Ways of Participating
The Council welcomes public engagement in the democratic process and there are many ways to contribute. You may:
- Attend a Meeting including to Ask a Question or Contribute.
- Submit a Petition.
- Participate in Scrutiny.
- Vote in Elections.
- Contact your Councillor.
- Take part in a consultation.
You are welcomed to attend Council, Cabinet and Committee meetings. View our Meeting Calendar here.
Click on the links for further guidance. View the Committee pages to see the papers and deadlines for each meeting.
The Council welcomes Petitions and recognises that they are a way in which people can have a say. Details on how you may submit a Petition and how they will be considered can be found here.
Scrutiny at the Council plays a key role in scrutinsing decisions, monitoring and improving local services.
Scrutiny welcomes public engagement in their work. Accordingly, you are weclomed to attend an Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting, a Health Scrutiny Sub-Committee meeting, a Grants Scrutiny Sub-Committee meeting, a Housing Scrutiny Sub-Committee meeting or a scrutiny working group. You may also inform reviews and become a co-opted member on a scrutiny body. For information, contact the scrutiny team or see the Overview and Scrutiny pages.
You may register to vote at Elections to ensure your vote counts. Information on the process can be found here as well as Election Results and other information.
You can contact your ward Councillor to obtain information and enquire about Council services. Details can be found here including surgery times.
Information on becoming a Councillor can be found here.
Find about current consultations here.