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Ordinary meetings for Kersey Parish Council in 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns regarding the spread of the disease Kersey Parish Council will hold remote meetings via a video link.  Members of the public will be able to participate in these meetings.  The Parish Council will follow the scheduled meeting dates as published lower on this page as well as calling extraordinary meetings as necessary.

The government published new legislation in April 2020 allowing Parish Councils to hold remote meetings.  Links to Kersey Parish Council meetings will be published on this web page to give the public the ability to participate in the meetings.  An agenda for every meeting is always published in the folder at the bottom of this page.

The next remote meeting will be an Ordinary Parish Council meeting on Monday 16 November 2020 at 6pm.

If you have not used Zoom before it is best if you download and install the Zoom app (www.zoom.us) on your device and then make an account, the basic account is free.  You can join the meeting by just clicking on the Zoom link provided for the meeting but there may be some technical limitations. 

If you lose your internet connection during the meeting you can reconnect to the meeting using the same link again.

The usual meeting format will continue with the opportunity for public participation during Parish Time and when considering planning applications.  The meetings might be slightly more formal than usual to ensure that everyone is able to hear discussions clearly and everyone has the opportunity to speak and decisions are clearly made.  At the appropriate time, the Chair will ask members of the public to raise their hand if they wish to speak and then they will have one opportunity to speak.  It would help the smooth running of the meeting to email the Clerk well in advance of the meeting if you know you wish to speak at a meeting.  Any members of the public speaking when not invited and interrupting the business of the meeting will be asked to leave the meeting. 

Ordinary Parish Council meetings scheduled for 2020

  • Monday 3 February Parish Council
  • Monday 2 March Parish Council
  • Monday 6 April Annual Parish Assembly - Cancelled due to COVID-19 + short Parish Council - Cancelled
  • Monday 11 May Parish Council Annual Meeting
  • Monday 6 July Parish Council
  • Monday 7 September Parish Council
  • Monday 16 November Parish Council 

These Ordinary meetings usually last around two hours.

Kersey residents are welcomed and encouraged to attend meetings and can ask questions or bring matters to the attention of the Council in the public forum, 'Parish Time'.  Notice of all meetings with an agenda are placed on the notice board and on-line (see folder below).

Click here to see a guide for public participation at Kersey Parish Council meetings

Extraordinary Parish Council meetings are called as and when necessary, particularly if a response to a planning application is required by Babergh District Council before the next ordinary meeting. These meetings are usual quite short, just to consider planning applications and any other urgent matters. Notice of the meeting with an agenda are displayed on the notice board and on-line as usual.

As the Parish Council is a statutory consultee, all planning applications for Kersey are sent to us by Babergh District Council for comments. The Parish Council is responsible for the approval and monitoring of Parish Council expenditure and setting the precept. The Parish Council is also involved in highways, community safety, and rights of way.

Our meetings are regularly attended by:

  • Leigh Jamieson our Babergh District Councillor
  • Robert Lindsay our Suffolk County Councillor

Minutes of Parish Council meetings can be seen on-line, see  folders below.  A hard copy can be obtained from the Clerk upon request.  A Parish Council report is also published in the Kersey Newsletter.

Agenda and Minutes of Meetings:

Click on the folders below to see the minutes for each year