Parish Council meetings
Minutes of Parish Council meetings are available to read between one to two weeks after a council meeting. They are published in draft form and approved at the next council meeting. Agendas are published the Wednesday before a Monday meeting.
Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings but whilst members of the public cannot participate a short period of time is given for members of the public to air their views on matters directly related to the Parish Council.
Council meeting dates
Meetings are normally held at the Memorial Hall at 7 pm, usually on the first Monday of the month. During the period of lockdown, council meetings will move to virtual meetings. If you wish to join any of these meetings, see the agenda for joining details.
Meeting dates are;
Monday 26 Apr, being the Annual Parish Meeting
Tuesday 4 May
Monday 7 Jun
Monday 5 July
Tuesday 3 Aug
Monday 6 Sep
Monday 4 Oct
Monday 1 Nov
Monday 6 Dec
The Role of the Clerk
The Clerk is the ‘Proper Officer’ of the Council who is responsible for the smooth running of the Council’s business. She is the first point of contact for the Council and all correspondence comes to her as the Clerk. Responsibility for implementing the decisions of the Council rests with the Clerk along with giving professional guidance where necessary whilst remaining neutral and discrete. They are also responsible for financial management.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays agendas in public places. She signs notices and summonses with a list of business to be transacted but does not have the power to fix the meetings of the Council. The Clerk is required to attend meetings, take minutes, and carry out or manage the actions taken at meetings.