In every parished area of England there exists a “Parish Meeting” which consists of all the local government electors registered to vote in the parish. The rules governing Parish Meetings are set out in the Local Government Act 1972.
Accordingly, Buckland’s Parish Meeting is made up of all electors in Buckland which will include you provided you live within the parish of Buckland and your name appears on the Local Government Electoral Roll.
Parish Meetings are required to assemble at least once each year between 1st March and 1st June with proceedings starting no earlier than 6pm. In Buckland, which has a Parish Council, an assembly may be convened by the Chair of Buckland Parish Council, by any two Buckland Parish Councillors or by any six electors of the parish.
The 2023 Parish Meeting was held at 8pm on Monday 6th March 2023 in the Reading Room, Old Road, Buckland and draft minutes are available to download (scroll down this page and click the link).
The Annual Assembly of the Parish Meeting provides an opportunity for residents to engage, to discuss topical issues, and to consider the future needs of the parish.
The Parish Council has often taken the opportunity to consult with the Parish Meeting on topical issues, anticipated policy changes being considered by Mole Valley District Council and Surrey County Council and potential amenity improvements so do make the time to come along to contribute and help influence future priorities.