Annual Parish Meeting

Annual Parish Meeting

Annual Parish Meeting 2023
Annual Meeting 2023

Every English Civil parish must hold an annual parish meeting. Importantly, the meeting must satisfy the statutory requirements as set out in the Local Government Act 1972 these include:

  • The Annual Meeting is held for local government electors registered in the parish,
  • If present, the Chair of the Parish Council (or Vice-Chair in the Chair’s absence) must preside.
  • The meeting must assemble annually between 1st March and 1st June (both inclusive), and
  • Proceedings must not begin before 6 pm.

Equally important is that the Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for residents to discuss what matters to them without the time constraints of a Parish Council meeting. It also allows local clubs and organisations to update the parish on their recent achievements.

The council will publish an agenda in advance of the meeting which will be available from this page.

The Agenda for 2023 was:

Agenda for the 2023 Annual Parish Meeting

The next Annual Parish Meeting will be held on 24th April 2024

Annual reports to the Annual Meeting

West Bergholt Parish Council publishes their Annual Report at the Annual Meeting:


The meeting provides a chance for the Parish Council to show residents it’s main achievements for the year:


Also an opportunity to grant awards to deserving organisations:


The minutes for the meeting remain in draft form until approved at the following year’s meeting:

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