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Working for Wye - past, present and future

Agenda and Minutes 2017-2020

Wye Farmers' Market on The Green - part of Wye's original medieval market square. The Green is registered as an Asset of Community Value (PR86-020), and designated by the Wye Neighbourhood Plan as a Green Space.

The Clerk publishes minutes once they have been approved by councillors, usually at the following meeting. Hard copies of the approved minutes from January 2016 onwards are available to view in Wye Library.

At the meeting 17th March the Council received advice from Public Health England (issued 16th March) that 'everyone should stop non-essential contact with others' and SLCC's advice 'to consider extending the delegation of Council decisions to the Clerk during any period of restricted activity declared by the Government in respect of the Covid-19 virus. Such delegation is to enable the Council to fulfil its responsibilities to its residents'. In light of this clear advice, councillors did not consider it appropriate to wait for the government to act, but resolved to approve a temporary scheme of delegation under LGA72 s101, with immediate effect. Consequently, since 17th March the Clerk has handled routine items, in consultation with nominated councillors. This temporary structure enables staff to work remotely for their safety. This also has the flexibility to respond quickly under LGA72 s137 to the changing needs of its residents, and support local businesses and services, but avoids the risk of viral transmission associated with meetings in public. Instead, meetings now take place remotely via Microsoft Teams videoconference. To 'attend' a virtual meeting via audio or video, please see follow the link and see the agenda below. The 'waiting room' will open from 18.15 to enable attendees to establish remote connections, and the meeting will start at 18.30.