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.
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). Meetings are held in Globe House, Library meeting room 4, First floor (lift available), accessed off Seggs Lane, at 7pm. Contact the Clerk- Vanessa Lowe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Care Committee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, at 7pm, also at Globe House, but in the Council Board room, First floor, accessed via Seggs Lane. Contact the Community Care Clerk- Jenny Theobald: email@example.com
Community Facilities Committee meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month also in the Council Board Room, Globe House, Seggs Lane entrance at 7pm. Contact the Community Facilities Clerk- Jan Rowlatt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning Committee meetings are held every other Monday 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: email@example.com
Presidium usually meets on the Tuesday in the week prior to the Full Council meeting in the Council Board Room in Globe House, Seggs Lane entrance at 7pm. Contact the Clerk- Vanessa Lowe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar of meeting dates for Full Council and committees 2020-21.
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: email@example.com
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 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.
Anyone wishing to participate in Full Council meetings remotely using Zoom software or ask questions should contact the Town Clerk before 2pm on the Monday before the meeting to obtain further details.
The Town Clerk can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 01789 766084. 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