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Guide: Public Participation at Committee Meetings
- Part 1Can I attend a meeting?
- Part 2Public Participation
- Part 3Are there any restrictions on what questions I may ask?
- Part 4How do I table my question?
- Part 5How much time is allowed for petitions and/or questions?
- Part 6How many questions may I ask?
- Part 7If I put in a question do I actually have to be there?
- Part 8Is there a limit on the length of any question?
- Part 9How will the answer to my question be given?
- Part 10Once my question has been asked, may I ask another?
- Part 11Presentations to Council, Scrutiny, Development Management, Highways and Traffic Orders and Public Rights of Way Committees
- Part 12Representations to Council
- Part 13Representations to the Scrutiny Committee Meeting
- Part 14Presentations to Development Management, Highways and Traffic Orders and Public Rights of Way Committees
- Part 15How will I know what is on the agenda for a meeting?
Can I attend a meeting?
Meetings of the Council, Cabinet and the majority of Committees are open to the public who may attend and observe.
Alternately you can watch some meetings. The Council, Cabinet and some Committees are also webcast. Further information is at http://www.devoncc.public-i.tv/core/portal/home
Members of the public may use Facebook and Twitter, blogging or other forms of social media to report on proceedings at meetings. Anyone wishing to film part or all of the proceedings may do so unless the press and public are excluded for that part of the meeting or there is good reason not to do so. As a matter of courtesy, anyone wishing to film proceedings is normally asked to advise the Chair or the Democratic Services Officer in attendance so that those present may be made aware.
You can also download this guide here: Having Your Say – Public Participation at Committee Meetings
Members of the public will be treated with respect and courtesy when attending meetings of the County Council. They will be listened to and everyone who has registered will be able to be present/speak without interruption or intimidation. For further information please see our public behaviour protocol.
It is therefore expected that members of the public listen to the proceedings and respect the views and experiences of other people contributing.