THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND POLICE AND CRIME PANELS (CORONAVIRUS) (FLEXIBILITY OF LOCAL AUTHORITY AND POLICE AND CRIME PANEL MEETINGS) (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 2020
These Regulations enable the Parish Council to hold meetings (including by video and telephone conferencing) remotely and we are investigating the possibility of doing so for our May Annual, and other meetings. The regulations require that the Public are able to join in a meeting “so far as reasonably practicable”. They do not now have to have the option of being present in the room for the meeting to be lawful. The Parish Council therefore needs to investigate the practicality of enabling the public to view a remote meeting and to have the usual option of asking questions.
There is the possibility of using “Zoom” for meetings just as the Government’s cabinet has been doing in recent weeks. At present I do not know just how many people it is possible to have join in on a Zoom video meeting.
To be honest with our Electors it would be helpful in these difficult times if the public were to agree not to wish to join in a video meeting but the law remains that you are entitled to do so if it is reasonably practicable. If you do wish to join in then can you please provide me with your name, email details and your home address. I can then see what, if any, logistical difficulties there may be.
You have until the 24th of April to register your interest. If no one does register by that date then a meeting may proceed with public notice on this web site along with the agenda and background papers
Please note that the law has changed such that the Parish Council Annual Meeting does not have to take place but we are trying to see if we can continue with business as near as usual as these difficult times permit. There are some decisions that we have to take and need to do so as the law requires.
Parton Parish Council Notice Board
The Parton Parish Council Notice Board
The notice board is a traditional means of communication. Parton has moved forward and as you are already here you can see we have a new website which should be a much easier one stop shop for all details to do with our council.
However, do continue to look at the Parish Council notice board located opposite the Village Hall at the bottom of the village.
Our notice board generally displays
- The full title of the parish council;
- The name, address, telephone number and email address of the clerk;
- The council’s website address;
- A list of Members of the council with contact details (address, telephone number, email)
- Venues, dates and times of meetings for the year;
- Agenda for forthcoming meetings;
- Where the minutes, the code of conduct and other public documents may be inspected.
Our notice board and website is kept up to date and notices are replaced regularly. This is a clear responsibility which is the Clerk’s.