The full Parish Council meets bi-monthly, usually on the fourth Wednesday in January, March, May, July, September and November. The dates of future meetings are: Wednesday 27th January 2021, Wednesday 24th March 2021 and Wednesday 26th May 2021. Dates for the remainder of 2021 will be agreed at the Annual Parish Meeting in May. Agendas for meetings can be found at the bottom of this page.
Due to the Coronavirus all face-to-face Parish Council meetings are currently suspended but legislation will allow them to be held remotely until May 2021 or until Government withdraws the legislation.
Format of the Meeting
The first part of the meeting gives members of the public an opportunity to speak and to bring to the Council’s notice any issues or concerns that affect Matlock Bath. Members of the public can speak for up to 3 minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes is allocated for for public participation. Although we will continue to have public participation for all Full Council meetings, residents are requested to inform the Clerk if they wish to attend remotely so that they can be given passcodes. The query/issue/concern will be read out at the meeting including a response if it is concerning something which Full Council has previously discussed and/or resolved. Alternatively a response will be sent to the member of the public as soon as practicable or, if deemed urgent, will be discussed later in the meeting or deferred to a future agenda. Members of the public are welcome to attend the whole of the meeting as observers but may only speak during public participation after which there will be no interaction between Councillors and the public.
There is no requirement for public participation although it is deemed good practice but for some meetings there will not be time for public participation due to the amount of business the Parish Council has to consider. The Police, District Councillors and County Councillor may also be invited to give a report to the Parish Council. In the second part of the meeting, Councillors discuss the issues on the formal agenda.
Meeting agendas and minutes/notes for each committee can be found on their individual pages. Click here for more information.