Members voted unanimoiusly to formally suspend meetings of the Council and its committees while we deal with a significant peace-time emergency.
The meeting was streamed live on our YouTube channel and can be viewed again here:
To ensure effective decision making, councillors agreed to the recommendations in a report presented to the meeting to delegate until further notice to officers all matters not reserved to Council.
The meeting heard that the Government has promised to introduce legislation that may enable local authorities to conduct meetings remotely in the future.
View the full report here.