Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish in Leicestershire includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town
and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount

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Wednesday 19 August 2020 at 7.00pm

In accordance with government guidelines the Parish Council meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice.


Barbara Whitehouse
Clerk to Coleorton Parish Council


The agenda will be posted here a few days before the meeting.

Documents for the meeting


You are very welcome to attend and see what goes on and make comments on any item on the Agenda.

If you wish to raise a topic for the Agenda for a future meeting you should contact the Parish Clerk, at least 5 days before the meeting.

Message from Barbara, our Parish Clerk, about meetings using Zoom

Due to Coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions the Council will meet via Zoom. If you have any questions or would like to join in contact the Parish Clerk at

How it works: Zoom is a free Application found via the internet. You just have to download the application and register. You must have the latest version - v5.

An advantage of using zoom means you are safe in your own home. The disadvantage is that the internet may interrupt your transmission, but this is a learning process. Sometimes just switching the computer off and on again can overcome this issue. If you are using your phone for zoom just check you have enough data available otherwise you may lose your connection.

Logging in to the meeting. A picture of yourself will come up on your screen, this gives you the opportunity to adjust your position, check lighting, seating, and general comfort. You will be held in a virtual waiting room. The host or co-host will invite you in from the waiting room to join the meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 7pm start but how soon we can get the meeting underway will depend on the number of people joining us.  We may also have people joining us via telephone whereas others may be via laptops, tablets, or computers. Please aim to join us by 6.55pm at the latest, this will allow for hiccups in the joining process.

Similar to that of a normal parish council meeting previously held at the Beaumont Centre, there are formalities we must go through before reaching the public participation section. Before and after that section, members of the public may be asked to switch on their mute button (looks like a microphone found at the bottom of your screen). Alternatively, the host/co-host will do this for you. Zoom is sensitive it can pick up background noise easily, when this happens the person talking cannot always be heard clearly therefore, it is better for the host or cohost to switch on the mute button until you need to speak.

Furthermore, with the social distancing guidelines still in place, the meeting on the 10th June is an opportunity to participate in an exchange of greetings, please wave and smile. If you wish to ask a question in the public participation section, a raised hand is a recognised way to get the attention of the Chair. After the end of the period for public participation, all apart from Councillors will be muted.

If you don't want to or cannot use Zoom and have something to say or a question about an agenda item email the Parish Clerk before the meeting so your views can be included.

Please do not feel that once you have joined us via zoom you are compelled to remain for the duration, we will be happy to see members of the public but we also feel it will be a long meeting as there are a number of year end items carried over from May's meeting that did not happen. Please help us to make this meeting enjoyable and successful. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 10th June 2020.

Barbara Whitehouse

For more information on Coleorton Parish Council contact the Parish Clerk to discuss any Parish related issue.

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