Accounts April 2020 (audit)
Minutes and Agendas April 2019 to April 2020
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on:
Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 7pm in the Bowls Pavilion
Members of the Parish Council.
The Parish Council is made up of elected members and co-opted members. For information on the members please click on "Parish Council Members" on the left of this page.
If you would like to see older sets of minutes please contact the parish clerk on 01394 410279 or email email@example.com.
Appointment / co-opting of Parish Council Members:
The Parish Council was unfortunately found in contravention ruling S85 of the Local Government Act 1972, which states that all counsellors must attend a meeting at least once every six months, unless there is a pre-arranged leave of absence agreed in a full council meeting. Although the council continued to work during lockdown, they did not meet at a minuted full council meeting due to restrictions at the time and so all councillors were temporarily suspended from office. Four temporary council members have now been appointed by order of the District Council, wiith the powers to co-opt further members at a full council meeting. This was summarised in the order of appointment as follows :
`The District Council held an ordinary meeting of the Council on 23 September 2020 to consider a report about temporary appointment to the Parish Council (Paper ES-0490 and relevant minute refer) and agreed at that meeting to appoint persons temporarily to fill the vacancies until other Parish Councillors are elected and have taken up office and to the making of an order under s91 of the Local Government Act 1972 to give effect to their resolution.`
The persons appointed were: Mr. N. Albertini, Mrs. S. Collins, Mr. A. McManus and Ms. J. Shafer. The order of appointment is available from the Parish Clerk upon request.
At a short emergency meeting of the council on Saturday 12th December, the original council members - Mr. P Youngs, Mr. G. Franks, Mrs. I. Franks and Mr. D. Gunson were co-opted to the council, following a period when the public could request an election.
We say good bye and thank you to Mr. Wayne Chapman, who has stepped down as a Parish Councillor.
The annual accounts for Sutton Parish Council are now available to view on this website. If you have any concerns, queries or comments, please feel free to contact the Clerk. The accounts were submitted to our auditor for external assessment during lockdown. Please click on the link on the left of this page to see the overview for this year. The audit report from Mr. R, Kay will be available following the next council meeting. Please see the agenda in attached files for full details of the meeting.
Attending a Parish Council meeting: Covid 19 precautions.
Should you wish to attend a council meeting, it is important that you let the Chairman or Clerk know in advance, so that we can ensure that our numbers are compliant with legislation and appropriate safety and distancing measures are in place or, alternatively, a Zoom link can be establised so that you can attend remotely, Members of the public are welcome to any full council meeting and can request an opportunity to speak, which will be at the discretion of the Chairman.