Meetings are normally held at All Saints Church Walsoken, usually on a Tuesday at 7pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend - please contact the Clerk to request access details.
Meeting Dates for 2024
Tuesday 9th January
Tuesday 12th March
Tuesday 7th May - Annual Parish Meeting & Annual Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 9th July
Tuesday 10th September
Tuesday 12th November
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.