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Battle Town Council Meetings Cancelled

By Carol Harris Battle Town Council

Tuesday, 28 April 2020


Battle Town Council Contributor


The onset of COVID-19 has certainly brought a great deal of disruption to our daily lives. However, we all remain hopeful that working practices will return to some form of normality soon. Here at Battle Town Council, Government instruction surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that the Parish Assembly planned for 25th April has unfortunately been cancelled. With social distancing measures still very much in place, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all formal Council and Committee meetings for the immediate future.

Whilst many organisations are conducting virtual meetings from remote settings, Council is of the opinion that this would not be a suitable way to conduct Council and Committee meetings. This is due to concerns that all individuals would be required to use personal equipment for public meetings which could potentially exclude some members of our community from taking part.

Councillors will still be communicating by various remote methods and, with the delegated authority approved at the previous Council meeting, the Clerk will make decisions on Council business as appropriate.

The Annual Report, which was recently distributed to Parish residents included a consultation for The Almonry project which has been a hugely important topic for over the four years. Inclusivity is extremely important at Battle Town Council, so it has been decided that the period of consultation will be extended to 19 June 2020, allowing those within shielded groups to submit comments.

Subject to Government restrictions being eased or potentially even lifted, Council intends to hold a Full Council meeting with a provisional date of 30 June 2020. This will comprise a limited Agenda to discuss significant business including The Almonry project and the Heritage Asset List. Further information on the format will be provided nearer to the proposed date.

Contact Information

Carol Harris

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The Almonry, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0EA