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Speaking at Meetings

Time is set aside at each public meeting for the public to ask questions, make comments and raise matters of concern. To make a request to speak at a public meeting please use the form below or let the Committee Officer know prior to the meeting.

Please note there are separate arrangements for meetings of the Planning Board, view here: Planning Board

Due to Covid safe measures the numbers of attendees who can be accommodated at meetings is significantly reduced. If you do wish to physically attend a meeting as a member of the public you must contact Democratic Services to register your attendance. This is so that the available capacity can be monitored and access carefully controlled. If you do not register your intention to attend in this way it is unlikely that you will be able to physically access the meeting.

Public attendance at meetings will be given on a first come, first served basis. The Office will confirm whether or not it has been possible to grant your request to attend.

The maximum time for each speaker is only for 3 minutes, with a maximum time of 20 minutes for all speakers in total. Only items on the meeting agenda will be debated/discussed by Councillors .You can speak about items which are not on the agenda, however it will not be discussed further at that meeting.

See the Public Speaking Privacy Notice to know what we do with the infomation you give us when you register as a public speaker.

Members of the public can request to speak at public meetings of the council as described in the Council's Constitution.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact the Democratic Services Team using the contact form under Useful Forms below.

To speak at a meeting please use the form under Useful Forms below.