Council meetings involve all ninety nine of
the City’s elected members and are chaired by the Lord
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
- The receipt of deputations*
- Question time
- The receipt of decisions and
consideration of recommendations from the various Boards, Panels
- 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 and alderwomen 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.