What to expect from a Parish Council Meeting?

A little about what to expect from the meetings and headings such as

How does the Open Forum work?
As stated in the Parish Council Standing Orders;

Item 75  In the early part of a meeting of the Council, an Open Forum will be called and at the discretion of the chair will last a maximum of 15 minutes.

Item 76  During the Open Forum the public (and for the purposes of this forum, Parish Councillors shall not be regarded as members of the public,) shall direct any question or statement to the chair of the council or through the chair of the council of an appropriate committee or any member of the council on matters relating to business of the council, or matters of concern which need to be brought to the attention of the council.

Item 77 In meetings involving consultation on a planning application, a ten minute period will be allowed at the beginning of the meeting for the public (and during this period) Parish Councillors shall not be regarded as members of the public) to make statements on the planning issues relating to the application.

Item 78 Members of the public may not attend the table of the council or its committee meetings.  With the exception of the Proper Office and invited speakers addressing the Council or its committees, no other persons may attend the Council or committee table

Schedule of Meeting Dates for 2017/18

7pm

Full Council

Little Weighton Primary School, White Gap Road, Weighton

7pm

Full Council

Little Weighton Primary School, White Gap Road, Weighton

7pm

Full Council

Little Weighton Primary School, White Gap Road, Weighton

7pm

Full Council

Little Weighton Primary School, White Gap Road, Weighton

7pm

Full Council

Little Weighton Primary School, White Gap Road, Weighton

7pm

Full Council

Little Weighton Primary School, White Gap Road, Weighton

7pm

Full Council

Little Weighton Village Hall Old Village Road Little Weighton

7pm

Full Council

Little Weighton Primary School, White Gap Road, Weighton

7pm

Full Council

Little Weighton Primary School, White Gap Road, Weighton

7pm

Annual Parish Meeting

Little Weighton Primary School, White Gap Road, Weighton

7pm

Annual General Meeting

Little Weighton Primary School, White Gap Road, Weighton