As part of the management of the Covid19 pandemic, the government has published regulations to permit remote council meetings. Councillors, the public and press no longer have to be present in a single physical space in order to meet and conduct council business. The regulations remain in place until 7th May 2021 and this advice builds on the paper prepared by lawyers in Local Government (LLG) and the Association of Democratic Service Officers (ADSO).
The coronavirus restrictions mean that there are no physical meetings at present. As restrictions are lifted it is possible that the council may wish to return to physical meetings. These regulations require the council to offer remote access to meetings until 7th May 2021 or earlier if government repeals the legislation.
Leigh Parish Council are holding its first remote meeting using ‘Zoom’ as the platform on Wednesday 13th May 2020. The agenda and Zoom login details can be found under the ‘recent documents’ section of this website.