Live Microsoft Teams Q&A Sessions for Communities & Environment
Tue, 16 Jun 2020

Paul Bellotti, director of communities and environment, will be hosting two virtual Q&A sessions via Microsoft Teams this week to better understand any issues and concerns staff face in their work with communities and as the council moves towards recovery. The sessions will also provide an opportunity to discuss ideas and examples of good practice which could be further developed.

Staff from across the directorate are invited to join in, hear the latest on the directorate's response to the coronavirus pandemic in the community and, importantly, share their experiences, raise issues where there are pressures and unmet needs and to consider where the council can improve its recovery planning.

"I want to hear direct from you about what you are picking up in your day-to-day work helping residents and businesses and how we can better work together to restore prosperity and our environment, whilst maintaining health protection measures for those most at risk," said Paul.

The events will take place on Thursday, 18 June, at 8.30am, and on Friday, 19 June, at 12noon, with each being around an hour long.

There are two ways to ask a question/share your news at the event. Either in real-time via the Q&A panel on the right hand side of the screen or live and in person via your webcam.

For those who wish to just listen or raise things via the Q&A panel all you have to do is click on the event link and join.

If you would like to cover a topic or ask a question live and in person, email pressoffice@eastriding.gov.uk to let them know which event you would like to ask the question at. The press office can then make arrangements in advance for you to be invited into the event.

Please note you will be live on camera (if you have one) to do this and will need a microphone at minimum.

Please title emails as 'C&E Directorate QA Session Question'.

"We're keen for as many staff as possible to be involved, from frontline workers to those working from home. You don't need to register to take part, as we can accommodate a large number of participants in each session," said Paul.

You don't need to use a council device to take part in these events, you can use any device with internet access, whether a personal laptop, PC or smartphone.

To access the events, please click on the links below shortly before the scheduled start time and follow any instructions.

You do not need a Microsoft Teams account to access the events, as they will launch through your internet browser.

Live Q&A with the Director

Thursday, 18 June


Live Q&A - with the Director - Thursday, 15 June


Live Q&A with the Director

Friday, 19 June


Live Q&A - with the Director - Friday, 19 June

If you wish to ask a question in person, the press office will arrange to invite you into the event, directly.

Paul will aim to answer as many questions/cover as many topics raised as possible during the events, but any that don't get covered - due to time constraints - will be noted and responses provided through articles in the C&E PLACE newsletter and on the intranet. Where possible they can also be responded to directly with the member of staff via email.

If you think of a question or topic after the event that you would like to raise, you can email Paul directly or complete the simple form on the vision section of the intranet at https://insight.eastriding.gov.uk/vision/ and note if for Paul's attention.


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