These are the committees I have been involved with this year.
The Townie (Parish Magazine) Committee
I was elected to the Chair in our first meeting back in April. It's been a baptism of fire for my first (and hopefully not last) year. Suddenly, I needed to hit the ground running with everything to do with the current issue cycle, from contacting external providers to managing a team of people all older than me! I also wrote three articles myself and proofread most of the others. Please check it out when it gets released.
The Community Group
With who got elected in 2021, one thing was clear: the electorate were better represented than they had ever been previously. I wanted to capitalise on this and asked the Constables if we could start a new committee dedicated with forging new links to the Community. I have been Secretary and Acting Chair for most of the time the group existed. Having hosted the Latvian Elections in October and invited key people in the agenda of diversity/inclusion/accessibility to join us around the table, we now have a roadmap to tell us how we can be more inclusive and accessible in the future.
The Celebration & Events Committee
Constable Zoe was impressed enough with my tracking spreadsheet for the elements of the Townie that she invited me onto the Celebration & Events Committee. We are due to meet shortly to discuss a few events we have lined up, including Liberation Day.
For a full list of what the parish officials do, please visit the parish website.