On 4 May I hope there will be elections for the 19 Tidworth Town Council seats. The new Council will have a number of projects to deliver as it looks to improve facilities for its residents.
Work on the new Civic Centre will hopefully start in the next year. The Centre will vastly improve the services the Town Council can offer its residents and local organisations. The Council also wishes to improve the sporting facilities at its Humber Lane pitches by providing changing facilities and club room. We hope that we will be able obtain more land so that we can provide facilities for other sports, not just football. With the population of Tidworth growing, it is important that facilities like these are available to residents of all ages.
The Council will also be providing two play areas in the Persimmon development over the next few years; the Town Council will be consulting with local residents for the first play area in the coming months to see what equipment they want. This will mean the Town Council will eventually be responsible for four play areas in the Town.
The long awaited War Memorial will also be completed in time for this year’s Remembrance Service and the official opening will very appropriately be on Armed Forces Day, 24 June. I would like to thank the War Memorial Committee for its hard work in providing what will be a magnificent memorial. The Committee will hand over the memorial to the Town Council, which will take over its maintenance.
In closing, I would like to thank the Councillors that have served over the last four years, as well as wishing good luck to those who are elected for the coming four years, as they have much to do over that time!
Mayor Mark Connolly