Annual Parish Meeting 20th June 2016

The next Annual Parish Meeting for Huby will be held on Monday 20 June 2016 at the Chapel. An Agenda can be downloaded here. The Parish Council will give a report regarding on-going and future Parish Council projects.

The 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 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 Huby parish. All the electorate are invited to help the Parish Council prepare its aims for the coming year. Organisations are also welcome to use this meeting to present their accounts to the public and to advertise their groups activities on application to the Parish Clerk.

Who can attend the meeting? – Anyone may attend but only registered electors of Huby Parish 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 Chairman or by the Parish Clerk or a designated Councillor. An elector may also make suggestions and comment on anything pertinent to the people of Huby. This will be welcomed and is the whole purpose of the meeting.

Who will chair the meeting? – If able, the Chairman of Huby 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 Parish 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 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, written minutes of the meeting will be taken and will be presented at the next meeting 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 1 hour.

Will the Press be there? – A table will be provided for the local press as the Council do for all their public meetings.

Please note: Huby Parish Council wishes to encourage public attendance at its Council meetings in order to use this as one means of consulting with the public. All meetings of the Parish Council’s committees are open to the public.

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