Cheshire East Council to hold first ‘virtual’ cabinet meeting

Cheshire East's cabinet is to meet in a 'virtual' online meeting for the first time on Tuesday, 5th May.

The aim of the meeting is to ensure important council business progresses, despite the restrictions of Covid-19.

New regulations came into force recently allowing councillors to take part and vote in virtual meetings without the need to be physically present.

Members of the public and press, councillors and officers can access the cabinet meeting either by dialling in or using the Microsoft Teams app (which you can download on your smart phone or computer). The link is available on the cabinet agenda webpage.

There will be an opportunity at the start of the meeting for members of the public and councillors to ask questions of cabinet members as they do normally at physical meetings.

Members of the public who wish to ask a question or make a statement at the meeting should pre-register by 4pm on Wednesday 29 April in writing of the question they will ask. Pre-registering to speak will enable members of the public to be admitted to the virtual meeting via a 'lobby system' – a virtual waiting area before the meeting starts.

To register to speak or ask a question at cabinet, email: [email protected]

Cabinet will meet online from 1pm on Tuesday 5th May.



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Andrew Backhouse
Wednesday 29th April 2020 at 2:14 pm
People may like to know that the Cabinet are discussing their draft environmental strategy and Carbon Reduction plan. If you want to know what they are thinking of for actions, do read p49 onwards in their preparation papers. There is some great material, but a real lack of measurable targets and drive to improve energy efficiency in new builds, encourage more cycling and walking, restoring peat bogs like Lindow Moss, and involve the community in helping deliver progress. The Cheshire East Climate Alliance, comprising XR Wilmslow, Transition Wilmslow, Macctastic, Sustainable Congleton, and Transition Bollington, have submitted a question to the cabinet on the weakness of the document as presented.