The Council, with the rest of the Country is currently managing the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The government has introduced regulations permitting the Council to change the way that Member Meetings are undertaken to support effective governance whilst also supporting the national restrictions.
The relevant government guidance on restricting the spread of the Coronavirus is that people should stay at home, only leaving home to only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home), and if you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times. At this point there is no clear indication as to when these restrictions will be lifted.
The government regulations set out that Councils can use virtual meetings to conduct their business, but also empowered the Council to postpone the normal Annual General Meeting of the Council until May 2021.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/05/2020
Decision due: 23 Apr 2020 by Lyn Carpenter (Chief Executive)
Lead member: Leader and Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour