A History of STOKE GIFFORD & Nearby Parishes
Edited by Adrian Kerton
The Parish Council
MINUTES of the First Parish Council Meeting Stoke Gifford
Note: The Parish Council Minutes from 1894 to 1971 are at present lodged with the Bristol Records Office, plus a range of accounts, deeds, papers, maps and leases.
Election of Parish Councillors at the School room Stoke Gifford
December 4th. 1894
That Admiral Close do take the Chair.
The Chairman received the following nomination Papers for
All of this Parish.
The Chairman marked the nomination paper of John Phillips “invalid”, as it was found that the signatures of the Candidate and Proposer were in the same hand writing: the other five Candidates were duly Elected as Parish Councillors.
Mr. John Parker having been Proposed and Seconded by a Nomination paper, was declared Elected District Councillor.
The Chairman congratulated the meeting on its peaceful and united proceedings, which he considered was mainly due to the absence of the Vicar and his warden.
The proceedings concluded by thanks, and hearty cheers for the Chairman, from a very full meeting, no women being present, which the chairman regretted and hoped they would attend in future.
The Chairman having thanked the meeting for their kindly feeling and vote of thanks, vacated the Chair.
F. A. Close
Page 5 of the MINUTE BOOK
PROCEDURE AS TO PARISH COUNCILS
FIRST MEETING OF PARISH COUNCILS
Date of coming into Office
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