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As part of our drive to modernise and improve consultation with local people, a 30 minute question time period for members of the public has been included as part of our council meetings.
You may ask questions to members of the cabinet and chairs of committees, but the questions must be received in writing no later than midday 3 days before the day of the meeting.
To find out the date of the next meeting please see the calendar of meetings.
Questions can be submitted through our online form.
Written questions should be submitted to:
Head of Member Services
Each question must give the name and address of the questioner and must name the member of the council to whom it is put.
You can only submit one question per meeting. However, you may ask a further question relating to the original question, without notice, to the person who replied to you.
Questions should be about policy issues or refer to a subject of general public interest.
Questions concerning individual issues/concerns should be directed to the appropriate council department. See the council departments page for more details.
The Chief Executive may reject a question if it:
For further details on the type of question that may be asked please contact Member Services(using the address at the bottom of the page).
Questioners will be invited to put the question in person to the appropriate councillor at council. If a questioner who has submitted a written question is unable to be present, they may ask the Mayor to put the question on their behalf. The Mayor may do the following:
Any question which cannot be dealt with during public question time, either because of lack of time or because of non-attendance of the councillor to whom it was to be put, will be dealt with by a written answer.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.