The Annual Parish meeting is open to the public and local residents will be able to question the Mayor of Fazeley on the performance of Fazeley Town Council during the last 12 months at the Annual Parish meeting on 1st June.
Town Mayor, Cllr Brian Hoult said, “The Annual meeting is important because it gives our residents the chance to ask any questions on the finances and work of Fazeley Town Council during 2015/16 along with any other questions they might have on the Town Council.”
The meeting, which will take place at Fazeley Town Hall in the main hall, will start at 7:30pm and is open to all members of the public to attend. However, only people whose names are registered as electors on the current electoral register for Fazeley, Mile Oak or Bonehill are entitled to vote on any resolution proposed at the meeting.
Fazeley Town Council have voted for Cllr Brian Hoult to continue as Town Mayor for a second year.
The vote came at last night’s meeting of Fazeley Town Council and councillors also voted for Cllr Samuel Kingstone as Deputy Mayor to continue as Deputy Mayor for 2016/17.
Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Hoult said, “I am honoured to be asked to continue as Mayor of Fazeley for a second year. I enjoyed the last 12 months as Mayor meeting people in Fazeley and across Staffordshire and I am looking forward to carrying on for another year.”
Cllr Hoult is the eighth Councillor to be voted Mayor of Fazeley for consecutive years since the role first started in 1975 when Fazeley became a town.
Town Mayor, Cllr Brian Hoult, said, “On behalf of all of the residents and businesses of Fazeley, I would like to wish Her Majesty a happy birthday. Have a very special day Your Majesty and long may you continue.”
The meeting back in September had questions asked about the possible part-time use of St Paul’s Church car park and Tolson’s Mill car park for general public use and the refurbishment of Council owned land at the rear of Victory Terrace.
Following a meeting with St Paul’s Church officials, it was concluded that the Church Car Park would not be suitable for general Public use.
The Managing Agent for the Tolson’s Mill properties was approached and he advised that each business tenant has a limited parking allocation and all businesses would need to reach agreement for public parking during set times. The view is that this would never be agreed to with parking allocation being a premium requirement for each business.
The Town Council contacted groundwork’s contractor last December for a quote to refurbish the access roadway and degraded tarmac car park area adjacent to the recreation field behind Victory Terrace. The refurbishment of the roadway only will cost £22,250 + VAT, the car park only will cost £41,850 + VAT and both areas refurbished together will cost £58,400 +VAT.
The question was also asked as to whether the taxi rank by the Peninsular Restaurant could be converted back into a general parking space as there are no resident taxis in Fazeley. This currently remains unanswered but will be pursued and reported on in a later bulletin.
Click here to read the public meeting update and the report will also be posted around Fazeley on the various Town Council owned notice boards.
Fazeley Town Council receives its share of council tax from Lichfield District Council via the annual Precept and following prudent management of the Town Council’s finances by all Town Councillors, the Precept has again been set at £57,872.00.
Town Mayor, Cllr Brian Hoult, said, “To be able to freeze the council tax for the eighth year in a row is good news for the residents of Fazeley. Thanks to another year of prudent management of the budget by the whole of the Town Council, we are again able to present a balanced budget with a frozen precept for the coming year.”
Cllr Hoult’s health message comes after new figures released by Public Health England (PHE) have shown a drop in vaccine coverage
Although shingles vaccination is often offered at the same time as the annual flu vaccination, the shingles vaccine is available at any time throughout the year to eligible people.
All Fazeley residents aged 70, 71, 72, 78 or 79 on 1 September 2015, who have not already had the vaccine, can visit their doctor for the inoculation.
Cllr Hoult said, “I do not want any of our eligible residents missing out on this important vaccination. It’s worth taking the time and effort to visit your doctor to get the shingles vaccine.
“You only need to be vaccinated once and it’s important that you get it while you’re the right age.”
Fazeley Town Council’s Mayor, Cllr Brian Hoult, laid wreaths of remembrance at the town’s war memorial and at Fazeley’s tree at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alreways on Battle of Britain Sunday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
After laying the wreaths Cllr Hoult said, “I am humbled to be able to lay the wreaths on behalf of the residents of Fazeley to remember the few who fought to keep the skies above Britain clear in 1940. They may not be here today, but they will never be forgotten.”
Town Mayor Cllr Brian Hoult, Town Mayor will chair the meeting and will be joined by County Councillor Cllr Alan White, who represents Fazeley in Stafford, and Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis.
The meeting, which will be a question and answer session, has been called following concerns from many residents over the ongoing traffic issues Fazeley face on a daily basis.
Cllr Hoult said, “We want to hear first hand the concerns over traffic and parking in Fazeley and I hope as many of my fellow residents as possible attend the meeting to air their views.