Parish Council Meetings & Minutes

The dates below are the days when Blofield Parish Council will meet in the year. Dates of other meetings will be advised when known. Meetings will take place on a Monday at 7:30pm in Blofield Courthouse Main Hall unless otherwise notified.

2018

During 2018 the parish council will hold two meetings a month. A monthly council meeting for all matters arising and a monthly planning meeting dedicated to discussing and commenting on planning applications.

Date Venue   Agenda Minutes
         
11th January Hopkins Homes  Courthouse  8.00pm   Manor Park  N/A
15th January   Monthly Courthouse  7.30pm  Agenda
29th January   Planning Courthouse 7.30pm  
12th February Monthly Courthouse 7.30pm  
26th February Planning Courthouse 7.30pm  
12th March Monthly Courthouse 7.30pm  
26th March Planning Courthouse 7.30pm  
23rd April Monthly Courthouse 7.30pm  
Tuesday 8th May Planning Courthouse 8.00pm  
Thursday 10th May

Annual

Meeting

of the Parish

(refreshments)

Heathlands 7.30pm  
21st May Annual & Monthly Courthouse

7.00pm (Annual)

7.30pm (Monthly)

 
4th June Planning Courthouse 7.30pm
18th June Monthly Courthouse 7.30pm
2nd July Planning Courthouse 7.30pm
16th July Monthly Courthouse 7.30pm
30th July Planning Courthouse 7.30pm
13th August  ** Monthly Courthouse 7.30pm
Tuesday 28th August Planning Courthouse 7.30pm
10th September Monthly Courthouse 7.30pm
24th September Planning Courthouse 7.30pm
8th October Monthly Courthouse 7.30pm
22nd October Planning Courthouse 7.30pm
5th November Monthly Courthouse 7.30pm
19th November Planning Courthouse 7.30pm
10th December Monthly Courthouse 7.30pm
17th December ** Planning Courthouse 7.30pm

** This meeting will only take place if there are sufficient agenda items, decision to be made closer to the date and will be published here and on Facebook.

 

Previous years meetings and minutes


Public Participation

All members of public and press are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings.

In fact by law members of the public must be admitted to all meetings of the full council and its committees. However, the law does not allow members of the public to take part in the debates.

This council, like many other parish and town councils in England and Wales, gives members of the public an opportunity to speak at some point during the meeting, for us this is under ‘Open Forum – for parishioners to raise questions on and/or make statements about matters of concern and to receive a report from the District Councillor and County Councillor’.

We do this by temporarily adjourning the meeting. This allows the public and our District and County Councillors an opportunity to speak. It is important for you to study the agenda 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 monthly council meeting so you will need to inform the Clerk or Chairman at least ten days before 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, these days do not include the day of issue or the day of the meeting.

Recording of a Parish Council meeting is permitted, however you are advised to familiarise yourself with the Filming and Recording Guidelines if you do wish to record a meeting.

The Parish Clerk will usually have an audio recording of the meeting to facilitate production of meeting minutes.

We hope that you will find the meeting useful and if you have any queries please consult the Clerk.