Venues for meetings will be published 6 days prior to the meeting date.
We are currently no longer allowed to hold statutory meetings online, as the legislation changed on 6th May 2021.
There are usually ten or eleven full meetings of the Town Council during a calendar year, which take place at Parkers Farm, Delenty Drive, Birchwood. They are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except August, and the December when the date may change). They start at 6.00 pm unless otherwise specified. There is usually no meeting in August as the Council is in Recess.
These meetings are open to the public, with a short period of time put aside for public participation at the beginning of each meeting.
The date of the December meeting, if there is to be one, is confirmed nearer the time. This is because the date of the meeting usually coincides with Christmas week.
In an election year the Annual Town Meeting, and the May Town Council meeting, may need to be brought forward to take account of any applicable legal requirements. These meetings are usually held on the same evening (with an exception in 2021 when the Annual Town Meeting was held remotely in April).
The address for Parkers Farm Community Centre is: Birchwood Town Council, Parkers Farm Community Centre, Delenty Drive, Birchwood, WA3 6AN.
Agenda Notices, and a copy of the Clerk's Report, are placed on local noticeboards in advance of the meeting. A copy is emailed to Birchwood Library.
The Annual Town Meeting is usually held in May of each year, which is an opportunity for residents to raise issues they wish the Town Council to address. At this meeting the outgoing Chair gives their report, which informs residents of actions taken by the Town Council, on their behalf, during the last year, as well as any proposed activities for the coming year. This was cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19 and on advice from the Cheshire Association of Local Councils. The 2021 Annual Town Meeting took place in April 2021 - to enable as many residents as wished to, to attend the meeting remotely (before the legislation changed).