The coronavirus continues to create many challenges in our lives, including trying to continue to provide a service from your local parish and town councils.

Water Orton Parish council hold the monthly parish council meeting remotely. Although this is not ideal the local councils are advised by their advisory bodies, The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and Warwickshire Association of Local Councils 9WALC), to continue with this practice until further notice.

As the pandemic took hold and the country was put into complete lockdown, this meant that the parish council could not hold its Annual Assembly in May this year. This meeting is designed to give the community the opportunity to have it’s say on what they would like their council to do for them and also to offer a platform to local clubs and organisations to promote their cause.

It is vital that the line of communication between the council and community remains open, that the village is given an update on what the council has achieved on its behalf since the last meeting held in May 2019 and their plans for the coming year.

Water Orton Parish Council have therefore decided to hold a remote meeting via Zoom on Tuesday 24th November at 6.30pm. This meeting will include a report from the parish council chairman and a financial statement from the clerk. Hs2 will be making a presentation. As all face to face public meetings and consultations are unable to take place, it was decided this would be an opportunity for Hs2 to give an update on the progress of work and changes that have been made regarding construction.

There will also be an opportunity for clubs, organisations and individuals to give a short presentation to raise awareness and give an update on their particular cause.

The details for the link to join the meeting are below. In the meantime, if you have any matters you wish to put to the Chairman or Hs2 at the meeting, or you would like to make a presentation could you please advise the clerk and send your question to be received no later than 17th November 2020.

Clerks are advised to work from home wherever possible so if you have any questions or concerns regarding the parish council or issues within the village please contact the clerk either by email or telephone: 07444 582592

Annual Assembly Meeting 24th November 2020 at 6.30pm