Annual Parish Meeting

Annual Parish Meeting, Village Hall, 7.00pm on Wednesday 26th May

The Chair of the Parish Council invites all residents of the parish to attend this year’s meeting. Social distancing and face mask rules will still apply, unless otherwise specified.

Purpose of the Annual Parish Meeting
The purpose of the meeting is so that the Parish Council can explain what it has been doing over the last year and it enables electors to have their say on anything they consider is important to the people of the Parish.

Who can attend the meeting?
The Annual Parish Meeting is a meeting of all the local government electors for the Parish. It is NOT a meeting of the Parish Council. Anyone may attend but only registered electors of the village may speak and vote.

Will I be able to ask questions and make suggestions?
Any registered elector may ask questions of the Council, which will usually be answered by the Chair, the Clerk to the Council, or a designated Councillor.
It is requested that questions are sent to the clerk, clerk@thorntonincraven.co.uk, no later than 18th May, so that they can be added to the agenda, which will be circulated on the 19th May.
Only items on the agenda can be decided by a vote of those present.
An elector may also make suggestions and comment on anything pertinent to the people of the village. This will be welcomed and is the whole purpose of the meeting.

Who will chair the meeting?

The Chair of the Parish Council will chair the meeting, or in their absence the Vice Chair. If neither is able to attend, then the meeting will elect a chairman from those electors present.

Will Parish Councillors be there?
Yes, however, the purpose of the meeting is to enable the ordinary electors to have their say. Councillors will listen with interest and as electors themselves, also have the opportunity to raise questions and make comments if they wish.

Will notes be taken of the meeting?
A written record of the meeting will be taken and presented at the next Annual Parish meeting for approval.

What else happens at the meeting?
In recent years we have invited SELRAP and statutory organisations to speak about their work.

How long will the meeting last?
As long as need be within reason.  It really depends on those present and the number of questions and the discussion that is raised.  Generally, the meeting will last no longer than 2 hours.

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