A 20-minute session is set aside for members of the public to make representations at the meeting in respect of the business on the agenda and other matters if time permits. Individual representations should not exceed five minutes.
Written notice of the desire to exercise the right to speak, together with the topic to be addressed, must be given to the Town Clerk prior to noon on the day of the meeting.
The deadline for submission of Town Council and Toll Bridge Fund agenda items is as follows:
"The mover must give written notice of the motion’s wording to the Council’s Proper Officer at least five clear days before the meeting at which the mover wishes it to be tabled."
The Annual Town Meeting legally must take place between 1st March and 1st June each year and in Sandwich it usually takes place towards the end of March.
The Annual Town Meeting is not the Annual Meeting of the Town Council (at which Mayor Making takes place) and it is not a Council meeting, however, in a Town where there is a parish/town council the Mayor will convene the Annual Town Meeting and the town council should cover any associated costs.
The purpose of the Annual Town Meeting is to provide a democratic point of communication with which to discuss town matters.
The meeting in 2021 took place remotely on the 17th March 2021 at 7pm and the minutes will be uploaded here shortly.