03/04/2020 - Permalink

Coronavirus: Shropshire Council to hold virtual meetings

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The Government has temporarily removed the legal requirement for local authorities to hold public meetings in person during the coronavirus pandemic, and from Saturday 4 April 2020 local authorities will be able to hold public meetings virtually, by using video or telephone conferencing technology.

Shropshire Council  has been preparing for this, and some virtual meetings will take place over the coming month. Before each meeting councillors, the media and the public will be fully advised as to how they can follow the meeting from home, in order to hear proceedings.

In line with the Government advice meetings will remain accessible, whilst ensuring that councillors, staff and the wider public are able to stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

The Government’s news on this published today: click here.

Coronavirus - service change graphic

Coronavirus – service change

Further information 

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Shropshire Council wants to keep you as up to date and informed as possible. To help us do this, we have developed a coronavirus update, that will be sent daily at 8pm via email to anyone who has signed up to our e-bulletins. 

This update includes the day’s key Shropshire Council news relating to coronavirus-linked issues.  Please click here to sign up for the updates.  

Please do encourage your family and friends to sign up to the updates too. This will help us keep everyone up to date with the rapidly-evolving crisis.