In this section you can access a wide range of information and documents relating to the council’s decision making processes, find out about forthcoming Council meetings and decisions and obtain details for your local political representatives.
Government regulations that came into effect on 4 April 2020 allow remote meetings to take place and to make formal decisions at those meetings. Some of the Council’s formal meetings have been held as live broadcast meetings since the meeting of the Executive on 19th May 2020 but not all. Over September, October and November 2020, we will live broadcast an increasing number of the Council’s formal meetings and by December 2020 all of our formal meetings will be live broadcast.
The meetings will be live streamed via the Council’s You Tube page. A Protocol for Remote Meetings, together with User Guides for Members of the Public, are contained among the documents further down this page.
The Chief Executive Officer is also able to exercise emergency decision making powers where necessary and appropriate in order to ensure that the Council is able to continue to respond effectively and efficiently to a still rapidly changing situation.
At this stage, there is no intention to return to holding meetings in person for the foreseeable future.
During coronavirus we will be carrying out some of our meetings virtually. You can watch those meetings live here and replay previous meetings:Live meetings
Find out more about the Council's public participation scheme
It is also possible to subscribe to updates in order to receive information via e-mail regarding particular issues and committee meetings.
A list of outside bodies and forums that are independent from the council, and the the council representatives on them, can be found in the Library
To view documents in pdf format you will require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
A full copy of the constitution can be found here Constitution
The Covid-19 edition of the constitution can be found here Covid-19 edition
Access to information notices are published regarding:
These are available to view via the Library