Full council meetings
If you are a resident or your work or place of business is in the borough you may take part at council meetings through one of two ways:
Asking a question of the Leader, Cabinet members or chairs of the General Purposes Committee or Standards Committee
You can ask the Leader of the council, a Cabinet member or chair of the General Purposes Committee or Standards Committee a question. A question must be received by the clerk to the council meeting at the latest by noon two clear working days before the council meeting i.e. by noon on a Thursday if the council meeting is held on a Tuesday as it usually is. Questions may be received by paper copy or email. Each question must include your name and name of the councillor to whom the question is put. You can only ask one question at a full council meeting. The subject of the question must not be defamatory, frivolous, or offensive, must not be substantially the same as a question presented within the last six months, and must not require the disclosure of confidential or exempt information or relate to a licensing or planning application currently being considered by the council.
At the meeting the Mayor will invite you to ask your question and you will have up to three minutes to both ask the question and give some oral background information if you so wish. You will receive a response from the appropriate councillor and you may then ask a supplementary or second question related to the original one.
For more details or to submit a question please email: email@example.com or telephone 020 8825 7497.
Presenting a petition to a full council meeting
You may present a petition to a full council meeting. The same deadline as above for questions applies for receipt of a petition and the conditions under which they may be submitted. At the meeting the Mayor will invite you to speak about the subject of your petition. You will have up to three minutes to do so if you wish. You will then receive a response from the appropriate councillor.
For more details or to submit a petition please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 8825 7497.