The Parish Meeting


CLERK: Paul Thompson  T: 01305 261304 E:



West Stafford has held an annual Parish Meeting since 1894. The first Clerk, who was also the school assistant, served for twenty five years over a period when the meeting comprised men only, appeared to gather in the kitchen of Stafford House simply to elect the 'squire' as Chairman, and then retired to drink ale.

A Parish Meeting is like a village conference and enables issues to be raised and the views of village residents to be expressed. There must be at least  two such meetings each year. Anyone on the West Stafford Register of Electors can attend, speak and vote on any matter to do with the village. Others may attend and can speak with the permission of the meeting. There must be an Annual Meeting in the Spring, at which a Chairman and Clerk are appointed. the various groups within the village give reports of their activities. We also hold a meeting in the Autumn, which is used to mainly agree the village precept, i.e. the amount of money that the village wishes to raise to spend specifically on village items and which will be recovered through the annual council rates.



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7.30 p.m. FRIDAY, APRIL 8th 2016

The meeting is open to all residents and any issue can be raised. Please let me know if you have any items to be included in the agenda. The usual village representatives will be presenting their reports.


1 Apologies
2 Chairman's Report
3 Minutes of the Parish Meeting held on Friday October 30th 2015.
4 Matters Arising - including 2 vacancies for KPC Councillors (representing West Stafford),  Parish Meeting Chair, village Neighbourhood Watch Representative, Tree Warden and Public Transport Representative.
5 Knightsford Parish Council Report
6 The West Stafford Village Green
a) Financial Report from Knightsford Parish Council
b) Report from Green Management Committee
c) Election of residents to serve of committee
7 Reports by Village Organisations
a) Village Hall Management
b) Playing Field Management
c) Table Tennis Club
d) Short Mat Bowls Club
  e) Keep Fit Club
  f) St Andrews Church Council
8 Reports by Village Representatives
  a) Rights of Way Representative
  b) Flood Warden
9 The West Stafford By-Pass
10 Any Other Business


Tim Dennis

Parish Meeting Clerk

01305 251 338