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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?
Representations to the Scrutiny Committee Meeting
At Scrutiny Committee meetings, any member of the public who is resident in the area served by the County Council may make oral representations on any substantive matter listed on the Agenda of any Scrutiny Committee. Such representations will be limited to 3 minutes per person, within an overall time limit of 15 minutes. If you wish to make such a representation, you should, via email or letter, submit a brief outline of the points or issues you may wish to raise, before 12 noon 4 working days before the meeting. As outlined above, you will not receive detailed ‘answers’ to any points that you might raise.