Parish Council Meeting Dates
All Parish Council meetings begin at 8pm and are held in the Pavilion:
Thursday 9th January 2020
Thursday 5th March 2020
Thursday 30th April 2020 @ 8.00pm (this meeting will be held 'virtually' - further details to follow)
Thursday 2nd July 2020
The Annual Parish Meeting
All Parish and Town 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). Meetings should not commence before 6.00 pm. The 2020 Meeting has been cancelled due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, but you can read the Annual Report 2019/20 HERE.
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 the 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, which the public can participate in. Anyone may attend but only registered electors of Great Braxted Parish may speak and vote.
Will I be able to ask questions and make suggestions?
Yes, any registered elector may ask questions of the Council, which will usually be answered by the Chairperson, the Clerk to the Council, or a designated Councillor. An elector may also make suggestions and comment on anything pertinent to the people of Great Braxted. This will be welcomed and is the whole purpose of the meeting.
Who will chair the meeting?
The Chairman of the Parish Council will chair the meeting. If the Chairman is not able to attend, then the meeting will elect a chairperson from amongst those electors present.
Will Parish Councillors be there?
Usually they do attend and will speak if need be. 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.