Villagers are encouraged to attend all Parish Council Meetings. These are an opportunity to hear of issues affecting our village and you will also have an opportunity to have your say. At the Annual Meeting of the Council in May 2011 the Council decided to adopt the new model Standing Orders produced by the National Association of Local Councils with some amendments to tailor them to our Council.
The April 2017 Parish Council Meeting agreed that a Public Participation Session will now take place at the end of all monthly Full Parish Council Meetings to allow members of the public to speak on any matters of concern.
The Council has Committees comprising the Finance and General Purposes Committee, Planning Committee (which meets fortnightly), Highways and Environment Committee and Community Liaison Committee. All these meetings are also held in public and the public may attend. The public may also speak in relation to any matters appearing on the Agenda of the meetings held by the Committees.
From August 2008 Councillors have held One-to Ones (or Open Surgeries) on a monthly basis where villagers can discuss matters of concern in confidence. From the July 2017 this format was changed to be covered by Parish Chairman, John Philip at his District Councilor surgery (joint with D Cllr. Sue Jones) that takes place the first Saturday of each month at 11.00 am in the Queen Victora pub. Villagers can discus both Parish and District concerns with John.
Minutes of all Monthly Council Meetings are published as soon as possible after approval (usually after the following months meeting). The Parish Council believes in full disclosure and therefore minutes of other meetings as well as related documents are available from the Parish Office on application to the Parish Clerk.
The Parish Council Guidlines on Freedom of Information.