7:30 pm Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council

May 20, 2024

The Annual Parish Meeting is held on the same evening as the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council. These are two separate and distinct meetings but are held for convenience on the same evening.

The Parish Meeting comprises local government electors registered for the parish. If present, the Parish Council Chairman must chair the Parish Meeting. In her/his absence, the Vice-Chairman must preside if she/he is present; otherwise the meeting must elect its own chairman from those present. A Parish Meeting may discuss parish affairs, and resolutions may be passed which the Parish Council is obliged to consider but not necessarily accept.

The Parish Meeting must assemble annually between 1 March and 1 June. Proceedings must not begin before 6 pm. Decisions are taken by a majority of those present and voting.

The Annual Parish Council Meeting is the first meeting in the new municipal year and it is at this meeting that the Chairman and Vice-Chairman are elected. Committees are appointed and appointments to outside bodies are made. The Parish Council also considers other routine agenda items.

Meetings of the Council are held on the third Monday in the month and are held in the Community Hall, Pear Tree Field, Stapeley, CW3 7GW commencing at 7.30 pm.

Members of the public are entitled to attend meetings and are able to address the Parish Council during the Public Question Time slot. Agendas are published on the website at least three clear days before each meeting and displayed in the notice-board which is adjacent to the Community Hall.

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