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REMOTE MEETINGS – PROCEDURE RULES

Following the Government’s guidance to limit the spread of Coronavirus and restrictions around gatherings of more than two people, the Government has introduced new legislation enabling Council’s to conduct their meetings remotely. The Regulations came into force on 4 April 2020 and apply to local authority meetings (and Police and Crime Panel meetings) which are required to be held, or held, before 7 May 2021.

Furthermore, the Regulations make provision for authorities to make changes to their standing orders, at a remote meeting convened under this new power, to enable them to deal with the practicalities of holding remote meetings. Such practicalities include voting, member and public access to documents and remote access of public and press.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Decision due: 20 Jul 2020 by Council

Lead member: Leader of the Council

Lead director: Director of Law and Governance (Monitoring Officer)

Department: Business Services

Contact: Steve Fox Email: stevefox@wirral.gov.uk, Patrick Sebastian Email: patricksebastian@wirral.gov.uk Tel: 0151 691 8424.

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