The Committee received a verbal update from the Town Clerk on the possible date and format of this year’s Annual Town Meeting.
This item had been deferred from the last meeting of this Committee held in February 2021, for further consideration in light of upcoming relaxation in COVID restrictions and the roadmap. A provisional date of 26th May had previously been set . Although a face-to-face meeting would be beneficial for the electorate, there were concerns that this would place attendees at risk and the numbers would be severely reduced due to ongoing pandemic lockdown restrictions. The Town Clerk offered to seek advice from the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) on this issue and the legalities around holding it.
That the decision on the date and format of the 2021 Annual Town Meeting be delegated to the Town Clerk and Leader of the Town Council.