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Council approves emergency powers amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday 12 March 2020
Stirling Council has today (Thursday, 12 March) approved emergency decision-making powers for the Chief Executive in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Following today’s budget-setting meeting, Councillors held a Special Meeting where they approved the expansion of existing Recess Powers in the event that a meeting of the Council or relevant Committee cannot be convened during the current situation.

Precautionary Measure

Council Leader, Cllr Scott Farmer said: “This is a precautionary measure but it’s important we have the delegation in place and I am pleased we have taken this decision.

“This is potentially the biggest public health challenge in living memory and it makes sense to deliver these emergency powers while the situation develops.”