Residents Welcome to Attend Neston Town Council's Annual Town Meeting
|Published: 20th April 2012 13:25|
The Annual Town Meeting for Neston will take place on Tuesday 15th May at the Dee Scout Centre in Burton Road.
Mayor of Neston Cllr Martin Barker will present the annual report, after which residents are invited to take part in a question and answer session with Councillors. The Mayor said: "I'd like to encourage as many people as possible to attend the meeting, to see for themselves what the Council is doing on their behalf."
During a recent Health & Wellbeing Day at Neston Community & Youth Centre, attendees were invited to fill in a feedback form stating the best and worst things about the area, and what one thing they would change if they could.
On reviewing the output from the feedback forms, Neston Town Council's Society & Culture Committee were pleased to note that many of the issues raised have either already been addressed, or are in the process of being addressed by the Council.
Here are just a few examples:
Welcome signs have been enhanced by flower
beds as part of Neston Town Council's 'Greening
of Neston' initiative.
Residents expressed the desire to see more flowers in the town - the Council has undertaken a ‘greening of Neston' project over a number of months and, in partnership with other local bodies, has committed some of the Sainsbury's S106 funds to upgrade lamp-posts in the town centre to a heritage style, including brackets for hanging baskets.
Many people stated they were unhappy with local bus services - Councillors are on the newly formed CH64 Transport Group which is looking into the development of a number of improvements, including the soon to be launched "Neston Connect" bus service.
Comments were made about the town centre (empty shops, general untidiness, messy pavements) - members of the Council's Assets & Town Centre Services Committee form part of the S106 steering group which is working on implementing projects from the recently produced Public Realm Design Guide, aimed at improving the fabric of the town centre which, it is hoped, will in turn encourage new businesses to take over empty premises.
In a further initiative to help tidy up the town, the Council's partnership with CAN Group to form a Neston Youth Council recently resulted in a number of young people taking part in a litter pick - encouraging them to take pride in their surroundings.
Councillors were also pleased to note how many positive comments were made about the community spirit in Neston, which they are continually supporting through the Council's community grants system. Most recently, grants have been approved to enhance the town's annual, and unique, Ladies Day celebrations; the CH64 Big Jubilee Lunch and the Neston Schools Olympic Torch Run.
To find out more about the Council and what it is doing on behalf of local residents, come along to the Annual Town Meeting - Tuesday 15th May 2012, 6.30pm at Dee Scout Centre, Burton Road, Neston. Or visit the website: www.nestontowncouncil.org.uk.