Stoodleigh Parish Council is comprised of seven councillors who are elected every four years.
The next elections are due to be held in May 2023. Names and contact details for each of the councillors, and their areas of responsibility, are published on this website under Parish Councillors and on the two Parish Council noticeboards - outside the Parish Hall and the Stoodleigh Inn.
The Parish Council meets regularly every two months in the Committee Room at the Parish Hall. The schedule of meeting dates is published annually. Any variations to this will be published in the agenda. Other meetings may be called from time to time where timescales require a decision by the Council earlier than the next scheduled meeting - for example, where the Council has been invited to comment on a planning application.
Agendas for forthcoming Council Meetings can be found at Meetings, Agendas and Minutes. They are also displayed on the Parish Council notice boards at least three clear days prior to the meeting.
Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings which open with an opportunity for Public Questions to the Council in respect of any items listed on the agenda for that meeting. Members of the public can observe the remainder of the proceedings but may not participate. In the event an item under discussion is deemed confidential by its nature, the Council may by resolution exclude the public or press for that item.
Minutes of meetings are made available in draft form as quickly as possible after the meeting at Meetings, Agendas and Minutes or the Parish Council notice boards. They can be made available by appointment with the Clerk to the Parish Council.
In addition to regular meetings there is an Annual Parish Meeting which all parishioners are entitled to attend and vote upon any issues under discussion.