Issue - meetings
Minutes of Last Meeting
Meeting: 16/06/2021 - Cabinet (Item 341)
RESOLVED(unanimously) – that the minutes of the meeting held on 6th April 2021 be approved as a true record.
RESOLVED - the Chair called over the items on the agenda, under rule 13.3 of the council’s constitution, the recommendations set out in minutes number 5, 9 and 12 are agreed without being called for discussion.
Update from the Managing Director:
The Managing Director updated the Cabinet on the current response to the pandemic. Despite the low infection rate, the Council stays on the high alert in case of a major outbreak or need for surge testing for new virus variants. The Delta variant is now the main cause of concern. The vaccine rollout is positive. At present, efforts are made to facilitate access to vaccines and encourage more people to take the offer.
Council officers continue to support local business to keep them covid secure and support recovery from the losses from the last year. The delay in lifting the restrictions will have an impact on scheduled events, and colleagues are continuing to work closely with event organisers around very challenging decisions. The lifeguard service is in operation since the end of May. They saved three lives already.
Additional work is undertaken by the officers to facilitate safe Council operations and public meetings. We have submitted views to the government’s call for evidence regarding the holding of virtual meetings, and hope that the situation can be addressed very quickly so that the decision about how and where councillors meet can reflect the circumstances we are living through.
The Chair thanked the officers for their work. She also extended her thanks to the lifeguards for saving lives and creating a safe environment for everyone.
Meeting: 07/06/2021 - Cabinet (Item 3.)