The difference between a Parish Council and a Parish Meeting is that a Parish Council elects councillors to represent residents of the parish, holds a public forum at the start or conclusion of that meeting for members of the public to speak. At a Parish Meeting all electors in that parish are entitled to take part. Barholm & Stowe has fewer than 200 electors and is therefore able to conduct Parish Meetings. A Parish Meeting elects a chairman, and the parish has the same statutory powers as a Parish Council.
Please note that this site is currently being developed with the aid of Linconshire County Council and member of the parish.