Speakers for Parish Assembly Announced

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West Hoathly Parish Council is holding its AGM at 19.15 on Tuesday 04 May, followed at 20:00 by the Annual Parish Assembly.

The meetings are traditionally held separately but Government has ruled that that from 07 May all Council meetings must revert to in person meetings.

For the ongoing protection of Councillors and members of the public attending, the Parish Council has decided to hold both meetings by Zoom before the change of rules.

The AGM is a business meeting and the Agenda will be found on the website a week in advance; members of the public may attend and speak at the start of the meeting.

The Parish Assembly is a public meeting and will be addressed by three external speakers, each followed by a Q&A session. The Council is pleased to announce that this year it has secured:-

Chief Inspector Habib Rahman. Habib is the Head of Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, now a fully funded initiative to cover everything from the worst criminal driving practices to road safety initiatives, including weight limits, obstructing the highway, driving on the pavement and so forth.

Richard Speller. Richard is the County Council (Highways Authority) Officer for our area, responsible for the maintenance of roads, also changes and improvements to roads.

James Adler. James is the new CEO of the Ashdown Forest and has responsibility for the direction, protection and conservation of the Forest. Since East Sussex County Council stopped its grant funding the Parish Council has made a modest donation each year to the Forest. During lockdown periods the Forest has seen massive increases in visitor numbers, most paying nothing and some causing problems including sheep and deer attacks by dogs, litter, fly tipping and footpath & car park wear and tear.

Please save the date! Zoom joining instructions will be published the week before the meetings.

We look forward to a large turn out given you can all participate from your homes.

Posted: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 19:33 by Claire Hilton

Tags: Community, Parish Assembly, Parish Council