Newport Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Council Meeting

Residents are warmly invited to attend the Annual Parish meeting to be held on Tuesday 14th May 2024 at 6pm at Newport Primary School (The Hall entrance through the green gates to the side of the school) when Village Groups will have the opportunity to share with local resident’s and the Parish Council details of the activities undertaken by their group over the last year and planned for the coming year. Information is included below with regards to the relevant legislation. This meeting only hears and meets the business of the electors.

The Annual Parish meeting is a meeting held of the electors. Local Government Act 1972 14 (1) states the Parish meeting of a parish shall assemble annually on some day between the 1st March and the 1st June. It is not a Council meeting, it does not act on issues or items of the Parish Council. Only electors on the electoral register can vote on any item at this meeting.

The Agenda has to be sent out with 7 working days’ notice is chaired by the chairman of the Parish Council. The parish having a separate Parish Council means that the chairman of the Parish Council shall preside. (Local Government Act 1972 16 & 17 (1) & (2)) A question can be asked by the voters or a poll called. (Local Government Act 1972 18 (1-6))

Following this meeting the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will take place starting at 7pm.