Our Annual Parish Meeting is in March and is an opportunity for the Council to report on their work during the previous year, discuss important current issues and take the opportunity to gather views and ideas of our residents, to help shape our future actions. For more answers to frequently asked questions about Parish meetings, see below.
Notice of the
SEDGWICK PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
To be held in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1972
Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 7.30 pm at Sedgwick Village Hall
The Annual Parish Meeting is held each year, so we, the Parish Council can explain what we have achieved over the last 12 months and give you, the electors, the opportunity to have your say or ask questions about local issues. We use the meeting to learn about what residents think are the important Parish priorities and through this, the outcome of the meeting helps shape our agenda for the coming year. Please come along!
A G E N D A
1. Welcome and Introduction 2. Apologies 3. Minutes of the 2017 Parish Meeting 4. Annual Reports Kendal Neighbourhood Policing Team Parish and Local Groups District Councillor Sheila Eccles County Councillor Brenda Gray 5. Council’s Annual Review Emergency Planning Website and Transparency Canal Wildlife Area Millennium Field No Cold Calling Zone Financial Report Highways
6. Discussion and Consultation on Future initiatives Website and community groups Data Protection Armistice Beacon Canal Wildlife Area Millennium Field Litter Pick (organisers and volunteers needed!) Dog Fouling
7. An opportunity for residents to ask questions or raise other issues
Refreshments will be served
We will also be distributing Community Messaging/Anti Scam Advice leaflets
Frequently Asked Questions about Annual Parish Meetings
Our Annual Parish Meeting All Parish and Town Councils throughout England are required to hold an Annual Parish Meeting, between 1st March and the 1st June each year, so the Parish Council can explain what it has achieved over the last year and electors can be given the opportunity to have their say on anything they consider is important to the people of the Parish. Sedgwick Parish Council use the meeting to learn about what residents think are the most important issues facing the Parish and through this, the outcome of the meeting helps shape our agenda for the coming year.
Who can attend the meeting? The Annual Parish Meeting is a meeting of all the local government electors of the Parish. Anyone may attend but only registered electors of Sedgwick Parish may speak and vote.
Will I be able to ask questions and make suggestions? Yes, any registered elector may ask questions of the Council, which will usually be answered by the Chairperson, the Clerk to the Council, or a designated Councillor, or referred for future consideration. An elector may also make suggestions and comments on anything pertinent to the people of Sedgwick. This will be welcomed and is the whole purpose of the meeting.
Who will chair the meeting? The Chairperson of the Parish Council will chair the meeting. If the Chair is not able to attend, then the meeting will elect a chairperson from amongst those electors present.
Will Parish Councillors be there? Parish Councillors will attend and will help to present information to explain the work of the Council over the past year, but the main purpose of the meeting is to enable the ordinary electors to have their say. Councillors will listen with interest and as electors themselves and also have the opportunity to raise questions and make comments if they wish.
Will notes be taken of the meeting? Yes, a written record of the meeting will be taken and any ideas and suggestions will be presented at a future meeting of Council for their consideration. Formal Minutes will also be recorded.
What else happens at the meeting? Our District and County Councillors and Police Community Support Officer are invited to give reports on matters relevant to the Parish and we invite local clubs, societies and other voluntary and statutory organisations to send a representative to speak about the work of their group or provide a report or display. We also serve refreshments and encourage more informal dialogue amongst the people who attend the meeting. How long will the meeting last? As long as need be, within reason! It really depends on those present and the number of questions and the discussion that is raised. Generally, the meeting will last no longer than 2 hours.
Annual Parish Meeting Minutes
Minutes are in Adobe PDF format. Should you need it you can download the free Adobe reader here Approved Minutes Archive: