NOTICE OF CO-OPTION

Notice is hereby given that Chepstow Town Council intends to co-opt one member to fill the vacancy that exists in the office of Councillor for the St Christopher's Ward.  Further information can be found here.



Chepstow Town Council has signed up to
'Give Dog Fouling The Red Card'.
Dog Waste bags and a list of the Dog Waste Bins are available from the
Town Council Offices during office hours.


The Council
Chepstow Town Council is the grass roots voice of local government for Chepstow and comprises of 15 Councillors elected for five years.  The next election will be held in 2022 but by - elections may be held to fill vacancies occurring between elections.
Each year the council raises a "precept" on the council tax payers to cover the cost of running expenses and services provided.
In 2019/20 the precept will be £561,066.00 (costing the average council tax payer based on Band D  £102.11 per annum)

In Chepstow, the Town Council:
Provides major funding for the Citizens Advice Bureau, supports the Bulwark Community Centre and the Drill Hall, provides Summer floral displays and Christmas Lighting, underwrites the Round Table November Fireworks Spectacular, provides funding for a summer playscheme for local children of primary school age, provides funding for the Chepstow Festival and Two Rivers Folk Festival, supports Chepstow Town Markets, undertakes the regular cleaning of the Town's War Memorial, maintains and undertakes improvement works to the historic Town Arch and Gatehouse, seeks to improve problem unadopted areas throughout the Town.  Funds the pruning and replanting of Nelson Street car park and the bedding under the A48, community litter picking initiatives, fruit trees in the Autumn. Provides grants to local community groups and organisations to facilitate a wide range of activities.  Recent funding has for example included parent/toddler and playgroups, Guide and Scout groups, youth football and rugby teams, senior citizens groups, Chepstow Town Band, and the Severn Area Rescue Association. The Town Council also scrutinise all planning applications affecting Chepstow wards - Monmouthshire County Council then makes the final decision, taking into account our views.