Agenda item

Community Engagement Report

To receive the report of the Communications & Community Engagement Officer.


The Committee received the report of the Communications & Community Engagement Officer.


The Committee welcomed updates on the annual resident’s survey which was due in March, a revamped mailing list, and advertisements on new Councillor recruitment ahead of elections in May.


The Deputy Town Clerk gave a verbal update advising members that a meeting attended by the Deputy Town Mayor regarding Le Touquet airport was in fact with representatives from a company who were tendering to manage it and therefore this was not something the council would engage in further.


Members discussed the request from Witney Blanket Hall for a display in the administration office window and agreed to install three A3 advertising boards to promote ‘Witney Heritage’, one of which could be provided to the requestor. The others could be offered to other historical organisations in the town and these would be to advertise the buildings, their work and locations but not advertise fee-paying events; the Council had noticeboards for the latter and would be happy to advertise community events there.


The Committee discussed the request from the Rotary Club of Witney to have a window display for two months at the end of the year to highlight the ‘Wrap Up Project’. Members considered the request which was outside of the policy and thought it unfair whilst there was such high demand from other groups, particularly in the run up to Christmas. Members agreed to limit the window display to one month however agreed for Rotary to display an A3 poster in the window for the additional month, if space allowed.




1.      That, the report, and verbal update be noted and,

2.      That, the Rotary Club request for a two-month display be refused however the offer of one-month additional advertising by way of a A3 poster be granted and,

3.      That, Witney Blanket Hall, Cogges Farm Museum and Witney Museum be approached by officers to provide display advertising material for the Heritage display boards in the administration office window.


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