There are two meetings hosted by the Parish Council which must take place on an annual basis. The Annual Parish Meeting/Assembly and the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council.
Annual Parish Meeting/Assembly
All Town and Parish Councils throughout England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Meeting, which must take place between 1 March and the 1 June (inclusive). Meetings should not commence before 6pm and must not be held in premises used for the supply of alcohol.
The Annual Parish meeting allows the Parish Council to explain what they have been doing over the past year and what plans they might have for the coming year. Electors, public and press are invited are the to hear reports from the Chairman and Local Councillors.
It is also the forum for electors to have their say on anything which they consider is important to the people of the parish. The Parish Assembly is the meeting where the parish council report to its electorate on what it has accomplished in the preceding year.
Details of the Parish Assembly for 2022 can be found on the following post and the annual report by the Chair made be found here.
Annual Meeting of the Parish Council
This can also be known as the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and allows the election of key posts on the Council, such as the Chair and Vice-Chair.
It is also used to appoint committees, representatives to other bodies or review policy documents such as the risk assessment, standing orders or financial regulations.