Ban lifted in special circumstances

NAILSEA Town Council has agreed to let members use technology to take notes at meetings if they are unable to write.

The use of laptops and mobile phones was banned at a town council meeting in October causing Cllr Mary Blatchford to brand members ‘archaic’ and threaten to resign over the issue.

Cllr Blatchford said she needed to take notes on her iPad as she cannot write due to a hand injury.

Assistant clerk, Sue Walker, said: “It has been agreed that under special circumstances, and with approval of the meeting, that if anyone has got an injury or a reason why they can’t write they can use electronic equipment.”

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