Policy on Public Participation in Formal Meetings
Beckington Parish Council recognises its responsibility to promote the democratic process and to listen, consult, inform and respond to the local community through many different forms of community engagement - just one of which is public participation in formal Council meetings. Unfortunately, the constraints of business do not permit a dialogue to be entered into at Council meetings. If members of the public wish to raise and discuss topics with the Council alternative ways to do so would be to engage with the Chairman, a Councillor or the Clerk outside of the formal meeting times, by letter, email, telephone or in person.
Members of the Public are permitted to address the Council at its meetings. Anyone wishing to do so should download the attached policy / form, fill it in and bring it along to the meeting that they wish to speak at and hand the form to the Clerk before the meeting starts.