All council and committee meetings are open to the public, by law.
We are using the term 'public' meeting here to indicate a larger meeting, generally called to discuss a specific subject. This could be on an issue that is affecting the community, or, the Annual Town Meeting which is held each year in spring.
Kington Town’s Annual Meeting
The Annual Town Meeting is different to the monthly Council meetings. It is a public meeting, called by the Council, for the residents and electorate who are all invited to bring subjects for discussion to the meeting. The 2017 Annual Town Meeting was on Thursday 4 May, in the Training Room, Old Police Station, Market Hall Street, Kington.
for a link to the minutes of previous meetings.
Kington Town Council produces an Annual Report, which highlights its activities during the past year. This Report is presented to the Annual Town Meeting and for the past few years has been widely circulated as an insert in the Kington Chronicle. See below for past and current Annual Reports.
The Town Council is required to produce Annual Accounts, which are also presented to the Annual Town Meeting. Requests for further information about the accounts is covered by the Council’s scheme for enquiries under the Freedom of Information Act.
Other Public Meetings
The Town Council organises public meetings where there are specific local issues that require consultation, so that the views of a wider range of residents can be taken into account in the Council's decision-making.