Update on the Annual Statutory Meeting of the Council

Published: 30 April 2020

The next scheduled meeting of the Council would have been on the 11th May 2020 and would have been the Annual Statutory Meeting followed by a normal Council Meeting.

Regulation 4 of the 2020 Covid-19 Regulations provides that where an appointment would otherwise be made, or is required to be made, at an Annual meeting of a local authority, the appointment continues until the next Annual meeting of the authority (i.e. May 2021) or until such time as that authority may determine (Regulation 4 (2).

This applies to the election of the Chairman, the first business at the Annual council meeting and, in Datchets’ case, the election of a Vice-Chairman. Therefore the current Chairman and Vice-Chairman will remain in place until the Annual meeting is held next year, unless the Council decide to elect a replacement earlier.