Decision details

Council Procedure Rules for Virtual Meetings

Decision Maker: Solicitor to the Council & Monitoring Officer

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To amend the Council Procedure Rules to allow for the virtual meetings of Council, Executive and Committees over the next year.

Reasons for the decision:

As stated in the attached report, the Government has by regulation made it possible for Councils to hold meetings virtually. The attached Council Procedure Rules (CPR) make provision for the necessary changes to hold virtual meetings.

Alternative options considered:

Not to change the CPR and thus not to hold virtual meetings.
This was rejected as meetings are required, government advice is that meetings should be virtual and that to do anything else would be discriminatory.

Declarations: None

Contact: Sarah Sternberg, Solicitor to the Council & Monitoring Officer Email:

Publication date: 02/03/2021

Date of decision: 03/06/2020

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