THE first of a series of community engagement events will be held on Friday (March 8) by Minehead Town Council.

Councillors want to encourage more people in the town to interact with them on a number of issues of concern and activities

They have agreed to hold a number of public forums to provide opportunities for residents to meet councillors and discuss any community concerns they have and learn more about local governance.

Minehead Mayor Cllr Craig Palmer said: “We encourage all local residents to attend these engagement events.

“They provide a casual, yet meaningful way to connect with your council members, share feedback, and find out more about how local government functions.

“With several council vacancies currently, these sessions are a great opportunity to learn about joining the town council from those already serving.

“We hope to see an excellent turnout and exchange of ideas.”

The council hopes that in addition to discussing issues with councillors, the forums will allow interested residents to explore how they can become more involved with the authority.

Currently, Minehead Town Council has only nine of its 16 seats filled.

The community engagement sessions will be held in Minehead Community Centre, in Irnham Road. Dates confirmed so far are:

  • Friday, March 8, from 10 am to 12 pm

  • Thursday, March 14, from 12.30 pm to 2 pm

  • Wednesday, March 20, from 4.30 pm to 6.30pm

More details on the community engagement events and on how to join Minehead Town Council are available on its website here or by calling 01643 707213.

Otherwise, people can request more information from the council by email the authority at [email protected].