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East Hagbourne Parish Council update

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The impact of the Coronvirus COVID-19 crisis on the ability of all parish councils to hold their statutory meetings has caused the government to remove the need for meetings to be in person. Whilst we await clarification of the change in law, the Parish Council formally resolved at its virtual meeting on 26 March in the interests of public health to approve temporary delegated authority under Section 101, Local Government Act 1972 to transact normal business of the Council to the Proper Officer of the Council (Clerk) Laura Lloyd, acting in consultation with the Chairman and councillors until the ban on public meetings is lifted. This means the Council will use email and virtual meetings to consider strategic issues, with routine and administrative business handled by the Clerk and nominated councillors.    
The cemetery will continue to operate and accept interments at this time.  The Clerk, Laura Lloyd, is the burial authority for the parish and will work with funeral directors (with the guidance of the Chairman of the Cemetery committee) to ensure that any government guidelines relating to COVID-19 restrictions are followed.