Annual Town Meeting 2021 update

At Thame Town Council’s meeting last week, Members agreed to postpone the Annual Town meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday 30 March 2021 until after the County Council elections on 6 May 2021. There was concern that the Town Council could be in breach of the guidelines for the pre-election (Purdah) period which starts on 29 March. The Annual Town meeting is a meeting of the electorates and not the Council. Given that last year’s Annual Town meeting was cancelled due to Covid-19, Members were keen that a meeting was held this year. The current legislation that permits virtual council meetings expires on 7 May and there remains some uncertainty as to whether it will be extended and how the Town Council would hold a Covid-19 compliant meeting in person. Look out for details in our newsletter for the latest updates.

Date posted: Thursday 11 March 2021