Annual Parish Meeting
What is an Annual Parish Meeting?
This is a meeting of the Parish and should not be confused with a Town Council meeting.
What is the purpose of the Annual Parish Meeting?
The purpose of the meeting is to give electors an opportunity to have a say on anything that concerns the Parish of Brixham.
What else happens at the meeting?
The meeting can also be an opportunity for local groups, clubs, societies and other voluntary and statutory organisations to address those present at the meeting about the work they do and what they are involved in.
Who can attend the meeting?
The Annual Parish Meeting is for all electors of the Parish. It is not a meeting of the Town Council. Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting. However, only registered electors of the parish may speak and vote during the meeting.
Will I be able to ask questions and make suggestions?
Yes! Any registered elector may ask a question which will usually be answered by the Chairperson or the Clerk. An elector may also make a suggestion and comment on anything appropriate to the residents of the Parish. This will be welcomed and is the whole purpose of the meeting.
Will Town Councillors be at the meeting?
All Town Councillors will be invited to attend. However, the purpose of the meeting is to enable the electors to find out what is going on in their parish and to have their say.
Will minutes of the meeting be taken?
Yes! These will be available to view on the Town Council’s website. The minutes will be reviewed and signed at the next Annual Parish Meeting.
Is there a meeting agenda?
Yes! The agenda calling the meeting is published 7 clear days before the meeting and will be available to download from the Town Council’s website.
Agendas and Minutes 2023
Parish Poll 13th April 2023
On Thursday 13th April, Brixham electors will have the opportunity to vote in the Parish Poll between 4pm and 9pm
Key facts to remember:
- You will not receive a poll card, so if you know of someone that does not use social media, please pass this information on to them
- There are no postal votes or appointments of proxies
- All electors must vote in person at the polling station. To find out where you polling station is, please click on this link: https://wheredoivote.co.uk/ and insert your postcode
- You will get a ballot paper at the polling station which has the following questions:
- “Do you wish to leave the jurisdiction of Torbay Council?”
- “Do you wish Brixham to join the South Hams District?”
- You can only vote yes or no by marking an ‘x’ in the relevant box
The results of the parish poll will be published on Torbay Council’s website and Brixham Town Council’s website, social media sites and noticeboard.
The parish poll was demanded by 11 electors, and in accordance with legislation, Brixham Town Council is required to cover the cost of the parish poll.