What is and what constitutes a quorum is often misunderstood not only by residents but by many councillors and clerks especially if they are new to the town or parish council.

Understanding the quorum is vital to ensure that council meetings are valid and that any decisions made are legal.

No quorum no meeting.


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What is a quorum

What is the purpose of the quorum

To what meetings does the quorum apply

The size of the Quorum

Table of council seats (members) and the necessary quorum

The membership of Committees and Sub Committees


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


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