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Click here to view Ludlow Town Council's Annual Governance and Accounting Return for the financial year 2018 /19
Preparations have now begun for the Ludlow Calendar of Events 2020.
As in previous years, the printed Calendar will be distributed in Ludlow and across the West Midlands at tourist information offices, shops, visitor attractions and other key locations. A digital versions is also publicised here online.
As well as the usual features including a map of the town centre showing the location landmarks and amenities such as the Market, Castle, St Laurence’s Church, car parks and public toilets, we also featured Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross, and a heritage trail within the Calendar of Events.
If you wish to purchase a calendar entry or advert, please complete the relevant form below and return it to The Guildhall by 25th October 2019. or email email@example.com
There is now a waiting list for Tickets for the Ludlow Residents Senior Citizens' Party - call 01584 871970 to be added to the list.
Ludlow is a Fairtrade Town
Ludlow is a Fairtrade Town
Summer Buttercross Bulletin OUT NOW! Click HERE for full edition.
Unaudited Accounts 2018 / 19
NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL
GOVERNANCE STATMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN
YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH 2019INCLUDING GOVERNANCE STATMENT AND STATEMENTOF ACCOUNTS
HOW TO CONTACT US:-
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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.
Follow the link to The Friends of Ludlow Museum Website
The next Council meeting is:-
Representational Committee - Wednesday 13th November 2019 - 7pm the GuildhallStaffing Committee - Thursday 14th November 2019 - 10.30 am - The Guildhall
Meeting dates for our three committees and Full Council can be found here
at The Guildhall Mill Street Ludlow SY8 1AZ
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
MAYOR'S CHARITY 2019-20
The Mayor's Charities for 2019-20 are:
Ludlow Food Bank
Pricklebum's Hedgehog Rescue
FUNDRAISING EVENTS FOR 2019-20
MAYOR's CHARITY THAI EVENING -
TUESDAY 28th JANUARY 2020
7.00pm for 7.30 pm
Tickets £25 each from The Guildhall or Chang Thai
CHARITY DANCE 8TH FEBRUARY 2020 - LUDLOW ASSEMBLY ROOMS ….. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW
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. For further information visit: https://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/local-plan-review-preferred-sites-consultation/
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
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.
Ludlow Town Council is subject to an annual eternal audit. For the audit of 2017/18, the external auditor is PKF Littlejohn.
Please click here for the Notice of Audit for the financial year 2017 /18 and Right of Inspection
Please click here for the Auditor's Interim Report
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR)
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
A new Ludlow Community Led Plan is being developed
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!
WALKING FOR HEALTH IN LUDLOW
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