Annual Meeting of Elton Parish Council

What goes on at the Annual Meeting of Elton Parish Council in Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire

What goes on at the Annual Village Meeting

 

What is the purpose of the Annual Village Meeting?

All Parish and Town Councils throughout England are required by law to hold an annual Village meeting each year. The purpose of calling this meeting is so that the Council can explain what it has been doing over the last year and it enables the electors to have their say on anything which they consider is important to the people of the parish.

When is the Annual Village Meeting?

The council publish the venue, date and time of the meeting as widely as possible. You will also find details of he meeting posted upon the Village Notice Boards once the date has been fixed

Who can attend the meeting?

Anyone may attend but only registered electors of Elton may speak and vote..

Will I be able to ask questions and make suggestions?

Yes, any registered elector may ask questions of the Council. These will usually be answered by the chairperson or by the Village Administrator or a designated Councillor. An elector may also make suggestions and comment on anything pertinent to the people of Elton. This will be welcomed and is the whole purpose of the meeting.

Who will chair the meeting?

If able, the Chairperson of the Elton Parish Council will chair the meeting. If the Chair is not able to attend, then the meeting will elect a chairperson from amongst those electors present.

Will Village Councillors be there?

Usually they do attend and will speak if need be. But the purpose of the meeting is to enable the ordinary electors of Elton 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?

Yes, a written record of the meeting will be taken and will be presented at a future meeting of Council for their consideration.

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.

Will the Press be there?

Seating and a table will be provided for the local press as the Council do for all their public meetings.

 

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