Can I speak at meetings?

Other committees, including Cabinet

  • Only one person is allowed to speak on any one item on the agenda.
  • The person must register with Democratic Services by 12 noon on the day of the meeting.
  • People are registered on a first come first served basis.
  • The speaker can speak for up to five minutes.
  • At the chair's discretion, councillors may be given the opportunity to put questions to the speaker.
  • These rules do not apply to Part B items on the agenda (this is when the press and public are excluded from the meeting as they will be discussing confidential or private matters).
  • If you address a meeting, your name and the contents of your submission will be recorded in the minutes which are a permanent and public record.
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