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
*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.
Further details on deputations can be found
Pt4a Council Procedure Rules - Issue 1 Last amended on 20th July
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 to bestow
Freedom of the City upon an individual or military unit:
The title of Honorary Alderman / Alderwoman is
granted at a special Council meeting in recognition of a former
Councillors’ exceptional contribution to the City and the
Council. The title does not confer any special privileges or rights
upon the appointee to speak or vote at Council meetings, beyond the
rights and privileges already afforded to the public. The only
rights that are conferred to an Honorary Alderman by virtue of
their appointment is to be invited to Civic functions and events by
invitation of Council.
Freedom of the City is an honour given at a
specially convened Council meeting, to either a person (civilian)
or military unit, in recognition of their exceptional service to
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.
webcasts of Full Council meetings can be found via the specific
webpage for each meeting.
As the result of a security review due to
increased disruption at Full Council meetings, there will be an
increased security presence at Leeds Civic Hall.
As a condition of entry, bag searches and the
use of metal detector wands will be taking place. We may also ask
visitors to the meeting to remove coats and jackets for
We will also require any banners and signs to
be left outside of the viewing gallery – there will be a
designated place to store these by reception.
Thank you for your understanding.