Alongside, taking the advice of the Government and doing all we can to protect staff and Councillors. The Council does need to fulfil statutory obligations in regards decision-making. We are required, by law, to consider only those motions that have been placed on a properly publicised agenda, with decisions taken in a meeting that is open to the press and public.
We are short of Councillors, as some are self-isolating, but we have sufficient, at this moment in time, to be quorate (i.e. legal numbers to hold the meeting). The press and public are legally entitled to attend the meeting, but we hope that people follow the advice of the Government and avoid unnecessary social contact.
As a priority, the Council will agree extended delegation, in case we cannot meet moving forward. Most importantly, the Council will consider how we can be best placed to support the community in these very difficult times.