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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

Parish Council meeting dates for 2023

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Please note: The dates below may be subject to change. The format of 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.

Tuesday 10th January - 7.30pm - Ordinary Meeting

Tuesday 14th March - 7.00pm - Annual Parish Meeting Tuesday 14th March - Ordinary meeting following the conclusion of the Annual Parish Meeting

 

Tuesday 9th May - Annual Meeting of the Parish Council - 7.30pm

Tuesday 11th July – 7.30pm - Ordinary Meeting

Tuesday 12th September - 7.30pm - Ordinary Meeting

Tuesday 14th November - 7.30pm - Ordinary Meeting

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.

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