Parish Council Meetings
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings are being held via Zoom with a start time of 7.30pm unless otherwise stated on the agenda. Agendas are published on this site at least 3 working days before the meeting.
Members of the public are welcome to join the meetings but must email the clerk for access details.
Parish Council meeting dates for 2020
7th January (Precept)
28th April - Annual Parish Meeting
26th May - Parish Council AGM
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/she 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. She/he signs notices and summonses with a list of business to be transacted but does not have the power to fix the meetings of the Council. The Clerk is required to attend meetings, take minutes, keep Council minutes in a book and hold 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.