Conwy Town Council: Return to Guild Hall cancelled

  Posted: 13.09.21 at 13:29 by The Editor

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Plans for Conwy Town councillors to return to the Guild Hall have been put on hold.

Councillors were due to have the option of returning to the Guild Hall at tonight's meeting, but the council's safety advisor has warned them off.

Since the start of the pandemic, councillors across the UK have met virtually via online applications such as Zoom.

Last month councillors discussed the prospect of returning to the Guild Hall for hybrid meetings in which councillors would have the choice of attending or attending remotely, and the return date was set for tonight (Monday).

But after seeking advice from Conwy County Council’s safety advisor, the town council has decided not to proceed and will hold the meeting via Zoom.

Conwy’s Town clerk commented: “The mayor of Conwy and I are disappointed to have made the decision to have the Full Town Council meeting via Zoom on this occasion; however, the advice from our Safety Advisor is taken seriously, and as the latest risk assessment had limitations on numbers and time restrictions for the meeting, we felt that for the Town Council to function effectively and not rush through the Agenda, we will hold the meeting via zoom on this occasion.”

At last month’s meeting, mayor Cllr Colette Ryan said she believed the press and public shouldn’t have the same rights to attend public meetings virtually, despite giving assurances that councillors would have that option.

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