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Parish clark keeps calling extraordinary meetings

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the parish clark keeps calling extraordinary meeting, standing orders say only the chairman or two councillors can call them so should the clerk keep calling for an extraordinary meeting
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Not according to the Local Government Act 1972, SCHEDULE 12 Part II. As you say it is the chair or two councillors..
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There's a bit of a fine line between "extraordinary" and an "additional" or "extra ordinary" meeting.  For ordinary business, i.e. business that would otherwise be handled in a routine meeting (and sometimes deadlines necessitate these matters be handled outside of the usual meeting schedule) then it is fine for the clerk to issue the summons but if the matter being considered is outside of the usual routine business, then the Chair or two councillors should issue the summons which must clearly state the business to be conducted at the meeting.

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