The Town Assembly is an annual meeting which is open to the public where official reports are made to the Whitchurch community. It will be held again this year at the Gill Nethercott Centre, starting at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 20th April. Refreshments available.

As well as reports from the Town, Borough and County Councillors there will be presentations from other groups such as the Police. In addition, some of the leading volunteer organisations in the town will be providing reports – amongst them the Welfare Trust, Whitchurch Arts, the Youth Project and the Parish Hall (see below for full list).

The agenda is posted on the Town Council website (here).

Below are just some of the highlights expected.

HOUSING SURVEY
Borough Councillor Keith Watts has stated that he will be using the opportunity to explain “the line that I intend to take in the Borough Council about how many homes should be built and where.”

Cllr Watts statement on housing plans follows the recent ‘New Homes Engagement’ undertaken by B&DBC, and a separate professional market research survey.

COMMUNITY PLAN
This year there will be a special talk from Carole Ruse from Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council on ‘How to prepare a Community Plan’.
A small group of local people has just started meeting to see how this can be achieved.

PARISH HALL (Speaker not confirmed)
A grant for the Parish Hall was recently reported as being “low priority” when turned down by B&DBC; and earlier, the Town Council representative on the committee resigned.
As such an important amenity in the town it is hoped that news on these and on the public consultation on the promised constitution for the Parish Hall committee will be provided for residents at the meeting.

REPORTS EXPECTED
Reports are expected from:

  • Whitchurch Town Council
  • Police
  • Borough Councillors
  • County Councillor
  • Town Hall Trustees
  • Whitchurch Association
  • Whitchurch Arts
  • Millennium Green Trust
  • Whitchurch Amateur Dramatic Society
  • Whitchurch Welfare Trust
  • Parish Hall Management Committee
  • Whitchurch Youth Project

Everyone in the town is welcome to attend.

Event Details

Date: April 14, 2011 at 12:00 am