The Full Council Meeting is the
central political focus of the whole Council and the co-ordinating
body for all elements of the political structure. It sets the
overall corporate direction, policy framework and financial limits
within which all operations and policies are carried
The Council is made up of all
63 elected councillors and normally meets 6 times a
Makes all the
major decisions on Council policies, strategies, services and
budgets, including setting the level of the Council
Holds debates on
key issues affecting the Borough.
the opportunity to ask written questions of Cabinet Members and
others in advance. (Details of the
questions and responses are included in the Council agenda
councillors to submit motions for approval on matters relating to
the Council’s powers or duties or an issue that affects the
Borough as a whole.
Four times a
year, allows the opposition to debate issues of their
Mayor, Leader of the Council, members, chairs and vice chairs of
Committees and agrees the memberships of outside bodies at its
Constitution and any changes to it.
of the Borough Status and Civic Awards.
Deals with matters relating to proposed
legislation, byelaws and elections.
All meetings are open to the
public. If you would like details of
the items discussed at a particular meeting please click on the
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information about council meetings, please contact