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Annual Parish Meeting

The last Annual Parish Meeting was on 15th May 2014.  Slides are available on the website under Parish Council/Public Records, click here.

What is a Parish Meeting?       
The law says…

Every English Parish must have a Parish Meeting (Local Government Act 1972, s13(1)).

This meeting consists of the local government electors registered for the area for which it is held i.e. all those who have a right to vote in Burbage. It can be convened by the Parish Council Chairman, two Parish Councillors or six electors for the area for which it is to be held. The meeting must be held each year between 1st March and 1st June (inclusive) and must be after 6pm in the evening!

Who is in charge?
The Chairman of the Parish Council traditionally runs the meeting. If he/she is not available, this responsibility then falls on to the Vice-Chairman. If he/she is not available either, the Clerk to the Parish Council then calls for nominations from those attending and a vote would be held to elect a Chairman for that meeting (only).

This is NOT a Parish Council meeting, it is a meeting of the electorate of the Parish of Burbage.