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Decision details

Buffer Zones - COM/22/167

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council resolved:-

(i)             to note the national activities underway in relation to the matter of establishing protest-free buffer zones, in particular:-

·       the legal opinion referred to in the COSLA briefing note at Background Paper 10.1;

·       that there is a technical ‘mini-summit’ to discuss the potential use of byelaws being held on 29 August, referred to in detail at paragraph 3.6 of the report; and

(ii)           to instruct the Interim Chief Officer - Governance to continue to liaise with the Scottish Government and COSLA and report back to the meeting of Full Council on 14 December 2022 with an update on latest developments including:-

1)    evidence contained in the independent research commissioned by the Scottish Government relating to protests/vigils on patients and others if available; and

2)    evidence from NHS Grampian, Police Scotland and Back-off Scotland as to the number and nature of protests taking place in Aberdeen.

Publication date: 01/09/2022

Date of decision: 24/08/2022

Decided at meeting: 24/08/2022 - Council

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