On 4th April 2020, the government brought The Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Meetings) (England) Regulations 2020 into force to allow local authorities to conduct meetings remotely. Members of the public may access these meetings through the Zoom platform by sending an email to the Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org stating their device type and whether they wish to contribute audibly or visually and audibly. In response the Parish Council will provide the Meeting ID, password, and the time of the meeting. This request must be with the clerk 36 hours before the meeting is due to start.
The rules for members of the public to speak will be the same as normal meetings, that is, during the opportunity to do so in the agenda item allotted for the purpose. Due to time limitations the speaker should limit their question/presentation to 3 minutes