The Mayor of Chard invites you to join him for the
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING at
Tuesday 1st May 2018
From 7.00 pm
All Parish and Town Councils throughout England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Meeting. The Annual Parish Meeting is a meeting of all the local government electors for the Parish. It is not a Meeting of the Parish Council.
Members of the public (including the press) are welcome at the meeting but the only persons entitled to speak and vote are the persons registered as local government electors for the parish.
Purpose of the Annual Parish Meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting is an excellent opportunity for electors to have their say on anything they consider is important to the people of the Town.
The Mayor will read his annual report and Chard Town Council’s annual report, in its entirety, will be on display on will be on display. There will be a Police Report and update.
Any registered elector may ask questions of the Council, which will usually be answered by the Mayor, the Clerk to the Council, or a designated Councillor.
An elector may also make suggestions and comment on anything pertinent to the people of Chard. This is very much welcomed.
The Mayor will be also be awarding cheques to his nominated Charities for the funds he has raised on their behalf throughout the year. Details of successful community groups, who were awarded grants from Chard Town Council’s Community Development Fund, will be given with all recipients welcome at the meeting to give brief presentations.
As always at the Annual Parish Meeting we will be honoured to give out the Mayors award and Outstanding Citizen’s Awards to local residents of Chard who have contributed to the town in some outstanding way.
Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting.