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Chippenham Town Council ask for clarity on holding future council meetings

15th March 2021 / News archive

Chippenham Town Council ask for clarity over holding council meetings

There is mounting confusion about how council meetings will be held after the 6th May 2021. Government has temporarily removed the legal requirement for local authorities to hold public meetings in person, allowing councils to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology. As of 7th May 2021, local authorities have to revert to fully compliant public meetings as set out in the Local Government Act (1972).

Mark Smith, Chief Executive writes to NALC (National Association of Local Councils) asking for clarity from Government.

Read the letter HERE