Council Meetings

The council must make and publish arrangements for its meetings to ensure they can take place in a manner which enables people who are not in the same place to meet.

Under these arrangements, meetings must be capable of being held remotely (multi-location meetings) but meetings are not required to be held in a particular way.  Whether they are held remotely or entirely face to face is a matter for the council to determine.

The council is required by law to ensure that meeting participants (councillors, invited guests, members of the public and press) are able to join meetings remotely even if physical face to face meetings are the preferred mode.  The council is not permitted to resolve that all of its meetings (this includes committee and sub-committee meetings) will be held entirely on a physical face to face basis.

All council meetings (including committee and sub-committee meetings) will take place in a manner which enables participants who are not in the same place to meet, with the minimum requirement that council members are able to hear and be heard by other meeting participants.

Notice of meetings

At least three clear days (not including the days of issue and meeting) before a council meeting takes place, or if the meeting is convened at shorter notice, at the time it is convened, a notice of the time and place of the meeting will be displayed on this website and the council’s public notice board.  However, the chairman of a committee or sub-committee can call a meeting at 24 hours’ notice if a matter to be discussed is considered to be urgent.

Details of the council’s meeting arrangements are published on this website and public notice board.  Please scroll down this page to view the schedule of up and coming meetings.

Admission to meetings

The Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 Section 1, extended by the Local Government Act 1972 Section 100, provides that meetings of the council (including committees and sub-committees) shall be open to the press and public.

If you wish to attend a particular meeting please use our contact form by clicking here or you can telephone the council office during normal working hours.

A range of options will be afforded to you to attend in person at the main meeting venue or remotely (by electronic invitation or telephone) if desired.

Occasionally during meetings provision is made for excluding the press and public by resolution when confidential business is being considered (or for other special reasons stated in the resolution) and publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest.  As a general rule items such as staffing matters, tendering decisions, contractual negotiations, legal proceedings and sensitive issues or disputes would not be discussed in public.

Public participation

The council is required to facilitate public participation at its full council meetings.  This does not mean that members of the public can take part in debate, but they must be given a reasonable opportunity at the beginning of the meeting to ask questions and make representations about the business to be discussed or transacted at the meeting and which is open for public discussion (confidential business is excluded).  The person presiding over the full council meeting (normally the chairman) must give members of the public in attendance a reasonable opportunity to ask questions and make representations about any business to be discussed at the meeting, unless doing so is likely to prejudice the effective conduct of the meeting.  Public participation at full council meetings does not apply to committee and sub-committee meetings

Council Meeting Schedules

Detailed below is a list of the council’s up and coming meetings.  An agenda containing the meeting papers will appear next to the relevant meeting five days before it is due to take place. These are available for download.

Date / Dyddiad Schedule / Amserlen Agenda
Aug 15 2022 Planning and Liaison Committee
Sep 5 2022 Planning and Liaison Committee
Sep 13 2022 Council
Sep 20 2022 Recreation and Welfare Committee
Sep 21 2022 Policy and Resources Committee
Sep 26 2022 Planning and Liaison Committee
Sep 28 2022 Finance and General Purposes Committee
Oct 11 2022 Council
Oct 17 2022 Planning and Liaison Committee
Oct 18 2022 Recreation and Welfare Committee
Oct 19 2022 Policy and Resources Committee
Oct 20 2022 Learning Development Consultative Committee
Oct 26 2022 Finance and General Purposes Committee
Oct 27 2022 Community Development Grants Panel
Nov 7 2022 Planning and Liaison Comittee
Nov 8 2022 Council
Nov 15 2022 Recreation and Welfare Committee
Nov 16 2022 Policy and Resources Committee
Nov 28 2022 Planning and Liaison Committee
Nov 30 2022 Finance and General Purposes Committee
Dec 13 2022 Council
Dec 19 2022 Civic and Ceremonial Committee
Dec 19 2022 Planning and Liaison Committee
Dec 20 2022 Recreation and Welfare Committee
Dec 21 2022 Policy and Resources Committee
Dec 21 2022 Finance and General Purposes Committee
Jan 9 2023 Planning and Liaison Committee
Jan 10 2023 Council
Jan 17 2023 Recreation and Welfare Committee
Jan 18 2023 Policy and Resources Committee
Jan 25 2023 Finance and General Purposes Committee
Jan 26 2023 Learning and Development Consultative Committee
Jan 30 2023 Planning and Liaison Committee
Feb 14 2023 Council
Feb 15 2023 Policy and Resources Committee
Feb 20 2023 Planning and Liaison Committee
Feb 21 2023 Recreation and Welfare Committee
Feb 22 2023 Finance and General Purposes Committee
Mar 13 2023 Planning and Liaison Committee
Mar 14 2023 Council
Mar 15 2023 Policy and Resources Committee
Mar 21 2023 Recreation and Welfare Committee
Mar 29 2023 Finance and General Purposes Committee
Apr 3 2023 Civic and Ceremonial Committee
Apr 3 2023 Planning and Liaison Committee
Apr 12 2023 Council
Apr 18 2023 Recreation and Welfare Committee
Apr 19 2023 Policy and Resources Committee
Apr 24 2023 Planning and Liaison Committee
Apr 26 2023 Finance and General Purposes Committee
Apr 27 2023 Learning and Development Consultative Committee
May 9 2023 Annual Meeting
May 11 2023 Council
May 15 2023 Planning and Liaison Committee
May 16 2023 Recreation and Welfare Committee
May 17 2023 Policy and Resources Committee
May 31 2023 Finance and General Purposes Committee
Jun 5 2023 Planning and Liaison Committee
Jun 13 2023 Council
Jun 20 2023 Recreation and Welfare Committee
Jun 21 2023 Policy and Resources Committee
Jun 26 2023 Planning and Liaison Committee
Jun 28 2023 Council
Jul 11 2023 Council
Jul 17 2023 Planning and Liaison Committee
Jul 18 2023 Recreation and Welfare Committee
Jul 19 2023 Policy and Resources Committee
Jul 26 2023 Finance and General Purposes Committee
Jul 27 2023 Learning and Development Consultative Committee
Aug 7 2023 Planning and Liaison Committee
Aug 29 2023 Planning and Liaison Committee
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