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Annual Parish Meeting 2020

In England, the annual parish meeting ('APM') of a parish, with a parish council, must take place between 1 March and 1 June.

The 2020 APM for Byfield was originally scheduled for 26th March but cancelled because of the COVID 19 outbreak and rescheduled for 28th May. Emergency legislation allowed for the postponement of local elections but omitted to cover the mandatory requirement to have an APM.

The Parish Council discussed this at its meeting on 14th May and concluded that although we are legally obliged to call a meeting we are also legally forbidden from actually physically meeting. We have therefore decided not to host an Annual Parish Meeting in 2020.

All of our meetings remain open to the public and press and questions or comments can be made either in person or on line or in writing. Currently meetings are held via ZOOM and details of how to apply to take part are announced with each agenda.

Thanks for your understanding and stay safe.

John Gillic

Chair – Byfield Parish Council

Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 15:03 by Michael Taylor

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