Due to the Covid-19 crisis, we had to postpone and cancel our statutory public meetings. However, we are pleased to be re-starting our committee and council meetings and members of the public will be able to follow proceedings online through a link on ModernGov where the agenda and joining details will be published.
The change has been introduced in line with national guidelines to reduce unnecessary face-to-face contact and in line with journeys only being undertaken that are essential.
All of our Councillors have been provided with training on how to use the software to enable them to participate in our new way of working.
The Leader of South Kesteven District Council, Cllr Kelham Cooke, said: "We are all having to work differently to help save lives and protect the NHS and as a Council we are no different. I am pleased that over the last five weeks, we have already enabled over 400 staff to work remotely and now we will be able to meet virtually as a Council. It is important to keep the business of council going wherever possible and this is a significant step forward. I am proud to lead such a resilient and forward-thinking council."
The Council will be publishing a new timetable on the Council's website and all meetings will be held virtually until September 2020. The Annual Council meeting has been postponed until September 2020 (this will be reviewed in line with Government advice at the beginning of August).
Our committee meetings will be be hosted in a Skype for Business virtual meeting space, which means residents can view the proceedings as though they walked into the committee to watch it and means we are able to maintain our policy of being open and transparent.
Information on how to watch meetings live, or take part where appropriate, can be found on the committee page for each meeting via ModernGov