Council is a meeting of all
84 Councillors in the Council Chamber in the
Town Hall and is chaired by the Lord Mayor
Some important decisions can only be taken at Full Council,
such as setting the Council's budget and deciding the Council's
The Council appoints the Leader and at its Annual Meeting will
appoint Councillors to serve on its Committees. It also appoints
representatives to serve on joint bodies and external
Public Questions and
every Full Council meeting (except the Annual General Meeting)
members of the public have the chance to put questions about
Council business to the Cabinet Members and submit a
note that the public gallery in the Council Chamber holds a maximum
of 50 people. For really busy Council Meetings it may not be
possible for all members of the public to sit in the gallery. When
the gallery is full we will accommodate people in an alternative
would welcome advance notice of your petition by 10.00 am on the
day of the meeting and you can either present your petition at the
meeting or ask that it be submitted to the Council on your behalf.
If you attend the meeting you will be able to speak for up to 3
advance notice of your petition please contact John Turner in
Democratic Services - email email@example.com
or telephone (0114) 273 4122.
Petitions with 5000 or more signatures will trigger a public
debate at Full Council. We require seven working days’ notice
prior to a Council Meeting to ensure that Members have adequate
time to prepare for the debate. We will endeavour to consider the
petition at the next Council meeting but due to other Council
business there may be occasions where the petition is considered at
the subsequent Council meeting. You will be informed at which
meeting your petition is to be considered.
information is available on submitting petitions.
would welcome advance notice of your question because this would
enable a more detailed answer to be provided. You can do this by
contacting Dave Ross in Democratic Services - email firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone (0114) 273 5033.
wish to ask a question you have to attend in person, unless you
request we make a reasonable adjustment, and provide us with
details of the question by 1.45 pm at the latest on the day of the
therefore report to the First Stop Reception, Town Hall,
Pinstone Street by 1.30 pm and Council
staff will then assist you on the process for asking your
Recording of Meetings
Recording is allowed at Council meetings under the direction
of the Chair of the meeting. The protocol on
audio/visual recording and photography provides further information.