The Lavenham Parish Council meets on the first Thursday of every month in the Guildhall at 7.30pm. Meetings are public.
**All Meetings until further notice will be conducted as video conferences and not at the Guildhall due to the Covid-19 situation.
THE PUBLIC can still attend these meetings via Zoom, for more information and to request details of how to attend the meeting email.
The Government has temporarily (until May 2021) removed the legal requirement for local authorities to hold public meetings in person during the coronavirus pandemic. This will enable councils to make transparent decisions and protect local democracy.
Local government secretary, Robert Jenrick, said: ‘Councillors and staff are already doing the right thing by following our advice to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives. This includes working from home wherever possible, and the new powers to hold meetings virtually will make that easier.
’It’s critical that they continue to provide essential services and find innovative ways to maintain important economic functions they perform like the planning system and they will now be able to do so.’
Cllr James Jamieson, chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA), said: ‘Giving councils powers to hold meetings remotely is important to maintaining local democracy and allowing critical decisions to be made during this public health crisis.
‘Councils need to respond quickly and make very many key decisions. They can now do so while remaining open, transparent and accessible to the public.’
Meetings are currently scheduled for: