The Parish Council meets at the Community Hall, usually on the third Wednesday of the month, at 7pm. Sometimes it is necessary to arrange extra meetings and details of these will be available on the website as appropriate.
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.
Parish Council meeting dates for 2023
Wednesday 18 January
Wednesday 15 February
Wednesday 15 March
Wednesday 19 April
Wednesday 17May (ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING)
Wednesday 21 June
Wednesday 19 July
Wednesday 16 August (if business dictates)
Wednesday 20 September
Wednesday 18 October
Wednesday 15 November
Wednesday 20 December (if business dictates)
The date of the ANNUAL PARISH MEETING will be announced shortly.
The ANNUAL PARISH MEETING is a meeting for all residents, the opportunity to hear about the Council's work over the past year and to flag up issues for the Council to consider in the future.
The ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING is always held in May, and this is when the Chairman and Vice-Chairman are elected, Committee memberships agreed (if a Council has Committees), and representatives (where appropriate) appointed to external organisations.
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. He/she is the first point of contact for the Council and all correspondence comes to 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 discreet. The Clerk is also the RFO - (Responsible Financial Officer) with responsibility for financial management.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays agenda in public places. She/he signs notices and summons 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, keep Council minutes in a book and hold other documents.
A member of the Council may be appointed as Clerk without remuneration but nowadays it is more usual to appoint someone who is not a councillor to be paid for the work they undertake.