Mayor’s Review – May 2017

I could choose to bore you by rattling off a list of events I have attended throughout the year, but I don’t want to do that … you’ll be pleased to hear! The word council comes from the Latin “consillium” meaning “come together” - and that is how this council have worked throughout the year, together … ‘Together’ also typifies the approach you see time and time again ...
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Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting is to be held at the Civic Centre, in the Edward German Room, on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at 6pm This is a meeting of the Local Government Electors of the Town and is an opportunity for electors to present their views to Council Members. Welcome by the Mayor, Cllr Mike McDonald. Apologies Mayor’s Annual Review To receive the Whitchurch...
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Town Clerk Appointment

Whitchurch Town Council is pleased to announce it has now appointed a new Town Clerk for Whitchurch, Nicola Young. At the Full Town Council meeting held on Thursday 16th March 2017 the Town Council unanimously approved the appointment. Nicola is very familiar to Whitchurch having worked as a Community Enablement Officer at Shropshire Council for five years. Nicola, who lives i...
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ABBA Revival

A strong initiative by a small group of Town Councillors and Council staff is going to bring a series of exciting new events to the town's Civic Centre. Cllr Chris Smith said "The Theatre within the Civic Centre is a wonderful facility for the town. Our aim is to upgrade the facility and bring it back into regular use with shows and events for the benefit of the whole town....
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Casual Vacancy for a Councillor

Notice under Local Government Act 1972 s87(2): VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR Public notice is hereby given that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the West Ward of Whitchurch Town Council following the resignation on 27th September 2018 of Councillor M Fewster. Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parish and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 20...
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Food & Drink Festival 2017

Whitchurch Food & Drink Festival is very excited to announce that Bake Off Star Jo Wheatley will be the special guest at the 4th annual festival to be held in Whitchurch, Shropshire from Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st May 2017. Jo will feature at the festival on the Sunday and complete two cookery demonstrations live on stage and judge the festival’s Celebration Cake Compe...
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2017/2018 Precept

The Town Council is pleased to announce that the precept for 2017/2018 was approved at the January Full Council meeting. The Town Council has increased its precept by 1.6% but there is a 0% increase in Council Tax for Band D properties, which is due to the additional properties which have been built in the town. Chairman of Finance Cllr Alan Chesters stated that “Whitchurch Tow...
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Town Clerk Recruitment

  ***** Application Closed *****   WHITCHURCH TOWN COUNCIL Lead a progressive Council serving a historic Town Town Clerk/RFO Salary Scale 39-42 currently, £34,538 – £37,306 Don’t be misled by our traditional job title. Yes, we are looking for a proactive person with considerable administration and organisational skills, however we also need an excel...
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Christmas Lights Switch On

Whitchurch Christmas Lights Switch On ~ Saturday 26th November 2016 On the switch on day there will be an indoor and outdoor Christmas Market from 10am to 6pm in Whitchurch Town Centre, with a variety of gifts, crafts, dance performances, live music and hot food stalls. The town will play host to Father Christmas and There will be children’s fairground rides in the Bullrin...
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Christmas 2016

  Whitchurch’s Christmas lights will be switched on by the citizen of the year – as voted for by the people of Whitchurch – on Saturday 26th November at 5pm. Leading up to the big switch on is Whitchurch’s beloved lantern parade which starts its magical journey from the Market Hall at 4.30pm. There are lots of activities going on in town throughout the switch on eve...
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Revive & Thrive Winner

Whitchurch is a winner in the annual Revive & Thrive Conference From the 29th – 30th September, Acting Town Clerk Zoë Dean and Community Enablement Officer attended the Revive & Thrive annual conference which took place this year in Colchester, Essex. Whitchurch, Shropshire had been selected as one of only thirteen finalists in the Blachere Illumination UK’s Christma...
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Civic Centre Committee

Whitchurch Town Council Civic Centre Committee Role On behalf of the Council, the Civic Centre Committee deals with all Civic Centre operations and maintenance, markets, the Community Hub, tourism promotion, Christmas lights, communications and public relations and health and safety. Members Papers Agenda Minutes   Forthcomin...
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Town Clerk

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TOWN CLERK – WHITCHURCH TOWN COUNCIL Whitchurch Town Council has today (12th August 2016) announced that Town Clerk, Stephen Platt, has left its employment with immediate effect. Whitchurch Mayor and Chair of the Council, Councillor Mike McDonald, said: “I would like to thank Stephen for his efforts whilst with Whitchurch Town Coun...
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Everybody Active Towns

Voting takes place this Friday and Saturday! We recommend that people vote for their top 3 projects, details on all the projects are in last week’s Herald (centre pages), there are also posters around the Civic Centre and there will be stands at each event giving details about the projects, so voters can have a read, judge what would be best for the community and value for m...
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Battle of the Somme

  Whitchurch Museum & Archives is a member of the First World War Centenary Partnership with The Imperial War Museum (IWM). As part of this group we have been able to borrow a copy of the UNESCO listed film The Battle of the Somme for the people of Whitchurch to view. It was shot and screened in 1916 and was the first feature length documentary about war and ...
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Whitchurch Town Flag

The Town Council is keen to promote “Civic Pride” by launching a competition for members of the community to design a town flag. There will be prizes for the best flag designed in the two categories: under 16 and over 16. The overall winner will have their design made into the town’s new flag, which will be registered with The Flag Registry. The competition is open to al...
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Worldwide Whitchurch 2017

Thank you to everyone who has already expressed interest in joining the preparations for the Worldwide Whitchurch Weekend which is coming to our town of Whitchurch in 2017. The date for our first meeting is Thursday 21st July at 6pm – 7pm in the Civic Centre’s Edward German Room. Please note that this is will be a relatively short ‘ideas gathering’ meeting only as the Town...
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