Annual Parish Meeting
When is the Annual Parish Meeting?
Wednesday 10th April 2013 in the Burbage Village Hall. Doors & Bar open at 7.00pm, meeting starts 7.30pm
The Parish Council invites representatives from village groups and societies to participate in the meeting. You may use this meeting to give feedback to the rest of the Parish about what you have done, are doing and aim to do.
If your organisation/group would like to make a presentation at the Annual Parish Meeting, please contact the Parish Council Clerk (see contact page on this website) in the first instance.
At this meeting the Parish Council will be making a presentation about the Neighbourhood Plan and is very much looking forward to getting village groups and individuals to understand the details of the NHP. We want to make sure that all the rumours and misunderstandings are put right. Also it is a great opportunity for you ask questions on this and any other topics.
We want you to be involved!
What is a Parish Meeting?
The law says…
Every English Parish must have a Parish Meeting (Local Government Act 1972, s13(1)).
This meeting consists of the local government electors registered for the area for which it is held i.e. all those who have a right to vote in Burbage. It can be convened by the Parish Council Chairman, two Parish Councillors or six electors for the area for which it is to be held. The meeting must be held each year between 1st March and 1st June (inclusive) and must be after 6pm in the evening!
Who is in charge?
The Chairman of the Parish Council traditionally runs the meeting. If he/she is not available, this responsibility then falls on to the Vice-Chairman. If he/she is not available either, the Clerk to the Parish Council then calls for nominations from those attending and a vote would be held to elect a Chairman for that meeting (only).
This is NOT a Parish Council meeting, it is a meeting of the electorate of the Parish of Burbage.