Meetings are held once a month, usually on the first or second Monday (see dates below) but that is subject to change. The meetings are held in the Village Hall, Station Road, Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9BE and commence at 7.30pm. All residents are welcome to attend. There is a public forum for residents to raise any enquiries they wish regarding the village. We look forward to welcoming you.
Meeting Dates for 2023
2023 - 9 January, 13 February, 13 March, 17 April, 15 May Annual Parish Council Meeting
12 June, 10 July, 14 August, 11 September, 9 October, 13 November, 11 December..
Meetings take place at
Hopton Village Hall
Station Road NR31 9BE
The Role of the Clerk
The Clerk is the ‘Proper Officer’ of the Council who is responsible for the smooth running of the Council’s business. He/she is the first point of contact for the Council and all correspondence comes to the Clerk.
Responsibility for implementing the decisions of the Council rests with the Clerk along with giving professional guidance where necessary whilst remaining neutral and discrete. The Clerk is also responsible for financial management.
The Clerk prepares, circulates and displays agendas in public places. She/he signs notices and summonses with a list of business to be transacted but does not have the power to fix the meetings of the Council. The Clerk is required to attend meetings, take minutes, keep Council minutes in a book and hold other documents.
A member of the Council may be appointed as Clerk without remuneration but nowadays it is more usual to appoint someone who is not a councillor to be paid for the work they undertake.