The Annual Parish Council Meeting marks the start of a new council year for the elected members

It is of course not the start of the financial year

As part of local government Town and Parish Councils do not have Annual General Meetings (AGMs)


This guide is intended for residents, councillors and clerks who wish to understand the the Annual Parish Council meeting and any associated best practice


This guide covers...


Where can it be held

When may it be held

Summons, Notice and Time

Electing the new Chairman

Acceptance of office

Other Business


This guide should be read in conjunction with the detailed FAQs

This guide is indicative and is not definitive as the scale and choice of operations may and will vary from council to council.

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