THE first annual town meeting held by a new council has been hailed as a great success . More than 80 people went along to the old Elim Church in Letchworth GC for the meeting, organised by Letchworth Garden City Council. Guest of honour was North East
THE first annual town meeting held by a new council has been hailed as a "great success".
More than 80 people went along to the old Elim Church in Letchworth GC for the meeting, organised by Letchworth Garden City Council.
Guest of honour was North East Herts MP Oliver Heald and certificates for the town's art competition were handed out to adults and children.
Members of the public were then given the chance to discuss issues including policing, the new town centre plans and transport with councillors.
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Also at the meeting, an award for outstanding achievement and service to the town was made on behalf of the people of Letchworth GC to retiring North Herts District Council planning officer Alan Breckon for 32 years service to the town.
Council vice chairman Philip Ross said: "The meeting was a great success.
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"We had a packed hall and people were really engaging with their town council.
"The quality of feedback and issues raised by residents are of a really high quality and it just shows that real consultation and listening to people does work.
"The bread and butter issues in the town are of the utmost importance and that is what the town council is here for - to listen and take action on the people's behalf.