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Guide: A Guide to Committee Meetings
- Part 1The County Council
- Part 2Committees
- Part 3Member Groups
- Part 4How can I find out when a meeting is to be held?
- Part 5Who attends meetings
- Part 6Can I attend a meeting?
- Part 7What is an Agenda
- Part 8Can I get hold of copies of an Agenda?
- Part 9What happens at the meeting?
- Part 10Can I take part in meetings?
Can I take part in meetings?
If you want to make your views known on an issue or to raise a particular matter, you can of course, lobby your local County Councillor to do so on your behalf.
However, the Council has introduced a scheme to allow members of the public to ask questions or present petitions to the Chairmen of the Cabinet, Development Management, HATOCs and Public Rights of Way. You can also make a representation at Council on any matter or at a Scrutiny Committee on any substantive item on the agenda. Details of these schemes are set out in a separate guide entitled ‘Public Participation at Committee Meetings’ which also includes a link to our petitions scheme.
In addition, many proposals under consideration by the Council are the subject of public consultation and are publicised through press adverts, street notices, exhibitions, the internet etc.