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Council meeting to go live

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MEMBERS of the public will be able to tune in live to watch a meeting of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Covid-19 sub committee this morning.

The committee meeting will be held at The Bridge in Dumfries at 10.30 am and simultaneously available online.

For the past few years, council meetings have been recorded and later put on the local authority’s website, but this is the first time a live broadcast has taken place.

The meeting agenda includes items on the financial impact of coronavirus on the local authority, funding allocations for coastal communities, the Town Centre Living Fund and phone box removals. There will be some councillors in attendance while others will join virtually. It will be chaired by council leader Elaine Murray, who said: “This is the first opportunity for members of the public to watch a committee meeting from the safety and comfort of their own homes. They’ll see and hear the members as they discuss and agree upon the outcomes of a variety of topics of council business and see the decision-making process in action.”

The sub committee was established in March to focus on continuing council business and additional business resulting from the coronavirus pandemic while adhering to social distancing guidelines. It is responsible for taking decisions on urgent and important business.

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