Annual Parish Meeting 19th March 2019

Posted on 12th March, 2019 in News

Come to the Annual Parish Meeting – 19th March 2019

This is a great opportunity to meet with your local parish councillors and hear about what the Council have achieved in 2018/19 and what we hope to achieve in 2019/20. There will be presentations from our grant applicants, updates from each Committee Chair and a question & answer session. For more information please see the Annual Parish Meeting section of the website under Committees!

What is the Annual Parish Meeting?
There is often confusion between the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Council Meeting of the Parish Council. All Parish and Town Councils throughout England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Assembly, which must take place between 1st March and the 1st June (inclusive). Meetings should not commence before 6.00pm.

Purpose of the Annual Parish Meeting
The purpose of the meeting is so that the Parish Council can explain its achievements over the last year and future aspirations. This is also an opportunity to enable the electors to have their say on anything they consider is important to the people of the Parish. One of the main objectives is to achieve a large turnout as it is an opportunity to hear from representatives of the community and there is a chance to promote some new ideas. In order to achieve a high attendance, a speaker on a topic of interest can be organised and the event publicised. At least seven clear days must be given and a notice and agenda should be displayed.

When must the Annual Parish Meeting be held?
The annual parish meeting must be held between 1st March and the 1st June (inclusive) each year on a date decided by the Parish Council. If there is no Parish Council then on a date decided by the Chairman of the Parish Meeting. LGA 1972 s 14 (1)(2). The Annual Parish Meeting may not start earlier than 6:00pm. (LGA 1972 s 14 (4)).

 

Upcoming Meetings

  1. Policy & Finance Meeting

    March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Full Council Meeting

    March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Planning & Highways Meeting

    April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Upcoming Events

  1. Policy & Finance Meeting

    March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Full Council Meeting

    March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Planning & Highways Meeting

    April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Amenities & Leisure Meeting

    April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. Full Council Meeting

    April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm