Tonight’s Parish Council meeting had to be cancelled at late notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The meeting was cancelled because all meetings are subject to legislation which states there must be ‘three clear days’ between the publication of an agenda and the meeting. Following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh there is a national period of official mourning. Official days of mourning cannot be included in the ‘three clear days’. Any meeting where the agenda was published after 5 April did not therefore comply with the relevant legislation.
Legal advice on this matter from the National Association of Local Councils was only provided this evening.
The meeting will be rescheduled and dates published on the Council website and notice boards across the Parish.
For further information please contact the Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org