The Annual Village Meeting (AVM), also known as the Annual Parish meeting, is a meeting of the local government electors of a Parish. The purpose of the meeting is for the Village/Parish/Town Council to report to its electorate on what has been accomplished in the preceding year. It is also an opportunity to hear from community groups, and/or to hear reports from County and District Councillors, and/or any outside organisation where there may be an interest to residents, as well as to give feedback and discuss other parish/village affairs.
The AVM is an effective forum for Village/Parish/Town Councils to engage with the local electorate to and listen to local residents views. Even if the Council disagrees with the issues raised or related arguments, Council Members’ are prepared to receive and consider local residents views.
Anyone, including the press is invited to attend the AVM, but only registered electors of Ashurst Wood may speak and vote.
The AVM is a SEPARATE meeting from the Village Council Annual Meeting.
The AVM must be held between 1st March and the 1st June (inclusive) each year on a date decided by the Village Council and may not start earlier than 6.00 pm. It is recommended that in an election year the AVM should be held after the elections.
The procedural arrangements are set out in the Local Government Act 1972, s9, 12, 14 & 15
The next Annual Village Meeting will take place on: Tuesday 28th May 2019*, registration 7.00 pm, presentations to start 7.30 pm at the Village Hall.
The agenda will be published at least 7 clear days before the meeting.
*date is subject to change
The minutes and a copy of the presentations from previous AVMs are available on the links below or from the Council office:
If you wish to see presentations and Minutes from previous years, please contact the Clerk.