Public participation in meetings

The Council encourages people to engage with the Council through a number of public participation schemes. 

Public Question Time 

The public can ask a question at a full Council meeting or at most of its Committees. 

Arranging to Speak at a Committee Meeting 

Only available for either Planning Committee or Licensing Committee. The registration is on a 'first come, first served' basis. 

Planning Committee 

Please email Democratic Services at no later than 10:00am the day before the meeting

Licensing Committee 

Please note this only applies to licence applications and not policy decisions. This does not apply to Licensing Sub-Committee Hearings, which require special arrangements. 

Please telephone Democratic Services on 01353-665555 no later than 2:00pm on the day before the meeting

Public Petitions Scheme 

There is also a public petition scheme, where the public can present their petition at full Council or one of the appropriate Committees.