This draft Addendum on the Standing Orders will be considered for adoption on 28th May 2020.
The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 allow local councils to hold remote meetings. The regulations give automatic authority to hold remote meetings and amend standing orders as required.
These regulations remain in force until May 7th, 2021 or earlier if repealed, and require a number of temporary changes to Standing Orders.
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It was confirmed that the Klondike Grand Prix due to be held in April has been cancelled. Further details will be shown here if the event is rearranged.
Please note that Lockwood Parish Council Allotments remain open to Tenants. We are following current guidance from Central Government, and at the present time there is no directive to close Allotment Sites.
We would like to remind tenants to observe Government Guidelines regarding social distancing, which can be found here.
There is also good advice available from the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners, which can be found here.
If any of the above changes, further updates will be shown here.
Following advice from the Government, a decision has been made to close the Parish Council office to the public for the foreseeable future in order to protect staff, Councillors and the public. This is a preventative measure.
As a result of these measures, all meetings will take place online as specified by the new legislation:
The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020
Apologies for any inconvenience but I am sure that you appreciate why these steps have been taken at this time.