19th Nov, 2017

Young scouts go behind scenes of council at Evesham Town Hall

Rob George 19th Mar, 2017

MEMBERS of the Great Bear Explorer scout unit recently paid a visit to the Town Council chamber at Evesham Town Hall.

The event was hosted by Town Clerk Stuart Carter and Deputy Mayor Coun Richard Jones, with Mayoress Sue Amor and Coun Colin Tether in support.

The Explorer Scouts learned about the responsibilities of the Town Council and how it fits into the local political scene.

Surrounded by the mayoral boards of honour on the walls of the Council Chamber, the social history of Evesham was brought to life by noting the variety of Mayors’ professions since the first Mayor was elected in 1605 – from market gardeners to web designers.

After a question and answer session, the Explorer Scouts got down to serious council business. They donned the Town Council gowns, elected one of their members as Mayor, installed a Town Clerk and held a mock Council Meeting.

They debated three proposals for mock environmental projects and decided by majority vote which one they would favour.

Town Clerk Stuart Carter said: “We like to support young people and help them in a practical way to understand the role of the Town Council and how it operates.

“It is a step in the right direction in getting young people involved in their community,” he added.

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