Every formal meeting of the Council is open to the press and public.
Public Attendance of Meetings during the Coronavirus Pandemic
As meetings are now being held in a physical setting, members of the public wishing to attend the meeting are asked to inform the Council in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to comply with Covid 19 safe working requirements.
Members of the public wishing to attend are encouraged to take a Lateral Flow Test 24 hours prior to the meeting and must arrive at the venue 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting wearing a face mask which must remain on throughout. Track and trace details prior to entering the room must be completed and seating will be allocated on arrival.
The Council provides opportunity for members of the public to make statements or ask questions.
You are welcome to attend the meeting for all matters in part 1 which is the open to the press and public.
If the Council needs to consider private and confidential matters you will have to leave the meeting as the meetings goes into private session which we call part 2.
Public Participation appears at the beginning of the meeting:
- Prior to the meeting please write to the Town Clerk informing the Council that you wish to speak.
- You will be allowed to speak at the discretion of the Chair.
- Your name will not be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
- The Chair will invite you to stand/sit in location where you can be clearly heard.
- You can speak for a maximum of 3 minutes per meeting.
- Supplementary questions will be allowed for a maximum of 2 minutes.
- The Council may respond to you at the meeting or may write to you.
- You must not interrupt speakers or speak during the member’s debate.
- You must not hold conversations with other members of the public during meetings.
- Members of the public who become disruptive during the meeting will be asked by the Chair to leave.
Filming and Recording Meetings
Anyone who objects to being filmed or recorded should notify the Town Clerk prior to the commencement of the meeting.
Any person present at a Council meeting may not orally report or comment about a Council meeting as it takes place but otherwise may: film, photograph, or make an audio recording of a meeting; use any other means for enabling persons not present to see or hear proceedings at a meeting as it takes place or later; report or comment on the proceedings in writing during or after a meeting, or orally report or comment after the meeting. Anyone making a recording for non-domestic purposes is advised to seek advice on their obligations to ensure any processing of personal information complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR 2018.
Municipal Year 2021-22
Use the underlined links below to open PDF agenda for each Meeting:
AGENDA – 13 July 2021
AGENDA – 27 September 2021
AGENDA – 29 November 2021
AGENDA – 24 January 2022
AGENDA – 20 March 2022
AGENDA – 11 April 2022
Draft Minutes waiting approval
Use the underlined link below to open PDF copy of the draft minutes of the last Meeting:
Minutes Municipal Year 2020-21
Use the underlined links below to open PDF copy of the approved minutes.
MINUTES – 13 July 2021
MINUTES – 27 September 2021
MINUTES – 29 November 2021
MINUTES – 24 January 2022
MINUTES – 28 March 2022
MINUTES – 11 April 2022
The Council only publishes minutes and agendas for the current municipal year on this website, after which they are archived.
Please contact the Council Office for copies of the agenda or approved minutes for previous years.
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