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Council changes committee structure

Created on 26/01/2017 @ 16:05
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A controversial committee structure has been kicked into touch by Welshpool Town Council.

Since May 2016 the council has been operating a system which saw councillors elected to committees which were restricted to eight members but from May 2017 all councillors will be able to attend every committee meeting.

The move followed a recommendation from the town clerk’s committee to change the system to allow councillors to sit on only three committees after some councillors who failed to win committee seats under a voting system found themselves excluded from all meetings. 

Councillor David Senior proposed an amendment that the original system of choosing which committee you wished to sit on be reinstated but members backed a second amendment by Councillor Phil Pritchard that councillors could be part of all the committees.

The new system will be introduced after the May 4 elections.

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