Council Meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend in-person meetings. You may reserve a seat by contacting the clerk. If you wish to speak at any of our meetings, please be aware that you will be limited to a maximum of 3 minutes per item and you will need to contact the clerk via email at or calling 07942181695 by noon on the date of the meeting above.

These meetings have been cancelled, usually due to lack of essential business.

greyboxThese Parish Council and Neighbourhood Planning meetings, although scheduled, are not normally expected to be needed and will only take place if urgent business requires it.

2023/24 meetings

Full Parish CouncilNeighbourhood Planning CommitteeAssets & Amenities Committee (formerly Environment)Community Liaison Working Goup **Personnel Committee
January 24On the 30th at 8 pm (please note later start time)On the 16th at 6.30 pm
February 24CancelledCancelled (delegated decision)
March 24On the 18th at 7 pmCancelled (delegated decision)
April 24On the 15th at 7 pmOn the 9th & 30th at 7.00 pm
May *See belowOn the 20th at 6.30 pmOn the 21st at 7.00 pm
June 24On the 17th at 7 pmOn the 11th at 7.30 pm (note late start)On the 11th at 6.30pm
July 24On the 15th at 7 pmOn the 2nd & 23rd at 6.30 pmOn the 16th at 6.30pm
August 24On the 19th at 7 pmOn the 13th at 7.30 pm (note late start)On the 13th at 6.30pm
September 24On the 16th at 7 pmOn the 3rd at 7.30pm & 24th at 6.30 pmOn the 3rd at 6.30pm
October 24On the 21st at 7 pmOn the 15th at 6.30 pmOn the 8th at 6.30pm
November 23On the 20th at 7 pmOn the 14th at 6.30 pmOn the 12th at 6.30pm
December 23On the 18th at 7 pmDelegated DecisionOn the 10th at 6.30pm
  • All meetings will take place in Thakeham Village Hall unless otherwise noted.
  • Meetings may be cancelled for lack of business, in which case notice of cancellation will be given¬†to Councillors and to the public by notification on the parish website at least 4 days in advance (i.e. cancellation of Monday meetings to be posted by 5.30pm the previous Wednesday).
  • Planning Meetings have been scheduled for every 3 weeks.
  • When a Meeting is Postponed and TBA, it is usually due to the meeting falling too early to recieve reports from other statutory bodies, required to make decisions or the business of the meeting is ongoing and updates will be given in that month’s Full Parish Council Meeting.

* Meetings in May are subject to change, dependant on Bank Holiday.

** At the Annual Cancel meeting held on the 20th May 2024 – the Council voted to turn the Committee into a working Group (WG). Therefore, as a Working Group – it will meet as and when needed to address the needs of its remit (see T&C). As a consequence, the WG will not be meeting in public as a Standing Committee would be.

Please note: regulations on access to local government meetings (Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014) give members of the public a right to film/record the meetings of Parish Councils. Members of the public are not allowed to record other members of the public – only councillors and you will need to contact the office prior to the meeting to discuss arrangements to set up before the meeting starts.