Decision details

Constitution Changes

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




(1)           That the Virtual Meetings Procedure Rules (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) and Councillor Protocol for Virtual Meetings (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) that the Monitoring Officer has drafted following publication of The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 to give effect to the principles of open decision making and public engagement be noted.


(2)           That it be agreed to postpone the holding of an Annual Council meeting until the scheduled Annual Council meeting in May 2021.


(3)           That the Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Chairman of Council, be authorised to make minor changes to the process and, as necessary, the Constitution in in light of the practical experience of remote working and virtual meetings.

Report author: Natasha Clark

Publication date: 21/05/2020

Date of decision: 20/05/2020

Decided at meeting: 20/05/2020 - Council

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