Decision Making at the Council

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.

**Covid-19 Announcement**

Government regulations that came into effect on 4 April 2020 allow remote meetings to take place and to make formal decisions at those meetings. All of our formal meetings are live broadcast. The meetings are live streamed via the Council’s You Tube page. Details are in 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.

Live Meetings

During coronavirus we will be carrying out some of our meetings virtually. You can watch those meetings live and replay previous meetings via:Live meetings

Protocol for remote meetings and user guides for members of the public

Protocol for remote meetingsPublic questions or statements - A guide for members of the publicViewing a remote meeting - A guide for the viewing public

How to get involved

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 full copy of the constitution can be found here Constitution (reflecting Covid19 arrangements)

Executive Member and Corporate Director decisions

The records of decisions by Executive Members and Corporate Directors for the period March 2021 onwards are available to view here: Decisions

The records of decisions by Executive Members and Corporate Directors for the period January 2020 to February 2021 are available to view via the Library Archive

Records for decisions made prior to January 2020 are in the process of being uploaded to the site and are available upon request. Please contact Democratic Services -

Notices of urgency, exempt information and call-in exemption

Access to information notices are published regarding:

Published notices are available to view as part of the associated forthcoming item for decision within the latest Forward Plan

Locailty Budgets

Details of the funding allocations under the County Councillor Locality Budget scheme for the years 2017/18 to 2021/22 are available here: Locality Budgets

Outside bodies

A list of outside bodies and forums that are independent from the council, and that the council has representatives on, can be found as detailed in the Library

To view documents in pdf format you will require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.