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IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

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:

L01-20-The-Local-Authorities-and-Police-and-Crime-Panels-(Coronavirus)-(Flexibility-of-Local-Authority-and-Police-and-Crime-Panel-Meetings)-(England-and-Wales)-Regulations-2020

In accordance with these regulations:

  • The Annual Parish Meeting that was due to be held on Tuesday 19th May will not be called. There is nothing in the regulations permitting parish meetings to take place remotely and it is, therefore, NALC’s view that under the current Government Guidance, the annual parish meeting of electors should not take place.
  • Regulation 5 permits the holding of remote meetings. Agendas will be published on the Agenda Page on the website (adhering to regulation which has amended s.1 (4) (a) of the 1960 Act so that public notice is deemed to be given if the time and place of the meeting is published on the authority’s website). A copy of the Zoom link will be published with the Agenda and meeting papers, enabling the press and members of the public to join the meeting (adhering to Regulation 5(2) of the 2020 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.

Whit PC Scheme of delegation March 2020


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.

Next Agenda

The next ordinary meeting of the Full Council will be held on Tuesday 27th October 2020 at 7.30pm. This meeting will be held remotly via Zoom Video Conferencing. A copy of the Agenda can be found below, along with a link to join the meeting.

WPC AGENDA OCT 2020

Topic: Whittington Parish Council – Full Council Meeting 27.10.20
Time: Oct 27, 2020 07:30 PM London

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Previous Agendas

WPC AGENDA SEPT 2020

WPC AGENDA AUGUST 2020

WPCAGENDA_JULY_2020

WPCAGENDAJUNE2020

WPCAGENDAMAY2020

WPCAGENDAAPRIL2020

WPCAGENDAMARCH2020 – Cancelled following the Government Announcement on 23.03.2020 (Covid-19)

WPCAGENDAFEB2020

WPCAGENDAJAN2020

WPCAGENDADEC19

WPCAGENDANOV19

WPCAGENDAOCT19

WPCAGENDAEXTRAORDINARYOCT19; (This meeting was CANCELLED)

WPCAGENDASEPT19

WPCAGENDAAUG19

WPCAGENDAJULY19

WPCAGENDAJUNE19

WPCAGENDAMAY19

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.

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