Council Meetings

The dates below are the days when Blofield Parish Council will meet in the year. Dates of other meetings will be advised when known. Meetings will take place on a Monday at 7:30pm in Blofield Courthouse Main Hall unless otherwise notified.​

During 2021 the parish council will hold two meetings a month (with the exception of April, August and December).  A monthly council meeting for all matters arising and a monthly planning meeting dedicated to discussing and commenting on planning applications.

In addition to being published on this web site, the Agendas and the venue of meetings are always posted on the 3 village notice boards located by Blofield Village Shop, Blofield Library and Blofield Heath Village Shop.

2021 Calendar of meetings

11 January - Parish Council Meeting - Via Zoom 

25 January - Planning Meeting - Via Zoom 

8 February - Parish Council - Via Zoom

22 February - Planning Meeting - Via Zoom 

8 March - Parish Council - Via Zoom 

22 March - Planning Meeting - Via Zoom

19 April - Parish Council Meeting - Via Zoom 

4 May - Annual Parish Council Meeting at 7pm - Via Zoom 

4 May - Parish Council & Planning Meeting at 7.30pm- Via Zoom 

17 May - Parish Council Meeting 

21 May - Annual Meeting of the Parish at Blofield Courthouse at 7.30pm

1 June - Planning Meeting 

14 June - Parish Council Meeting

28 June - Planning Meeting

12 July - Parish Council Meeting 

26 July - Planning Meeting 

9 August - Parish Council Meeting & Planning Meeting

13 September - Parish Council Meeting 

27 September - Planning Meeting 

11 October - Parish Council Meeting 

25 October - Planning Meeting 

8 November - Parish Council Meeting 

22 November - Planning Meeting 

6 December - Parish Council Meeting 

In a Meeting

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. She is the first point of contact for the Council and all correspondence comes to her as 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.

 

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, and carry out or manage the actions taken at meetings.

Public Participation

 

All members of public and press are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings.

 

By law members of the public must be admitted to all meetings of the full council and its committees. However, the law does not allow members of the public to take part in the debates.

This council gives members of the public an opportunity to speak during the meeting under ‘Open Forum – for parishioners to raise questions on and/or make statements about matters of concern and to receive a report from the District Councillor and County Councillor’.

We do this by temporarily adjourning the meeting. This allows the public and our District and County Councillors an opportunity to speak.

If you wish to raise a point which does not relate to an item on that evening’s agenda you are free to do so. However, the council’s discussion of the point might have to be delayed until a subsequent meeting as the council is unable to make a decision binding in law(this is particularly relevant to financial decisions) unless a specific item is included on the agenda.

Members of the council are always willing to discuss topics put forward by the public. Our agenda is prepared about a week before the next monthly council meeting so you will need to inform the Clerk or Chairman at least ten days before the meeting. Although this might seem a long time in advance the council is required by law to publicise its agenda at least three clear days before each meeting, these days do not include the day of issue or the day of the meeting.