Full programme of Falkirk Council meetings to re-start post lockdown

Falkirk Council has agreed to restart a full programme of council meetings, although they will continue to be held online.

By Kirsty Paterson
Monday, 5th October 2020, 12:35 pm
Meetings will remain online - a full return to the council chambers won't happen until Phase 4 of the lockdown road map (Pic: Michael Gillen)
Meetings will remain online - a full return to the council chambers won't happen until Phase 4 of the lockdown road map (Pic: Michael Gillen)

It is also looking into live-streaming meetings so that members of the public can see the debates in real-time while the council chambers remain closed.

Since lockdown, decisions have been made by an Emergency Executive.

But councillors agreed that committees were missing input from non-council members - in particular, the education, children and young people committee, which includes teachers, pupils, parents, religious representatives and a care experienced young person.

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Blended meetings - where some members take part online - will not be introduced until the country moves to Phase 4 of the route map for moving out of lockdown.

A full meeting of Falkirk Council on Wednesday agreed the arrangements, but the chief executive will have the power to reinstate the emergency executive if it becomes necessary due to a second wave of Covid-19.

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