Speak at a Full Council Meeting

Information about how residents can register to speak at Full Council meetings.

Full Council meetings opened for public participation

Have your say

This is your Council. To make our community the best place it can be we need to hear from you. If you are a resident of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, please consider coming to a Full Council meeting to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences.

We are looking to the future, and we are putting residents first.

Timings and registration

We want to make sure people have ample time to speak and receive answers to their questions. As such, five public speaking slots are reserved at the beginning of each regular Full Council meeting for people who live, work or go to school in the borough, to address the Council. Up to an hour will be reserved for the public speaking portion of the meeting, this includes the time used by the Council to answer questions. 

The next Full Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 22 May 2019 at 6.30pm. The meeting will be held at Kensington Town Hall in the Council Chamber.

Register to speak at the Full Council Meeting

Registration for the 22 May Full Council is closed.

You will see a confirmation screen when you have successfully submitted your online registration form. You will also receive an email within 24 hours to confirm your speaking slot.
 
All registered speakers will receive a reminder email 48 hours before the meeting to ensure they still plan to attend the meeting. This will help us promote any free slots that become available.

Before you register please note that: 

  • The speaking slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 
  • Priority will be given to those who have not spoken at a previous Full Council meeting
  • Registered speakers need to confirm their attendance, at minimum, 24 hours before the day of the council meeting. Individuals who do not confirm will forfeit their speaking slot
  • No-shows on the night will forfeit the opportunity to register for future speaking slots
  • The speaker on the evening needs to be the same as the named person on the registration form. You will not be able to reserve/give your spot to another individual. 

Support

To help make speakers as comfortable as possible with the process, a facilitator from The Democratic Society will be available to provide support before and after the meeting.

The Democratic Society is an independent non-profit organisation that supports democratic participation and the citizen’s voice.

After the meeting

The Council is committed to providing people who choose to speak during the meeting a written response to their question within 10 working days. This response will either be mailed or emailed to you, depending on the information you provided when you registered.

All Full Council meetings are filmed and broadcast live on our Council Meeting Webcasts page. We strive to have full recordings posted within 48 hours of the meeting date.

To read information related to questions received from residents during previous Full Council Meetings please visit the Full Council Meeting Responses web page.

Feedback

We value what you have to say about the process for speaking at Full Council meetings. Let us know what works and what we can do to improve. Please email your feedback to theleader@rbkc.gov.uk.

Further information

If you have any queries, contact governance@rbkc.gov.uk or call 020 7361 2477.

More ways to engage

Visit the Change at the Council webpage to learn more about how you can be involved in decision-making. The page outlines information about the Listening Forum, Borough-wide conversations, Governance review and Citizen's panel.  

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