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.
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|
|Sep 27 2023||Finance and General Purposes Committee||Agenda PDF|
|Oct 9 2023||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|Oct 10 2023||Council|
|Oct 17 2023||Recreation and Welfare Committee|
|Oct 18 2023||Policy and Resources Committee|
|Oct 25 2023||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|Oct 26 2023||Learning and Development Consultative Committee|
|Oct 30 2023||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|Nov 14 2023||Council|
|Nov 15 2023||Policy and Resources Committee|
|Nov 20 2023||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|Nov 21 2023||Recreation and Welfare Committee|
|Nov 30 2023||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|Dec 11 2023||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|Dec 12 2023||Council|
|Dec 18 2023||Civic and Ceremonial Committee|
|Dec 19 2023||Recreation and Welfare Committee|
|Dec 20 2023||Policy and Resources Committee|
|Dec 20 2023||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|Jan 9 2024||Council|
|Jan 15 2024||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|Jan 16 2024||Recreation and Welfare Committee|
|Jan 17 2024||Policy and Resources Committee|
|Jan 25 2024||Learning and Development Consultative Committee|
|Jan 31 2024||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|Feb 5 2024||Civic and Ceremonial|
|Feb 5 2024||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|Feb 13 2024||Council|
|Feb 20 2024||Recreation and Welfare Committee|
|Feb 21 2024||Policy and Resources Committee|
|Feb 26 2024||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|Feb 28 2024||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|Mar 12 2024||Council|
|Mar 18 2024||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|Mar 19 2024||Recreation and Welfare Committe|
|Mar 20 2024||Policy and Resources Committee|
|Mar 27 2024||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|Apr 3 2024||Civic and Ceremonial Committee|
|Apr 8 2024||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|Apr 9 2024||Council|
|Apr 16 2024||Recreation and Welfare Committee|
|Apr 17 2024||Policy and Resources Committee|
|Apr 24 2024||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|Apr 25 2024||Learning and Development Consultative Committee|
|Apr 29 2024||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|May 14 2024||Annual Meeting|
|May 16 2024||Council|
|May 20 2024||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|May 21 2024||Recreation and Welfare Committee|
|May 22 2024||Policy and Resources Committee|
|May 29 2024||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|Jun 10 2024||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|Jun 11 2024||Council|
|Jun 18 2024||Recreation and Welfare Committee|
|Jun 19 2024||Policy and Resources Committee|
|Jun 26 2024||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|Jul 1 2024||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|Jul 9 2024||Council|
|Jul 16 2024||Recreation and Welfare Committee|
|Jul 17 2024||Policy and Resources Committee|
|Jul 22 2024||Planning and Liaison Committee|
|Jul 25 2024||Learning Development Consultative Committee|
|Jul 31 2024||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
|Aug 12 2024||Planning and Liaison Committee|