By law, every English parish must have a parish meeting. It consists of the local government electors registered for the area in which it is held.
It is convened by the Parish Council and is presided over by the Chairman of the Parish Council.
It must be held between 1 March and 1 June.
The meeting held in Claygate is now called the Village meeting and a notice asking for agenda items is posted on the village notice boards about three weeks prior to the meeting. An agenda showing the time, date and venue is posted 7 days prior to the meeting.
There is always an open forum where members of the electorate may discuss any issue.
The next Village meeting planned to be held on Thursday 19th March 2020 from 19h45 in the Main Village Hall has be postponed until later in the year. Date TBC.