Our Proper Officer has let an Agenda Item be for electronic copies only for agendas using the Town Council Email Address.
We don't have an office that is open (not COVID friendly and all work from home) so we, as councillors, will have to pay for our own WiFi, Electronic Devices, and printing costs. We do not receive an allowance and councillors are against an allowance. We would only receive a summons and the Index by recorded delivery and have to use the Town Council email address (which only half the people use) or else its not the Councils responsibility if we don't receive electronic copies.
How did the Proper Officer allow this on the agenda, and are we, as councillors, really required to go on our public Town Council website to print our own agendas if they aren't received by email?
This means if an Extraordinary Meeting gets called, I will literally have to check the website everyday to check.
How is it legal that I have to find my own agendas on the public website because the clerks will no longer print them out *a fellow councillors advised the sending of agendas in the post coat too much money*, on my own PC because we have no PC for our use, using my own WiFi because we don't have anywhere to go to use WiFi, using my own printer I have to pay for, using my own paper I have to pay for?
We don't want to use the Town Cpuncil email addresses because it's a different platform than we use, many of us are also borough councillors so use that, and it means we have no help for IT issues. On top of the fact that they are trying to make (fellow councillors) use their own devices for this.
Am I expected to be looking at my phone during meetings to see the agenda and read it? Is this not against the Equality Act?