Committee details


Purpose of committee

Council meetings involve all ninety nine of the City’s elected members and are chaired by the Lord Mayor.


Somewhere in the region of six ordinary Council meetings are held each year, usually commencing at 1.00 p.m. on a Wednesday. Business conducted at an ordinary Council meeting includes:


  • The receipt of deputations*
  • Question time
  • The receipt of decisions and consideration of recommendations from the various Boards, Panels and Committees
  • Consideration of motions submitted by individual members
  • The approval of matters reserved to the Council in the Budget and Policy Framework including the budget and Council Plan


The Annual meeting of the Council, usually held on an evening in late May, elects the Lord Mayor for the municipal year and determines all committee and decision making arrangements for the new municipal year. 


Occasionally the Council holds special meetings to appoint honorary aldermen or honorary freemen of the City.


*It should be noted that anyone interested in bringing a deputation to a Council meeting should apply in writing with a copy of their proposed speech to at least 14 clear days prior to the meeting. 


Please note that the Council will try all means possible to enable all interested parties to be present at Full Council, Executive Board and Committee meetings where decisions take place.  However due to the limited seating capacity within the Civic Hall meeting rooms, the Council regrets that access for all may not always be possible.


Contact information

Support officer: Kevin Tomkinson, Governance Services Unit.

Postal address:
Leeds City Council
Civic Hall
1st Floor West



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Emergency contact details

Please note the numbers listed below are for emergency situations only.

  • Adult Social Care Emergency Duty Team 07712 106378.
         If you feel that a child is immediately at risk of harm please dial 999 and ask for the police.
  • Emergency repairs for non- council buildings and highways 0113 376 0499
  • Noise nuisance outside office hours 0113 242 5841
  • you have nowhere safe to stay tonight and it is outside of our opening hours please call our emergency duty service on 07891273939

Council housing emergency repairs

Housing Leeds 0800 188 4000 (free from a land line) / 0113 376 0410 - Customers with hearing or speech impairments can email - The out of hours team will aim to respond to your email within one hour.

Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation 0113 378 2188 - Deaf customers with a text phone can access the same services 24/7 by typing 18001 before the 0800 number.

Health services

You can use the NHS Choices website to search for doctors, dentists, hospitals and pharmacies in your local area. The website includes maps and directions of how to find each service by road or by public transport.

MyLeeds customer account

You can still use your MyLeeds account to report roads, footpath and pavement issues and environmental issues such as reporting a pothole, a lost dog, litter, fly-tipping, vandalism or access being blocked on a pavement etc.

You can also:

Money Information Centre (MIC)

While we are unable to direct you to a variety of agencies in Leeds that can help with debt and money advice, we suggest in the interim you visit and


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