During the coronavirus pandemic and to meet social distancing guidelines, Yate Town Council was able to meet remotely under The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations.
As the above regulation does not apply after 6 May 2021, Yate Town Council RESOLVED the following at the meeting of Full Council held on 4th May 2021;
In order for Yate Town Council to deliver democracy and fulfil statutory duties to hold meetings in public and allow public participation, that:-
- All decisions be delegated to the Clerk in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of Council and the relevant Committee / Sub-Committee / Project Steering Group, until such time as it is lawful and safe for the Council or Committee / Sub-Committee / Project Steering Group and members of the public to meet face-to-face, or until such time as remote council meetings become lawful again;
- the Clerk continues to convene meetings in accordance with the normal Yate Town Council timetable and processes; these meetings to be advisory meetings to the Clerk and relevant members, with the advisory process happening online;
- These meetings be advertised and open to the public in the normal way. However these meetings have no decision making powers at this time.
Yate Town Council will hold a limited number of face to face meetings to meet compliance purposes but we encourage members of the public to attend the advisory Zoom meetings in the interest of public safety during the pandemic, as these advisory meetings will inform the formal decision-making at the face to face meetings.
To obtain the link for online meetings, please click on EVENT DETAIL
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