Council meetings cancelled for two months

All Shetland Islands Council meetings scheduled to take place until the end of May have been cancelled.

That includes a full council meeting that was due to happen on Thursday this week.

Following announcements by the UK and Scottish governments to reduce the spread of coronavirus, there will be no meetings between now and 30th May.

The decision will be kept under review.

The SIC said any matters requiring a full council or committee decision during this period will progress in accordance with existing delegated authority, council policy and/or legislative emergency powers.


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  • Alastair Ball

    • March 26th, 2020 13:18

    I don’t get it,

    Who have they delegated authority to?

    They may be able to delegate authority but they cannot delegate their responsibilities

    Does it make the SIC councillors “non essential” personnel.

    Lets hope they donate there salaries and expenses to worthy causes because it sounds like they won’t be earning it.

    Well done to Alastair Carmichael on his question at PMQ’s yesterday regarding the self employed crisis, it is clear that he has had behind the scenes conversations with the PM.


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