Westbourne Parish Council business continuity

Residents are advised to check the Parish Council's website for information on meetings as they may need to be rescheduled at short notice.

The Parish Council is following advice issued by the government, as well as:

At its meeting on 12 March 2020, the Parish Council discussed a Business Continuity Plan. This will be updated as the situation emerges and we receive more information.

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Holding virtual meetings

The government has passed legislation which allows local councils to hold meetings remotely using video conferencing tools. The National Association of Local Councils has issued guidance on the regulations and advice on how to hold remote meetings which the Parish Council will follow.

The Parish Council has made the decision to no longer hold its public events, including the Spring Clean Day planned for 5 April 2020 and the Annual Parish Assembly planned for 16 April 2020. 

Decision making and transparency 

Agendas and minutes will be published as normal. Remote meetings will be available for the public and press to join. All remote meetings will be recorded and will be made available on the Parish Council's website. For further information, please contact the Parish Clerk

Working with local community groups and organisations

The Parish Council may be able to help and support local groups and organisations working within the community. Please contact us for more information.

West Sussex County Council, working with Chichester District Council, is leading on the response to provide help and support for vulnerable people