Coronavirus update: impact on council meetings
At the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and following Government advice on gatherings, decisions due to be taken at Committee meetings were either deferred or determined under delegated authority following consultation with Members of the respective Committee. Decisions made under delegated authority can be found here.
Following the enacted Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, the Council considered its options and potential solutions to enable delivery of virtual committee meetings within the Regulations. .
We are now, in line with this legislation, holding virtual meetings which are streamed live on the Council’s YouTube channel.
There may still be occasions when meetings are not able to be held or need to be postponed. If this happens, information will be made available on our website and social media feeds.
Below you can find information about Committee Meetings and decisions being made. You can view the dates of forthcoming meetings and search the minutes and reports of the Council, Cabinet and Committees.
The above link enables you to access Minutes from May 2005 and Committee Reports from December 2009. If you require Minutes and/or Committee Reports prior to these respective dates, then please contact the Committee, Member and Scrutiny Team on 01462 474655.
A few tips before you start:
- Click on the links against the meeting date to view the minutes of the meeting. A link to the agenda will be displayed until the minutes are published.
- You will find links from within the minutes and agendas to the report(s) relating to the item.
- To see historic reports/minutes you can use the search facility at the top of the page via the link entitled "search minutes and reports".
Recording Council Meetings
The Council operates openly and transparently and recognises that the press, public and Councillors have the right to record non-confidential committee meetings. This engagement is welcomed, provided that Council business is not disrupted or disturbed.
We ask that anyone recording the meeting complies with the Council’s approved protocol (see below).
Remote / Partly Remote Meetings Protocol
The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 came into force on 4 April 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This has allowed for meetings to be conducted on a virtual platform.
A Remote / Partly Remote Meetings Protocol (see below) has been devised to provide guidance for the conduct of any remote meeting of the Council, and its various Committees and Sub-Committees, held under the provisions of the Regulations and subsequent changes to the Constitution.
The Council’s adopted Constitution will continue to apply to meetings of the Council, and its various Committees and Sub-Committees, but where there is a conflict the Constitution takes precedent.