Devon Association of Local Councils have advised that, there is no requirement to hold the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council this year. This is the meeting which usually takes place in May at the chairman is appointed for the following 12 months.
The current chairman can continue in post until next May next year. The council can choose to hold its Annual Meeting if it so wishes, and appoint a chairman to preside until the next Annual Meeting in May 2021.
No regulations have been made for the Annual Parish Meeting. Under the current circumstances, it would be impossible to call an Annual Parish Meeting and comply with public health guidance. Therefore the meeting is cancelled and there is no requirement to reschedule such meeting.