Thursday, 14th May, 2020 1.00 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting - This meeting is being held remotely. View directions

Contact: Jo Toomey 

Link: View Live Stream

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Accessing the meeting

Members of the press and public can gain access to the meeting by using the following link:


Council – 14 May 2020


If using a smartphone or tablet it may be necessary to download the Skype for Business app before you can enter the meeting; please allow time for this. If you are using a laptop or desktop computer, you should be able to access the meeting via your web browser.


When you follow the link to the meeting you will enter a virtual lobby; you will be invited into the meeting from the lobby just before the meeting begins.  Members of the public should not use the Chat function in Skype for Business. This is for use by Councillors who will use it to indicate that they would like to speak.


If you have any questions about how to join the meeting, please e-mail

The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 make provision for local authorities to hold meetings in a different way. It also provides for local authorities to make changes to their rules to facilitate remote meetings. On this basis the provision within the Constitution for public speaking, Members’ Open Questions and Notices of Motion have been suspended for this meeting in support of the smooth-running of the virtual meeting.


This agenda will cover urgent items of business only.


Chairman's welcome


Statement by the Leader of the Council on Covid-19


Register of attendance


Disclosure of Interests


Minutes of the meeting held on 2 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 234 KB


Extension of 6-month attendance rule pdf icon PDF 257 KB


Amendments to the Constitution: Provisions to provide clarity and accountability in emergency scenarios pdf icon PDF 274 KB


Update from the Leader of the Council


Decisions taken during the COVID-19 response period including decisions made under General Exception and Special Urgency arrangements pdf icon PDF 277 KB