Higham Parish Council Annual Parish Assembly

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. Why does Higham have an Annual Assembly?

A. All Parish and Town Councils throughout England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Meeting, which must take place in the evening between 1st March and the 1st June (inclusive). Our meeting in 2018 will be on Thursday 12 April.

Q. What happens at the Assembly?

A. The purpose of the meeting is so that the Parish Council, County and Borough Councillors can talk about what has been achieved over the last year. The Councillors and local groups and organisations contribute to the Annual Report which is published just before the Assembly. Residents can come along and hear all about our village.

Q. Can I make a comment or ask a question?

A. During the Assembly, residents can ask questions of the Councillors, make suggestions and comment on anything pertinent to the people of Higham. This will be welcomed and is the whole purpose of the meeting.

Q. Does anything else happen at the Assembly?

A. This year, there will be a display about the Village Plan, which will be published in early April. Representatives from Highways England will be at the Assembly to talk with Residents about the Lower Thames Crossing. During a short break, drinks and a buffet will be served, giving another chance to talk to the Village Plan Steering Group and Highways England team.

The evening will finish with an Illustrated Talk by Andrew Rootes on ‘Life on the Farm in Higham.’ Andrew will give us an insight into farming in Higham over the years with his collection of farm photographs. Copies of Andrew’s four books will be on sale during the evening.


Q. What time does it start and do I need to book a seat?

A. Doors open at 7.00pm and the meeting will start at 7.30pm. There is no entry charge nor any need to book just turn up!


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Published: 16.03.2018