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 will be held on Tues 28th March 2017 from 7.45pm in the Main Village Hall and will include the presentation of the Brian Rhodes memorial Cup.