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The role of the Business Chair

The role of the Business Chair

  • Pursuant to section 15 (2) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Council shall elect a Chair at Annual Meeting of the Council in May.      
  •  In accordance with standing orders the Chair is responsible for ensuring that effective and lawful decisions are taken at meetings of the Council and assisted by the Clerk, guides activities by managing the meetings of the Full Council.  The council is not lawfully constituted without a Chair.
  • The Council shall not adopt the Town Mayor model, legally entitled to the Chair of a Town Council by Section 245 (6) of the Local Government Act 1972. The Council shall appoint a Civic Head and Deputy Civic Head by resolution of the Council, at the Annual Meeting in May.



News / Events

    Business Chair's Update - 10th August 2022

    As we all look forward to some much-needed rest and rejuvenation over the summer, it seemed like a good time to reflect on the productive months passed since we welcomed 2022.

    Ashington Town Council has had a busy seven months, with lots to celebrate and even more to look forward to. What...

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