Notice of the Annual Parish Meeting
Wednesday, 14th May 2014 at 7pm
Pucklechurch School, Castle Road [Note change of venue]
This is a good opportunity for residents and community groups to exchange information and raise questions. Topics for 2014
- First Bus service
- Emergency Plan
- Cycle path to Shortwood
- Parish Council annual report
- Group presentations
Purpose of the Annual Parish Meeting
All Parish and Town Councils throughout England are required by law to hold an annual parish meeting at this time each year. The purpose of calling the meeting is so that the Council can explain what it has been doing over the last year and provide an opportunity for community groups and electors to share information on activities and items which they consider are important to the people of Pucklechurch Parish.
Who can attend the meeting?
Anyone may attend but only registered electors of Pucklechurch may speak.
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, by the parish clerk, or a designated councillor. An elector may also make suggestions and comment on anything pertinent to the people of the Parish of Pucklechurch. 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 he is not able to attend, the meeting will elect a chairperson from amongst those electors present.
Will parish councillors be there?
Usually the parish councillors do attend and will speak if need be. But the purpose of the meeting is to enable the electors of Pucklechurch parish 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 the Parish Council for their consideration. The minutes will be published on the Pucklechurch Community Website under www.pucklechurch.org/html/parish_council.html
How long will the meeting last?
As long as necessary (within reason). It depends on those present, the number of questions, and the length of the discussions. Generally, the meeting lasts no longer than two hours.