Parish council meeting to be held 4th August from 7pm Remote Meeting Instructions for members of the public

Liz Cook Parish Clerk is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Parish Meeting

Time: Aug 4, 2020 07:00 PM London

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Liz Cook
Clerk to Lach Dennis Parish Council

Telephone: 07771638324 

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Parish council meeting to be held 4th August from 7pm – Remote Meeting Guidelines

Remote Meeting Guidelines for members of the public The Government have now issued the regulations that give local authorities greater flexibility in the conduct of meetings, including allowing members to attend remotely, and for public and press access to those meetings. These ‘Regulations’ (The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020) came into force on 4 April 2020. Following the new regulations Lach Dennis Parish Council will be holding some Council meetings using Zoom on line meeting platform. 

Before the meeting 

1.The Agenda will be placed on the website and on the notice board (if possible) as normal (i.e. with three clear days of notice). 

2.Any member of the public and press who wishes to attend the meeting will need to download Zoom. Please visit :

 where you will be able to download the App. The website gives tutorials and demonstrations on how to download Zoom and how to join meetings. 

3.The Clerk will put a link, on the website, to join the Zoom meeting by 5pm of the day of the meeting. The Clerk will also include the meeting ID and password.  

4.Members of the public are welcome (as usual) to send any questions or comments to the Clerk prior to the meeting via email to . These must be received by 5pm on the day of the meeting. The Clerk will present any representations received to the Councillors to address.  

The meeting 

1.The Chair of the Council or a Committee will Chair the meeting. 

2.The Clerk of the Council will host the meeting on Zoom. 

3.Members of the public will enter a “waiting room” on Zoom and wait for the Clerk to approve their attendance. It would be helpful if members of the public could “name their videos” so that the Chair and Clerk can refer to them correctly. 

4.All attendees will be muted on entry to the meeting. 

5.Members of the public will be able to make representation during the public forum, only if they have sent their “item for discussion” to the clerk beforehand. This means that if there are unforeseen technical difficulties on the evening, the clerk can present your item to the councillors for you. 

6.Members of the public will be asked to “put their hand up” using the icon on Zoom if they wish to speak during the public forum. 

7.The Clerk will “unmute” members of the public who wish to speak at the instruction of the Chair. 

8.At the conclusion of the public forum the Clerk will “mute” all members of the public.   

9.The required standards of behaviour and discussion are the same whether in remote or face-to face meetings.  Members of the public who use or display inappropriate or offensive language and/or behaviour will be removed from the meeting to the waiting room. This includes any inappropriate backdrops on display on the video. 

10.The Council will discuss, via email, prior to the meeting any items which are considered sufficiently confidential as to warrant exclusion of members of the press and public under the provisions of The Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 and will advise of the outcome of any discussions at the meeting.   

After the meeting 

1.The Clerk will take the minutes of the meeting as usual. 

2.Members of the Council and the Clerk will review how the meeting went and may make some changes to the process if necessary.     

Liz Cook Clerk to Lach Dennis Parish Council   Telephone: 07771638324


Due to the present situation with Covid 19 the AGM will not take place

Due to the present situation with Covid 19 the AGM will not take place. We can confirm the precept has been received for the coming year, the chairman is prepared to remain in office until such time as a meeting can be convened.

Next meeting 13th November

Our next Parish Council meeting will be held at 7.30pm in Lach Dennis Village Hall

Please click here for the agenda.

Meeting dates for 2018




15th May Lostock Green Church Hall 7.45pm
12th June (Annual Assembly)   Lach Dennis Village Hall 7.30pm
10th July  Lach Dennis Village Hall 7.30pm
11th September Lostock Green  Church Hall 7.45pm
13th November Lach Dennis Village Hall 7.30pm

Parish Council meetings are available for all to attend.  At the beginning of each meeting there is a 10 minute open forum which is available to the public to raise any issues or concerns they may have regarding the parish. Please email the Parish Clerk at if you want an agenda item to be raised by the Councillors, or wish to speak, at least 7 days before the Meeting. Once the Parish Council meeting starts you are welcome to stay and listen but we must ask that you please refrain from interrupting.

Parish Council meeting 15th May 2018

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th May 2018 at 7,45 in Lostock Green Church Hall.

All welcome.