Every parish must hold a parish meeting each year. The Annual Parish Meeting is held for electors registered in the parish and, if present, the Chairman of the Parish Council (or Vice-Chairman in their absence) must preside.
The meeting must usually assemble annually between 1st March and 1st June (both inclusive) and proceedings must not begin before 6:00 pm. These are the statutory requirements as set out in the Local Government Act 1972.
In practical terms, the Annual Parish Meeting provides an opportunity for residents to discuss what matters to them without the time constraints of a Parish Council meeting. It also allows local clubs and organisations to update the parish on their recent achievements.
The 2019 Annual Parish Meeting took place on 8th May 2019 in Boxted Village Hall. The next meeting is set for 14th April 2021 at 715pm.
Zoom link for meeting on 14th April 2021 is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89631228879
Please note the minutes are not approved until the next Annual Parish meeting in 2021.