'Historic' council merger meeting switched to Warwick University - The Leamington Observer

'Historic' council merger meeting switched to Warwick University

Leamington Editorial 11th Dec, 2021   0

AN ‘HISTORIC’ Warwick District Council (WDC) meeting will now take place at Warwick University.

The full council meeting on Monday December 13 will consider proposals for EDC to merge with neigbouring Stratford District Council to form a South Warwickshire District Council.

Originally, it was to be held at Leamington Town Hall or the neighbouring Royal Pump Rooms. But Covid-19 guidelines and the need for quality acoustics for debate and live streaming means the alternative venue is more suitable.

WDC chairman Neale Murphy said: “We’re asking our councillors to debate and ultimately make a decision which could change the shape of local government in South Warwickshire for the next 50 years.

“Having discussed the venue for this key meeting with members the overwhelming feedback was that the location should be Covid safe and as accessible as possible for the many stakeholders and local people who want to watch and listen to the proceedings taking place.

“The wonderful conference facilities at Warwick University will fulfil this need.”

There will be 20 seats available for members of the public. As these will be allocated on a first come first served basis, the council is encouraging interested parties to watch the proceedings live via the WDC YouTube channel.

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