Annual Parish Meeting

The Parish Council advises that the Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Thursday 10 March 2022. This will be held in Great Witchingham Village Hall, Hubbards Loke, Great Wichingham.

A Parish Meeting consists of the Local Government electors of the parish and the purpose of the meeting is to discuss parish affairs. There is no statutory definition or definitive caselaw to determine what constitutes a ‘parish affair’. It is the view that a ‘parish affair’ includes an issue, activity or subject which specifically affects a parish and which a parish meeting may wish to discuss, debate and potentially influence.

An assembly of a parish meeting is an effective forum for local government electors in a parish to discuss matters specific to the parish even if there is a separate parish council. The meeting is NOT however a parish council meeting but attendance of members of the council may demonstrate that the council is receptive to hearing the views of local residents.

It would be helpful to have written notice of any matters to be raised for inclusion on the agenda but it is not essential. Matters can be raised at the meeting without prior notice.

Please provide the Clerk to the Council with matters for inclusion on the agenda by 28 February 2022.

Copies of the agenda are available free of charge when it is published either from the website or on request from the Clerk.