Town’s key players to be grilled at meeting
Annual Question Time-style event held for third year
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@ cheshamsociety.org.uk 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.