What to expect from a Parish Council Meeting?
A little about what to expect from the meetings and headings such as
How does the Open Forum work?
As stated in the Parish Council Standing Orders;
Item 76 – Admission of The Public and Press to Meetings
a) Prior to the start of an ordinary Parish Council meeting ten minutes shall be set aside for members of the public (residents of Willerby) to speak on any matter of concern whether or not that matter is an agenda item. All members and the Clerk shall be present for this ten minute session.
b) Members of the public (non-residents of Willerby) should indicate their desire to address the Parish Council on a specific topic during this ten-minute session at least seven days before the meeting and shall only be permitted to speak with the consent of the Council.
Item 77 The public and press shall be admitted to all meetings of the Council and its committees and sub-committees, which may, however, temporarily exclude the public by means of the following resolutions:
“that in view of the [special] [confidential] nature of the business about to be transacted, it is advisable in the public interest that the press and public be temporarily excluded and they are instructed to withdraw”.
Item 78 The Council, committee or sub-committee shall state the special reason for exclusion.
Item 79 At all meetings of the Council the Chairman may at his discretion and at a convenient time in the transaction of business, adjourn the meeting so as to allow any members of the public to address the meeting in relation to the business to be transacted at that meeting. However, an adjournment of this type should be exceptional rather than a regular occurrence.
Item 80 The Clerk shall afford to the press reasonable facilities for the taking of their report of any proceedings at which they are entitled to be present. There shall be no audio or video recording or photographs of the meeting without the express approval of the Council.
Item 81 If a member of the public interrupts the proceedings at any meeting, the Chairman may, after warning, order that he be removed from the meeting and may adjourn the meeting for such period as is necessary to restore order.
SCHEDULE OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
June 2018 – May 2019
Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7.00 pm at The Square Well cafe, Methodist Church, Carr Lane, Willerby.
Members of the public are invited to attend at 7.00 pm should they wish to address the Council about any community concerns prior to the start of the Parish Council meeting.
Tuesday 19 June 2018
Tuesday 17 July 2018
Tuesday 21 August 2018
Tuesday 18 September 2018
Tuesday 16 October 2018
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Tuesday 18 December 2018
Tuesday 15 January 2019
Tuesday 19 February 2019
Tuesday 19 March 2019
Tuesday 16 April 2019
Tuesday 21 May 2019
(Annual General Meeting)
Tuesday 28 May 2019
(Annual Parish Meeting)
(NB All members of the public are welcome to attend any of the Parish Council meetings to listen to the business transacted.)