In England, Town and Parish Councils must hold an Annual Parish or Town Meeting between March 1st and June 1st (Local Government Act 1972 sch 12 para 14). This is a meeting of the electorate, and not the council, although it is convened and chaired by the Mayor. Middleham’s Annual Town Meeting receives reports from the Mayor and Clerk as well as guest speakers on topics of local interest.
From time to time the Town Council convenes Town meetings to gauge residents’ views on matters such as major planning applications, and the future of the playing fields.
Agendas and minutes of these meetings are available here.