Parish Council Meetings
Meetings are held bi-monthly in Geldeston Village Hall, on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November. Minutes of Parish Council meetings are available to read two weeks after a council meeting. They are published in draft form and approved at the next council meeting. Agendas are published a week before meeting. A copy is also displayed on Village Hall noticeboard
Members of the public and press are welcome to attend all meetings of the Council. If you wish to record the proceedings, please do so with discretion and consideration and let the Clerk know before the start of the meeting.
As required by the government's transparency code, the Council publishes its minutes, annual accounts and other documents on this website.
The Parish Council's Finance working party meets as necessary to make recommendations to the Council about the Precept and the annual budget, monitor payments and receipts.
Councillors and the Clerk work between meetings on projects agreed by Council and they can be contacted via the Clerk.
Parish Council meeting dates for 2020
13th May Annual Meeting Parish Council - cancelled due to COVID-19
13th May Annual Parish Meeting - cancelled due to COVID-19
Extra-Ordinary meeting 17th June
11th November rescheduled to 18th November
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.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays agendas in public places. She/he 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.