The Annual Parish Meeting is an open meeting for all residents of Haydon Wick and although it is organised by the Parish Council, it is not a formal council meeting.
The law says the meeting must be held between 1st March and 1st June – ours is usually in March. The meeting is chaired by the Parish Chairman with the Clerk taking the minutes but Councillors have no more standing than other electors of Haydon Wick.
The meeting is an opportunity for the Parish Council to explain what’s its done over the last year and to share future aspirations. It is also an open forum giving residents an opportunity to raise issues they feel are important to the community. These could be:
- Suggesting ideas for the Parish Council to investigate
- Raising concerns about planned activities in the parish
- Asking questions to the Parish Council
- Raising general issues affecting the parish
We use the Annual Parish Meeting as an opportunity to celebrate the community by presenting our Parish Hero Awards.
Any registered elector for Haydon Wick has the right to speak at the meeting.