Annual Meeting to discuss Town Park

By Leah Smith in Local People

Plans for the Town Park will feature prominently as Midsomer Norton Town Council prepares for its sixth Annual Town Meeting on Monday, 24th April. This year, the Annual Town Meeting will receive a brief report on the Town Council’s activities for 2016­–17, before the community are invited to contribute their thoughts and ideas for the project.

The meeting will take place in the Town Hall Assembly Room from 7 p.m. and it is hoped that many members of the community will come along and take this important opportunity to have their say in the plans for the Park, which is aimed at providing a facility not only for the town, but for the surrounding areas.

Separate sessions are being arranged to discuss the project with Midsomer Norton’s neighbouring Town and Parish Councils.

“We have been working hard with Bath and North East Somerset Council on this key project,” said Cllr Paul Myers, Mayor of Midsomer Norton. “Although there is funding available from developer contributions, in order to draw on these, we need to show that we are listening to people in and around the town and to other elected Councils.

“Wider consultation with a range of groups with their own specific interests will also be carried out.

“We hope to be able to bring some proposals to a mass public consultation in parallel with the Town Fayre in July, which provides an opportunity to engage formally with the community.”

At the Town Meeting, Councillors will host a range of discussions and listen to everyone’s views. A questionnaire will be provided which will also be made available to people who cannot make the meeting. Details can be obtained from the Town Clerk on: 01761 418701.