Come along to the Parish Meeting 2013

Posted on 24th April 2013 | in Amble Town Council , Community

What is a Parish Meeting?

Every English Parish must have a Parish Meeting (Local Government Act 1972, s13(1)).

This meeting consists of the local government electors registered for the area for which it is held i.e. all those who have a right to vote in Amble. It can be convened by the Town Council Chairman, two Parish Councillors or six electors for the area for which it is to be held. The meeting must be held each year between 1st March and 1st June (incl.) and must be after 6pm in the evening!

Historically Amble’s Annual Parish Meeting has been organised by Amble Town Council and held prior to the Annual meeting of the Council in the Council Offices, however last year we took the Annual Parish meeting to the setting of the Community Forum, in Fourways 2 which proved quite successful. It is an opportunity for the Town Council and organisations and charities within the Town to report on their activities during the year. It is also an opportunity for residents to ask questions and provide feedback to all those groups.

The Town Council therefore invites representatives from village groups and advertises the meeting on the town council notice boards and website. The Town Council host the event and also provide refreshments.

The Parish meeting will take place on Tuesday 7th May at 6.30pm. in Fourways 2, Dilston Terrace.

A copy of the minutes of the 2012 Parish meeting can be obtained by emailing or visiting


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