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………………………… AREA MEETING


  1. Name The Meeting shall be known as the ………………………… Area Meeting.
  2. Objects The objects of the Area Meeting shall be to: a) protect and promote the interests, rights, functions and privileges of Parish and Town Councils in the ………………………… District; b) to develop and maintain co-operation with the District Council; c) and to use its best endeavours to promote a well-informed interest in local government within the District.
  3. Membership
  4. Business
    1. Subject to the directions of the County Association, the Area Meeting may arrange its own business and proceedings and may appoint its own Chairman and Vice-Chairman. A copy of the minutes of its proceedings shall be forwarded to the County Association.
    2. The Area Meeting may at its discretion invite to its meetings persons resident in any part of the ………………………… District which does not have access to a parish or town council.
  5. Variation of Constitution & Terms of Reference The County Association may from time to time vary this Constitution and Terms of Reference.
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  6. Every council in the ………………………… District which is a “Member Council” of the Worcestershire County Association of Local Councils (hereinafter called the County Association) shall appoint two persons as its representatives to attend the Area Meeting.
  7. Every person appointed as representative shall be a Parish or Town Councillor and shall hold office until 30th June of each year in which Parish and Town Council elections are held.
  8. Casual vacancies on the Area Meeting shall be filled by the appointing Member Council.
  9.  Serving Clerks of Member Councils are invited to attend Area Meetings but they have no voting rights.




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“Don’t forget to register for the Worcestershire County Council BUDGET ENGAGEMENT MEETING at 6pm on 23 January at County Hall.

Each year the Council holds a series of meetings with representatives from the community to discuss its proposed budget plans and the possible impact this may have locally. Michael Hudson, Chief Financial Officer would like to invite you to the budget engagement briefing for Parish & Town Councils and Voluntary & Community Sector at County Hall, Worcester on Wednesday, 23 January 2019 at 6.00pm. We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about the Council's proposals for 2019/20 and answer the questions you may have at the meeting.

There are a limited number of spaces available, so we would be grateful if you could send only one representative from your organisation, who can feed back to colleagues. We will operate on a first come, first served basis so a speedy response is recommended.

Please contact Deborah Dale at Worcestershire County Council by Friday 11 January 2019 to register your attendance:

Email: ddale@worcestershire.gov.uk Telephone: 01905 846282”


NB   SECTION 137 LIMIT FOR 2019-20

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has confirmed that the appropriate sum for parish councils for the purposes of

Section 137(4)(a)of the Local Government Act 1972 for 2019-20 is £8.12