Parish Council hosts its first ZOOM meeting - 23rd April 2020 at 8pm -

 

 

 

In accordance with the Coronavirus Act 2020, c. 7, Part 1, Local authority meetings, Section 78 – Members are permitted to be present and attend a meeting without being present in the Council Chamber or together in the same place - extract from this Act reads:  “The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (1)(d) includes in particular provision for persons to attend, speak at, vote in, or otherwise participate in, local authority meetings without all of the persons, or without any of the persons, being together in the same place.”

 

Meetings and the Public

During the period of meetings being conducted remotely and in compliance with the Coronavirus Act 2020, members of the public will still be able to access and participate (during public speaking time) in Parish Council meetings. 

 

Parish Council meetings will be hosted on the Zoom Platform. Details enabling members of the public to view the meeting and ask questions (under the public speaking time) will be given for each meeting within the body of the Agenda.

 

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend any of the Council’s Full Council or Committee meetings and listen to the debate. All agendas, reports, background papers and minutes can be viewed on the Council’s website www.thaxted.co.uk.

The agenda may be split into two parts. Most of the business will be dealt with in Part I which is open to the public. Part II (if applicable) includes items which may be discussed in the absence of the press or public, as they deal with information which is personal or sensitive for some other reason. The press and public will be asked to leave the meeting before Part II items are discussed. 

 

Members of the public are permitted to ask questions at any of these meetings, with each meeting including an agenda item for questions from the public. Members of the public are not required to register in advance of the meeting, but it may be useful if you notify your intention to speak either in advance of, or at the meeting by emailing:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you wish to register at the meeting, please indicate your desire to speak at the allocated Public Speaking Time clearly by raising your hand. Your assistance is greatly appreciated in this coordinated approach.

 

 

 

 

 

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** COVID-19 Emergency measures** - Latest Updates

In line with precautionary measures released by the government the Public Office for the Parish council will not be accessible for face to face visits. The Parish Council remains open and business as usual continues, all Councillors together with the Clerk and Guildhall Custodian are contactable vie email. The Office phone is setup with message divert and all incoming calls will be actioned appropriately.

Please also Note the closure of the Guildhall until further notice.

UDC Changes to our services 

Our website includes information on what you should do, the latest changes to our services and how you can get help in your community. 

Update: 15/05/20 - 15 recycling centres in Essex will be open from Monday 18 May. Only waste and recycling which cannot be stored at home without causing a health or safety risk will be accepted. You should only visit a recycling centre if absolutely necessary. The safest way to get rid of your waste and recycling is using your kerbside collection.

New restrictions and social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the safety of all residents and site staff. Please check for up to date information before travelling.

Update: 01/5/20 -  The Friday Street Market remains open with some new stalls for your enjoyment, Olives and Game and indian spices and food. Official government advice to deter public gatherings to prevent the spread of Covid-19 applies, however given that we sell only FOOD we are exempt. The Parish Council are NOT however responsible for policing social distancing, please take appropriate and responsible actions to protect yourself and others.

update: 01/05/20 - The Public Toilets at Margaret street car park are RE-OPEN from 1st May.

update: 24/3/20 - The Play Park at the Recreation Ground has also been closed upon official government advice to deter public gatherings to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

update: 24/3/20 - Parish Green Waste at Margaret street car park. this service has been suspended until further notice.

Update: 16/04/20: Garden waste collection service set to resume Uttlesford District Council is pleased to announce that its garden waste service will restart from next week (beginning 20 April).  

All scheduled meetings are also now cancelled: (this includes the APA 2nd April & the Full Council 9th April) further info will follow in time.

please find a link from Essex County Council: https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/coronavirus

From UDC: https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/coronavirus

Uttlesford District Council, Council for Voluntary Service and Volunteer Centre have put together a database with a call number of 03333408218.

 

From the Citizen Advice Bureau: For online advice - including advice relating to COVID-19 - please go to www.citizensadvice.org.uk For urgent matters relating to housing, speak to Uttlesford District Council on 01799 510510. If you are worried about debt - speak to your creditors and tell them that you are seeking advice. For urgent court matters call or email the Court. For urgent advice on employment issues, ACAS can help, www.acas.org.uk or call 0800 123 1100.

Link to Up to date NHS advise: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please stay safe, stay protected and stay emotianolly strong. Isolation is incredibly challenging, lets help protect each other in this time of crisis.

The Clerk