The Lordship and
Manor of Rushton or Rushton James (Staffordshire)
The Annual Parish or Town Meeting is not a Parish Council meeting. It is a meeting of the parish or town electors and could involve local organisations such as the Women’s Institute and the drama group. Strictly speaking electors can set the agenda, and in practice these meetings often celebrate local activities and debate current issues in the community. The chairman of the Parish Council calls the Annual Parish or Town Meeting and, if present, will chair it. It is best practice to hold the Annual Meeting of the Council and the Annual Parish Meeting on different occasions to avoid confusion. [The Good Councillors Guide]
It would appear from the minutes of Rushton Parish Council , as recorded on their website, that at the moment The Annual Parish Meeting is mistakenly treated as being a Parish Council Meeting; it is referred to as "Rushton Parish Council Annual Assembly" and is held on the same evening as the "AGM" of the Council.
It is hoped that at some future date this will be remedied.