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Is it legal to hold a parish meeting to progress a vote to buy a church hall when not everyone can attend
Anyone who is disabled (needs a carer), single paren or with childcare commitmentst, care worker or on shifts cannot attend to vote

Surely this is indiscriminate discrimination
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Whilst sympathectic short is answer Yes it is legal. As discussed on this forum recently though a Parish Meeting (Assembly) is not a legally binding on the Parish/Town/Community Council. They don't have to buy it. Indeed as Assembly could demand they buy something that is completely unaffordable (a premier league football ground) for arguments sake. Why not ask for paper ballots to complement the meeting (others have done that elsewhere) 

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Even with GPOC I'd struggle with the legality of buying a church property even if the council were in favour to be honest and you can't force your parish council to buy or do anything.
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Yep, found that out, I am actually trying to stop them buying it
Why are there any legality issues in buying a church property?
There aren’t.

Well, there may be according to the specific circumstances but there aren’t purely on the basis that it is/was church property.
It’s just “property” regardless of the current owner

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