Council Meeting Dates
The Parish Council meet on the first Wednesday in every month apart from January, April and August when there is no meeting. The meetings are held at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.
Members of the public are warmly welcomed to attend and are able to address the meeting during the Open Forum session in each meeting.
Under the Coronavirus Act, the Secretary of State has published meeting regulations which remove the requirement to hold annual meetings and allow virtual meetings up to 7 May 2021. These are contained in The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.
Accordingly, all meetings for the foreseeable future will be held virtually via Zoom and if any members of the public or press wish to attend, the link to the meeting is published on the agenda.
The public and press will be able to address the Council during the Public Participation session. Public Participation will be limited to 15 minutes, with three minutes allowed per speaker.
The agenda is usually published here on the Thursday prior to the following Wednesday meeting.
Meeting dates for 2020/21 are as follows:
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Wednesday 1st July 2020
Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Wednesday 7th October 2020
Wednesday 4th November 2020
Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Council meetings are formal events, they have a clear purpose - to make decisions. They are also public events, the meetings must be advertised and the press and public have a right to observe, record and report on how the Council operates.
Exceptions are where sensitive issues are discussed, such as legal, contratual or staffing matters. Council can then agree to exclude the press and public for that one item of business.
In addition to Council meetings, an Annual Parish Meeting must be held each year. Electors can contribute to the agenda and this meeting celebrates local activities and debates current issues within the community. The Chairman of the Parish Council will usually chair this meeting.