Falkirk Council Introduce Blended Meetings
Falkirk Councillors prepare for blended meetings post Covid-19 restrictions.
11:12 07 October 2021
Falkirk Council has confirmed plans to return to physical meetings as the UK gets back to normality post-pandemic restrictions. Members of the council have agreed to the proposals as long as it as done cautiously.
At a meeting, councillors agree to allow some members to attend in person while others can still continue to take part online depending on their preference. This blended format will be used for the upcoming executive meeting scheduled on October 19 and the Scrutiny committee meeting that will take place on November 11.
Chief Governance Officer, Colin Moodie, said that previous test meetings had provided useful feedback and a variety of opinions.
He said: “The broad outcome is that the greater part of opinion was moving to blended approach but to do so with a degree of caution.”
Elected members have the option to attend the meetings either in person or online. Some are keener than others to return to physical meetings.
Labour councillor Alan Nimmo said: “The last time I checked the Scottish Government website, it was still advocating working from home and I don’t see why there is such a rush back to face to face meetings.”