Town’s key play­ers to be grilled at meet­ing

An­nual Ques­tion Time-style event held for third year

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­

PEO­PLE will have the op­por­tu­nity to grill Che­sham’s key play­ers on a va­ri­ety of is­sues at a Ques­tion Time-style event next week.

For the third year run­ning the Che­sham So­ci­ety has or­gan­ised its pop­u­lar Mem­bers’ Panel Meet­ing to take place at Che­sham Town Hall on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 17 from 7.30pm.

The event is an op­por­tu­nity for the so­ci­ety’s mem­bers and non-mem­bers to quiz its com­mit­tee as well as a panel of in­vited guests who take an ac­tive role in the com­mu­nity.

This year’s panel is made-up of Mayor of Che­sham Peter Hud­son, leader of Bucks County Coun­cil Martin Tett, chair­man of Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil Mimi Harker, chair­man of Che­sham Theatre Com­pany Slack,


CHAR­ITY RUN: Tony Moleswor­thy, chair­man of the Che­sham So­ci­ety, ad­dresses a pre­vi­ous meet­ing chair­man of the Friends of Lown­des Park Michael Rowan, chair­man of Churches To­gether for Che­sham Hi­lary Wil­son and the founder of Che­sham Toy Bank and Pride of Bucks 2015 Com­mu­nity Cham­pion, Claire Rooney.

The event chaired by the chair­man Molesworth.

The so­ci­ety’s pro­grammes and events man­ager Emily will be so­ci­ety’s

Tony Cul­ver­house said: “We have cho­sen another panel of in­ter­est­ing and di­verse speak­ers and we hope that you have lots you want to grill them about. It is usu­ally a lively evening of de­bate, so please try to join us.”

Last year, ques­tions asked in­cluded whether a by­pass would solve Che­sham’s traf­fic prob­lems, how Che­sham town cen­tre can be re­vived and how to deal with the prob­lem of geese in Lown­des Park.

The con­sen­sus over Che­sham’s traf­fic prob­lems was that a by­pass would not solve the traf­fic prob­lems, since sur­veys have shown that the vast ma­jor­ity is lo­cal traf­fic.

It was felt that Che­sham town cen­tre needs more en­cour­age­ment for peo­ple to visit to help re­vive it.

How­ever, re­gard­ing the geese ques­tion, public opin­ion was sharply di­vided be­tween those who liked them and those who felt they should be culled.

Ques­tions for this year’s panel should be sub­mit­ted in ad­vance of the meet­ing to pro­gramme@ che­sham­so­ci­ by Satur­day, Septem­ber 12.

Ques­tions will be taken from the floor on the night if there is time.

Tea and cof­fee will be served from 7.30pm with the ques­tions start­ing at 8pm.

En­try costs £1 for mem­bers and £2 for non­mem­bers.

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