Bourton-on-the-Water Parish Council
The Council publishes draft minutes from Council meetings immediately after each meeting in order to let residents have information on discussions at the earliest opportunity, rather than wait for minutes to be approved the following month. We trust this will be helpful, but residents are reminded that these are draft minutes only and could, in some instances, be subject to amendment.
The Council, as always, meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm, in the function room at the George Moore Community Centre. These meetings enable the Council to consider the administration of any business relating to the parish in which it has statutory power to act.
To assist these discussions the meetings adopt the same format each month, namely monthly reports from committees, consideration and approval of their recommendations, together with reporting of correspondence and discussion of current projects.
Members of the public are invited and welcome to attend all monthly meetings. It is usual for Councils to set aside some time for those attending to comment or put questions and in this respect there is a slot for Public Questions at the beginning and end of each meeting. The Police are invited to attend our meetings and one member of our local team is usually present to give a brief report and to also answer any questions the public may have at the beginning of each meeting.
The agenda for each monthly meeting is posted on the Council's notice-boards (on the grassed area in front of the Dial House, and in the Community Centre), as well as on the Council's website and social media pages, on the Friday before each meeting and this will let residents know in advance which topics are to be discussed.
Schedule of Council & Committee Meetings
The Council has established various committees to operate during this term of office - Planning; Village Maintenance & Highways; Open Spaces, Community Centre and Finance & General Purposes.
Click link below to download a copy of the agenda for the next full council meeting (when available).
Minutes for Full Council Meetings
Go to our Minutes page to view details of recent meetings.
Annual Parish Meeting
There is also an annual assembly of the Parish, at which the Chairman of Council gives a report on the previous year’s activities, and then leads a Questions and Answers session. This meeting provides a greater opportunity for residents to discuss local issues with Council members in a more informal setting. This meeting must take place between 1st March and 1st June each year.
The Annual Parish Meeting for 2017 was held on Wednesday 29th March, and the Chairman's report and the minutes for this and the previous year's meeting are available via the attachments below.