Town Council meetings update

Back in April 2020, the Government introduced legislation that allowed councils to hold their meetings virtually until 7 May 2021 in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Recently, and disappointingly, the Government announced that this legislation would not be extended, and so the Town Council will be returning to face-to-face meetings for its Full Council and committee meetings.

Whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in place and the vaccination programme continues to be rolled out, the Town Council cannot accommodate its Full Council meetings in the Upper Chamber as it is not possible for all Councillors, Officers, speakers, and the public to socially distance.

Therefore, the Town Council’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday 18 May will be held in The Fothergill Hall at the Spread Eagle Hotel. Regrettably, we have to limit the numbers of public attending the meeting to 6, and this will be on a first-come first-served basis with priority given to those who have registered to speak. The agenda can be viewed here.

The Town Council’s Planning & Environment Committee and Neighbourhood Plan Continuity Committee, scheduled for Tuesday 25 May will be held in the Upper Chamber. Numbers will be limited to 4 members of the public and again this will be on a first-come first-served basis, with priority given to those who have registered to speak.

The Council meeting on 22 June 2021 will also be held at The Spread Eagle Hotel. Given the further relaxing of restrictions scheduled on 21 June, we may be able to increase the number of public allowed at the meeting. Look out for more information in our newsletter, website and social media for further details on this and arrangements for our committee meetings from July onwards.


Date posted: Thursday 13 May 2021