Residents and groups invited to Annual Town Meeting of Wilmslow

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Wilmslow residents are invited to attend the Annual Town Meeting which will be held on Tuesday 28th May 7pm in the meeting rooms, United Reformed Church, on Chapel Lane.

The Annual Town Meeting is not a council meeting but a meeting of the residents of the town, providing an opportunity for them to ask councillors questions and express their views about issues affecting Wilmslow.

The meeting will commence at 7pm when the Chairman of the Town Council, Cllr Martin Watkins, will deliver his annual report.

Representatives from Wilmslow groups will then be invited to report on their activities during the year, followed by a period when councillors will consider any questions relating to specific town matters.

All those present will be asked for their name and address when speaking, but this will not be recorded, and only registered local electors may speak unless the meeting agrees otherwise. Additionally, only registered local electors can vote on any item.

See our events calendar for the meeting agenda.

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Howard Piltz
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at 3:50 pm
This should be interesting ! I'll be there.
David Smith
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at 11:28 pm
Parking clogging our streets.
Over-development and building on green fields and farmland.
Antisocial themes such as noisy cars/bikes especially at weekends.
Lack of safe cycling into the town.
Planning has become 'not fit for purpose'.
Grids on our roads have been silted up for years.
Any other suggestions do you think?
Mark Goldsmith
Thursday 23rd May 2019 at 7:42 am
Hi David

The issues you describe are the responsibility of Cheshire East, not Wilmslow Town Council, so next weeks meeting won’t be able to give you many answers on how to address these problems.

However, the town council will get more powers over planning once it adopts the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan and does lobby Cheshire East on widespread issues, so can pass on your concerns to them.
Oliver Romain
Saturday 25th May 2019 at 10:54 pm
Unfortunately, the meeting has been called during school half term holidays, so I will be unable to attend due to a family holiday. Most councillors don’t have school age children, so it’s understandable that the meeting falls when it does.
David: I share your concerns. Mark is correct that many of the issues you mention do not fall directly within the WTC remit, however, I will endeavour to champion these and other issues and use what influence I have as a town councillor.
For example: This morning before setting of on holiday, I had an early morning meeting with representatives of Cheshire East Parking Enforcement and Cheshire Constabulary to discuss parking and footpath obstruction hotspot. We discussed and agreed measures which may help whilst waiting for Cheshire East to agree to implement longer term solutions.
David Smith
Sunday 26th May 2019 at 3:10 pm
Thank you Oliver and sorry you will not be there this time - enjoy your holiday.
Whilst you and Mark (above) are correct in that my 'concerns' mentioned above don't directly fall under the WTC control I think they might be deemed to be areas that might be of interest as per the What we do section under the Council information tab on your website and shown below:

Liaise with relevant authorities regarding infrastructure/policing/community issues to represent your views and get the best advantage for the local area
Engage with all interested parties regarding current and future shape of life in the local area.

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