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Co-operative Executive

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Information about Co-operative Executive

The Co-operative Executive comprises the Leader and 9 Cabinet Members and discusses and takes decisions on the most significant issues facing the City Council.  These include issues about the direction of the Council, its policies and strategies, as well as city-wide decisions and those which affect more than one Council service.


Attending Meetings

Meetings of the Council have to be held as physical meetings and are open to the public

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, as this will assist with the management of attendance at the meeting.

To ensure safe access and to protect all attendees, it is recommended that a face covering is worn (unless you have an exemption) at all times within the venue. Please do not attend the meeting if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

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.

Alternatively, you can observe the meeting remotely by clicking on the ‘view the webcast’ link provided on the meeting page of the website.


Public Questions and Petitions

The arrangements for dealing with questions and petitions at meetings of Co-operative Executive are as follows:-

If you wish to ask a question or present a petition at the meeting, 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:  This is necessary to facilitate the management of attendance at the meeting whilst public health safety measures continue to be applied.  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 be asked to provide a contact email and/or telephone number. (Details of how we will use and keep your information can be found here).



The 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 Executive Member or Council officer.  If you are not able to attend the meeting, your question/petition may be referred to the appropriate Executive Member, and an answer/response will be provided to you.

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 and will be published on the Council website.

Please 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 Council;

(v) confidential matters of the type referred to in Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972; or

(vi) matters of an irrelevant, repetitious, defamatory, frivolous or offensive nature or a general misuse of the opportunity.


Recording of Meetings

Recording is allowed at Co-operative Executive 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.