Decision details

Amendment of Virtual Meetings Procedural Rules under B&NES Constitution Article 15.4 (b)

Decision Maker: Director Legal & Democratic

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Virtual Meetings Procedure Rules (VMPR) are amended to correct an omission regarding councillor participation in VMPR5, (which was correctly included in all relevant sections in Annex 1 to the original officer decision). The rules are also amended at VMPR 6 to include one further method for voting at virtual meetings.


Under Article 15.4 (b) of the Council’s Constitution, the Monitoring Officer has amended the Virtual Meetings Procedure Rules (VMPR), adopted on 28th April in accordance with the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - leave the VMPR unamended and potentially misleading.

Publication date: 22/05/2020

Date of decision: 22/05/2020

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