Bircham Parish Council meets regularly throughout the year.  The meetings are open and members of the public and press are very welcome to attend. The business to be transacted at the meeting in the form of the agenda is published at least 3 clear days before the meeting.  The Parish Council allocates a set time during the meeting for members of the public to ask questions.  


Meeting Minutes
Annual Parish Meeting

Meeting  Dates ​


Meetings are held at Bircham Social Club on a Wednesday evening with a start time of 7.30pm.  Parish Council meetings are held in public which means press and public are very welcome to attend. The meeting schedule is set in advance, however from time to time dates may be changed or additional meetings added.


2021 Dates not posted as subject to change

2020 Dates*

2019 Dates

*Due to Covid-19 the May 2020 was cancelled, meetings from June onwards will take place on Zoom 

Public Participation ​


Members of the Public are very welcome to attend the Parish Council meetings.  The Council allocate a specific time on the agenda for public participation. This is a time where you may speak about an item on the  agenda, raise questions or make a report.   Whilst every effort will be made to answer questions raised, items that require debate will be noted and addressed at the next meeting. 

Residents who require items addressed or discussed  by the Council must contact the Clerk 7 days before the meeting so that the item can be considered for inclusion on the Meeting Agenda.

Parish Council Meetings

2021 Meetings

January 2021 Minutes

March 2021   Minutes  

May 2021 Agenda 

2020 Meetings

January 2020 Minutes 

March 2020 Minutes  

May - Cancelled due to Covid-19

June              Minutes

July                Minutes

September  Minutes

October       Minutes   

November   Minutes

December*  Agenda   Minutes

2019 Meetings

January      Minutes

March        Minutes

May            Minutes

June            Minutes

July              Minutes

September Minutes

October      Minutes

November  Minutes

2018 Meetings

January        Minutes

March          Minutes

May              Minutes

May 2           Minutes

June              Minutes

July                Minutes

September   Minutes

October        Minutes

November   Minutes

2017 Meetings​​

November     Minutes

October  1     Minutes

October  2    Minutes

September   Minutes

July                 Minutes

June               Minutes

May                Minutes

March            Minutes

February       Minutes

January         Minutes

2016 Meetings

November   Minutes  

September  Minutes

June               Minutes

May               Minutes

March            Minutes

January         Minutes

Annual Parish Meeting

Guide to Parish Meetings

Parish Meetings are quite distinct from meetings of the Parish Council as they are a meeting of the electorate not the parish council.  

  • If present, the Chairman of the Parish Council must chair the Parish Meeting;

  • The Clerk to the Parish Council organises  and takes the minutes of the Parish Meeting;

Some of the differences are as follows

  • Any person on the electoral register of the parish is entitled to speak at a Parish Meeting.

  • With the exception of the Chairman, councillors rank the same as other members of the electorate.

  • for Parish Meetings a skeleton agenda is usually published ahead of the meeting, but often items can be added up to and even during the meeting.

  • Any member of the electorate may ask for an item to be put on the agenda at  a Parish Meeting.

  • Unlike a Council meeting subjects for discussion are not limited to those matter on which the council has the power to act (conferred by various Acts of Parliament).

  • Any matter pertinent to the parish may be discussed at a Parish Meeting.

  • The press and general public have a right to attend Parish Meetings, but anyone not on the electoral register of the parish is a ‘stranger’ and does not have the right to vote.

2021 - Meeting of Bircham Electors


2020 Meeting of Bircham Electors 

Draft Report  


Meeting of Bircham Electors 2019 Report

2018 - Meeting of Bircham Electors Report 

2017 - ​Meeting of Bircham Electors Report 

2016 - Meeting of Bircham Electors