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**

All formal meetings of the Council’s committees will continue to be held using video conferencing with a live broadcast to the Council’s YouTube site. The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 lapsed as of 7 May 2021. The County Council at its Annual General Meeting on 5 May 2021 resolved to continue with remote access, live broadcast committee meetings over the next months as the national covid-19 recovery roadmap is implemented. These meetings are informal but open to the public to view and participate in, in accordance with the procedures set out in the Council Constitution.

Any formal decisions that the Committee needs to make that are legally binding will be made in consultation with by the Chief Executive Officer using his emergency delegated powers, taking into account the recommendations of the Committee.

Live Meetings

The remote access, live broadcast meetings of the Council’s committees can be viewed via:Live meetings

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

Protocol for remote meetings

Public questions or statements - A guide for members of the public

Viewing 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.