All 42 elected councillors meet about seven or eight
times a year as a full Council. There are a number of decisions
which can only be made by full council. These include the setting
of the budget and the level of Council Tax and decisions on certain
other key plans and policies. The Council also receives
recommendations from Cabinet and Committees for
There is provision for members of the public to ask
questions at ordinary Council meetings.
A resident may ask the Leader, Cabinet Member, Chairs or Group
Leaders questions relating to any Council Policy. The first five questions received will receive a
verbal answer at the meeting, if the elector is present.
A question may only be asked if notice has been
given by delivering it in writing, facsimile or by electronic mail
to the Head of Democratic Services no later than 10.00 am on the
fourth working day before the day of the meeting. Each question must give the name and address of
the questioner and must name the Member/Chair to whom it is to be
put. It must comply with the Council
Procedure Rules which are available
To submit a question you can email Democratic
Services. Further details are
available from Shabana Kauser on 07821 811 259.