Ledbury Town Council's Website - For Local Residents and Visitors.
Welcome to the Ledbury Town Council website where you will find information about our Historic Market Town as well as agendas and minutes of all Council Meetings.
Ledbury has a wealth of History and is admired for its architecture and picturesque surroundings, not to mention the individual shops, open houses and cafes boasting fresh and locally grown produce, but don't take our word for it.. come and see for yourself!
Dating back to the Domesday Book, where it was recorded as Liedeberge. It is believed that Ledbury takes its name from the River Leadon, on which it stands. Ledbury still upholds most of its traditions including the Charter Market which was issued by King Stephen to Bishop Robert de Bethune in 1138 and in 1584 Queen Elizabeth granted a new charter, allowing a weekly market on Tuesday and two fairs. In 1617 a group of local citizens bought some property ‘at or near a place called the Corner End’ and here built the new Market House.
Today the market is held on a Tuesday and Saturday weekly where traders sell their wares of plants, local produce and unique gifts. For more information on the Charter Market please click HERE.
Do you have a passion for the Town?
The Council currently consists of 9 councillors who are elected for four years as volunteers. Each year a councillor is elected to take on the role as Ledbury's Town Mayor which involves attending and organising Civic events. If you have a passion for Ledbury and would like more infiormation on how you could be Co-opted onto the Council click HERE for more information
The Council meets around eight times a year. These meetings are open to the public and we would welcome you to join and have your say. In addition to Full Council meetings, there are also regular meetings of the Council's three committees:
The Council also holds an Annual Town meeting, usually in April or May. This is an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of the Mayor and the Chairpersons of the Town's committees.
The Town Council's local services and projects are delivered by a team of 8 staff led by the Town Clerk.
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