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Can Online Meetings ensure Community Participation?

Our Government relies heavily on individual cooperation to adhere to its rules, avoiding ‘heavy-handed’ policing where possible. Covid-19 has demonstrated that, mostly, this works. Given this Coronavirus’ devastating consequences at all levels of society, the flouters mock rules that are there to keep everyone safe. Regardless of our private views we all need to stick to the rules. Inevitably Covid-19 has impacted on our Councils’ functioning. The Coronavirus Act 2020 Section 78 (viewable online) and the National Association of Local Councils L01-20 ( search in www.nalc.gov.uk ) Regulations 2020, enable Parish, Town, or any other Councils to hold remote meetings, including by video and te

Cllr. Wilson's Response

Please note that, whilst this response is addressed to Mr. Parham, the 13 other signatories to the letter did not receive any reply and I have requested individual email replies. Date: 19th May 2020 RE: HAYLING ISLAND TRANSPORT ASSESSMENT ADDENDUM. I am writing in response to your letter received on the 8th April 2020 regarding the approval of the Hayling Island Transport Assessment Addendum. Your letter alleges inappropriate action in respect of one of Havant Borough Council’s elected members, namely Cllr Tim Pike. This matter has been passed to our Monitoring Officer for response. The matter in question is the approval, call in and subsequent confirmation of the decisionto publish the Hayl

HBC Response to Open Letter

Please note that, whilst this response is addressed to Mr. Parham, the 13 other signatories to the letter did not receive any reply and I have requested individual email replies. Date: 19th May 2020 RE: HAYLING ISLAND TRANSPORT ASSESSMENT ADDENDUM. Thank you for your email (dated 8th April 2020) to Councillor Wilson complaining about Councillor Pike and the consideration he gave to the Scrutiny Committee’s recommendation of the Hayling Island Transport Assessment Addendum. This was passed to me for response. The report was considered by the Scrutiny Committee a few days before the publication of the agenda for the Development Management Committee (DMC). Councillor Pike wished to ensure that

Community Engagement at Online Council Meetings

Our Government relies heavily on individual cooperation to adhere to its rules, avoiding ‘heavy-handed’ policing where possible. Covid-19 has demonstrated that, mostly, this works. Given this Coronavirus’ devastating consequences at all levels of society, the flouters mock rules that are there to keep everyone safe. Regardless of our private views we all need to stick to the rules. Inevitably Covid-19 has impacted on our Councils’ functioning. The Coronavirus Act 2020 Section 78 (viewable online) and the National Association of Local Councils L01-20 ( search in www.nalc.gov.uk ) Regulations 2020, enable Parish, Town, or any other Councils to hold remote meetings, including by video and te

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