General Purposes Committee

Chair: Cllr D Tattersall
Vice-Chair: Cllr D Wardell

Councillors: Cllrs J Battye, M Carrigan, A H Greenwood, A Hollis, M Holmstedt, G Kent, D Skelton, L Stephenson, L Thorpe and D Tremayne

2017/18 Report

Council administration is dealt with by this Committee, including finance, staffing, standing orders, the mayoralty and electoral matters.  'Communication' issues addressed via the Committee help to raise the profile of the Town Council. The noticeboard outside Todmorden Town Hall is useful in the provision of public information and is much used by the community.  It also displays Town Council material, such as meeting agendas, audit notices and contact information.  In addition (and as mentioned by the Mayor) we are also in the process of launching our new Town Council website.

'Citizenship Awards for Todmorden' continues to recognise the commitment shown by individuals and groups.  This year’s two winners will receive their certificates at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council in May.

This Committee is also responsible for Mayor’s Day where the town welcomes in the new Mayor, the celebrations include a sherry reception and a buffet lunch provided by the Town Council for organisations and residents within the town.

The Council has continued to work in partnership with the West Yorkshire Police Authority by part-funding two additional Police Community Support Officers to work in Todmorden. Todmorden Town Council is represented on many bodies on which its input can be useful and takes Members into areas of concern for the town and its electorate.  This is a valuable part of the Town Council’s work.   

Latest news

Notice of poll
Mon 22 Jul 2019
Notice of Election
Thu 20 Jun 2019
Town Clerk Vacancy
Tue 18 Jun 2019
Casual Vacancy Walsden Ward
Tue 11 Jun 2019
From the Mayor's Parlour
Fri 17 May 2019

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Council meetings

Thu 25 Jul 2019
Wed 31 Jul 2019
Town Council
Wed 14 Aug 2019

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