Parish Council Meetings
Plumstead Parish Council holds four meetings a year.
Minutes of Parish Council Meetings are published within a week of the meeting. They are published in draft format and approved at the following meeting. A copy of the most recent minutes will be posted on the Flagpole Noticeboard as well as the Parish Council's website.
The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council takes place in May where the Council elects a Chair and Vice-Chair.
The Annual Meeting for Plumstead Parish is also held in May and the minutes are approved at the meeting held in the following year. At this meeting the Chair reports on the previous year's activities and the Clerk provides a summary report on the Council's finances.
Both Annual Meetings take place in Plumstead Church. The remaining meetings are held at various locations within Plumstead.
Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings but although members of the public cannot participate in the full agenda, a short period of time is allocated for members of the public to speak on matters directly related to the Parish Council.
Agendas are published a week before meetings take place. As well as being available on the website, a copy is also displayed on the Flagpole Noticeboard.
All Parish Council meetings commence at 6.30 pm and the venue will be confirmed once the Agenda is published. In May, the Annual Meeting of Plumstead Parish commences at 6.00 pm, followed by the Annual Meeting of Plumstead Parish Council at 6.30 pm.
Wednesday 29th November 2023 6.30pm at the Church
All meetings 6.30pm at the Church
Wednesday 28th February 2024
Wednesday 22nd May 2024 Annual Parish & Annual Meeting
Wednesday 28th August 2024
Wednesday 4th December 2024
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 and is the Data Protection Officer.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays agendas in public places. She 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.