2010 agenda (items proposed to date)
- Apologies for absence
- Minutes of 2009
- Matter Arising
- Neighbourhood Watch review
- Local Police Team
- Winchelsea Emergency Group
- Winchelsea Speed Watch
- Maintenance of the Public Realm
- Winchelsea Town Plan review
- Separate parish proposal
- What's happened in Icklesham PC
- What should the Council do next year?
- Questions to ward councillors
- Any other business
- Next meeting
Who can attend?
The Town Meeting is convened by Winchelsea's parish councillors in order to consult with their electorate. As elected representatives only for the ward of Winchelsea, it would be improper for the Winchelsea councillors to consult, or be seen to consult, members of the electorates of other wards or parishes. The Town Meeting is therefore open only to those living in the ward of Winchelsea (full-time or part-time) and therefore eligible to register to vote in parish council elections by virtue of their place of residence (they may be ineligible for other reasons).
Limiting the Town Meeting to residents is also intended to allow a more relaxed discussion, away from external scrutiny.
The Town Meeting is a community meeting, not a parish council meeting. The costs are met personally by the Winchelsea councillors.
The boundaries of the ward of Winchelsea are defined by the Boundary Commission. Post codes and telephone area codes do not define Winchelsea (eg the series of post codes for Winchelsea includes streets in Winchelsea Beach, and the 01797 area code includes Rye, Camber, Lydd, etc).
Ownership of a business does not qualify a person to register for a vote and is therefore not a qualification for attending the Town Meeting. It is however possible for non-residents whose daily place of work is in Winchelsea, and non-residents who believe they have a personal business interest in the town, to attend, but only by invitation. Non-residents should contact the ward councillors. An invitation would normally only be extended if the meeting was scheduled to discuss the interests of the non-resident.