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Mayor’s Blog – Week Ending 25th May 2014

Posted on 2nd June 2014

After having the Annual Parish Meeting two weeks ago and this week being the Annual Town Council meeting it has been a busy time. The Annual Town Council meeting is the formal meeting which is held every year at this time in which the mayor and chairs of committees are elected. This meeting’s agenda contains mostly “housekeeping” items and is usually fairly short (if you ever fancied coming to a meeting to see what we do this is the one as it generally isn’t too long!).

I was very pleased to have been re-elected as Mayor of Chard and also that the rest of the committee chairs stayed the same. This year I am supporting five charities that are all based within Chard and any money I raise during my year as Mayor will be divided equally between the charities and given to them at the Annual Parish Meeting at the end of April next year.

My charities this year will be: Chard Museum, Chard and Crewkerne After Stroke Group, Chard Carers Support Group, Chard Area Youth Committee and Chard Town Team. This is quite a wide ranging group of organisations and I am hoping that everyone will find a cause within this group that they feel they can support. They are all working within the town to better our community and need our help.

I have lots of ideas to raise money for them but I am aware that I have other responsibilities as well so I will be continuing the “tea with the Mayor” initiative during the summer, Autumn and Spring months. If you know any group or business you think might benefit from meeting with other groups and myself please contact either myself or the Town Council offices at the Guildhall.