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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Council meetings and Public Forum resume 9th February: Public Access Feb 2nd

The first Council meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday 9 February. Currently held on video platform Zoom, Council meetings are attended by the Mayor, elected Councillors, the General Manager and Council's executive staff. You can tune in and watch the Tuesday 9 February meeting on Council's webcast service. Meetings start at 11am.

The Public Forum, in which members of the public can present to Councillors about matters on the meeting's agenda, starts at 9.30am. This is NOT live streamed so if you want to watch it you will need to register your interest (ph 44741000) so that a Zoom invitation can be sent to attend as a guest. Meeting agendas are available on Councils website on the Wednesday prior to each Council meeting.

The Meeting dates (and Public Forum dates) for 2021 are: 9 February 2021

23 February 2021

9 March 2021

23 March 2021

27 April 2021

11 May 2021

25 May 2021

8 June 2021

22 June 2021

13 July 2021

27 July 2021

No meetings in August 2021 due to the Local Government election caretaker period.

No meetings in September 2021 due to Local Government election caretaker period.

12 October 2021

26 October 2021

9 November 2021

23 November 2021

14 December 2021 Want to present to Council on an issue the isn't on the Agenda ? Council holds a public access session once per month, prior to the commencement of briefing sessions, for members of the public to raise any Council related issues with Councillors, which have not been previously determined by Council. You can speak uninterrupted for seven minutes to then be asked questions (if there are any) by Councillors. You are required to provide your written submission by noon of the previous day so that Councillors can read it and research and prepare.

The public access session commences at 9.15am unless there are no speakers registered. These will also be on ZOOM for the time being and if you wish to only watch you can register to be a guest by phoning 44741000 the day before. The Public Access sessions for the 2021 calendar year are: (a) 2 February 2021 (b) 2 March 2021 (c) 20 April 2021 (d) 4 May 2021 (e) 1 June 2021 (f) 6 July 2021 (g) 5 October 2021 (h) 16 November 2021 (i) 7 December 2021


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