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 out.
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 Tax.
Holds debates on key issues
affecting the Borough.
Gives councillors 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 papers).
Enables 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 choosing.
Appoints the Mayor, Leader
of the Council, members, chairs and vice chairs of Committees and
agrees the memberships of outside bodies at its annual
Approves the Constitution
and any changes to it.
Confers Freedom 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
If you would
like any more information about council meetings, please contact
Penelope Williams, Governance and Scrutiny Team, on 020 8132 1330