Members of the public are able to come along to the Council Meetings and ask the Council a question on a topic within the Council's control. A total of 30 minutes is allocated at the Council meeting for the public questions.
Questions to Council will be permitted if they meet the following criteria:
Questions must relate to:
Questions relating to the following will not be allowed:
Once you have met the question criteria.
Submit the question in writing to the Chief Executive before 5pm 3 clear working days before the Council meeting. Questions can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your question and its content will be recorded in a register in the order they are received. The Register is available to the members of the public for viewing before the Council meeting;
Once you have submitted a question, the Chief Executive will write to you and confirm:
You should arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the meeting and make yourself known to the Democratic Services Officer present who will show you where you may stand to address the Council.
If you submit a question, you may pose the question to the Council yourself or you can ask a friend to do so for you.
You may also ask a supplementary question after your original question has been answered but the response and the time taken to ask the supplementary question shall not exceed a total of 5 minutes.
The Council will not be able to debate the question or its answer at that meeting.
You should address your question to the Mayor and it will be answered by any Councillor or officer of the Council nominated by the Mayor.
A reply may be one of the following:
Where and when?
Support officer: Sam Winter, Democratic Services Manager 616327.