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Council Meetings

WHEN AND WHERE DOES THE COUNCIL MEET?

The Press and Public are welcome to attend all Council meetings and the Public may put questions or make statements on any matter in the public session at the commencement of each meeting. This is normally restricted to 15 minutes in total.

Meetings are usually held in The Guildhall, which has disabled access. For agendas and minutes please see the Committees section of this website.

Calendar of Meetings 2017-18 (amended)

AGENDAS

Agendas are set by the Town Clerk in liaison with the Chairman and Vice-Chairmen with "umbrella" responsibilities.  However any Councillor can request any item to be put on the Agenda.  This can be done informally either through the Town Clerk or Chairman, or formally, by means of a motion, as per the Town Council's Standing Orders (the Council's operating rules and regulations).

If, after discussion of an Agenda item, the Council decides that a Working Group should be formed to look at the matter in more detail then the membership and the remit of the Group will be agreed by the Council.  The membership of the Group can also include people who are not Councillors, but who have knowledge or expertise relevant to the subject matter.

MINUTES

The Minutes of the Council meetings are usually available 7 working days following the meeting, but are not council policy until they have been agreed and signed at the following meeting.  They are not a verbatim account of the Meeting but detail decisions reached and record the voting.  Minutes are available to the Public either via this website, or at the Town Clerk's office.  They are also circulated to the various local media organisations so that they can report on the issues via newspapers and radio.

Once a decision has been passed by the Council and a course of action identified, the work is organised and/or carried out by the Town Council's Executive Officer, the Town Clerk, who leads a team of staff.

 

Council Meeting Webpage Updated July 2017