‘Let them speak’: Plea from Chapel Parish Council

Chapel St Leonards Council offices. ANL-170325-072810001
Chapel St Leonards Council offices. ANL-170325-072810001

Angry residents in Chapel St Leonards wanting answers over their 70.1 per cent rise in precept are being asked not to overshadow the speakers at next week’s Parish Meeting.

Residents will again get their chance to speak out when the council hosts the annual meeting on Monday evening in the Village Hall - but also to hear about what is happening within the village.

This is not a Parish Council meeting; therefore, parish council business will not be discussed and no resolutions will be made.

Clerk Christine Young

Clerk to the council Christine Newton is keen to point out this is not a council meeting.

She said: “We know there are only two things on people’s minds - the precept rise and the resignation of the three councillors after the last meeting.

“However, this is not a Parish Council meeting; therefore, parish council business will not be discussed and no resolutions will be made.

“The meeting will be chaired by the parish council chairman and I will record the meeting on behalf of the residents.”

On the agenda is a presentation by Peter Woollven, chairman of Avert – Anderby Volunteer Emergency Response Team, and Peter Keefe, vice chairman of Chapel St Leonards Neighbourhood Management.”

Mrs Newton said: “In an effort to make this a truly a parish meeting, the Chapel St Leonards Residents’ Association, and the Village Hall committee were also invited to make a presentation, but sadly both groups have made their apologies.

“There will then be plenty of time for residents to ask questions and put their ideas forward for the future of Chapel St Leonards.”

Details and minutes of the parish council are available here

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