Meetings post 6 May 2021
Following the High Court Judgment on remote meetings, the legal position is that local councils now need to meet face-to-face, rather than remotely, and be open to attendance in person from the public.
Any face-to-face meeting should be held in line with restrictions and public health advice in place at the time. So, in practical terms, local councils will have no choice but to control the numbers of people physically in the meeting room at any one time in order to comply with the Government’s Covid restrictions.
The Parish Council has carried out a risk assessment of its chosen venue which has been shared with the Compliance Manager at Suffolk Libraries and provided all social distancing measures are in place, this will become the Parish Council's preferred venue for meetings of the Council and its Committees. Working groups and informal meetings will continue by remote means where possible.
In light of the risk assessment, it is advised to set out in the agenda the arrangements for safely meeting (for example social distancing, wearing of face coverings (unless exempt), hand sanitising and other measures) and the number of the public that can be accommodated.
If there is a large influx of the public for a meeting which exceeds the room’s safe capacity as stated on the agenda, then the permitted number of attendees will not be exceeded. The Parish Council will manage this as we would usually any disruptive behaviour or health and safety risks.
If the assessment is that the room cannot hold a safety meeting and no other venue is available or there is no outside space then, then the Parish Council will take appropriate mitigating actions which may include delaying meetings until after 21 June.
Schedule of Meetings for 2021 - 2022
6 May 2021 - Annual Meeting of the Parish Council - via Zoom Videoconferencing Platform
|Thursday||3 June 2021 - Additional Parish Council Meeting to discuss Planning Matters - Village Hall, Church Road, Lindsey|
|Wednesday||14 July 2021 - Parish Council - Village Hall, Church Road, Lindsey|
|Tuesday||3 August 2021 - Additional Parish Council Meeting for Planning Matters - Village Hall, Church Road, Lindsey|
|Wednesday||8 September 2021 - Parish Council - Village Hall, Church Road, Lindsey|
|Wednesday||10 November 2021 - Parish Council - Village Hall, Church Road, Lindsey|
|Wednesday||8 December 2021 - Additional Parish Council Meeting for Planning Matters - Village Hall, Church Road, Lindsey|
|Wednesday||19 January 2022 - Parish Council - Village Hall, Church Road, Lindsey|
|Wednesday||9 March 2022 - Parish Council - Village Hall, Church Road, Lindsey|