Parish Council Meetings
Meetings are held, usually on the second Wednesday of each month, at the Scout Headquarters, Cromer Road, Beeston Regis at 7.00pm.
Parishioners are always welcome to attend meetings and
The Parish Council welcomes the views and input from parishioners and always has a spot on its agendas for "public participation". The chairman regularly calls for adjournments during meetings to allow public participation on items where they have made a request to speak.
Parish Council meeting dates for 2020
Wednesday 8th January
Wednesday 12th February
Wednesday 11th March
Wednesday 8th April
Wednesday 13th May
Wednesday 10th June
Wednesday 8th July
Wednesday 12th August
Wednesday 9th September
Wednesday 14th October
Wednesday 9th December
The Role of the Clerk
The Clerk is the ‘Proper Officer’ of the Council who is responsible for the smooth running of the Council’s business. He/she is the first point of contact for the Council and all correspondence comes to the Clerk.
Responsibility for implementing the decisions of the Council rests with the Clerk along with giving professional guidance where necessary whilst remaining neutral and discrete. The Clerk is also responsible for financial management.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays agendas in public places. She/he signs notices and summonses with a list of business to be transacted but does not have the power to fix the meetings of the Council. The Clerk is required to attend meetings, take minutes, keep Council minutes in a book and hold other documents.
A member of the Council may be appointed as Clerk without remuneration but nowadays it is more usual to appoint someone who is not a councillor to be paid for the work they undertake.