Parish Council Meetings – Under the current restrictions gatherings of more than 2 people from different households will be dispersed. Therefore Stanton Drew Parish Councils will not now be meeting in person. Based on Avon Local Council Association advice, we will hold meetings remotely and any other urgent and important business will be transacted via email until these restrictions are lifted.
Emergency Business – In absolute emergency, our Standing Order No.10. ‘Emergency Business’ allows for business to be handled by The Clerk, in consultation with the Chairman and one other Councillor.
Annual Parish Meeting – Currently scheduled for midday on Saturday May 9th. If restrictions are still in place this will also be cancelled. We are expecting guidance from government on a delay in the requirement to hold these meetings.
Annual Parish Council Meetings – This would normally be our May Parish Council Meeting (May 5th at 7.30pm), again if restrictions are still in place this will also be cancelled. We expect there will be guidance from government on a delay in the requirement to hold these meetings or to hold them remotely/virtually. The Chairman and Vice Chairman will remain in post until a meeting can be held (possibly remotely/virtually).
Spending money – We do not use online banking so we will endeavour to make arrangements for cheques to be signed while adhering to government guidelines on social distancing and self isolation.
Preparing for Audit – We are waiting for the government to issue further guidance, but with the restrictions on meetings this is likely this will be delayed.
Play Area – OUR PLAY AREA IS CLOSED. Signs have been placed stating that the play area is closed per government instructions. Safety checks will not be carried out during this period.
Allotments – There is not yet any guidance from Government to say allotments should be closed. We advise if you have allotments to keep an eye on the Allotment Society Website to see if the guidance changes https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/
We will endeavour to update information on this website as we receive it.
Please stay safe, there are many local residents offering help and support where needed. We have listed some organisations offering help on the Parish Council website.
Liz Richardson – Chairman of Stanton Drew Parish Council