The public can participate in full Council and the majority of its committees in the ways set out below. Most meetings are open to the public and nearly all allow either public questions or public speaking.
Visitor parking is limited to 30 minutes. Ample free public car parking is available nearby.
For the full meetings card - see the link at the foot of the page (under Related Publications).
Public Question Time
Arranging to Speak at a Committee Meeting
Only available for either Planning Committee or Licensing Committee. The registration is on a 'first come, first served' basis.
- Please telephone Democratic Services on 01353-665555 no later than 5pm on the Tuesday before the meeting.
- Please note this only applies to licence applications and not policy decisions.
- Please note this does not apply to Licensing Sub-Committee Hearings, which require special arrangements.
- Please telephone Democratic Services on 01353-665555 no later than 2pm on the day before the meeting.
Public Petitions Scheme
The Council operates a Public Petition Scheme, where members of the public can present a petition on a relevant matter to full Council or one of its committees.
Meetings in the Council Chamber
The maximum capacity for meetings in the Council Chamber has been set by the Fire Officer and this will normally give a capacity for public attendance of 60 people.
For Planning Committee meetings, preference will be given to applicants, agents and registered speakers.