Parish councils have been in existence since 1875 and along the way the sector has been presented with significant pieces of legislation to help parish councils improve the way they transact their business.

That said there still seems to a significant number of councils that struggle with getting even the basic documentation correct worded to call and have an effective meeting.

This guide is for Town and Parish councillors, clerks and residents. It is a broad overview of town and parish council agendas and addresses some common misunderstandings.

 

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The legal background

The Summons to the Meeting

The Agenda

The Council Meeting

The Bottom Line

 

This guide is indicative and not definitive, it is not intended to be a comprehensive list of legal requirements.

 

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