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BINBROOK PARISH COUNCIL

PUBLIC STATEMENT
20th March 2020
Dear Residents,

Following a Consultation with members of the Parish Council held on 19th March 2020 the following statement is issued:

“The Parish Council recognises and agrees that no business, meeting, service provision or service delivery of the Authority is of any importance above that of public and personal safety. As such, all scheduled public meetings will be cancelled for an initial 4-month period (or as circumstances dictate)”.

Whilst public meetings are cancelled, please be assured the Parish Council has put measures in place to ensure minimal disruption or interruption to service delivery within the community and staff cover will remain in place as necessary or until any national legislation or instruction dictates otherwise.


The Parish Council can be contacted on the numbers shown below but are unable to answer specific questions in relation to or on behalf of other local Authorities, health care providers or individual businesses within the parish.

Over the coming weeks, local self-help will be of paramount importance, and as such the Parish Council will endeavour to work with other organisations to coordinate self-help and volunteers within the community.

Should you wish to offer your help or support, please contact the Parish Council via telephone or via email: beverleypreston@btinternet.com

Above all the Parish Council advises people to follow the latest national or regional health advice and encourages you not put yourself or other at risk from infection.

Government Social distancing advice is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

Government Stay at home guidance is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Parish Council contact details:

Parish Council Chairman email: budgie.52@hotmail.com 01472 399641 (office hours)

Parish Council Vice Chair email: rachelappleton1@hotmail.com

Parish Clerk email: beverleypreston@btinternet.com 01472 398254 (office hours)


BINBROOK PARISH COUNCIL 19 MARCH 2020

RESOLUTIONS TO BE APPROVED BY EMAIL DUE TO THE PARISH COUNCIL BEING UNABLE TO MEET DUE CORONAVIRUS

RESOLTION 1 . SAFETY STATEMENT - MEETINGS

That the Parish Council recognises and agrees that no business, meeting, service provision or service delivery of the Authority is of any importance above that of public and personal safety. As such all scheduled public meetings will be cancelled for an initial 4 month period (or as circumstances dictate).

RESOLUTION 2. SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS / FINANCIAL REGULATIONS

That the Parish Council gives delegated authority to the Clerk to: suspend any relevant Standing Order or Financial Regulation as necessary to ensure the smooth running and operation (wherever possible) of the Town Council for a period of no longer than 4 months (or as circumstances dictate), with the Town Clerk to compile and maintain a list of such suspensions and reasons which will be to be presented to a future meeting of the Administration Committee


RESOLUTION 3. ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING / ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
That as the cancellation of meetings has a direct impact on the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council (scheduled for 4 May 2020), the roles of Chairman and Vice
Chairman will remain the same until a suitable and safe public meeting is called and held.

Where any cancellation of meetings has a direct impact on the holding of the Annual Parish Meeting, the Town Council will hold such meeting at a future date.

It is noted that whilst the above decisions are contrary to existing legislation (as of 16th March 2020) the Parish Council has made these decisions in order to place public safety at the forefront.

RESOLUTION 4. ORDERS FOR PAYMENT

That the Clerk emails information regarding all orders for payment to Councillors. Councillors are to confirm by email that they agree to the payments. The cheques will be signed by those elected Members with delegated responsibility for the authorising and signing of payments.

These measures are put in place with robust transparency processes to ensure effective business continuation and to minimise impact on local service delivery and local business with ratification by the Parish Council to be made at the earliest and safest opportunity.

CLICK, BOOK & TIP Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips) will re-open on 18 May • 18-31 May – ONLY garden waste and wood will be accepted • 1 June onwards – ONLY garden waste, wood, scrap metal and cardboard will be accepted To use it you MUST book a time slot and bookings can be taken from 10am 11 May www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/clickandtip or call 01522 782070 (open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm) ID and proof of address will be required e.g. driving licence
We expect bookings to be busy – please bear with us. Delays are expected on sites, as they aren’t operating as normal. Vehicle restrictions will apply.