Parish Council meetings take place in the large meeting room at the Village Hall, Moat Lane New Buckenham NR16 2AU.
Meeting Dates for 2024
The parish Council normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month, excluding August.
Meetings will be held at New Buckenham Village Hall. on:
January 9th, February 13th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th, June14th,July 11th, AUGUST NO MEETING, September10th,October112th, November12th and December 10th
Other meetings (called Extraordinary Meetings) may be called to discuss particular issues and will be announced on the website, and the agenda placed on the village noticeboard.
Members of the public are welcome to attend Parish Council meeting. There is a standing item on agendas allowing for public participation which allows for a brief session during which local residents can voice their own views on items on the agenda.
The public are entitled to observe the councillors' discussions and decision making, except when it is necessary to exclude the public from part of the meeting in the interests of confidentiality.
The Role of the Clerk
The Clerk is the ‘Proper Officer’ of the Council who is responsible for the smooth running of the Council’s business. He/she is the first point of contact for the Council and all correspondence comes to the Clerk.
Responsibility for implementing the decisions of the Council rests with the Clerk along with giving professional guidance where necessary whilst remaining neutral and discrete. The Clerk is also responsible for financial management.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays agendas in public places. She/he signs notices and summonses with a list of business to be transacted but does not have the power to fix the meetings of the Council. The Clerk is required to attend meetings, take minutes, keep Council minutes in a book and hold other documents.
A member of the Council may be appointed as Clerk without remuneration but nowadays it is more usual to appoint someone who is not a councillor to be paid for the work they undertake.