Parish Assembly & Annual Parish Meeting

A photo of Keresley Community Library

All Parish Councils in England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Meeting between March 1 and June 30 each year.

This year the Annual Parish Meeting, Parish Assembly and Ordinary Parish Council Meeting for Keresley Parish Council took place on Tuesday 10th May at Keresley Community Library.

It was attended by Parish Councillors Fisher, Cllr Dille, Cllr Middleton; Ward Councillors Birdi, Cllr Jandu, Cllr Keogh and five members of the public. The meetings were Chaired by Councillor Gudgeon and administered by the Parish Clerk.

During the Parish Assembly, the Chair delivered the Chair’s Report for 2021-22, which can be found here. In the Public Forum, matters in relation to community engagement, contact with the local MP and new residents were raised.

During the Annual Parish Meeting, Councillor Gudgeon was re-elected as Chair and Councillor Fisher was re-elected as Vice-Chair. Congratulations to both on their re-elections to these Council Posts!

This was immediately followed by the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting, which took the standard agenda of the monthly Parish Council meeting.

During the Democratic Half-Hour, local development and planning dominated the questions with note made to the fact that the Planning Committee have been responding to several applications that have recently been released and also securing extensions where sufficient time has not been given to make a response.

Also referenced was the recent campaign to save a Cedar Tree within the local Parish. This continues to be a matter of great concern to local residents.

Minutes for the meeting can be found on the Meetings Page.

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th June.