The Parish Council usually meets at the Pavilion at 7.30 pm on a Thursday. However, this is subject to change, so please check the agenda published prior to each meeting for the confirmed date, time and venue.
Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings but, while 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
Thursday 12th January
Thursday 23rd February
Thursday 30th March
Thursday 20th April (Annual Parish Meeting)
Thursday 18th May (Annual Parish Council Meeting)
Thursday 22nd June
Wednesday 26th July
Wednesday 6th September
Thursday 19th October
Thursday 30th November
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 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 discrete. The Clerk is also responsible for financial management.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays agendas in public places. The Clerk is required to attend meetings, take the minutes and retain them along with certain 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.