Committees of the Council are bodies where a number of Councillors meet to discuss and decide or recommend decisions on the business of the Council. Councillors on committees have an equal say on the outcome (with an additional casting vote by the Chair, if needed).
A sub-committee ordinarily comprises a few members of a main committee to decide matters where it would be unnecessary or excessive in terms of resources and time for the full committee to meet to determine. An example of this is the Licensing sub-committee, where 3 separate members from the full membership of 15, are invited to determine individual cases on Licensing matters.
Meetings of the full Council are open to the public. For building evacuation purposes only, members of the public are expected to sign in/out when visiting the Guildhall. These details are destroyed at the conclusion of the meeting.
Members of the public may speak on items on the agenda for decision, if notice is given by 12 noon the day before the meeting (refer to Standing Order 24).
Members of the public may also submit questions at a Council meeting if notice is given 11 days before the meeting (refer to Standing Order 25).
Notice must be given to firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of the rules can be found in the Council's Constitution by clicking on the following link Standing Orders.
Please note questions from the public are not permitted at the Council's Annual and Budget meetings.
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