Committee details

Full Council

Purpose of committee

6.02  Full Council meetings, which take place at least eight times each year, provide an opportunity for all 50 of our local councillors to meet together to discuss issues of importance to local people.  Full Council meetings are chaired by the Mayor and are run in accordance with Standing Orders, procedures set out in Part 3, Section 3 of the Council’s Constitution.

6.03  Full Council meetings are a forum to debate policy issues and are also the place where a small number of the Council’s most significant decisions are taken such as:

·  the Council Budget and Council Tax level;

·  Planning and Licensing policies;

·  changes to the Constitution; and

·  the election of Mayor (each May), the appointment of the Leader of the Council (after the Borough Elections every four years) and, annually, appointments to Council Committees and outside bodies.

6.04  Full Council meetings are open to the public and anyone can watch live online from the Council meeting webcasts page.  If you live, work or go to school in the Borough you can also register to speak at a Full Council meeting via the Council website.



Contact information

Support officer: Douglas Campbell. Governance Manager

Phone: 07971 625923