As from 13 December 2021, the government introduced extra Band B measures in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant and the “credible risk” it presents to the NHS. These measures aim to slow the growth of this new variant and buy time for COVID-19 booster jabs to be rolled out.
Accordingly, if it’s in the interest of public safety not to hold a public meeting, the Parish Council can discharge Council functions (under 101 of the Local Government Act 1972) to the Clerk (who is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer) in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation adopted and activated on 18 May 2021.
Due to the rising COVID cases in the region over the Xmas/NY period, and given the booster jabs roll-out is still underway, the Parish Council has made the difficult decision to cancel the public Parish Council meeting on Tues 11 Jan 2022.
Where meetings are cancelled or moved in this way, a banner will be posted across the top of the website and a notice sent out to subscribers and via social media.
The next Parish Council meeting is scheduled for Tues 15 March 2022 when we hope to return to a public face to face meeting.