Governance, Scrutiny & Policy Committee

Whitchurch (Shropshire) Town Council Governance, Scrutiny & Policy Committee Role The Governance, Scrutiny & Policy Committee is the strategic advisory panel for Council; it will review all Council's policies; review and develop the ethical framework related to Member Codes and protocols; consider matters of Councillors conduct referred by the Monitoring Officer; deal...
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Mayor of Whitchurch

I feel very proud and privileged to have been elected by my fellow councillors to lead Whitchurch Town Council for the next Civic year. I promise I will do my very best to uphold the town’s status and heritage.  I would like to send a very big thanks to my predecessor Councillor Mike McDonald for all he has done for Whitchurch over the past two years, he has worked ext...
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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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Apply for Funding – Grants 2018-19

There is potential to secure funding for your organisation from Whitchurch Town Council. In order to qualify for funding your request must: Give benefit to all or some of the inhabitants of Whitchurch, and the size of grant should be commensurate with the benefit delivered. Be submitted using the appropriate Grants Application Form State the amount that your org...
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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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