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Parish Council meetings normally take place at Burnham Market & Norton Village Hall, Beacon Hill Road, Burnham Market at 6:30pm.Agendas are published 3 clear days in advance of a meeting, and members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting, contribute during public speaking and listen to the debate.


Meeting Dates 2023:


  • Monday 20th February 

  • Monday 20th March 

  • Monday 17th April 

  • Monday 22nd May - Annual Parish Meeting 6.00pm followed by the Annual Parish Council Meeting from 6.30pm.

  • Monday 19th June 

  • Monday 17th July 

  • ​No meeting in August 

  • Monday 25th September 

  • Monday 16th October 

  • Monday 20th November 

  • Monday 18th December 


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.

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