PLEASE NOTE: The meeting will be held at the Church Centre and will start at about 7.30pm, immediately after the Annual Parish Meeting. Everyone is welcome. There is a public session at the beginning of the meeting when members of the public are welcome to address the Council on any matter relating to the agenda or on any other matter that they would like the Parish Council to consider at a future date. It is helpful if you inform the Chairman or the Clerk beforehand of any matter you wish to raise, so that the Clerk can have to hand any necessary information.
The agenda is available here. Copies are also available in the Parish Office window and on notice boards at The Cross and Harry Prowse Close from Wednesday afternoon.
Draft minutes: Minutes from the most recent meeting(s) are posted here : Draft Minutes – meeting of 17 April are here.
Minutes for previous Parish Council meeting are here: Previous minutes
Planning applications: Links to planning applications on the agenda are below (opens the application in the Somerset Planning website):
- 36/23/00008 – Nether Stowey Village Hall, Nether Stowey
Outline application with all matters reserved, for the demolition of existing village hall and the erection of 4no. dwellings (revised scheme).
- 36/22/00026 – Budley Farm, Nether Stowey
Erection of replacement livestock building to replace existing fire damaged livestock buildings and change of use of existing B2/B8 building to Class E(d) indoor gymnasium. Retention of two storey extension to west elevation of existing dwelling. (Revised scheme).
- 36/22/00028 – Land the North of A39 and East of, Stogursey Lane, Nether Stowey
Outline Application with all matters reserved for, the erection of up to 57no. dwellings including affordable homes (40% minimum) and retail facility.
Parish Council documents: the following documents will be reviewed and modified or readopted at the meeting
- Code of Conduct
- Standing Orders
- Financial Regulations
- Parish Council Committees, Working Groups and Representatives to Outside Bodies (as at Jan 2023)
Parish Council meetings are open for the public to attend but are not public meetings. In order to facilitate contributions by members of the public there is a public session at the beginning of the formal meeting.
During the public session, members of the public are welcome to address the Council on any matter relating to the agenda or on any other matter that they would like the Parish Council to consider at a future date. It is helpful if you inform the Chairman or the Clerk beforehand of any matter you wish to raise. This is so that the Clerk can have to hand any necessary information. Further details are available on page 2 of the agenda. The Council is not required to give a response to a matter raised during the public session but may do so. Alternatively, the Chairman may direct the Clerk to follow the matter up or give a written response at a later date. Please note that no decisions can be made and no expenditure approved on any item raised during the public session unless the matter has been legally notified on the agenda in advance.
At the end of the public participation session, the Chairman will resume the formal meeting under standing orders. Members of the public are asked to respect the fact that this is a meeting of the Council to conduct Council business. They are not permitted to enter into the debate of agenda items unless invited to do so by the Chairman. In this case, he will temporarily adjourn the meeting to allow that person (only) to speak.
The conduct of Parish Council meetings are governed by the Code of Conduct (adopted 16 May 2022) and the Parish Council’s Standing Orders (reviewed and re-adopted on 16 May 2022). These are available from the Clerk (collect from the office or by e-mail on request) or on the Council’s website by clicking the document name above.