NALC update: Coronavirus. Including further information on local council meetings, a legal briefing note and guidance on holding remote meetings
Coronavirus — information for parish & town councils
NALC has updated its dedicated webpage on the coronavirus. This includes further information on local council meetings, a legal briefing note and guidance on holding remote meetings. See the updates below:
|Local council meetings
On 2 April, the government published The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. These regulations come into force on 4 April.
NALC launched two documents — a legal briefing note on our interpretation of the regulations and practical guidance for local councils on how to hold effective remote council meetings. NALC has also responded to the government, feeding back issues relating to the regulations – this information can be found in the engaging with government section.
This information forms part of a NALC’s dedicated webpage on the coronavirus. It should not be used as a substitute for government advice, however, there are some practicalities specific to local (parish and town) councils where we hope this information will help you plan ahead and manage your risks. If you would like further advice and support on any of these topics for your local council then please contact your local county association. This is a fast-moving situation and we will be updating the webpage regularly