30 June 2021

Motion 879 – Virtual Council Meetings

RESOLVED

THAT this Council is disappointed that the Government did not extend emergency

legislation in order to enable virtual council meetings to continue to be held beyond

7 May 2021.

 

This council also notes that the government has just completed a 12-week

consultation on the continued use of remote and hybrid formats after the pandemic.

 

This council believe that remote meetings have a place within a modern

democracy, and remote access for residents especially increases public

engagement in the democratic process.

 

This council therefore would urge the Government to allow councils the powers to

decide for themselves

 

Letter to Rt. Hon. Robert Jenrick MP.

Minister of State response to letter re. Motion 879

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