Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer) informed Members that due to the impact of social distancing regulations and the expiry of legislation that allowed virtual meetings, a reduced attendance had been agreed for the Annual Meeting of the Council. She added that as a number of Members had been impacted by this, the Council had approved a blanket dispensation for members for non-attendance at the Council meeting on 19 May 2021 due to safety reasons and following Covid guidance.
The Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer) highlighted that the proposed dispensation meant that Members who had been impacted by the agreed non-attendance at the Annual Meeting, the six month period for non-attendance under Section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972 commenced the day after this Council meeting, i.e. on 20 May 2021.
Councillor Philip Dixon moved that the report be received and was seconded by Councillor Tom Harvey.
It was unanimously
RESOLVED – That a blanket dispensation for members for whom it had been agreed will not be in attendance, the six month period to begin on the day after the meeting i.e. 20 May 2021 be approved.
Publication date: 16/07/2021
Date of decision: 19/05/2021
Decided at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Council