Council meeting dates, membership, agendas, reports, minutes and webcasts.
Covid-19: changes to how we hold public meetings
Following changes to government rules public meetings will now be held at City Hall, including:
- Full Council
- regulatory meetings, where planning and licensing decisions are made
Covid-19 safety measures for attending public meetings at City Hall
Due to Covid-19 Safety requirements we have put the following measures in place.
All attendees to public meetings are asked to:
- take a Covid-19 lateral flow test 24 hrs prior to the day of the meeting
- report the test result and get confirmation of the result sent to your phone
- show the confirmation of a negative test on the day of the meeting if asked
- book a test on GOV.UK and self-isolate while you wait for the results if you have a positive test or if you develop any Covid 19 symptoms - high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
You are required to wear a face covering at all times unless you have an exemption. Social distancing rules remain in place.
Members of the press and public who wish to attend City Hall are advised that you may be asked to watch the meeting on a screen in another room, due to the maximum occupancy of the venue.
Find council meetings and documents
Documents including agendas for a meeting are available five clear working days before a meeting not including despatch day and meeting day.
You can also download the mod.gov app to see details of meetings and set up automatic alerts that will let you know about items on meeting agendas in your ward and committees of interest.
Have your say at council meetings
The 'How to have your say at meetings' reference guide (pdf, 416KB) (opens new window) explains the different council meetings and what they're for. It includes guidelines for presenting a petition, statement or question at a meeting and how you will get a response.
We've made changes to how we hold council meetings because of coronavirus (COVID-19). This will affect how you can have your say at meetings. Please refer to the information at the top of this page.
How to have your say at Development Control Committees (pdf, 96KB) (opens new window) explains the need to make written statements before the meeting and how you can speak at the meeting.
Hard copies of documents
You can see hard copies of previous agendas, reports, minutes and decision sheets at:
You can see hard copies of agendas for future meetings at:
City Hall Reception
Webcasts of council meetings
Some meetings are video streamed to improve openness, understanding and accountability of local decision making. These meetings are streamed live and are also available on-demand within 48 hours of the meeting.
See live and on-demand webcasts on our YouTube page.
Videos are made available for public viewing for four years after the date of the meeting.
Photography, filming and social media use in meetings
People coming to open meetings can:
- audio record
- take photographs
- use social media.
Commentary to filming is not allowed during meetings. If you're going to a meeting you may be filmed by others at the meeting.
Democratic Services: general enquiries
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8.30am to 4.30pm, Friday
Tel: 0117 922 2384