Coronavirus Act 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 enables parish councils to meet ‘remotely’ (i.e. by video or teleconference or by live streaming amongst other means) and provides for the press and public to also attend the meeting ‘remotely’. However from 7 May 2021, meetings will once again have to be held in person as the legislation to enable remote meetings will have expired.

Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Full Council

Full Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month and from February 2021, will start at 19:00 hours. The August date is provisional and may be cancelled if not required.

Planning Committee

Planning Committee meetings are held on a three-week cycle and cancelled if not required. From 25 February 2021, all meeting will be on Thursdays at 19:00 hours. Occasionally it may be necessary to start earlier to avoid clashing with meetings later in the evening. Additional meetings may be called if needed to meet demand.

Westbourne & Southbourne Joint Burial Committee

The 8 members of the Westbourne and Southbourne Joint Burial Committee comprises 4 Parish Councillors each from Westbourne Parish Council and Southbourne Parish Council. The Committee meets a minimum of four times per year.