Town Council Newsletter – October 2014

The Town Council meetings will move to a Wednesday for the next few months. This month’s will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 22nd October. Members of the Public are welcome. Information about committee meeting dates is available on the notice boards in the Market Place and at The Westwoods Centre.

Local elections in May 2015
Next May the Town and District elections will take place. Currently there are 11 councillors who volunteer their time and energy for the Town and this number is determined by the amount of electors in the Parish. The Town Council is supported by three part time staff, employed in the roles of Clerk, Administration Assistant and Westwoods Supervisor. In May 2015, all of the current councillors will be up for re-election if they choose to stand again. Many have been councillors since the last election four years ago and all have served the Town well. Potentially the whole Council could change and this equates to over 80 years’ worth of service.

Northleach with Eastington Town Council is a busy and proactive council. The Town Council usually meets once a month. In addition there are four other committees and several groups working on a range of activities across the Town. These groups include a Finance Committee which monitors spend, allocate grants and reviews budgets. The Westwoods Committee meets to review bookings and agree maintenance of the Centre. Grass cutting, tree work and the Cemetery is the remit of the Property and Premises Committee. Lastly each Councillor is also a Trustee of the KGV Trust, which has responsibility for the playing field, the Pavilion, car park and the water meadow.

Further information about the role of the Town Council will follow in the next editions of the Parish Magazine. If you would like to hear more about the Town Council role please contact us using the details below or speak to one of the existing councillors. Their details are on the notice boards at the Westwoods and in the Market Place. Alternatively information can be found on the Northleach website In addition we have a large community email list which is used to keep residents informed with general updates so if you would like to join this please let us know.

Neighbourhood Plan
Members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are currently drawing up the reports and documents which will include information from the four summer consultations and the Town survey. The Steering Group were very pleased with the survey response and would like to thank all residents who took the time to complete it. Monica Nichols was the lucky recipient of the £50 prize draw for completing the survey.