Weekly message from John Austin, Chair

In the last few weeks, you have coped with a variety of elections (under very difficult circumstances) and set up your AGM in physical format, whilst running your member induction programme. And I’m sure you are all feeling very tired indeed. The lot of a Democratic Services Officer is certainly challenging at the present time, … Continued

Weekly message from Peter Sass, Vice Chair

Firstly, well done to all of you who’ve had elections to run last week. I know that some Councils had four consecutive days of counting votes for the different contests immediately after polling day and there are even one or two by-elections scheduled already (sorry, Wiltshire colleagues). But I know it’s not over yet for … Continued

Weekly message from John Lynch, Director of Finance

I hope you all survived super Thursday and managed to get some slight rest after your counts. Now onto inductions and Annual Council.  You will have seen our statement on the judgement re public attendance at meetings but just in case you missed it with everything else going on, here it is:  https://www.adso.co.uk/member-update-virtual-meeting-judgement-following-post-script/ We realise … Continued

Weekley message from Colin Copus, Non-Executive Director

ADSO/LLG High Court Action – Remote Meetings By now you will know the outcome of the legal action taken by ADSO and LLG and that the court dismissed the application for the continuation of remote meetings. The ADSO chairman, John Austin, worked tirelessly on the case along with colleagues from LLG and it is thanks … Continued

Weekly message from Susan Biddle, Director of Training

I hope you have been able to enjoy a ‘lockdown eased’ activity amongst all the election preparation.  I attended my first ‘in the garden, rule of 6’ gathering a week ago and felt like a six year old at their first birthday party (no party bags unfortunately but there was cake!).  And I have just … Continued

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