Local authorities in England have been handed new powers to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology from Saturday (4 April 2020). The government has temporarily removed the legal requirement for local authorities to hold public meetings in person during the coronavirus pandemic. This will enable councils to make effective and transparent decisions on the delivery of services for residents and ensure that local democracy continues to thrive - more >>>
Since the last edition of Braughing LIFE back in March, we now all find ourselves living in a very different world. Every part of this country is now affected by Covid-19 in many different ways. Since lockdown was announced on Monday 23 March, our lives have all become much smaller. It is likely to be some time before we begin to enjoy them as we did before this virus had such an impact on us all - more >>>
Not surprisingly, it would appear that the only topic of conversation currently is relating to the Covid-19 pandemic that we are enduring. A totally unprecedented crisis that will change the way we live for a long time.
I would like to highlight the work Hertfordshire County Council is doing in leading the volunteer sector during this crisis. There are two sections to the response from HCC for assisting residents during this crisis that come under #TeamHerts Volunteering - more >>>