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Annual Parish Meeting

Wed, Apr. 10, 2019 7:30pm

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At a previous Parish Council meeting it was decided to hold the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Parish Council Meeting separately. There can be confusion between the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Parish Council Meeting.  

All Parish Councils throughout England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Meeting, which must take place between 1st March and the 1st June (inclusive). It is considered best practice to hold the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Parish Council Meeting on different occasions to avoid confusion.

The Annual Parish Meeting is a meeting of all the electors for the Parish. It is NOT a Meeting of the Parish Council. Anyone may attend but only registered electors of Tostock Parish may speak and vote. An elector may make suggestions and comment on anything pertinent to the people of Tostock.  

This will be welcomed and is the whole purpose of the meeting.

The Chairperson of the Parish Council normally chairs the meeting.   If the Chair is not able to attend, then the Vice-chair, else the meeting will elect a chairperson from amongst those electors present.

A written record of the meeting will be taken. Agenda and Minutes can be found  here

 The Chair of the Parish Council gives a report at the meeting and in recent years the local councillors have been invited to give a report, as well as the Village Hall and other clubs and organisations of the village.