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.

The meetings of the Council’s committees are now being 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 are in agreement that this is in the best interests of the business 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

Locality 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.