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Broadland District Council holds first ever virtual meeting after a change in the law gives go ahead.

Extraordinary Council meeting

Published: Monday, 6th April 2020

You can listen to the full meeting here.

Following the announcement from Local government Secretary Robert Jenrick that the legal requirements for local authorities to hold public meetings in person has been temporarily removed, Broadland District Council held its first virtual, Full Council meeting on 1 April at 7pm.

A total of 44 Members and 7 council officers attended the meeting, hosted on Zoom.

Monitoring Officer Emma Hodds said:

"Broadland District Council is committed to openness and transparency and is looking at what technology we can use to also involve the public.

“The Council is keen to ensure that the key business matters of the Council continue and that decisions that are needed to be made are progressed. We have embraced the use of technology to achieve this and will be holding our necessary committee meetings virtually, using either Zoom or Skype for Business.”

During the COVID-19 lockdown the council has been using remote access and informal virtual meetings to enable its business to be conducted quickly and efficiently and to ensure that vulnerable residents and local businesses get the help they need as quickly as possible.


Listen to audio of the meeting here:

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