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Important Information - COVID-19

Please be aware that we are now operating meetings remotely. This means that members of the public will not be able to attend the Council’s offices to observe or participate in meetings. Facilities will be available to do so remotely either via video or audio conference and a live stream of meetings will also be available. Although the procedural deadlines to register to speak or ask questions at meetings are unchanged, please try to give us as much notice as you are able, especially if you are unfamiliar with video conferencing, or likely to need support.

To view agendas and minutes click on 'Committees' and either select the current year or the year of the meeting you require   Alternatively click on 'Calendar' to view which meetings are scheduled and view the papers for a particular meeting, once they are published, by clicking on the meeting.

If you want to find the contact details for a Councillor, or find out more about each of the Councillors, including when they are holding their surgeries, click 'Councillors'

To view the Forward Plan of Key Decisions, and the Council's Constitution select 'Documents'  followed by ‘Public Documents’ from the menu above and then click on the relevant link (or document).

Questions to be asked at Council, Cabinet and Committee meetings must be submitted by no later than 48 hours (excluding weekends and public holidays) before the start of the meeting.

The Chair has the discretion to extend the deadline if the matter is sufficiently urgent and relates to a matter that has arisen in the last 48 hours, subject to the question being submitted a minimum of 30 minutes before the start of the meeting

Petitions to be submitted to the Council must also be submitted by no later than 48 hours(excluding weekends and public holidays) before the start of the meeting.

Full copies of the rules can be seen as part of Council Procedure Rule 9 which forms part of the Council's Constitution which can be viewed under the Public Documents Section (Page 73).

Anybody wishing to speak on an agenda item at meetings of the Council, its Committees, Cabinet, or its sub-committees must give notice at least 15 minutes before the start of the meeting to Democratic Services.

Different rules apply to meetings of the Development Control Committee (Page 117 of the Constitution).

Democratic Services can be contacted by emailing

Meetings will be livestreamed and recordings will be available on the Council’s Youtube page.

If you wish to speak at a meeting you may wish to read our guide to Public Participation at Meetings first to understand the process and technology behind participation.

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