Annual Electors Meeting
What is the Annual Electors Meeting?
Each year the council is required to hold a meeting in which all electors are entitled to attend. This meeting is held between the 1st March to 1st June each year.
In addition under S 9 of the Local Government Act 1972 Electors may call a parish meeting for the purpose of discussing parish affairs at any time. This meeting is convened by either the Chairman of the parish council to Councillors of the parish or six local government electors of the parish.
The Annual Electors Meeting is not a formal meeting of the parish council, rather it is a collective meeting of electors, including parish councillors, who come together once a year to discuss parish affairs in a less formal, more social format.
What is the purpose of the Annual Electors Meeting?
It's purpose is not to scrutinise local bodies, the proper place to do this would be parish or borough council meetings.
The purpose of the electors meeting is to allow electors to come together to hear about the work of local groups in their area, including the parish council. Electors will get the change to hear about what has been going on around the parish, often behind the scenes to help improve the locality, community cohesion and the well-being of all electors.
Who can take part in the Annual Electors Meeting?
Generally it is kept to local electors only, however family and friends can attend. Local groups or public bodies are asked to attend to give presentations about what they do. And everyone must respect each other at these events and allow each other to speak, remembering that the purpose is to share news about the good things that have been going on but also discuss what concerns us most in the area so that bodies such as the parish and borough council can take them away to the proper meetings to investigate further.