Annual Village Meeting

AVM 2017

Photo by Sharon Stafford

All ready for the 2017 Annual Village Meeting

What is a Parish Meeting?

Every English Parish must have a Parish Meeting (Local Government Act 1972, s13(1)).

It was decided some years ago to call the meeting in Metheringham, the Annual Village Meeting and it is still known as this today. 

This meeting consists of the local government electors registered for the area for which it is held i.e. all those who have a right to vote in Metheringham, Sots Hole and Tanvats.  It can be convened by the Parish Council Chairman, two Parish Councillors or six electors for the area for which it is to be held. The meeting must be held each year between 1st March and 1st June (incl.) and must be after 6pm in the evening!

So that’s the law…..what happens in practice?

What is Metheringham’s Annual Village Meeting Like?

Historically Metheringham’s Annual Village Meeting has been organized by Metheringahm Parish Council and held in April or May. It has been an opportunity for the Parish Council and local organizations within the village to report on their activities during the year. It has also been an opportunity for residents to ask questions and provide feedback to all those groups.

The Parish Council invites representatives from village groups and advertises the meeting on the notice boards, website, facebook page and in the MACLA magazine.  The Parish Council usually hosts the event providing refreshments and paying the room hire.

When is the Next Meeting?

The next Annual Village Meeting will be in 2018, date to be confirmed.      

Past Meetings

Minutes from previous Village Meetings can be found by clicking on the links below, please note that the minutes are not formally agreed until the next meeting so 2017's minutes will remain in draft format until 2018.  

Annual Village Meeting 2017

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Annual Village Meeting last night. Also a big thank you to all the village organisations who had displays and gave speeches and to everyone who helped. It was a very well attended positive meeting. The following people received certificates of volunteering; John Haresign, Will Pembery, Jack Pembery, Josh Simpson, John Duggins, Library Volunteers, Swimming Pool Volunteers, Christmas Market Volunteers, Margaret Kristen, Ken Cotton, Doreen Cope, Mel & Terry Wright, Sue Clark, Anne Brown, Pete Ford. There were also certificates presented to LIVES First responders and 1st Metheringham Scout Group for grants they received from the Parish Council.