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Eden District Council virtual meetings - confirmed dates and information

Eden District Council meetings are underway again – as virtual meetings – and the public can take part.

Member Services Officer Claire Watters has led the project to set up virtual council meetings for Eden. She said: “We want members of the public to know that they can follow the meetings, take part and ask questions just as they did previously, except now we will be working virtually rather than face to face in the council chamber.”

To see or contribute to the council’s virtual meetings, members of the public can follow the links on the council’s website to view them live online, or take part via telephone.

For members of the public who would like to take part in meetings:

  • The usual rules apply for anyone wanting to speak at a council meeting. For meetings of the Full Council and the Executive, this means sending written questions via email to dcls@eden.gov.uk by midday one clear day before the meeting. That is 12noon on Friday for a meeting held on a Tuesday morning.

  • Members of the public who want to support or object to a planning application will have been automatically registered to speak and will be contacted by the Planning Services department. During the meeting an officer will ring you, and you will then be invited by the chairperson to address the committee.

  • Anyone who wants to ask questions, but not speak, can have their question read out by a council officer.

  • If meetings last longer than four hours they will be adjourned and continue on another day. For example, if Planning Committee on Thursday 21 May 2020 overruns, there are backup dates for it to continue on 22 May 2020 and/or 4 June 2020.

You can see and contribute to the council’s virtual meetings using this link.