Attending a meeting

Litcham Parish Council

Some notes on attending a Parish Council Meeting

Litcham Parish Council welcomes the public to its meetings.  In fact, by law, members of the public must be admitted to all meetings of the council and its committees.  The law does not allow members of the public to take part in the debates.  However this council will allow members of the public the opportunity to speak following a temporary adjournment of the meeting.
Please study the agenda carefully so that when the opportunity occurs you can make the best use of your time.
If you wish to raise a point, which does not relate to an item on that evening’s agenda, you are free to do so.  However, the council’s discussion of the point might have to be delayed until a subsequent meeting, as the council is unable to make a decision binding ‘in law (this is particularly relevant to financial decisions) unless a specific item is included on the agenda.
Members of the council are always willing to discuss topics put forward by the public. Our agenda is prepared about a week before the next council meeting so you will need to inform the Clerk or the Chairman about 10 days prior to the meeting.  Although this might seem a long time in advance, the council is required by law to publicise its agenda at least three clear days before each meeting.
We hope that you will find Council meetings useful and if you have any queries please consult the Clerk.

Clerk of the Council (Parish Clerk): Bryan Leigh
Dawn Meadow, Fakenham Road, East Bilney, Dereham, NR20 4HT.

Tel: 01362-861-112 or e-mail :