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Council meetings go online

07 May 2020

An update on Council meetings.

Details have now been confirmed for holding meetings during the next few months as the Council and the country deal with the impact of the coronavirus lockdown and different ways of working.

New legislation means that meetings can be held remotely and it has been decided that all essential meetings will be conducted in this way, this includes Cabinet, planning and licensing committees. All attendees will join meetings remotely and members of the public will be able to listen in too. Meetings will now commence at 10.30 am and there will be no evening meetings for the time being.

Listen live via the website
Members of the public will be able to listen live via the website. It will still be possible for people who wish to speak at meetings to do so by phoning in, and you will be guided through this process when you give notice of your intention to speak. Alternatively, written representations can be read out in full at the meeting (subject to the normal time limit).

A decision has been taken to postpone the annual meeting of the Council that was due to take place later in May. As a result there will be no changes to the membership of Council committees for the next year.

The Mayor, Cllr James Scholes, and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Joy Podbury, have agreed to remain in post until a Full Council meeting can be held to elect a new Mayor.

Next scheduled meeting
The next scheduled meeting is the planning committee on 13 May 2020 and the agenda for this can be seen in the Agenda page of our website.

After this, Cabinet will be held on 25 June. There are full details of how to listen during meetings on the agenda page for the meeting you are interested in.

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