Confidential Items Policy

Document Date

19/07/2022

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Policies

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CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS

Adopted prior to 2010
Reviewed January 2022

 

 

 

 

Policy

 

Bozeat Parish Council may discuss as confidential issues relating to the early stages of potential legal disputes, terms of employment and negotiation of salaries for staff, purchase and sale of land or property owned by the Parish Council, and items considered to be of a sensitive nature, eg. cemetery disputes.

 

Procedure

Notification

Items considered to be potentially confidential should be notified by councillors to the Clerk in writing ten days in advance of a meeting in order that the Clerk may include Confidential Matters as an Agenda Item.

At The Meeting

The Council must formally resolve to exclude the press and public from the meeting whilst the confidential item is being discussed.

Urgent Matters

In urgent circumstances, councillors should contact the chairman prior to the start of the meeting.  The Chairman will decide whether or not to add Confidential Matters as an Agenda Item.

Resolutions

Any resolution made under Confidential Matters will be recorded in the minutes of the main meeting whilst preserving the confidentiality.