Council Meeting Dates
The Parish Council meet every two months; in January, March, May, July, September & November, usually on the third Tuesday of the month. The meetings are normally 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.
The agenda is usually published here on the Thursday prior to the following Tuesday 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 7th 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 Council meetings at the present time are being held virtually via Zoom and if any member of the public or press wish to attend/speak at a meeting, the link to the zoom meeting is published on the agenda. Alternatively, please contact the Clerk no later than 12 noon on the day of the meeting and an invitation to join the Zoom meeting will be sent to you.
2021 Meeting Dates
Tuesday 19th January
Tuesday 16th March
Tuesday 18th May (Annual Meetings)
Tuesday 20th July
Tuesday 21st September
Tuesday 16th November
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.