Welcome to the Bognor Regis Town Council E-Bulletin
September 2022 Issue 28
WE ARE HIRING - JOIN OUR TEAM
Committee and Event Support Officer - Bognor Regis Town Council
Council: Bognor Regis Town Council County: West Sussex Salary: £22,571 to £24,432 (Scale point 12 -16) Hours: 37 per week Closing Date: by no later than 9am on Monday 19 September 2022
Due to a staff retirement, a vacancy has arisen for the post of Committee and Event Support Officer. The role is varied and will involve supporting the Committee Clerk with the preparation of agendas, reports and minutes, and providing administrative support at evening meetings. You will also actively support the Events Officer in the planning, preparation and implementation of Town Council events which will include attendance of events at weekends. Please refer to the job description and person specification for more details.
The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator, both written and verbal, and be able to work on their own initiative when required. The ability to be well organised is required as is the skill to directly interact with the public at events organised by the Town Council. This customer-facing role will require the postholder to be flexible and adaptable, solving problems quickly and effectively whilst remaining calm under pressure.
The post is full time (37 hours per week) and will primarily be based at the Town Council offices in the Town Hall, but regular attendance at evenings meetings as well as weekend attendance at events is a requirement, with time off in lieu.
We offer an excellent benefits package including competitive salary and local government pension scheme. As an employer we are committed to equality of opportunity for all our residents and staff and there may be future opportunities in line with the Council’s policy on succession planning.
If you haven't already, then you will begin to see the Town Council's newest logo being used in various communications.
In 1929, Bognor was granted the Royal Suffix of “Regis” by King George V and in 1935, Bognor Regis was granted a genuine coat of arms. The official grant of arms is housed in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall, and kept covered to protect it from light but traditionally uncovered during official Council Meetings.
The symbolism of the arms has been described as follows :
The gull’s wings on the crest show the resort’s association with the sea.
Between the wings is a crown, commemorating the sojourn of George V at Aldwick.
Three martlets stand for the old kingdom of Sussex
The oblong gold panel containing the martlets sits on a thrusting point, representing the sea wall.
The blue and gold of the shield, which also contains a crown, stand for the sea and the sands.
In 1944, the residents of Bognor Regis had the opportunity to choose their own motto and on 25 June 1945 it was recommended that the chosen motto “To Excel” should be adopted.
Whilst the Town Crest, as it's fondly known, will continue to be used for civic matters, it was felt that the crest is not immediately recognisable as being connected with Bognor Regis Town Council. For example, some of the events that have taken place in and around the town this year have jointly benefited from over £50,000 of funding from the Town Council to support those events. Whilst organisers are asked to promote the Town Council's support of their events, when using the Town Crest in advertising it is not immediately obvious that it is symbolic of Bognor Regis Town Council.
Therefore, Members agreed to commission the design of a new logo that incorporates elements of the Town Crest , as well as our name, to be used for promotional purposes and more day-to-day use. We hope you like it!
PROMS IN THE PARK ~ SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER
Grab a blanket & a picnic and come and listen to four wonderful performances on the bandstand in the beautiful surroundings of Hotham Park.
Opening the event at 6pm, we have the fabulous Vintage Trio, The Silhouette Show with their Vintage Party, who will be filling the park with a journey through time, 1950's, 1960's, Rock & Roll, Soul & Motown.
Followed at 7pm by the exceptional ZHL Strings, a dynamic and diverse London based String Quartet, who very rarely sit down, and will have you mesmerised by their energetic performance.
The Rock choir will 'rock up' at 8pm and get you 'rocking' accompanied by the 'Rock Crier', our very Town Crier!!!!!
Get your flags ready to wave at 8.30pm, as the Bognor Regis Concert Band with guest vocalist Sylvia Rota, will be performing all the Proms classics.
SEAFRONT SHELTER POSTER DESIGNS REQUIRED
There is still time to send us your entries into the Seafront Shelter Poster Competition. The closing date is 5pm on Friday 30 September.
Your photo’s and artwork can be either portrait or landscape. Each photo should be a minimum file size of 8 -10 MP (Mega pixels) however 5 MP (Mega pixels) would be sufficient for posters that would have more than one image printed on it. Most DSLR cameras and mobile phones should take good quality images. If using your mobile phone, don’t forget to make sure the lens is clean first.
Please Note: if your photo has people that can be recognised in the shot, then you MUST seek permission from them using a permissions form we can send you.
If you choose to create some artwork, then you can send in photos of these too using the same minimum file sizes for photos. Please make sure that the artwork is flat when taking a photo to avoid distortion of the image
GRANT AID 2023
Every year the Town Council distributes its Grant Aid. The aim of the Town Council's Grants Scheme is to promote a vibrant and active community in Bognor Regis. The scheme recognises and supports the valuable contribution made by the voluntary sector to the wellbeing of the community. It provides financial support for community organisations working for the benefit of residents, with the intention of improving the range of services and activities in the Town.
Grant Aid 2023 is now OPEN to applications. All applications must be submitted electronically and received by the Town Council by no later than 5pm on Thursday 22 September 2022. Qualifying applications will be presented to the Policy and Resources Committee, for consideration, at their Grant Aid Meeting to be held on Monday 31 October 2022. Decisions taken by the Committee at the meeting will be publicly available once the Minutes of the meeting have been published. Successful applicants will be informed in writing, following the meeting, and funding will be made available in April 2023.
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate 21 September as the International Day of Peace, to be observed around the world, as a period of non-violence and cease-fire - a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace.
The 2022 theme for the International Day of Peace is “End racism. Build peace.”
The International Day of Peace will be observed on 16 September 2022 at United Nations Headquarters. The programme will begin with the traditional Peace Bell Ceremony in the Peace Garden at 9:00 a.m. EDT. At that event, the Secretary-General and President of the General Assembly will ring the Peace Bell.
Following that, a Youth Observance will be held in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber at 9:30 a.m. EDT, in which more than 500 students will interact with the Secretary-General and high-profile artists and activists. Young people will present projects that illustrate the action they have taken to combat racism and thereby foster peace.