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Neston Town Council - Annual Town Meeting 2011

Published: 4th May 2011 09:18

The Annual Town Meeting convened by Neston Town Council took place on Tuesday 3rd May 2011.

This is an informal report of proceedings, Minutes will appear in due course on the Town Council website.

The meeting was chaired by Cllr David Clark, Mayor of Neston. Members of the public were invited to attend and to put their questions to the Council.

Cllr Clark welcomed attendees and introduced his Annual Report along with the Annual Accounts for 2010-2011.

Neston Town CouncilThe full Report will be available shortly as a download on the Council's website, Hard copies may be obtained from Neston Library or the Council office at Neston Community & Youth Centre in Burton Road.

Only two questions were put to the Council by members of the public.  The first addressed the issue of the Section 106 money available to the town following the Sainsbury's development.  The Council was asked whether the public could have some say in how this money is spent.

Cllr Clark responded to clarify that the S106 money is in the control of Cheshire West and Chester Council (CW&C), but that Neston Town Council (NTC) has representatives on a steering group convened by CW&C, which will be called upon to make decisions as to when, where and how the money is spent.  He further suggested that if members of the public have any thoughts on the spending of this money, they should contact their Ward Councillors who can then feed the information through to the Council's steering group representatives. 

Cllr Clark and Cllr Moira Andrews, one of the Councillors who is a member of the steering group, also indicated that it would be the Town Council's preference for the Section 106 fund to come under the control of NTC, an issue that will be discussed further over the coming months.

The other question raised was about Neston Library - whether it's services are under any threat in the current financial climate.  Cllr Clark and Cllr Pat Hughes (Chairman of the Friends of Neston Library) both stated that there are no indications that the Library is under any threat of closure or a reduction in the services it provides.

There being no further questions from the public, the meeting was closed at 7.00pm.  The next meeting of the full Council will be held on Tuesday 17th May, 6.30pm at Neston Community & Youth Centre.


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