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CAVEAT: Readers should check the accuracy of this information by referring to the Local Government Act 1972, available online at www.statutelaw.gov.uk

1. What is a Parish Meeting? - described in Local Government Act 1972 s.9(1)............................... 2. The role of Parish Trustees - described in Local Government Act 1972 s.13(3) and s.13(4). Also see Court of Appeal ruling in Taylor v Masefield and Another (1986).

3. What are the powers of Parish Meetings and how do they get extra powers? - described in Local Government Act 1972 s.13(4) (power to instruct Parish Trustees), s.109 (conferring any functions of parish council on parish meeting), s.126 (power to appropriate land), s.134(1) (power to use a suitable room in premises of a school maintained by the local education authority, etc., for parish meetings, etc.), s.214 (burial authority) and also see Local Government Act 1972 Sch. 12, Part III, 20(2) (regulation of own proceedings and business).

4. Meeting procedures - described in Local Government Act 1972 Sch. 12, Part III, 14(3), 15(1(c) and (d)), 15(2) and (3), 17(2) and (3), 18, 19, 20(2).

5. The chairman election and role - election described in Local Government Act 1972 s.15(10) and s.88(3) and role described in Local Government Act 1972 Sch. 12, Part III, 17.

6. Committees of Parish Meetings - described in Local Government Act 1972 ss.108 and 109.

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