Local Elections will be taking place on Thursday 2 May 2019.
There are strict rules governing publicity by local government/public authorities in the pre-election period known as “purdah”. Purdah starts on Monday 18 March 2019.
The Council needs to be very careful in the pre-election period to ensure that public resources are not used for party political purposes and that the Council does not undertake any activity that calls into question its political impartiality. #
We need to avoid any publicity that identifies individual Councillors and think carefully about any public documents/statements, the rules apply to all communications including social media – guidance has been sent out to Parishes in the recent Election bulletin. Click here to see the LGA’s guide to purdah.
As a result of the rules on Purdah there will be no further newsletters until after the elections on 2.5.19.