Types of Meetings and How They are Recorded

Agenda

The list of items to be discussed at the meeting

Minutes

Minutes are a legal requirement of decisions taken at meetings. Minutes are referred to as "Notes" until they are signed as a true record at the next appropriate meeting.

Parish Council Meetings

Your Parish Council normally meets between 4 and 6 times per year. Items for discussion are promulgated in the Agenda. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meetings and may be invited to contribute at the Parish Council's discretion. Members of the public are invited to propose items for the agenda through the Parish Clerk or any of the Councillors.  

Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting is an occasion for electors to raise any concerns they may have to the Parish Council. The leader of the Parish Council usually acts as chairman.  Residents may wish to discuss parish affairs, make resolutions and vote, but these are not legally binding for the Council.  The Annual Parish Meeting may pass resolutions on the public activities or policies in the parish of any local authority, public body, government department of public service provided that they affect the parish especially and are not such as are calculated to affect the whole country or all parishes.