We welcome attendance at our meetings. Generally most meetings are open to the public and you can stay for as long as you want. There will be places for members of the public to sit in the meeting room. Information is available for people attending Council meetings on:-
You can find out the dates of our main meetings and access the agendas, minutes and reports for:
A list of this week's meetings is also available.
A copy of the agenda for the meeting will usually be available from the Committee Secretary at the meeting (their name and contact details will appear on the agenda) but you may have to share if a lot of people attend.
You can ask a question or submit a petition at most of our meetings. There is an agenda item called 'Public Questions and Petitions' on the agenda for meetings of Full Council, Cabinet, Cabinet Highways Committee, Community Assemblies and Scrutiny Committees.
You have to attend the meeting to ask your questions. If it is not possible to answer your question at the meeting, you will receive a written reply within 14 days.
Information on how to submit a petition is explained in our Petitions Scheme. You do not need to attend the meeting to present your petition.
Information is available on your chance to speak on planning applications at meetings of the Planning and Highways Committees.
At the meeting the Councillors will be sat at the table. They will consider the reports and recommendations from officers and reach a decision on that information.
In the case of Scrutiny Committees, this can also involve evidence from people and organisations outside of the Council and it can sometimes take several meetings before the Scrutiny Committee reaches its conclusions and makes any recommendations to the Cabinet or Council.
If you require any further information please contact Jennie Skiba in Democratic Services - email email@example.com or telephone (0114) 273 34096.