We have made some changes to cabinet and council meetings and how decisions are made to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

We have made some changes to cabinet and council meetings and how decisions are made to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Cabinet and committee meetings - democratic continuity

In light of the Government’s guidance on social distancing, between 23 March and 30 April 2020, all of the our public decision making meetings have been cancelled. This will be kept under review on a month-by-month basis.

Alternative decision making arrangements have been put in place for any decisions which need to be made during the COVID-19 outbreak. In many cases, this will involve the Leader of the Council making decisions normally made by the Cabinet. Any urgent decisions which would have been made at Council meetings will be taken by the Chief Executive.  For other committee meetings, decisions will be taken by officers.

All such decisions will be made after consulting the appropriate councillors and decisions and any associated reports will be published on the decisions page.