The emergency coronavirus regulations permitting local councils to hold virtual meetings expired on the 7th May 2021, and the High Court ruled on the 28th April 2021 that meetings must take place in person after that date. Members of the public must be allowed to attend meetings as before, but the numbers of attendees can be restricted on public health grounds.
The Village Council decided on the 4th May to hold one meeting to approve the Annual Accounting returns, on the 25th May.
There will be no further Council or committee meetings until September. Any decisions will be made by the Clerk under delegated powers, after due consultation with members of the Council.
Please note that until 7th May 2021 Council and Committee meetings will be held virtually using Zoom. Notices of meetings will be posted under the News tab. Members of the public can request details of how to join meetings from the Clerk by 9am on the day of the meeting.
An Agenda will be published at least three days before each meeting and a copy will be placed on this website. The Agenda will also be posted on the Parish Council noticeboards outside the Post Office and the Village Centre.
Unless otherwise advised, all Council meetings take place at the Council’s Meeting Room, 20-22 Maypole Road, in the Village Centre Building.
The full Village Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month (except August and January).
The Planning Committee meets as required and makes recommendations on planning applications to Mid Sussex District Council which determines the application. Representations about any planning application may be made at Planning Committee meetings or by letter or email to the Parish Council or Mid Sussex District Council. Please note that correspondence must include a name and address as anonymous letters cannot be considered.
The Finance and Administration Committee meets 3-4 times a year. The Council has resolved not to continue to have a Public Services Committee, but to deal with relevant matters at full Council meetings.
Please click here for more information about how planning applications are determined.
The Ashurst-Wood-Neighbourhood-Plan was formally ‘made’ on the 29th June 2016 and now forms part of the local development plan.
All Council and Committee meetings are open to the press and public and a period of time is set aside at the beginning of each meeting for public questions and comments. If possible, please give the Council Clerk notice of any matter you may wish to raise at a meeting. Council Meetings may be recorded. Any person intending to make recordings is advised to notify the Clerk in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made. (Standing Orders 2j)
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