In this section you can access a wide range of information and documents relating to the council’s decision making processes, find out about forthcoming Council meetings and decisions and obtain details of your local political representatives.
Information regarding Council, Executive and committee meetings. You can find the agendas, minutes of previous meetings, as well as officer reports discussed at previous meetings. Information is also provided on dates of future meetings, and issues that will be discussed in future.
For agendas and minutes from meetings before May 2017 please click here
Details of the council's Constitution. The Council's Constitution sets out the detailed arrangements for how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to make sure that these decisions are made efficiently, in a transparent way and that the authority is accountable to local people.
Arrangements are currently slightly different due to the COVID19 pandemic. All meetings are currently being held remotely. If you wish to speak at any meeting of the Council or its Committees, you should register in the usual way. You will then be invited to either: participate in the remote meeting via a video call or telephone call, or to submit a statement in writing which will be read to the Committee.
You can arrange to ask a question, make a statement, or present a petition relating to any item on the agenda – or on any matter covered by the committee or Council.
To speak at a meeting or committee you will need to register. You can do this either by selecting the 'request to speak on item xx' link under the relevant item on the online agenda and completing the form, or by downloading the appropriate form from the Web Library
To request to speak at a Full Council, The Executive or Scrutiny Committee you should complete the form by 5pm on the day before the meeting.
To request to speak at Development Control Committee you should complete this form by 5pm three days before the meeting.
To request to speak at Licensing Committee you should complete the form by 5pm three days before the meeting.
You can also request to record a meeting.
A full leaflet about how you can "Have Your Say" is downloadable here
It is also possible to subscribe to updates in order to receive information via e-mail regarding particular issues and committee meetings, and receive notification when new agendas are published.
You can access agendas, minutes and other information for items to be discussed at meetings of the Council and Committees (except where information is exempt) on your tablet via the Modern Gov app. Details of how to download the app are below
The Web Library contains many documents that are available to download, including the calendar of meetings, Parish Councillor Register of Interest forms, and Request to Speak information.
A month by month view of the calendar of meetings Calendar
To view documents in pdf format you will require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.