Decision making at the Council

Follow the links to the left to access a wide range of information and documents. You will find information about the council’s decision-making processes, forthcoming Council meetings and decisions and obtain details for your local political representatives.

The meetings of the Council’s committees are held in person. In some cases, a non-decision-making meeting may be held remotely, where the committee chair, the Leader and the Chief Executive Officer agree that this is in the best interests of the business of the committee.

Live meetings

The live broadcasts meetings of the Council’s committees can be viewed via: Live meetings

Meetings of the Executive and of Full Council are routinely live broadcast and recorded.

How to get involved

Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at ordinary meetings of the council, meetings of the executive and of committees.

Ahead of the meeting you may submit one question or statement – only one question or statement can made on behalf of one organisation. Find out more here.

It is also possible to subscribe to updates in order to receive information via e-mail regarding particular issues and committee meetings.

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

North Yorkshire Council Constitution

The constitution explains the structure and workings of the North Yorkshire Council, including all the rules and procedures under which the Council operates. It sets out who makes decisions and how they are made and the rights of citizens to obtain information and to influence decisions.

Locality budgets

Each county councillor has a budget of £10,000 per year to allow them to respond to local needs by recommending the allocation of small amounts of funding to support activities that promote the social, economic, or environmental wellbeing of the communities represented. Funding can be used for projects undertaken by external organisations, or for additional services provided by the county council.

The Locality Budget page of our website shows the details of how each Councillor has allocated their Locality Budget since 2017/18.

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

Previous district and borough councils agendas, reports and minutes

Agendas, reports and minutes from the previous district and borough councils are available on this webpage.

Parish and Town Council information

Please visit our Parish Councils webpage for contact details of Parish and Town Council clerks, councillors and registers of interest for the council in your area.

Most parish council agendas, minutes and other documents can be found by visiting your parish council website. However, you can view documents for the following parish councils in our web library.

If you have difficulty in accessing the information that you require via the links above, then please email Democratic Services.