Council Meetings

The Parish Council meets monthly, except August.  Meetings are usually held at 7.30pm on the second Monday of the month, in the Reading Room. All meetings are open to the public. 

The June meeting is a week early, on the first Monday to meet the external Audit requirement for Council approval of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return and return to them by the 10th June, (normally it will have been approved in May, so this is a precautionary arrangement).

The September meeting also a week early to more evenly bridge the time between July’s and October’s meetings.

All decisions that are made by the Council are made in public meetings. The Council meets monthly to discuss and make decisions on the items set on the agenda.  Representatives from local groups and charities may be invited to address the Council with information or to request project support, and members of the public are able to contribute at the discretion of the Chairman of the meeting.

The agenda for the each council meeting is published during the week before the meeting (check the link on the sidebar at the right of this page), and the Agenda &(insert link)  minutes of all recent meetings are available on this site.

(If you cannot find the minutes that you require please contact the Clerk).

The Council holds two formal 'Annual Meetings' on the second Monday in May. 

The first meeting is the Annual Parish Meeting.  This is a meeting of the electors of the town and offers an opportunity to come together and find out what's been happening during the past year.  Community groups are invited to submit reports on their activities. 

The second is the Annual Meeting of the Council- a formal meeting which acts as the Council's AGM and deals with procedural matters, including the appointment of a Chairman and Vice Chairman for the forthcoming year and the approval of the previous year's accounts, and the Annual Governance and Accountability Return.