Release date: 24 May 2019
Caption: CDC Leader Cllr Joe Harris invites the public to attend more accessible meetings at the Council.
Cotswold District Council has published new times and dates for Council and Committee meetings.
Meetings of the full Council will now be held on Wednesdays and will alternate between a 2pm start time and 6pm. Cabinet meetings have also been moved to the first Monday of the month starting at 6pm.
The start time of all other committees will remain the same.
The first Cabinet meeting of the District Council will be held at 6 pm on Monday 1 July.
The new Leader of Cotswold District Council, Cllr Joe Harris commented,
“A priority of the new administration at CDC is to ensure that our meetings are as open and as accessible to the public as possible.
“As a result we’ve decided to alter the start time of Council and Cabinet meetings to make them more convenient for Councillors and members of the public to attend; these new start times make it easier for those with work or childcare commitments.
“We’ve also committed to webcasting our Council meetings so, no matter where you live in the Cotswolds, you will be able to access democracy in action. I hope to have this technology in place by the end of the year.”
Nigel Adams, the Head of Paid Service at the Council added,
“Given the need to prepare for and administer the European elections on 23 May, there has been a delay in the induction process for new councillors following the recent District Council elections.
“This has led to a review of the meeting schedule for early June and, as a result, the Cabinet meeting planned for Monday 3 June and the Overview and Scrutiny Committee Meeting due on Tuesday 4 June have both been cancelled. The first Cabinet Meeting of the new Council will now be held on Monday 1 July (commencing at 6 pm). The rescheduled Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting will be held in July – we will confirm the specific date as soon as possible”
Schedule-of-meetings-2019-2020 for the Cotswold District Council.