Town council to hold first public virtual meeting

LYME Regis Town Council will host its first public meeting via video conferencing app Zoom this week. 

Members of the council have been meeting via Zoom since lockdown measures were introduced in March, but these have all been working group meetings which have not been open to the public.

The first full council meeting since lockdown was introduced will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, June 24 at 7pm and the public will be able to listen and participate remotely.

The agenda and associated reports, totalling 70 pages, can be downloaded from the town council’s website at www.lymeregistowncouncil.gov.uk/full-council

Matters to be discussed include a list of decisions taken by council officers in consultation with the mayor during lockdown, and the council’s financial forecast for 2020-2021, taking into account a loss of income due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Since the town council’s car parks were reopened on May 21, it has achieved approximately 45% of historic income for this period. Amenities such as the mini golf in Lister Gardens are expected to make 50% of historic income if they reopen in July and the council is expecting to receive 75% of income payable in 2020-2021 from the chalet and caravan park at Monmouth Beach, which has remained largely closed during the lockdown period.

Members of the public must download Zoom on their computer, tablet or phone to be able to take part and, if they want to speak, must ensure their device has a microphone.

Guidance on how to access the virtual meeting using Zoom is available at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193 and the link to join this specific meeting can be found at the top of the agenda.

To ensure the smooth running of the meeting, members of the public who would like to speak should notify the council in advance with details of the issue they’d like to raise.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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