In this section of the intranet you will find find information for both Councillors and Officers on the democratic process.
Guidance for councillors and employees in the run up to the elections
The Senedd Cymru and Police and Crime Commissioner elections are scheduled to take place on May 6, 2021.
The Election Notice was published on March 22, and the period between this notice and the election is referred to as the pre-election period, or Purdah.
During this period the council needs to ensure that it remains impartial - extra care must be taken by all members and staff to ensure that the council maintains a neutral stance and does not give prominence or publicity to any particular candidate or party.
To support members and staff during this period, we have worked with our regional council partners to agree a pre-election publicity guidance protocol.
Please take this opportunity to familiarise yourself with the guidance and review any plans you have during the pre-election period.
The guidance protocol covers matters like publicity, engagements, announcements and briefings, and how these should be managed during the pre-election period.
It also advises around use of council resources, correspondence with candidates, meetings and use of council buildings.
Please note that the guidance applies to all council members, employees and contractors undertaking work on behalf of the council.
Do you want to submit a notice of motion? (For use by elected members only)
Before submitting a Notice of Motion or question to Council or Executive Board – have you considered whether you have an interest to declare? If you need legal advice, please contact Linda Rees Jones, Monitoring Officer or Robert Edgecombe, Deputy Monitoring Officer.
A Notice of Motion must be delivered to the Chief Executive no later than 10.00 a.m. 7 clear working days (NB clear days does not include the day the motion is received or the day of the meeting) before the Council meeting at which it is to be considered.
Notices of Motion may be submitted using the appropriate form (link to form attached below) which must be signed by the proposer and seconder.
Alternatively, you may submit a Notice of Motion by email (the proposer is required to copy in the seconder of the motion).
Please direct all Notices of Motion to the Chief Executive's Office to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing.
We currently webcast full council, planning & executive board meetings. You can view webcasts of live and archived meetings while they are happening and for up to 6 months afterwards.
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