Annual Town Meetings

The Annual Town Meeting is a legacy from the Middle Ages, when Local Councils did not exist, and all local decision making was carried out by meetings of the whole community, historically taking place in the church vestry.

The Annual Parish Meeting is open to all electors of  Dover Town, who have the right not only to attend but also to speak on any matter of local interest. This is in contrast to a Council meeting, where electors who are not Councillors have no automatic right to speak (though many councils do, of course, have a set time before or after the Council meeting when electors can raise matters of concern to them).

This meeting has its own minutes, which are kept separately from the Council minutes, and these minutes can only be approved by the next Annual Town Meeting which will, of course, not be held until the following year.

Upcoming Annual Town Meetings

Annual Town Meetings Archive

DateMeeting titleAvailable documents
1 May @ 6:00 pmAnnual Town Meeting
4 May, 2022 @ 6:00 pmAnnual Town Meeting
5 May, 2021 @ 6:00 pmAnnual Town MeetingNo documents currently available online
6 May, 2020 @ 6:00 pmAnnual Town MeetingNo documents currently available online
1 May, 2019 @ 6:00 pmANNUAL TOWN MEETING- 1st MAY 2019
2 May, 2018 @ 6:00 pmANNUAL TOWN MEETING- 2nd MAY 2018

Presentations given at 3rd May 2023 meeting: St. Radigunds Community Centre, Dover Community Association, Dover Big Local

Presentations given at 4th May 2022 meeting: Co-Innovation Centre presentation and Dover Outreach – Sunrise Cafe Presentation and Dover Pride