Members of the public may attend all meetings of the Council except where confidential information is being discussed. The agenda of the meeting will identify whether any meeting or part of the meeting is not open to the public.
The Council's three Cabinet Advisory Boards meet in public and give back-bench members and the public a chance to influence and give advice on the best approach before Cabinet makes the final decision. Other committees will make decisions or recommendations on many aspects fo the Council's business. Use the links below to find out more about the various committees, browse agendas and when the next meetings are.
Speaking at Meetings
Members of the public wishing to speak on an agenda item must register with Democratic Services no later than 4pm on the last working day before the meeting. Places are usually limited to 4 speakers per item for 3 minutes each. (Seperate rules apply for Planning and Licensing.)
- Speaking at Planning Meetings
- Asking questions at full Council meetings
- Speaking at full Council, Cabinet and other meetings
Public meetings may be recorded or filmed by the Council for administrative purposes. Any other third party may also record or film meetings but are requested as a courtesy to others to give notice of this to Democratic Services before the start. The Council is not liable for any third party recordings.
All visitors wishing to attend a public meeting at the Town Hall between the hours of 9am and 5pm should report to receptin via the side entrance on Mondon Way. Access to meetings in the evening after 5pm will be via the main entrance on the corner of Crescent Road and Mount Pleasant Road (except disabled access).
Disabled access at all times is via reception on Monson Way and by use of the out-of-hours call button after 5pm.
There is a wheelchair accessible lift by the main staircase giving access to the first floor where the committee rooms are located. There are a few steps leading to the Council Chamber itself but there is a platform chairlift in the foyer.
The Council Chamber and Committee Rooms A and B are equipped with hearing induction loop systems. The Council Chamber also has a fully equipped audio-visual system. For more information on disability access at the Council, please click here.
If you would like to discuss your accessibility requirements, or for more information on asking questions and registering to speak please contact Democratic Services on 01892 554179 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.