Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings.
Meetings shall be open to the public unless their presence is prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons.The public's exclusion from part or all of a meeting shall be by a resolution which shall give reasons for the public's exclusion. Members of the public may make representations, answer questions and give evidence at a meeting which they are entitled to attend in respect of the business on the agenda. The period of time designated for public particiaption at a meting shall not exceed 15 minutes unless directed by the Chairman. A member of the public shall not speak for more than 2 minutes.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all Council meetings are now being conducted remotely via Zoom Video Conferencing. Dates for committee meetings have been changed. Full Council Meetings remain every second Tuesday of the month until further notice.
2020 Regulations by the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (“the Amendment Regulations”) – in force on 1 August 2020 ,
Regulation 13 – s.1 (4) (a) of the 1960 Act has been further amended by the Amendment Regulations so it now provides that public notice of the time and place of the meeting and details of remote access by public and press to that meeting by electronic means, including by telephone conference, video conference, live webcasts, and live interactive streaming shall be given by posting it at the offices of the body (or, if the body has no offices, then in some central and conspicuous place in the area with which it is concerned) or publishing on the website of the body
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