The vast majority of meetings are open to the public, although you may be asked to leave the room towards the end if there are confidential items on the agenda.
The public can participate by making statements, asking questions or presenting petitions at the following Committees.
- Governance and Resources Committee
- Community & Environment Committee
- Licensing and Appeals Committee
- Planning Committee
How you can take part
You must let us know that you want to take part by 12 noon on the working day prior to the meeting. To do so, please contact us by one of the following methods;
- Planning Committee only
- All other committee meetings (e.g. Council, Community & Environment Committee, Governance & Resources Committee)
- 01629 761 133
Your question or statement must be relevant to the services for which the committee is responsible or, at planning, relate to an item on the agenda.
We will ask you to give us an idea of what you are going to say as, particularly if you have a question, it will help us to provide a fully informed response. You will be allowed up to to three minutes to make your statement.
Further information and feedback form
For more details and/or to submit feedback, download our Public Participation Scheme [PDF 0.22MB] leaflet.
You can also obtain further information on all our committees (agenda, minutes and committee members).