Democracy - coronavirus updates

Last updated: 30 July 2020


The Government has postponed the elections due to be held on 7 May 2020 for a year.

The next elections will be held in Southampton on Thursday 6 May 2021. It will be a combined poll including the Police and Crime Commissioner elections for Hampshire and local city councillor elections across Southampton.

Council meetings

The council is currently holding virtual meetings.

Council data

Due to unprecedented challenges facing the council during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, resources are being diverted from service areas so that key services can be provided. As such, there will likely be delays in the following areas:

  • Providing information requested via the Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Processing data rights requests, subject access requests and third party information requests under GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018
  • Processing requests for CCTV footage

The council will continue to process all requests, and responses will be sent as soon as possible.

Privacy policy

As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have updated our privacy policy.