Schedule 12 Part II Para 11:-
11 (1) At a meeting of a parish council the chairman of the council, if present, shall preside.
(2) If the chairman of the council is absent from a meeting of the council, the vice-chairman of the council, if present, shall preside.
(3) If both the chairman and vice-chairman of the council are absent from a meeting of the council, such councillor as the members of the council present shall choose shall preside.
If the members have a non-pecuniary interest, the council should grant a dispensation to allow them to participate. All bar one of the current members of my PC are trustees of our village hall, which belongs to the council and receives funding from it. They are allowed to vote under a dispensation.