COVID-19 and information regarding future meetings
The COVID-19/ Coronavirus pandemic and the unprecedented in peacetime
Government measures in response to the crisis (e.g. prohibitions on gatherings, social distancing, self-isolation and shielding of those deemed to be the most vulnerable) have meant that the requirement for local authorities to hold public meetings in person with all members present in one place cannot be met. In recognition of the problem of holding and attending meetings, and further to the lobbying of NALC and others, the Government included s.78 in the Coronavirus Act 2020. This section gave the Secretary of State the power to make Regulations to make provisions for the holding of meetings. The 2020 Regulations set out those provisions.
- The 2020 Regulations permit the holding of remote meetings, with conditions.
- Local councils can decide the methods they will use to facilitate the holding of remote meetings.
- There is no requirement to hold an annual meeting.
Please find below a copy of NALC’s Legal Topic Note providing further details on the Regulations:
The Council has adopted the following ‘Scheme of Delegation’ to delegate certain duties to the Clerk and enable the continued running of the council in these unprecedented times.
Meeting Agendas – Where and when are they published
Agendas are published three clear days before a meeting. Agendas are published:
- On the website
- On the Parish Noticeboards in Park Hall and Whittington (next to the school)
To find out more about how parish council meetings are conducted, please read the parish council’s standing orders, which can be found on the policy page.
The next ordinary meeting of the Full Council will be held on Tuesday 27th April 2021 at 7.30pm. This meeting will be held remotely via Zoom Video Conferencing. A copy of the Agenda can be found below, along with a link to join the meeting, 3 clear days before the meeting.
WPCAGENDAMARCH2020 – Cancelled following the Government Announcement on 23.03.2020 (Covid-19)
The Transparency Code requires Council’s to publish Agendas and Minutes from the last 12 months on their website. If you would like a copy of a document pre-dating this, please contact the Clerk.