*Meetings during Covid 19 restrictions*
On 2 April, the government published The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. These regulations came into force on 4 April and allows Local Councils to hold meetings remotely.
The regulations require all those in attendance to hear and be heard and where practicable, see and be seen. Potterne Parish Council will use the Zoom video-conferencing platforms.
The regulations enable councils to alter the frequency of, move or cancel meetings. It may be more appropriate to only hold virtual meetings when urgent decisions are necessary.
Although councils may alter the frequency of or cancel meetings, three clear days’ notice of the meeting must be given (to members and the public) and the meetings must be open to the public.
The agenda will be published on our website as usual. If you wish to attend the meeting, please contact the clerk for the Zoom meeting details.
Potterne Parish Council meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm in Potterne Village Hall.
Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend all meetings of the Parish Council.
Any matter that you might wish to bring before the Council should be in writing, signed and dated. This avoids any misrepresentation of the petitioners business which is inevitable by word of mouth.
During a Parish Council meeting there is an ‘Open Session’, where the formal business of the Council is suspended for up to ten minutes to allow any members of the public to ask questions of the Parish Council. If there is any matter that needs discussion then it should be followed up in writing to the Clerk ready for the next Council meeting.