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, generally called by the Council, for the residents and electorate.
All residents are all invited to suggest subjects to be discussed at the meeting. This is generally an issue affecting the whole of the townsfolk
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: this is so that the views of a wider range of residents can be taken into account in the Council's decision-making.