Full Council is a meeting of all
84 Councillors and is chaired by the
Some important decisions can only
be taken at Full Council, such as
setting the Council's budget and deciding the Council's overall
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.
Meetings of the Council have to
be held as in-person meetings and are open to the
public. Meetings are normally held at Sheffield Town Hall
and are webcast.
If you would like to attend the meeting, please
report to an Attendant in the Foyer at the Town Hall where you will
be directed to the meeting room.
However, it would be appreciated if you could register to attend,
in advance of the meeting, by emailing email@example.com,
as this will assist with the management
of attendance at the meeting.
Please do not attend the meeting if you have COVID-19
symptoms. It is also recommended that you undertake a Covid-19
Rapid Lateral Flow Test within two days of the meeting. To aid safe access and protect all attendees, you
are welcome to wear a face covering within the venue.
PLEASE NOTE: The
Public Gallery in the Town Hall Council Chamber can accommodate 50
persons. Social distancing may not be
possible in the Gallery depending on the numbers of members of the
public in attendance at the meeting. An
overspill area will be provided in the event
that more than 50 members of the public attend - the webcast
of the meeting will be live streamed to that room.
We are unable to guarantee entrance to the Public
Gallery for observers, as priority will be given to registered
speakers and those that have registered to attend.
Alternatively, you can observe the meeting remotely
by clicking on the ‘view the webcast’ link provided on
page of the
Public Questions and Petitions
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 and submit a petition under the
agenda item ‘Public Questions and
arrangements for dealing with questions and petitions at meetings
of the Council are as follows:-
If you wish to attend a meeting
and ask a question or present a petition, you must submit the
question/petition in writing by 9.00 a.m. at least 2 clear working
days in advance of the date of the meeting, by email to the
following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. E.g.
for meetings held on a Wednesday, questions/petitions will need to
be received by 9.00 a.m. on the Monday of that week.
Questions/petitions submitted after the deadline will be asked at
the meeting subject to the discretion of the Chair. You will also
be asked to provide a contact email and/or telephone
number. (Details of how we will use and keep your information
can be found
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 Leader of the Council
or the appropriate Committee Chair. If you are not able to
attend the meeting, your question/petition may be referred to the
appropriate Member, and an answer/response will be provided to
Where a submitted question or
petition cannot be answered because time does not allow, or where a
Member undertakes to provide a written
answer/response, the written answer/response will be provided to
you within ten working days of the meeting and will be published on the Council’s
note that the Chair of the meeting may not accept petitions or
questions which relate to:-
(i) matters not
being within the responsibility of the Local Authority or which
affects the City or its inhabitants;
(ii) judicial or quasi-judicial matters;
(iii) individual planning/licence/grant applications or appeals;
(iv) named officers or Members of the
(v) confidential matters of the type
referred to in Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972;
(vi) matters of an irrelevant, repetitious,
defamatory, frivolous or offensive
nature or a general misuse of the opportunity.
information is available on submitting
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.
note that meetings will be filmed for
live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s website. See