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Horseheath Annual Village Meeting – Friday June 25th ay 7.30pm in the Village Hall
June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Annual Parish Meeting is an opportunity for all village organisations to make presentations and report on activities during the year, and for villagers to discuss issues as they wish.
The requirement to hold an Annual Parish meeting was established in the Local Government Act 1972, which dictates that a parish must assemble annually on some day between March 1st and June 1st, after 6 pm and that local residents may speak on any matter of local interest.
The Annual Parish Meeting is not a meeting of the Parish Council, however the Parish Council is charged with the task of organising the meeting and the Chairman of the Parish Council must preside over the meeting if he/she is present.
Although the Parish Meeting should usually be undertaken before 1st June, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and local elections has extended the window for Parish Meetings. Therefore the next Horseheath Parish meeting will be on Friday June 25th at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Whether this is held in the Hall or outside will depend on the Covid regulations pertaining at that time and a risk assessment undertaken beforehand. The newly renovated Hall will however be open, as will the Bar!
This year, rather than having individual reports in the first half of the meeting, we are planning to have a “World café” format; this means that attendees will have the chance to speak to all the village organisations and should be more engaging for all.
The second half of the meeting will comprise a presentation and discussion about proposals to re-establish a rail link between Haverhill and Cambridge, kindly presented by Mr Marcus Field-Rayner, the Chair of Rail Haverhill (see http://www.railhaverhill.co.uk/) followed by a debate and village vote. This will be your chance to decide if you think a new rail link between Haverhill and Cambridge passing through the Parish is part of the solution to the future transport infrastructure for us in Horseheath…..
Please come to what will be an entertaining, informal and informative meeting!
Please note that the Horseheath Village Community Association AGM (the Village Hall) will be on 10th June at 7.30pm at the Village Hall