Cancellation of Planned Parish Council Metings

In light of the present situation with regard to Covid-19, and following Government Advice, open Parish Council meetings may not be able to be held. Accordingly it has been unanimously agreed to cancel the Parish Council Meetings that were planned for:

  • Tuesday 21st April 2020
  • Tuesday 19th May 2020
  • Tuesday 16th June 2020

The following motion was passed at the meeting on 17th March 2020 which will enable the day to day management of Parish Council matters to continue.

“(a) Should the council be unable to meet for whatever reason, the Clerk be given delegated authority to progress all ongoing matters and projects and authorise all regular payments and incur expenditure in line with the council’s agreed budget.

(b) Any decisions taken under resolution (a) above will be taken, whenever possible, in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman of council. A record of all decisions and expenditure incurred under delegated authority will be kept and reported to members when the council next meets.

(c) The Clerk will advise all Councillors, by e-mail, of any planning applications by advising them to look at the Planning web-site of the SSDC by e-mail. Comments from a majority of Councillors will be sent to the Planning Authority.

(d) The provisions outlined in resolutions (a-c) above will override any requirements to the contrary in the council’s standing orders, financial regulations or terms of reference.

(e) Should government allow councils to meet virtually (online), the council will take all reasonable steps to facilitate this.”

However, whilst there will be no open public meetings for the next three months you can still contact your Parish Councillors by phone or by e-mail at


7th April 2020