If you have something to get off your chest to your town councillors, you will get the perfect chance this month.
It’s mandatory for town and parish councils to hold an Annual Town Meeting for their local electors between March and June. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the opportunity for their residents to receive reports on local council business and to discuss community business.
The Annual Town Meeting 2019 for Kingsbridge residents, like previous years, is being held as an interactive drop-in session. This year it will be held between 10am and 12noon on Saturday, March 16, in the Town Square during the Farmers Market.
Martin Johnson, clerk to Kingsbridge Town Council, said: “This is a super opportunity to speak to your town councillors, offer up your own good ideas, come up to speed with the latest news and get that nagging issue ‘off your chest’.
“How will the Town Council spend its portion of your council tax next financial year 2019/2020? Have you viewed the Public Realm Guidelines adopted by the Town Council which propose improvements for Fore Street and beyond?
“What stage is the Kingsbridge, West Alvington and Churchstow Neighbourhood Plan at? Indeed, have you considered standing to be a Town Councillor yourself in the local elections on May 2?
“Kingsbridge Town Council is the local authority closest to Kingsbridge residents. It is consulted on nearly everything that happens in the Kingsbridge community and is responsible for a wide range of public realm business in the town.
“We’ve said it many times before but whether you are at work, rest or play the town council is probably involved somewhere to a greater or lesser degree. Town councillors will be able to explain the council’s role and to answer your questions. Let’s have that conversation….”