25th March 2020 – Special Note
While the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues we are keeping up to date with the fast-moving Government, ALCA (Avon Local Councils Association) and NALC (National Association of Local Councils) guidance for Parish Councils.
Under the current restrictions gatherings of more than 2 people from different households will be dispersed. Therefore Stanton Drew Parish Councils will not now be meeting in person.
Based on Avon Local Council Association advice, we will hold meetings remotely and any other urgent and important business will be transacted via email until these restrictions are lifted.
Emergency Business – In absolute emergency, our Standing Order No.10. ‘Emergency Business’ allows for business to be handled by The Clerk, in consultation with the Chairman and one other Councillor.
Annual Parish Meeting – Currently scheduled for midday on Saturday May 9th. If restrictions are still in place this will also be cancelled. We are expecting guidance from government on a delay in the requirement to hold these meetings.
Annual Parish Council Meetings – This would normally be our May Parish Council Meeting (May 5th at 7.30pm), again if restrictions are still in place this will also be cancelled. We expect there will be guidance from government on a delay in the requirement to hold these meetings or to hold them remotely/virtually. The Chairman and Vice Chairman will remain in post until a meeting can be held (possibly remotely/virtually).
We hope to serve you as well as we can in the current situation. However in the interest of everyone’s safety if Parishioners wish to make representation to the Council then the ought to do so via email or letter to The Clerk in advance of scheduled meeting dates.
We will update this website as we know more.
All meetings are held in Stanton Drew Village Hall – usually on the 1st Tuesday of each month (excluding August), starting at 7.30pm.
All Parishoners and members of the public are welcome to attend meetings, which are held at Stanton Drew Village Hall unless otherwise stated at 19.30hrs prompt.
Parishioners are welcome to come along and voice their opinions or concerns, and to keep abreast of the activities of the Council.
If you wish to make representation to the Council then the opportunity will be given to you during the agenda item ‘Public Participation’ and you will be allowed up to 3 minutes. Outside of the agenda item ‘Public Participation’, members of the Public are not allowed to comment or participate unless in exceptional circumstances, and only then with an invitation and permission of the Chairman.
We will always endeavour to get the agenda for forthcoming meetings on this website in advance of the meeting.
2020 meeting dates
First Tuesday of each month – excluding August
Tuesday 7th January New date: Tuesday 14th January
Tuesday 4th February
Tuesday 3rd March
Tuesday 7th April – Virtual Meeting
Tuesday 5th May
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING – Saturday 9th May – Midday
Tuesday 2nd June
Tuesday 7th July
Tuesday 1st September
Tuesday 6th October
Tuesday 3rd November
Tuesday 1st December