Annual Town Meeting
Tuesday 26 April 2022
Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal CT14 6TR

Under the Local Government Act 1972 s9 all parishes/towns in England must hold an Annual Parish/Town Meeting. This is an annual statutory public meeting of the Town’s electors and is therefore not used to address standard Council business.

All members of the public are invited to attend, and residents from within the Town Council area are entitled to ask any relevant questions of the Council and its services.

If a detailed response is required on a specific matter, it would be helpful if the resident gave prior notice with details in writing by Friday 22 April. This will assist the council in providing a full and complete response on the night.

This is a public meeting, not a Town Council meeting, and all Deal Town Councillors are invited to attend.

This year the meeting will be held on Tuesday 26 April at the Town Hall.

The evening will include the following presentations;

Climate Emergency
Mr Matthew Morris the Environment, Sustainability and Low Carbon consultant from STEM SUSTAINABILITY will give a presentation on
Climate Emergency and an update on Deal Town Council’s progress to date to become net-zero in its operations by 2025. STEM SUSTAINABILITY has been commissioned by Deal Town Council to review the Town Council’s performance towards its Net Zero Carbon goal against the Green House Gas Protocol model annually until 2026.

The Saturday Market
The Market Officer Mr Chris Hobbs East, will give a presentation on the Saturday Market including plans for the market year, and the exciting arrival of gazebos!

The Town Plan
In Autumn 2021, the Council restarted the Town Plan process with a Steering Group consisting of Cllr Eddy, Cllr Stroud, Cllr Beer, Cllr Turner, the Town Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. The council’s aim is to produce a medium-term (3-5 year) plan. It will be a live document with actions that the council can actively pursue, whether on its own or with partners such as Dover District Council or Kent County Council. Essentially, it must be a people's plan. Public consultations have taken place. On behalf of the Steering Group, Cllr Beer will be giving an update on progress.

26 Apr 22