Annual Parish Council Meeting. Monday 17th May, 2021

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will be held next Monday, the 17th May, 2021 at 6.30 p.m. in the Parish Council Meeting Room.

The Resumption of Face to Face Meetings.  Arrangements for this Meeting.

The Government has decided that local authorities (including Parish Councils) face to face meetings must resume from the 7th May, 2021 and this was reinforced by a High Court ruling on the 28thApril, 2021. 

The Parish Council has carried out a risk assessment on its Meeting Room.  The risk assessment indicates that the risks from attendance in the Meeting Room are too high to justify a face to face meeting in the room at this time with more than 12 persons present.

Guidance from the NALC and the County Durham Association of Local Councils indicates that it is permissible for members of the public to access the meeting remotely.  The remote link from the Parish Council Meeting Room be provided for members of the public to access the meeting remotely.  The remote link from the Parish Council Meeting Room will also be provided to those Parish Councillors who are in the vulnerable category or who have close family members who are in the vulnerable category.   

The Zoom codes to view the Annual Meeting will be posted here as soon as they have been arranged.

The agenda for the meeting can be found here Annual Parish Council Meeting 17.05.2021 – Agenda

The Chairman’s Annual Report which will be considered at the meeting can be found here  MSG PC Chairman’s Annual Report – FINAL

The Parish Council has made every effort to hire alternative venues, both within the village and outside the village to ensure that safe distancing, hygiene and ventilation.

Annual Parish Assembly – cancelled
 
The Annual Parish Assembly had been scheduled to take place, immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council on 17th May.  Unfortunately, the High Court Ruling on 28th April 2021 means that meetings must now be held “in person”, but due to the fact large public gatherings cannot take place safely at the moment, this means that the Annual Parish Assembly cannot go ahead this year.  
 
The Chairman’s Annual Report can be viewed on the link given above in the notice of the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council.