Alcester has the most inhabitants of any parish or Town Council outside Stratford, in the Stratford District of Warwickshire. The Council has 16 Councillors and every year elects a Mayor and Deputy Mayor, who act as the Chairman and Deputy. The Council operates not only with monthly Council meetings, but also with three project based Committees – Planning, Community Care and Community Facilities. The Council also has an executive Presidium, which comprises the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, immediate past Mayor and the Chairs from the other committees.
The Town Council has two noticeboards in the town; one in Market Place (the footpath from Waitrose car park to the High Street) and one in the High Street outside SpecSavers. Agendas for meetings appear on the noticeboards three clear days before each meeting but are also available online. Members of the public are welcome to attend all our meetings.
Council meetings– Dates and locations at May 2021- Calendar of meeting dates for Full Council and committees 2020-21.
As from 7 May 2021, Full Council meetings will be held in person at the Eric Payne Community Centre. Council committee meetings will continue to be held remotely using Zoom software but are advisory only. Anyone wishing to attend or ask questions should contact the Town Clerk or committee clerk before 2pm on the Monday before the meeting to obtain further details.
Full Council meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month (unless there is a significant public event which would warrant a change of date). Prior to Covid-19, meetings held in Globe House, Library meeting room 4, First floor (lift available), accessed off Seggs Lane, at 7pm. Contact the Clerk- Vanessa Lowe: email@example.com
Community Care Committee meetings are held on the third Tuesday every two months at 7pm. Prior to Covid-19, meetings held at Globe House in the Council Board room, First floor, accessed via Seggs Lane. Contact the Community Care Clerk- Jenny Theobald: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Facilities Committee meetings are held on the third Tuesday every two months at 7pm. Prior to Covid-19, meetings held in the Council Board Room, Globe House, Seggs Lane entrance. Contact the Community Facilities Clerk- Jan Rowlatt: email@example.com
Planning Committee meetings are held every two to three weeks on a Monday at 7pm. Prior to Covid-19, meetings held in the Council Board Room in Globe House, Seggs Lane entrance at 7pm (unless an alternative location is required, this will be specified on the agenda). Contact the Planning Committee Clerk- Sarah Duran: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presidium usually meets on the Tuesday in the week prior to the Full Council meeting at 7pm. Prior to Covid-19, meetings held in the Council Board Room in Globe House, Seggs Lane entrance. Contact the Clerk- Vanessa Lowe: email@example.com
The Council produces a newsletter four times a year; Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The Council is happy to include any suitable community items, subject to space being available, appropriate content and receipt of the articles at least a month prior to publication. Contact Assistant Town Clerk- Sarah Duran: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alcester Town Council made history on Tuesday 14 April 2020 when it held its first “virtual” Town Council meeting using Zoom software.
The meeting was chaired by Cllr Gill Forman, the Mayor of Alcester in 2020 and the main focus of the meeting was to discuss the ongoing Alcester Community Resilience effort.
All Town Council meetings are open to the public.
The Town Clerk can be contacted by email: email@example.com or by telephoning 01789 766084. The office at Globe House (access from Seggs Lane) is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 1 pm.
Councillors’ contact details can be found on each of their Councillor profile pages and also on the back page of every Council Newsletter.
Alcester Town Council
Tel: 01789 766084