Parish Council Meetings
Buckland Parish Council meetings have, for many years, been held in the Reading Room, Old Road, Buckland on the second Monday of alternate months. The UK Government recently enacted legislation that (alongside other provisions) allows parish councils to hold “virtual meetings” between now and 6th May 2021. Buckland Parish Council held its first virtual meeting, via Zoom, on Monday 11th May 2020 and plans to hold the its next virtual meeting on Monday 13th July 2020.
Your Parish Council welcomes members of the public to observe all its meetings and provides an opportunity to speak during an open session referred to as the “Open Forum” during which Members of the public are invited to put questions or draw relevant matters to the Parish Council’s attention. The Chairman, will, at the start of each Open Forum, confirm the amount of time available for the open session and for each person to speak.
Your Parish Council is always willing to discuss topics proposed by members of the public and encourages you to share your thoughts and ideas. However, as each agenda is prepared a week in advance (to be legal it has to be publicised for at least six days), you will need to submit any topic you wish to see discussed at the first meeting at which it is raised (to the Clerk) at least eight days before the meeting.
Whilst you are welcome to raise a point that does not relate to an item on that evening’s agenda, Council’s discussion of the item is likely to need to be deferred (to allow a specific item to be included on a future agenda) to ensure any decision taken will be binding in law.
If, once the agenda for the next parish council meeting is published, you decide you would like to attend please contact the Clerk to ask for an access code to be issued to you on Monday 13th July 2020 – please do not attend the Reading Room as you will be disappointed.
Annual Parish Meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting provides you with an opportunity to engage with your Parish Council and to receive updates from other village groups including the Buckland village charity. The Parish Council consults with the local community at the Annual Parish Meeting so do make the time to come along and contribute.
Each year, the meeting includes a short refreshment break, providing an opportunity to say hello to anyone you have not met before and to enjoy a “catch up” with local residents you already know.
The 2020 Annual Parish Meeting, that was scheduled to be held on Monday 30th March 2020 in the Reading Room, Old Road has been postponed. Scroll to download draft minutes for the 2019 Annual Parish Meeting .
A copy of the agenda for each upcoming meeting is made available to download and is displayed on the Parish Council Notice Board opposite the village shop. Click Parish Council meeting agenda to download the agenda for the meeting due to be held on Monday 13th July 2020.
Minutes of Parish Council Meetings and Annual Parish Meetings
The minutes of each meeting are added to this page as PDF attachments and remain available to download for at least two years. If you wish to read minutes of earlier meetings they can be viewed at the Surrey History Centre.
Parish Council Meetings held during 2020/21 Financial Year
11th May 2020 (draft)