Notes for the Public attending PC meetings

Morley Parish Council welcomes the public to its meetings.  In fact by law members of the public must be admitted to all meetings of the 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 at some point during the meeting which also gives District and County Councillors an opportunity to speak.  It is important for you to study the agenda so that when the opportunity occurs you can make the best use of your time.

If you wish to raise a point which does not relate to an item on the agenda you are free to do so.  However the council’s discussion of the point may 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 ten days before the next monthly meeting so you will need to inform the Clerk or Chairman at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting.  Although this might seem a long time in advance the council is required by law to publicise its agenda at least 3 clear days before the meeting (These do not include the day of issue or the day of the meeting).

We hope you will find the meeting useful and if you have any queries please consult the Clerk.

Morley Parish Council

(With guidance from Norfolk Ass. of Local Councils)


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