August has been quiet on the council front – well, for councillors anyway.

The office team have been working hard to get the council’s website up to date. Now all dates for committee and council meetings can be viewed, along with up-to-date information on each committee and its members.

To see for yourself please visit

Whitchurch Town Council also ran a successful public consultation on the play area extension planned for Jubilee Park.

There was a clear winner, but all the consultation options will be taken to the Parks Committee meeting on September 7 for members to make the final decision.

All meetings of the council are open to everyone. The council discusses only personnel matters and commercially sensitive items in closed session, which we call ‘confidential session’.

At the beginning of each council and committee meeting, 15 minutes are allocated for people to raise issues with the councillors.

We are your elected representatives – please do get in touch with us if there are any issues we can help with.

As always, I have represented Whitchurch at many functions, lunches and charity events, but one occasion this month which stands out is the grand opening of Whitchurch Men in Sheds.

I untied the ribbon at their new premises at Centre NE, down near the swimming pool, and they have some great facilities for gentlemen of a certain age to either get involved with bench saws and the like, or just visit, sit down, have a cuppa and read the newspaper or debate the news topics with others.

It’s a great facility and will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays to begin with. Give them a call on 07783 009299 if you would like to find out more.

It gives me great pleasure in announcing the three charities I will support from the Whitchurch Town Council Mayor’s Charity. They are:

n Midlands Air Ambulance: Those of you who know me will know I have supported and fundraised for the Midlands Air Ambulance for nearly 20 years.

n 79 (Whitchurch) Squadron, Air Training Corps;: I have been involved with the Whitchurch Air Training Corps for five years, ever since my granddaughter joined up.

n Whitchurch Men in Sheds: Having opened the new Shed I was really impressed with the work that has already taken place and hope to be able to support them in future.

As usual, the town council is supporting Blackberry Fair. If you would like a stall, please get in touch with Zoe Dean, the town centre manager.

And last, but by no means least, we have begun to organise the Christmas Lights Switch-on event. If you would like to get involved with this working group, please give Zoe a call on 01948 665761.

This is a great whole-town event loved by everyone and each time Whitchurch Town Council strives to improve your experience.

So, if you have some bright (even twinkling) ideas, let us know, either email, give Zoe a call or join in with the group organising the event.