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Parish & Town Councils arre free to devise their own co option process so they can make this as open or closed as they wish.  I think it is better to do this in public and if somebody wants to make a video recording that would be valid too.
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Thank you.  Appreciate your quick response.  The Parish Council will hold the co-option in public.
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"Openness, transparency and accountability" should be our principles as a council.
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Totally agree.  Thank you.
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In public, although the voting process may be out of public sight (secret ballot).  A recent very comprehensive discussion amongst clerks highlighted the various opinions and therefore advice to council on the matter (not consistent).  IMHO it should all be public
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