Decision Maker: Chief Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
(i) In relation to each and every member of
the council, the circumstances listed below, may be given as a
reason for a failure to attend any meeting of the council,
Executive, committee or subcommittee (a relevant meeting), by any
member of the council during the relevant period and the same will
be approved as a reason for non-attendance for the purposes of
Section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972:
a) Has contracted or been infected by Covid 19
b) Has tested positive for Covid 19
c) Is suspected of having or suspects that he/she has contracted or
been infected by Covid 19
d) Has concerns that they may contract or become infected with Covid 19
e) Is in quarantine or self-isolating (whether or not on the instruction or advice of any public authority or medical professional) in relation to Covid 19
f) Is unable to attend the relevant meeting because the meeting is cancelled or postponed for a reason relating to Covid 19
g) The relevant period for the purposes of the above is the period from the passing of the resolution until 7 May 2021 subject to monthly reviews.
(ii) that the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Chair of each Committee or Meeting as necessary, vary the rules by which meetings are discharged in accordance with the principles set out at Article 14.2 of the Constitution and permitted by regulatory suspension of standing orders relating to meetings.
(iii) that the above recommendations, as resolved, be noted at the next meeting of Council.
To enable the Council to respond to the Local
Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility
of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England
and Wales) Regulations 2020 (the 2020 Regulations).
a) Take no action – Members may become
vulnerable to S85, due to no fault of their own, as there would be
disruption to the planned Calendar of meetings, which may be moved,
postponed or cancelled at short notice and would therefore be
b) Adopt the recommendations set out in the report – this would offer assurance that Members are able to continue to conduct their roles.
Contact: Ben Bix, Governance and Democratic Services Manager Email: Ben.Bix@reigate-banstead.gov.uk Tel: 01737 276294.
Publication date: 22/04/2020
Date of decision: 22/04/2020