TOWN COUNCILLOR VACANCY
We currently have a vacancy for a Town Councillor. This means that members of the public have an opportunity to request that an election takes place to fill that vacancy. You can find a copy of a notice explaining how to do this on our vacancies page. Ten electors need to request an election by the date given for an election to be called. If no such valid request is received by the Elections Office in Herefordshire Council, the Town Council is free to co-opt someone to fill the vacancy. If you think you might be interested in serving your community in this important voluntary role, please contact the Town Clerk for further information.
COVID 19 - UPDATED
The Town Council is closely following government advice with regard to the current situation with Covid 19. Please note government and nhs advice regarding social distancing and self isolation and look out for your neighbours. Please also support local businesses wherever possible and stay safe and well.
For the latest government advice on what you need to do, follow the link to the government website here.
Further information on health and well being is also available from the Wish website,
TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS
The Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Meetings) (England) regulations 2020 enabled Town and Parish Councils in England to hold remote meetings if they so wish. Kington Town Council has successfully used the video conferencing system provided by Zoom since May 2020 with members of the public able to access the meeting and take part in the usual way throughout the pandemic. Those regulations ceased on 7th May and the Council must return to face to face meetings for formal town council and committee meetings. We are consicous that members of the public attending indoor meetings in the immediate future may be deemed to be doing so in contravention of the government regulations on indoor gatherings so we are reviewing the need for meetings and will only hold full council or committee meetings when there is a clear business reason for doing so. Subject to government confirmation, we are hopeful that meetings can return to 'normal' in the summer. Please check our meetings page for confirmation of which meetings are taking place and the venue for those meetings. If you have any queries, please contact the clerk by emailing email@example.com or phone 01544 239098 and leave a message or call 07483914485.
TOWN COUNCIL OFFICES
The Town Council offices are currently closed to casual visitors until further notice. If you need to contact town council staff you can do so by telephone on 01544 239098 or mobile 07483 914485. Messages left by telephone will be responded to as quickly as possible and emails to the town council will continue to be monitored and are the preferred method of contact. If you wish to visit the Town Council offices, please make an appointment. You should be aware that you will be asked for your name, address and contact details in accordance with Government advice to support Covid track and trace systems. This information will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed. By making an appointment you will be deemed to have given permission for your data to be used for this purpose. Social distancing of 2m will be adhered to as far as possible when visiting the Town Council offices but as our building is occupied by other tenants, we cannot guarantee that the building is Covid safe.
At the moment, we expect the Recreation Ground to remain open but would remind everyone of the need to adhere to social distancing. The children's play area is currently open although there are new restrictions on the number of children and families using the facility and we strongly advise you to adhere to the signage and instructions about hand washing and social distancing.
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
The Annual Town Meeting is not a Council meeting but is a meeting of residents to raise matters of interest or concern or to discuss a topic that affects the Town. For 2019 it took take place on 22nd May 2019. There was no meeting in 2020 due to Coronavirus restrictions.
For 2021, Covid 19 is still with us and restrictions on public gatherings indoors mean that the meeting cannot take place as usual. A very short meeting took place on 13th May 2021 at 6.00pm in the Old Police Station, Market Hall Street, Kington when it was resolved that the meeting be closed and rescheduled for later in the year. Details of the later meeting will be published nearer the time but will include the presentation of civic awards to those who have supported us all through these particularly difficult months due to Covid restrictions.
For further information please contact the Town Clerk via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07483 914 485.
You can report potholes, full litter bins, fly tipping and related matters online via the Herefordshire Council website www.herefordshire.gov.uk.
In the interests of all our residents, please check on your neighbours and tell your neighbours if you are self isolating so that they can provide any help or assistance that you might require. Heed government advice on your own personal situation and ensure you stay healthy.
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