A clerk is a clerk (Proper Officer) at the end of the day, no matter how you dress it up, you can call in what you like, the clerk is still employed by the parish council, they aren’t the parish council or the person in charge, what would be the point of the parish council, who are there to represent the people of a Parish, (not themselves) the councillors has a discussion about a matter then have a vote, therefore a decision is made.
The clerk or the chairman (Vice chairmen) doesn’t have the authority to override / overturn a decision, therefore cant make decisions of their own on behalf of the council, am I right or wrong?
A councillor has the right to decide if they want to receive agenda and minutes in paper form or email, (LGA 1972 etc by opting in or opting out) and their decision should be respected by all including the clerk, not to be told by the clerk you will receive everything by email regardless.
A parish council isn’t a trust, company or anything else, it’s just a parish council. Director’s, CEO’s, Manager’s etc are for companies.
Sorry if all this sounds quite harsh, I’m a simple straight forward person and like straight forward answers, no going around the house’s.