All Parish Councils in England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Meeting between March 1 and June 30 each year. The meeting allows the Parish Council and local Community Organisations to explain what they have been doing over the past year and what plans they might have for the coming year. It is also the forum for electors to have their say on anything which they consider is important to the people of the parish.
In law a Parish Meeting consists of the local government electors of a parish (s.13 of the 1972 Act) and the purpose of the meeting is to discuss parish affairs (s.9 of the 1972 Act).
Anyone may attend but only registered electors may vote on topics that require a vote. An elector may also make suggestions and comment on anything pertinent to the people of Lindsey - this will be welcomed and it is the whole purpose of the meeting. Normally the Chairperson of the Parish Council will chair the meeting otherwise the meeting will elect a Chairperson from among those electors present. It is also usual for Parish Councillors to attend and speak as necessary but the purpose of the meeting is to enable the electors to have their say. Councillors will listen and as electors themselves, also have the opportunity to raise questions and make comments if they wish.
A written record of the meeting will be taken and presented at a future meeting of Parish Council for their consideration. Part of this report will form the Annual Report reproduced within the page entitled Annual Reports
This year the Annual Parish Meeting took place on 15 May 2019 commencing at 7.00pm in the Village Hall, Church Road, Lindsey. All residents in Lindsey were invited to attend and the draft minutes are available to download by looking in the folder at the bottom of this page.