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As a consequence of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Parish Council has not

held a “face to face” meeting since January 2020. Business has been

conducted, under emergency legislation, using the Zoom Video Conference

Platform but the Government has not extended this legislation and therefore

council meetings must now once again be held “face to face”. Despite the

removal of all legal requirements on 19 July 2021, it is perhaps inevitable that

some councillors and members of the public will have some concerns about

meeting on 21 July 2021 in Crakehall Village Hall. The purpose of this Risk

Assessment is to provide reassurance that the arrangements for the meeting

have been carefully thought through and those attending will be as safe as

they possibly can be. The steps taken to minimise the risk of spreading the

coronavirus are as follows:

- The meeting will be held in the main hall (rather than the previous

practice of meeting in the smaller Stembridge Room).

- Doors and several windows will be open to improve ventilation.

- Seats for councillors and members of the public will be placed at least

two metres apart with additional distance if folk are facing one another.

- A QR code for track and trace will be provided and those not using the

code will be asked to register their attendance and leave a contact

telephone number.

- Those attending will be asked to wear face coverings until they are

seated and, of course, there would not be any objections to anyone

continuing to wear a mask even when seated.

- Hand sanitiser will be provided and those attending will be asked to use

it on entering the building.

Cllr David Shw, Chairman of the Council

Chris McGee, Clerak to the Council

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The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 21 July 2021 in the Village Hall at 7.30 pm. The agenda for the meeting (including links to all the papers for the meeting) is available in the Parish Council section of this website or via:

Please note that this will be the first meeting of the council since January 2020 that will be held in Crakehall Village Hall. A face-to-face meeting of Parish Councillors is now a legal requirement but please be assured that the arrangements will comply with any national guidance then in force designed to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus. Following the Prime Minister's announcement on 19 July, the Chairman and the Clerk will review requirements and do a risk assessment of the premises the following day. The main hall has been booked for the meeting (rather than the usual Stembridge Room). Hopefully this will allow all councillors and any members of the public present to feel entirely comfortable. It would be hepful if parishioners intending to attend could let the clerk know (by email to

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Agendas for the Annual Parish Council Meeting and the Parish Council Meeting scheduled for 5 May 2021 can now be found on this website at:

Links to all covering papers and joining instructions for Zoom are given on the agendas. Please note that these meetings will be preceded by the Annual Parish Meeting and that proceedings will begin at 7.15 pm.

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