When and where?

The Scrutiny Committee and all three Policy Development Groups (Communities, Growth and Resources) have a public speaking session at the beginning of each meeting. These sessions are for members of the public to speak on any matter at the discretion of the chairman.

Who can speak at the meetings?

Any member of the public can speak in the public speaking session. The questions asked and comments made during the public speaking session are recorded in the minutes of the meeting. Those minutes are usually published on our moderngov portal about one week after the meeting. If you would like a written copy to be sent to you please ask the clerk at the meeting.

Do I need to provide notice of my intention to speak?

You do not need to give notice of your wish to speak or ask a question. However, in order for you to have a full and appropriate response at the meeting, it may be helpful if you contacted the chairman of the relevant committee in advance of the meeting. View committee details on our moderngov portal >>