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Council set to stream Cabinet meeting live

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WARRINGTON Borough Council’s Cabinet meeting will be streamed live on Monday evening (April 6) at 6pm as changes are made to protect the public, other elected members and officers.

Four members – Leader of the Council Cllr Russ Bowden, Deputy Leader Cllr Cathy Mitchell and Cllrs Mundry and Knowles will physically attend the meeting at the Town Hall to present and vote on their reports. The meeting arrangements will be supported by a small number of officers, including the Chief Executive Prof. Steven Broomhead. Those attending the meeting will be clearly following the social distancing guidance.

No other elected members, officers or members of the public will be permitted to physically attend the meeting. Instead, the Part 1 agenda will be broadcast live via the council’s Facebook page, facebook.com/warringtonbc.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Russ Bowden, explained the decision: “In these uncertain times our priority continues to be protecting as many people as possible. We can’t take the risk of inviting members of the public, or others who might normally attend this meeting, because we should all be doing what we can to stay indoors in line with the national guidance. There are, however, important decisions we need to make to keep Warrington moving which is why this meeting is set to go ahead. By streaming the meeting live, we are giving people who want to listen to discussions the chance to do so.”

For more information about the council meetings and committees that are affected because of coronavirus, visit warrington.gov.uk/coronavirus-council-committees-and-meetings

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