by ensuring that any such request will be respected by those making a recording.  Any member of the public who does not wish to be recorded should make this known to the Clerk or the Chairman prior to the commencement of the meeting.


Please click here for the full Guidance & Policy Procedure 


Flooding in Ludlow

Shropshire Council Website has a page providing updates on Storm Dennis - https://shropshire.gov.uk/drainage-and-flooding/storm-dennis/ 


If you are affected by flooding in Ludlow and in need accommodation, please contact  Shropshire Council on 0345 6789005 or email housing.options@shropshire.gov.uk   Thank you.


If people have accommodation to offer, then an email with details of the type of accommodation, and the length of time that the accommodation will be available should be sent to: customer.servcies@ludlow.gov.uk


A database will be compiled and passed to the relevant agencies so that help can be made available if needed.  Thank you to everyone for their support.   


if you know of anyone who needs assistance, please contact townclerk@ludlow.gov.uk and we help to put them in contact with the appropriate agencies. 


Please click on the image to download a copy! Printed copies also available from the Guildhall offices and Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross

Please click here to view a larger version

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018 /19

Annual Return 2018 / 19

External Auditors Report

Click here to view Ludlow Town Council's Annual Governance and Accounting Return for the financial year 2018 /19



Ludlow is a Fairtrade Town


Summer Buttercross Bulletin OUT NOW! Click HERE for full edition.




                             HOW TO CONTACT US:-


THE OFFICE NUMBER 01584 871970

 Click here for the contact details of the Town Clerk
or other appropriate member of staff


07854 432805


07971 798131

OR 07487 538356

OR 07800 555738

 For Council Tax, Waste collections, parking or Street Lights

please call Shropshire Council

on 0345 678 9000




    Annual Report for 2018-2019

Click here to read the annual report for 2018-2019




 Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross

  Open Every Week.

Friday 10-4pm, Saturday 10-4pm, Sunday 10-4pm.

Adults: £1

Children: 50p

Under-fives: free


Follow the link to The Friends of Ludlow Museum Website



The Mayor's Charities for 2019-20 are:

Ludlow Food Bank


Pricklebum's Hedgehog Rescue





Response to Shropshire Council's Local Plan Review Preferred Sites Consultation

Ludlow Town Council would like to make the following suggestions for changes to site allocations in Ludlow.

In the area of LUD052, there are significant opportunities to improve the access to residential and business areas. 

With reference to the hatched area current allocated as existing mixed use by the Sheet, this area should be reallocated as residential land to support the development of the existing housing at the Sheet.   Ludlow Town Council would also like to see a roundabout created at the point that the road forks. 

The area of the proposed employment site LUD052 should be extended in a block along the edge of the A49, which would create up to an extra 4 hectares of employment land.   A roundabout should be created on the A49 to serve access to the existing Foldgate Lane housing allocation and the extended LUD 052 site. 

Ludlow Town Council believes that the town needs to attract more employment opportunities to support the 1,000 extra properties that Shropshire Council has allocated for Ludlow.  Working from the premise that one hectare of land will support employment for 100 people, there is a disparity between 1000 new homes, which could equate to up to 2,000 adults seeking employment, and only 11 hectares of employment land is currently allocated to Ludlow.   Ludlow will need to attract and keep a younger population to ensure the town thrives in the future, which means there needs to be sufficient employment land available, and the sustained and planned impetus from Shropshire Council to help attract employers. 

Significant need for actively generating business opportunities

Employment opportunity and economic growth are the driver that will fulfil Ludlow’s planned housing growth. At present the significant new employment opportunities are being created 30 plus miles from Ludlow – this needs to change. The A49 needs to be developed as a corridor for economic growth. 

The issues faced by the south of the county in terms of much lower levels of industrial development than the east and north of the county, need to be recognised, and the solutions to these problems need to become the planning and economic focus of Shropshire Council in the south of the county.  

Ludlow needs the right sort of housing for the right reasons

Ludlow is heritage rich, and people will pay considerable amounts to buy into the historic environment / properties.   However, ill-advised builders think that because people will spend large amounts on beautiful period homes, there is a market for ‘run of the mill’ expensive new homes in Ludlow, which is completely missing the point of the attractiveness of Ludlow.   

It is also the case that whilst there are over 500 listed properties in Ludlow, there are not enough historic properties to accommodate everyone, and the income levels of the majority of people who live and work in Ludlow will not stretch to affording a period property, so there is a significant need for affordable housing for those on typical rural economy wages, and also a need for a supply of mid-range well-designed modern housing to ensure that Ludlow continues to thrive as a market town. 

Ludlow currently has a significant aging population, and whilst there is a need to support young families and offer them the right sort of housing, it is also revealing to understand that in a survey of estate agents by Ludlow Town Council the most desired type of property were bungalows, but no new bungalows are being built in Ludlow.

Ludlow is a town on the border of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Wales.  Historically border towns are at risk of poor impetus for development from the planning authority.  Ludlow Town Council asks Shropshire Council for assurances that Ludlow will be adequately supported within Shropshire’s planning and economic growth strategies, policies and initiatives.   

Ludlow Town Council appreciates that the majority of residential and business development land is in Ludford Parish.  However, the future prosperity and development of the town must be considered holistically from a joined up and inclusive perspective.

Ludlow is a beautiful town and an asset for Shropshire, and Ludlow Town Council want to work with Shropshire Council to create opportunities that support the future prosperity of Ludlow.   Currently, employment prospects are not growing in Ludlow, and in the past 11 years, no significant new employers have moved into Ludlow.

Our town needs to be made attractive to new employers, and also retain its unique heritage appeal.  Ludlow Town Council wishes to work with Shropshire Council to find the best ways to achieve positive long term outcomes for Ludlow. 

For further information visit: https://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/local-plan-review-preferred-sites-consultation/


Ludlow Town Council Budget 2019/ 20

Please click here for more information 


Ludlow Town Council would like to thank residents for taking part in our budget consultation in recent years. 


Last year, we were pleased to hear that residents supported safeguarding Ludlow’s play areas, and we have made provision in the budget, and are in the process of negotiating the transfer with Shropshire Council. 


In the last few years, Ludlow Town Council has focused on strengthening its the finances to enable the process of change.   Recent changes have included opening Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross in 2016, refurbishment works to the Guildhall in 2017 /18, progressing the works to the Town Walls, and supporting local bus services.  Future changes include taking on twelve play areas from Shropshire Council, and supporting a sustainable future for Visitor Information Services.  However, Ludlow Town Council understands that continual increases to Council Tax is unsustainable. 

Ludlow Town Council is committed to no Council Tax increase in 2019/20. 




Click HERE for Ludlow Town Council's Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy

 Ludlow Town Council's Response to
Shropshire Council's Parking Strategy Decisions
click here

A new Ludlow Community Led Plan is being developed

 LUDLOW NOW …. LUDLOW NEXT …. click this link for more info

Ludlow’s residents and businesses are going to have the opportunity to shape the future of their town and have a say in how it operates for the next five years under the new Community-Led Plan!










Contact Walking Co-Ordinator Helen Foxall 01743 255059




For regular updates from Ludlow Museum @ The Buttercross

please follow the link below







 Linney Riverside Park
River Teme Levels - click on link


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      The historic market town of Ludlow is celebrated for its distinctive individual charm. Ludlow Town Council (LTC) is proud to be actively involved development of Ludlow for the benefit of residents and visitors. 

Ludlow still retains elements of its original medieval layout and has nearly five hundred listed buildings. Arguably, the most famous is the magnificently preserved ruin of Ludlow Castle dating from 1085. 


The majority of services in Shropshire and Ludlow are provided by:

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General Enquires - 0345 678 9000

On 1 April 2009 Shropshire became a unitary authority called  Shropshire Council, which assumed responsibility for all services previously provided by district councils and county county.

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