NEXT MEETING OF THE COUNCIL

The next ordinary meeting of the Council is scheduled to be held on Monday, 22 May, 2017, at The Gables, Duddo. It will follow the Annual Parish Meeting which will begin at 6.30pm. 

An agenda for the meeting will be made available on the Agenda page and on the noticeboard in the bus shelter in Duddo at least 3 working days before the meeting.

Don Brownlow, Parish Clerk
3 Grievestead Farm
Norham
Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2NN
Tel. 01289 382702
 

COUNCIL MEETINGS

Public attendance and speaking.

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings. Meetings are usually held in private houses, so you are asked to inform the Parish Clerk or Chair if you wish to attend so we can arrange to safely accommodate you.

Any member of the public who wishes to speak at a meeting is asked to apply to the Clerk, or the Chair, giving their name and address and the subject they wish to speak on.

Up to 15 minutes, approximately, may be given to members of the public to speak or raise queries, at the Chairman's discretion. The meeting will be suspended for the duration of this item.

 
Don Brownlow, Parish Clerk
3 Grievestead Farm
Norham
Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2NN
 
Tel. 01289 382702


THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

  • Is a Parish Meeting the same as a Council meeting ? - No. Although convened, chaired and minuted by the Parish Council, it is not a Parish Council meeting but a meeting of registered electors (including councillors who are registered electors).
  • What is the purpose of the Annual Parish Meeting ? - To enable registered electors to discuss parish affairs and to pass resolutions thereon. The meeting is also an opportunity for the Parish Council to explain their activities over the last year.
  • Who can attend the meeting ? - Anyone may attend but only registered electors in the parish may speak and vote.
  • Will I be able to ask questions and make resolutions ? - Yes, any registered elector may ask questions of the Council. These will usually be answered by the chairman or by the Parish Clerk or a designated Councillor. An elector may also make suggestions and comment on parish issues and propose resolutions. Resolutions are persuasive only, but will be considered by the Parish Council at their meetings.
  • Who will chair the meeting ? – The Chairman of the Parish Council must chair the meeting, if present. In his absence the vice chairman must preside if present. If neither is able to attend, then the meeting will elect a chairman from those electors present.
  • Will Parish Councillors be there ? – Although there is no compulsion, Councillors normally attend. They will speak if required, but the purpose of the meeting is to enable the ordinary electors to have their say. Councillors will listen with interest and as electors themselves, also have the opportunity to raise questions and make comments if they wish.
  • Will notes be taken of the meeting ? - Yes, a written record of the meeting will be taken by the Parish Clerk and kept in the Council's minute book. The rules on the signature and admissibility of minutes are the same as those for Parish Council meetings.