Parish Council Meetings
All persons whose name appears on the Electoral Roll for the Parish of Stow Bardolph, comprising Barroway Drove, Stow Bridge and Stow Bardolph are invited and entitled to attend all Parish Council Meetings. Other than at the Annual Parish Meeting you may not speak or vote without permission of the Chairman
Tuesday 12th January at 7.30pm - Ordinary Meeting
Tuesday 9th March at 7pm - Annual Parish Meeting
Tuesday 9th March - Regular meeting following conclusion of AGM
Tuesday 11th May at 7.30pm - Ordinary Meeting
Tuesday 13th July at 7.30pm- Ordinary Meeting
Tuesday 14th September at 7.30pm - Ordinary Meeting
Tuesday 9th November at 7.30pm - Ordinary Meeting
Please note: the format for these meetings will be agreed in line with current government guidelines regarding social distancing and advertised on our website and notice boards with at least three clear days’ notice.
The Role of the Clerk
The Clerk is the ‘Proper Officer’ of the Council who is responsible for the smooth running of the Council’s business. He/she is the first point of contact for the Council and all correspondence comes to the Clerk.
Responsibility for implementing the decisions of the Council rests with the Clerk along with giving professional guidance where necessary whilst remaining neutral and discrete. The Clerk is also responsible for financial management.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays agendas in public places. She/he signs notices and summonses with a list of business to be transacted but does not have the power to fix the meetings of the Council. The Clerk is required to attend meetings, take minutes, keep Council minutes in a book and hold other documents.
A member of the Council may be appointed as Clerk without remuneration but nowadays it is more usual to appoint someone who is not a councillor to be paid for the work they undertake.