Working for Wye - past, present and future

Agenda and Minutes 2017-2021

Wye Farmers' Market on The Green - part of Wye's original medieval market square.

Wye Farmers' Market on The Green - part of Wye's original medieval market square. To protect this open space the Parish Council nominated The Green as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) (Ref. PR86-020) under the Localism Act (2011). The Parish Council also provided it with protection in the Wye Neighbourhood Plan as a Green Space. The Latin School is also designated as an ACV (Ref PR86-019).

Meetings and decision making during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

COVID-19: 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 safe or appropriate to wait for the Government to act, but resolved to approve a temporary scheme of delegation under LGA72 s101, with immediate effect. Consequently, between 17th March and 25th June the Clerk handled routine items, in consultation with nominated councillors. This temporary structure enabled staff to work remotely for their safety. This scheme provided the flexibility to respond quickly under LGA72 s137 to the changing needs of its residents, and support local businesses and services, but avoided the risk of viral transmission entailed in meetings held in public. Regular meetings in public resumed in June 2020, but they are held remotely via Microsoft Teams Live.

Virtual meetings via Microsoft Teams Live

Microsoft Teams Live launcher logo

Microsoft Teams Live video-conferences: To 'attend' a virtual meeting via audio or video, please follow the Teams Live Connection link with each agenda below. Members of the public can watch meetings, either by downloading the free Teams Windows app (that will appear when you click on the link), or via the web on your browser.

  • (The public 'waiting room' will be open fifteen minutes before the start of each meeting. This is to enable attendees to establish remote connections and adjust their sound and image settings as necessary before the meeting starts).

The Parish Council's virtual meetings all start with the virtual equivalent of a public open session. Please contact the Clerk at least three working days before the meeting if you wish to present a written statement.

  • Notice: How to join a meeting in Microsoft Teams (PDF, 95 Kb)

    Guidance on how to join a meeting in Microsoft Teams. Teams Live meetings can be joined either from the Teams app, or Teams on the web. This guidance explains how to join Teams Live meetings by link or from a calendar invitation and, in the absence of broadband, from the call-in option by using a phone number connection.

    Microsoft regularly changes and updates Teams. Please see the Microsoft Teams Website for current instructions and tutorials.

Parish Council virtual meetings are held in public. Unless stated otherwise, meetings will start at 18.45, and the 'waiting room' will open at 18.30. Follow the meeting link to either watch the event live in Microsoft Teams, or watch it on the web instead.

Agenda 2021

Agenda 2020


Last updated: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 19:10