MPC MINUTES 24 November 2021
MPC MINUTES 27 October 2021

MPC September 2021 Minutes 220921

Marham Parish Council Minutes 28.07.2021

Marham Parish Council Minutes 30.6.2021

Marham Parish Council Minutes 19.5.2021

Marham Parish Council Minutes 21.4.2021

Marham Parish Council Minutes 17.03.2021

Marham Parish Council Notes 17.02.2021

Marham Parish Council Notes 13.01.2021


Marham Parish Council Minutes 25.11.2020

Marham Parish Council Minutes 14.10.2020

Marham Parish Council Minutes 09.09.2020

Marham Parish Council Minutes 15.07.2020

Marham Parish Council Minutes 18.03.2020

Marham Parish Extraordinary Council Minutes 13.03.2020

Marham Parish Council Minutes 12.02.2020

Marham Parish Council Minutes 08.01.2020


On 2nd April 2020, the Government published The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. These regulations came into force on 4th April 2020.

To enable the Parish Council to minimise disruption to the work of the Council, whilst Councillors are unable to attend meetings, a Scheme of Delegation was agreed in March 2020:

NALC Model Scheme of Delegation

  • Many (but not all) Council functions can be delegated to a Committee or to an officer.
  • Councils can provide for delegation to an officer any decision that must be made if the Council is incapacitated and unable to hold a meeting.
  • Blanket delegations are unsatisfactory and should be avoided.
  • Any delegation needs to be clear, specific and time-limited.
  • There should also be a requirement to publish any decisions taken under the delegated authority.

“In response to the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK and in the event that it is not possible to convene a meeting of the Council in a reasonable time, the Clerk shall have delegated authority to make decisions on behalf of the Council where such decision cannot reasonably be deferred and must be made in order to comply with a commercial or statutory deadline.  The delegation does not extend to matters expressly reserved to the Council in legislation or in its Standing Orders or Financial Regulations.  Any decisions made under this delegation must be recorded in writing and must be published in accordance with the relevant regulations.  This delegated authority ceases upon the first meeting of the Council after the Council meeting at which the delegation was put in place”.

Parish Council Scheme of Delegation Approved March 2020 (Covid-19)

The Local Government Act 1972, Section 101, gives a Parish Council the power to delegate decisions to a Committee or the Clerk, being the Council’s Proper Officer.

Urgent Decisions of Council

  • Urgent decisions required between scheduled meetings of the Council are delegated to the Clerk in consultation with the Chairman of the Council.
  • The Council delegates decisions to the Clerk in consultation with all Councillors. Consultation will be in writing by email.
  • Decisions made under this delegation will be reported to, and recorded in the minutes of, the next Council meeting.

The statutory audit deadlines for 2019/20 have been extended. This extension is for two months although it is likely that the Parish Council will be requesting an extension on this time period.

The Coronavirus Act, which the government introduced on 19 March, postpones any elections that were due to be held in May 2020 until 6 May 2021. Any other electoral events, such as the Council or Parliamentary By-Elections, will also be postponed until May 2021.

On 25th May 2020, the Government announced a series of dates for loosening the lockdown.  However, under the Coronavirus Act 2020, Councils are still not permitted to meet.

The decisions made to date have enabled the Parish Council to continue working during the National Covid-19 pandemic, and include a funding grant from Norfolk Community Foundation to help assist the volunteer Community Aid group which has and continues to help those in need in the village.  All decisions made by Councillors during this time have been in writing by email.

A summary of ‘Decisions for Ratification’ and a schedule of ongoing ‘Income and Expenditure’ expenses and receipts since the last Full Council meeting have been documented and will be formally ratified at the next Council meeting.


Marham Parish Council Minutes 20.11.2019

Marham Parish Council Minutes 09.10.2019

Marham Parish Council Minutes 04.09.2019

Marham Parish Council Minutes 04.09.2019 Appendices (September Extraordinary Meeting)

Marham Parish Council Minutes 21.08.2019

Marham Parish Council Minutes 24.07.2019

Marham Parish Council Minutes 19.06.2019

Marham Parish Council Minutes 19.06.2019 Appendix (agreed August Meeting)

Marham Parish Council Annual Meeting Minutes 15.05.2019

Marham Parish Council Minutes 17.04.2019

Marham Parish Council Minutes 13.03.2019

Marham Parish Council Minutes 13.02.2019

Marham Parish Council Minutes 09.01.2019


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