Parish Council Meetings
When do we meet?
The parish Council normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month, except for August.
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.
Meetings normally start at 7.30pm
An agenda is essentially a list of things to be discussed at the meeting. The Parish Clerk issues the agenda at least three working days before the meeting. The Council cannot make a decision at the meeting on anything not on the agenda.
In addition to the agenda certain background papers and written reports are sometimes provided, which will also be available on this website, subject to their not containing confidential information.
Where do we meet?
Parish Council meetings take place in the large meeting room at the Village Hall, Moat Lane New Buckenham NR16 2AU
The term "minutes" refers to a record taken by the Parish Clerk of decisions taken by the Council at each meeting. These will normally be place on the website in draft form within two weeks of the meeting concerned.
One of the first items on every Parish Council Agenda is to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.
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.