Welcome to Meriden Parish Council
We hope that you find the information useful and readily available.
Your Parish Council
Meriden Parish Council was created in Statute in 1894. The Rural District Council came into existence on 1st January 1895 in accordance with the Local Government Act of 1894 and comprised 17 parishes including Meriden. Parish Councils are the first level of democracy with a range of powers. They help with decisions on local services and Council policies.
Councillors are not paid and have to abide by a local government code of conduct. They must declare any financial interests in the parish – such as employment, businesses and land ownership. Councillors must also declare a personal or prejudicial interest in any matter being discussed at a parish council meeting.
The parish council has reviewed its status with regard to this week’s Downing Street press conference for step 4 of the lockdown road map, 19th July 2021, and the number of positive covid rising rates in Solihull Borough. Solihull’s Director of Public Health states “While COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly, the fact that so many people have been vaccinated means that so far hospital admissions and deaths are thankfully not matching that trend as they have previously. But I have to be clear, although the vaccine has weakened the link between cases and hospitalisations, it has not broken it and hospital cases will rise as rates rise although at a slower rate.”
It is right to be cautious and Meriden has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases. The parish council has therefore taken the decision not to meet face to face or hold publicly attended meetings during July. Traditionally August is a holiday month without scheduled meetings. It is anticipated the parish council will meet formally on Monday 21st September. We will advise arrangements for public or vitual attendance working within Government and Public Health guidance for the safety of councillors, staff and members of the public. The scheme of delegation will remain in place until the Annual Meeting May 2022 or until such time as a legal full council resolution to amend or discontinue this practice has been approved.
The clerk continues to work from home. You may contact the clerk on 07767 162423 or email email@example.com Please remember the clerk is part time and working hours are 09.00-16.00 Monday to Thursday. If your telephone call or email is received outside of these hours, then the clerk will respond the next day. If contact is made Friday or over the weekend, the clerk will respond by close of business Monday. Thank you for your support.
Coming soon to Meriden and surrounding areas this September
Litter picking dates Saturday 25th at 11 (families but not exclusively for) Tuesday 28th at 9.30am...
Sep 20th Agenda Guests and Members of the Public to attend via zoom invitation link below and...
With World Suicide Prevention Day coming up this Friday 10 September, Solihull Council is...
SMBC are commencing work on the Tranche 2 cycle route from Millisons Wood through to Meriden on...
Solihull Council has been awarded £2.435million as part of the HS2 Road Safety Fund and would like...
Book of condolence
Residents of Meriden parish who wish to express their sympathies can do so by signing the National Book of Condolence: https://www.royal.uk/condolence
All parish council meetings are now going ahead as normal via Zoom Video Conferencing.
For information please contact the clerk on 07767 162423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any Questions or Concerns to be aired at the next council meeting please e-mail them to our Clerk and we will hear and discuss anything we get from the public.