The council must hold an AGM and least three ordinary meetings a year. Meetings are usually held in the Reading Room on the first Thursday of each month. If business allows the January meeting is omitted. (Notices of meetings with the agenda are placed on the Parish Notice Board on the village green and the Parish Council website).
Before the formal business of a meeting takes place members of the public may address the meeting and question the Chairman. If any question relates to matters in previous minutes of the council at least three days notice must be given to the Clerk so that he can have them to hand for the meeting. The District and County Councillors may also give their reports to the meeting.
The agendas for the Parish Council meetings are set at the discretion of the Clerk who will consider any reasonable suggestion.
During the formal part of the meeting the council make policy decisions on matters which have been previously announced to the public in the agenda. Under the heading of ‘Planning Applications made to Braintree District Council’ members will be asked for approval and comments on individual applications. More general topics may arise under exchange of information, the more significant items for decision being added to the agenda of the following meeting.
All meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month and start at 7.30pm (unless otherwise stated) and are held in the Reading Room, High Street, Great Yeldham.
Schedule of Dates (please check the website/notice board for Agenda for confirmation of meeting):
- Thursday 5th May 2022 (Annual). This meeting will start at 8.00 pm
- Wednesday 1st June 2022
- Thursday 7th July 2022
- Thursday 1st September 2022
- Thursday 6th October 2022
- Thursday 3rd November 2022
- Thursday 1st December 2022
The Annual Meeting of Electors
The Annual Parish Meeting must be held each year between March 1st and June 1st. The meeting is separate from the Parish Council and is an opportunity for the community to come together and discuss village life, get to know what has been going on over the year, meet your local organisations/groups and to give your views and ask questions. The Annual Parish Meeting is open to all electors of Great Yeldham Parish, who have the right not only to attend but also to speak on any matter of local interest.
Next Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 1st June at 7.00 pm, Reading Room.