Public Participation

Can I attend and address Committee meetings?

Members of the public are welcome to attend any formal Council, Committee or Sub-Committee meetings, to listen to discussions on public agenda items. The exception to this is when meetings are held in private to deal with matters exempt from the usual access to information requirements.

Should members of the public wish to address a Committee meeting regarding an item on an agenda, a request must be made in advance. It is not possible to request to speak from the public gallery on the day of the meeting.

Addresses may be presented to all meetings of Council except Appeals, Joint Appeals, Licensing, and Standards Committees and their sub-committees.

There is a specific procedure for speaking at Planning Committee, which is detailed in the rules for Planning Committee