Old Police Station, Market Hall St, Kington, HR5 3DP
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There is now a vacancy within the Town Council.
The Town Council is a rich mix of people with different backgrounds and skills.
Have you ever thought of being a Councillor?
For guidance for prospective Councillors click HERE to be taken to the Electoral Services page.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
An election is to be held for a Councillor for Kington Town Council on Thursday 7th January 2016. Nomination papers are available from the following places.
Ø Kington Town Council, Old Police Station, Market Hall Street, Kington, HR5 3DP.
Ø Returning Officer (Alistair Neill), Herefordshire Council, Electoral Services, Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford, HR1 2PJ.
Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, at the above address,
by 4pm, Monday 7th December.
Statutory notices of election are displayed on the Council's noticeboards.
To view an electronic copy click HERE
Town Council comprises 15 elected Councillors, each elected for four years. There is a casual vacancy at present due to Cllr Kibblewhite's resignation. The most recent election
was held in May 2015.
Kington elects its Mayor annually: The Mayor is currently Councillor Elizabeth Banks.
The Council has two deputy Mayors, one being the immediate past Mayor (currently Councillor Bob Widdowson) and the other is the possible Mayor for the next council year. One of the Deputy Mayor positions is vacant and will be filled at the meeting of full Council in December.
The full Council meets monthly. These meetings are open to the public: if you are interested in attending, dates and times of meetings are posted on this website and on the notice board outside the Council offices.
In addition to Full Council meetings, there are also regular meetings of the Council's committees: Environment, Services, Planning, Finance. Members of the public are also entitled to attend meetings of these committees. The Council also has a Scrutiny Committee, which oversees the governance and operations of the council. This committee only meets periodically, but again, its meetings are open to the public.
The Council also holds an Annual Town meeting, usually in April or May. This is an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of the Mayor and the Chairpersons of the Town's committees.
The management of Kington Town Council's affairs is the responsibility of the Clerk to the Council, Gwilym Rippon.
Times when the office is open to the public
Monday: 11 - 1
Tuesday: 3 - 5pm
Friday: 1 - 3pm
Our next Council meeting will be at 7pm, Monday 7 December
Training Room, Old Police Station, Market Hall Street, Kington.
Members of the public are warmly invited to attend.
*Autumn Grant round now open*
Click HERE to be taken to the Grants page and to download the forms