Parish Council meetings
The Parish Council usually meets on either the first or second Thursday of every month. The usual meeting venue is The Pavilion at King George V Playing Field (KGV) Drayton High Road, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6AW, unless stated otherwise on the agenda.
Members of the public are invited to attend any Full Council or Committee meeting, and there is space in every meeting to address the Council during Public Speaking on any item on the agenda. The agendas are published both on the website and also on the village noticeboards.
The Council currently has vacancies, if you have an interest in joining the Council attending a meeting is a good way to learn about the work the Council is currently engaged in.
The forthcoming meeting dates are shown below and will be held at the King George V Playing Field Pavilion unless otherwise stated:
22nd September 2022 - Environment & Highways Committee
26th September 2022 - Parish Council Meeting
6th October 2022 - Open Spaces & Property Committee
13th October 2022 - Parish Council Meeting
20th October 2022 - Staffing Committee
10th November 2022 - Parish Council Meeting
17th November 2022 - Environment & Highways Committee
24th November 2022 - Parish Council Meeting (Budget)
8th December 2022 - Parish Council Meeting
15th December 2022 - Governance Committee
12th January 2023 - Parish Council Meeting
19th January 2023 - Open Spaces & Property Committee
26th January 2023 - Staffing Committee
THE ROLE OF THE CLERK
The Council employs a Parish Clerk who is the ‘Proper Officer’ of the Council and has responsibility for the smooth and legal running of the Council’s business along with the Financial Management. The Clerk's role has executive powers.
They are the first point of contact for the Council and all correspondence comes to, and is issued by, the Clerk on behalf of the Council. The Clerk implements the decisions of the Council where necessary.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays the agendas. They sign notices and summons with a list of the business to be transacted.
The Clerk is required to attend meetings, take minutes, keep Council minutes in a book and hold other legal documents.