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Committee Details


Purpose of committee

Full Council is a meeting of all 84 Councillors 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 overall policies.


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 organisations.


Attending Meetings


Meetings of the Council are open to the public. Please access the agenda for the meeting on the website for details of how to view the remote meeting.


Public Questions and Petitions


At every Full Council meeting (except at the Annual Meeting and at Extraordinary Meetings) there is an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions about Council business to the Cabinet Members and submit a petition under the agenda item ‘Public Questions and Petitions’.


The arrangements for dealing with questions and petitions at meetings of the Council which are held remotely are as follows:-


  • If you wish to ask a question or submit a petition, you must submit the question/petition in writing at least 2 clear days in advance of the date of the meeting, by email to the following address:  For meetings held on a Wednesday, questions/petitions will need to be received by 9.00 a.m. on the Monday of that week. You will also need to provide a contact email and/or telephone number to enable a meeting invitation to be issued to you to join the meeting remotely.
  • The Lord Mayor (as Chair of the meeting) has discretion as to how questions and petitions are presented at the meeting and as to whether you are invited to ask your question or present a petition at the meeting or they are read out at the meeting. A response to the question or petition will be given by the appropriate Cabinet Member.  If you are not able to attend the meeting, your question/petition will be read out at the meeting, and an answer/response will be given by the appropriate Cabinet Member. 
  • Where a submitted question or petition cannot be answered because of a technological failure, if time does not allow, or where a Cabinet Member undertakes to provide a written answer/response, the written answer/response will be provided to you and will be published on the Council’s website.

Further information is available on submitting petitions.


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.


Please note that remote meetings will be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s website. See the Council’s Webcasting Notice for more details.




Contact information

Support officer: Paul Robinson, Democratic Services. Email:

Phone: 0114 2734029