All Parish Council meetings are open to members of the public, except where the press and public are excluded, when the Council has confidential matters to discuss.
Parish Council agendas are set by the Parish Clerk in liaison with the Chairman of Council. However any Councillor can request an item to be put on the agenda. This can be done informally either through the Clerk or Chairman, or formally, by means of a motion, as per the Parish Council’s Standing Orders (the Council’s operating rules and regulations).
If, after discussion of an agenda item, the Council decides that a Working Group should be formed to look at the matter in more detail then the membership and the remit of the group will be agreed by the Council. The membership of the Group can also include people who are not Councillors, but who have knowledge or expertise relevant to the subject matter.
The minutes of Parish Council meetings are not a verbatim account of the meeting but detail decisions reached. Minutes are available to the public via this website or from the Parish Clerk. A precis of the minutes is also circulated to the local press.
Once a decision has been passed by the Council and a course of action identified, the work is organised and/or carried out by the Parish Clerk.