Town Talks take place from 6:30pm to 7.15pm immediately before the scheduled Area Committee meetings in Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock. They will also start in Royston from December 2019.
Town Talks are an informal invitation to the public to meet Councillors and raise an issue or topic for discussion. The meeting Chair decides which issues are discussed.
Sometimes the Town Talks have a specific theme which is advertised nearer the time. Councillors will address the issues/questions as best they can during the meeting or take items away to look into. If a direct response to the person who raised the issue is required then this will be done, otherwise responses will be shown in the Town Talk notes.
Town Talks are followed by Area Committee Meetings at 7:30pm.
More information can be found here:
Area Committee Meetings
Area Committee Meetings begin at 7.30pm. This is a formal meeting which members of the public are welcome to attend and observe without prior arrangement.
Each Area Committee meets four times a year.
One objective of these meetings is to give local Community organisations who have applied for Area Committee Grants an opportunity to present to the Councillors about the work they do, how the funding they have requested is in line with the Council’s priorities and how it will help the local community.
It is also an opportunity for councillors and residents to hear from their Town Centre Manager/BID manager on occasions.
Members of the public including representatives from Community Groups can request to speak at a meeting however, advance notice must be given by contacting the Democratic Services Manager by noon on the day of the meeting. If you would like to speak at an upcoming Area Committee meeting please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that your request to speak is subject to the approval of the Chairman of the Committee. Each speaker will be asked to give a brief presentation which will fall under the Public Participation agenda item.
If you would like more detailed information on Area Committee’s please follow the link below and select the PDF titled ‘Section 9: Area Committees’.
If you would like more information about a specific Area Committee including
- Baldock and District Committee
- Hitchin Committee
- Letchworth Committee
- Royston and District Committee
- Southern Rural Committee
Please click the following link and scroll down to the ‘Area Committees’ heading.