Shrewsbury residents are invited to attend this year’s Annual Town Meeting, which will be held next week.
With a change to the usual format, the event will be held virtually via a Facebook link to Zoom at 6pm on June 1 and is open to residents who live within the Council’s 17 wards.
The session provides an opportunity to raise questions on matters affecting the town of Shrewsbury and learn of the work undertaken by councillors over the last twelve months.
There will also be presentations from key partners in the town including Shrewsbury BID highlighting the town’s challenges and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and West Mercia Police’s Shrewsbury Safer Neighbourhood Team will provide updates on their work in the town.
There will be opportunities for members of the public to ask questions via Facebook, make contributions and raise any other matters not on the agenda.
Councillor Alan Mosley, Leader of the Town Council, said: “The Town Council prides itself in being the voice of Shrewsbury, supporting local communities and local initiatives, providing good quality play and recreation areas for all, maintaining green spaces throughout the town and providing facilities and activities for our young people.
“Part of our role has been to lobby for the delivery of services that affect the town, and this year, we have been forthright on a number of issues locally that will ordinarily affect our residents and visitors.
“This last year has been fraught with challenges, not only from flooding and its devastating effects on certain areas of the town and some of our assets, but also Coronavirus in terms of the added expense in keeping people safe.
“The North West Relief Road is another issue that the Town Council has comprehensively objected to earlier this week with a need to divert funding towards producing a sustainable transport plan.
“Whilst we were unable to hold our annual meeting last year, I hope this year our residents will have a chance to have their say and we would encourage people to join us with a view to making their voices heard. We always welcome people’s views on how we can best protect and promote the vital local services to maintain the high standards we have all come to expect.”
The meeting agenda and the link to join the meeting are available to download from www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk
Published 28 May 2021