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Annual Parish Meeting 3rd May 2018

After the successful format of the 2017 meeting we will hosting a similar event this year, but at the Merry Bells. Agenda and Notice APM 2018

The event will begin from 6.30-7.30pm with a Community Information Fair with tables and displays from a wide range of village groups and organisations. A great opportunity to find out what’s happening in our vibrant cillage. Followed by the formal meeting at 7.30pm.

Chaired by Cllr Doug Lamont the meeting will include a question and answer session for  parish, district and county councillors on issues that are important to you. Some of these may culminate in a resolution which members of the electorate are eligible to vote on.

Although not legally binding these resolutions will be discussed by the Parish Council at their next meeting on 14th May.

If you wish to pose a question in advance please contact the Parish Clerk.

 

Annual Parish Meeting 2017

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting 3rd May

Village Organisations Report APM 2017

District Councillor’s SODC Annual Report

Thames Valley Police Wheatley Report

What is an Annual Parish Meeting?

The Annual Parish Meeting is NOT a council meeting. It is a meeting of the parish electors taking place between 1 March and 1 June.

Purpose of the Annual Parish Meeting

The meeting celebrates local activities and debates current issues in the community. The Parish Council can explain what it has been doing over the last year and it enables the electors to have their say on anything they consider is important to the people of the Parish.

Who can attend the meeting?

Anyone may attend but only registered electors of Wheatley Parish may speak and vote.

Will I be able to ask questions and make suggestions?

Yes, this is the main reason for holding an annual meeting. As long as you are registered to vote you may ask questions, make suggestions or comment on anything related to Wheatley.

Who will chair the meeting?

The Chairperson of the Parish Council will chair the meeting.

Will Parish Councillors be there?

Usually they will be , but the purpose of the meeting is to enable you to have your say.
Councillors will listen with interest and as electors themselves, also have the opportunity to raise questions and make comments if they wish.

Will notes be taken of the meeting?

Yes, a written record of the meeting will be taken and will be presented at a future meeting of Council for their consideration.

What else happens at the meeting?

In recent years we have invited local clubs, societies and other voluntary and statutory organisations to speak about the work of their group. This year, we are having a Community Group Fair for the first hour of the meeting, from 7-8pm. You will have the opportunity to speak to representatives of  village organisations. Then, at 8pm, there will be a Q&A session with councillors and Neighbourhood Plan representatives.

How long will the meeting last?

As long as need be within reason. It really depends on those present and the number of questions and the discussion that is raised. Generally, the meeting will last no longer than 2 hours.

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