This 60 second guide is a practical guide for Town and Parish Council Chairman

It is for also for residents, parish councillors and clerks who want an introduction to the role of the Council's Chairman and council meetings


Article Contents - Click on a link below

Planning and preparation

Before the meeting

Before the meeting

The meeting room

Conducting the meeting

The Chairman's role during debate

Facilitating the debate



This guide is indicative not definitive as procedures will vary between councils

The term “council” refers to both town and parish councils

The term “chairman” also covers the role of a Town Mayor

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