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Meetings are normally held at the Village Hall at 7 pm, usually on the first Monday of the month. Members of the public are welcome to attend - please contact the Clerk to request access details.


Meeting Dates for 2024


​Ordinary Parish Council Meetings will be held on these dates as 7pm, at Ely Row Methodist Church:

Wednesday 3 January

Wednesday 7 February

Wednesday 6 March

Monday 8 April

Wednesday 1 May

Wednesday 5 June

Wednesday 3 July

Wednesday 4 September

Wednesday 2 October

Wednesday 6 November

Wednesday 4 December

The Annual Parish Assembly will be held on:

Monday 8 April (before Ordinary Meeting)

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on:

Wednesday 1 May (before Ordinary Meeting)

Meeting dates 2024

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.

Ely Row Methodist Church
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