Council committees

Committee Meetings

At the Urgent Business Committee on 30 June, Members took the decision that Council, Committee, Sub Committee and Working Group meetings would recommence from 24 August, and that meetings should be held in the Council Chamber.  Please note however that due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, meetings in the Town House are not currently open to the press and public to attend. 

Instead, committee meetings will be webcast and can be viewed live here:- 

Similarly, please note that if you wish to submit a deputation request to address a meeting and your request is accepted, you will not be able to attend the meeting in person and you will instead be provided with access to the meeting to make your deputation remotely. 

The Council Committee structure is as follows:

Each Committee has its own distinctive remit which allows it to make decisions. These are known as the Committee Terms of Reference. The Committees meet on an eight week cycle. See the dates of upcoming meetings. 

The business of Council and its Committees is governed by the Council's Standing Orders. These are a set of rules which govern the procedures to be followed prior to and at Council and Committee meetings.

Officers also make decisions that help the Council govern and provide services. The Council has delegated powers to officers to give them the authority to make decisions in its behalf. These are outlined in detail in the Powers Delegated to Officers.

Committee meetings are open to members of the public. You can make a request to speak at a Committee meeting and can also submit a petition.

You can also view and search for agendas, papers and decisions made by previous Council committees. 

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