Public Participation in Meetings

The Council encourages people to engage with the Council through a number of public participation schemes.

Public Question Time

The public can ask a question at a full Council meeting or at most of its Committees.

View information leaflet - 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.

Planning Committee

  • Please telephone Democratic Services on 01353-665555 no later than 5pm on the Tuesday before the meeting.

View information leaflet - Speaking at Planning Committee

Licensing Committee

  • 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.

View information leaflet - Speaking at Licensing Committee

Public Petitions Scheme

There is also a public petition scheme, where the public can present their petition at full Council or one of the appropriate Committees.

View information leaflet - Public Petitions Scheme