Parish Council

A parish council is a civil local authority found in England and is the lowest, or first, tier of local government.

Parish Council activities generally fall into three main categories: representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs and improving quality of life and community well being.

The Parish Council meets and makes its decisions in public (except for those items where the Council formally resolves to exclude the public and press on the grounds that publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest. This would have to be due to the confidential nature of the business. This latter also applies to any sub-committee of the Parish Counciland is committed to community engagement and therefore warmly invites members of the public and press to attend meetings and contribute within the open forum.

 

A council meeting is not a public meeting; it is a meeting held in public and while there is no requirement in law to provide an opportunity for the public to question the council, but this council welcomes the opportunity to offer it. Members of the public are asked to respect the fact that this is a meeting to conduct council business and interruptions during council business are not permitted. 

 

Speaking at a Meeting - The agenda for each Parish Council meeting includes a 'Public Participation' item where any member of the public may ask a question related to the agenda or any topic within the remit of the parish council.  Members of the public may not speak at other times in the meeting unless invited to do so by the Chairman.

IMPORTANT – COVID SECURITY for Parish Council meetings.

Please wear a face mask at all times to protect yourself and others. Please observe social distancing where possible. Please use the hand sanitiser provided. Members of the public wishing to address or ask questions of the Council are requested instead to do so in writing or by email to the Parish Clerk at least 24 hours before the meeting.  Do not attend a meeting if you are displaying any Covid symptoms.  More details on covid measures can be found HERE

Meetings

Did you know that the public are welcome to attend our Full Council monthly meetings and our fortnightly Planning Committee meetings?  Come along and discuss your community matters.

Agenda items should be notified to the Clerk at least 7 days before a meeting.

 

Agendas and minutes of each meeting are published on this website.

Click below for a list of 2022 meeting dates.

Your Councillors

There are currently 11 members of Boughton under Blean Parish Council.  All members volunteer their time for the benefit of the wider community.

There are a number of committees within the Parish Council, and you can find out who is on each committee HERE

Contact

The Parish Council does not operate on social media. For any queries or questions, please contact the Clerk directly via email or telephone.