Decision details

Changes to the Constitution: June 2020

Decision Maker: Director of Law and Assurance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


There is a need to make further changes to the Constitution to cover proposals for the first virtual meeting of the full Council to be held on 17 July 2020.


It is proposed that Section 11 of Standing Orders, which covers the conduct of meetings under the Coronavirus Virtual Meetings Regulations, is amended by the addition of bespoke arrangements for the full Council meeting on 17 July. These will both set out the nature of the business to be considered and also aim to better manage the reduced time, ensuring that as many members as possible who wish to speak may do so.


The proposal was endorsed by the Governance Committee on 22 June 2020. The Chairman of the Council was consulted on this urgent decision and the decision was authorised by the Director of Law and Assurance in accordance with Standing Order 3.45.



That the draft changes to Section 11 Standing Orders to cover for arrangements for the virtual meeting of the full Council on 17 July 2020 be approved.


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Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 24/06/2020

Date of decision: 24/06/2020

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