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.

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 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 associated with meetings in public. Regular meetings have resumed, but they now take place remotely via Microsoft Teams Live video-conferences.

Virtual meetings via Microsoft Teams Live video-conferences

Microsoft Teams Live launcher logo

Microsoft Teams Live video-conferences: To 'attend' a virtual meeting via audio or video, please follow the WATCH THIS MEETING link and see the agenda below. Members of the public can watch, either by downloading the free Windows app, or via the web.

  • (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 have 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 to the meeting.

  • 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.

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.


Last updated: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 01:13