Meetings

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 28th July 2021, Wednesday 22nd September 2021, Wednesday 24th November 2021, Wednesday 12th January 2022, Wednesday 23rd March 2022 and Wednesday 25th May 2022 (Annual Meeting of the Parish, Annual Meeting of Matlock Bath Parish Council and Full Council). Agendas for all Full Council meetings can be found at the bottom of this page.

Legislation to hold meetings remotely has now expired and we are returning to face-to-face meetings. Given the current situation, the Parish Council will ensure that the meetings are safe for all our members and members of the public wishing to attend. However, due to venue size it may be that we cannot accommodate large numbers of members of the public. It is, therefore, requested that members of the public who wish to raise any issue with the Parish Council contact the Clerk beforehand so we can monitor numbers attending and queries or issues can be recorded and not just turn up on the evening. All queries will be then circulated or read out at the meeting and responded to as necessary.

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.  Responses to queries raised will only be given if the matter has been discussed and resolved previously by the Parish Council. 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.