Committees - please click on the committees name on the right hand side to view the agendas and minutes. You can download the council meeting agendas, minutes and reports in this section to view.

Decision making

The full council (a meeting of all council members) is responsible for all decisions. But in practice, most of the work is given to smaller groups of councillors in Committees, or council officers (paid staff).

Every council must publish:

  • details of when key decisions will be taken
  • papers of meetings – at least 5 working days beforehand
  • minutes of meetings – showing the decisions that were made

All meetings are open to the public who may speak with the permission of the Chairman. It is helpful to have prior notice of questions for the Council in order that an informed response can be given.