Council meetings

Overview

The Council elects a Leader from among its members. The Leader of the Council appoints the Cabinet and provides overall strategic and corporate direction for the Council.

The Council publishes the agenda and minutes of all Council meetings. Agendas for each meeting are published at least five days before the meeting, along with the reports to be considered.

Reports containing ‘exempt’ information (for example, details relating to individuals) are not published. Where reports are not available five days before a meeting, they will be made available as soon as reasonably practical.

A record of decisions taken at meetings – the information sheet – is published as soon as possible after each meeting.

You are welcome to attend and observe meetings of the Council. You can take photographs and video recordings at meetings as long as it does not cause disruption. You should, therefore, be aware that you may be photographed or filmed.