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Council and committee meetings

You can view the dates of future meetings, search the minutes and reports of the Council, Cabinet and Committees and find out if meetings will be held in person or online.

The above link enables you to access minutes from May 2005 and committee reports from December 2009. If you require minutes and/or committee reports prior to these respective dates, then please contact the Committee, Member and Scrutiny Team on 01462 474655.

A few tips before you start:

  • Click on the links against the meeting date to view the minutes of the meeting. A link to the agenda will be displayed until the minutes are published.
  • You will find links from within the minutes and agendas to the report(s) relating to the item.
  • To see historic reports/minutes you can use the search facility at the top of the page via the link entitled "search minutes and reports".

Coronavirus update: impact on council meetings

At the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and following Government advice on gatherings, decisions due to be taken at Committee meetings were either deferred or determined under delegated authority following consultation with Members of the respective Committee. Decisions made under delegated authority can be found here.

Following the enacted Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, the Council held virtual meetings which were streamed live on the Council’s YouTube page.

Due to the ending of the Flexible Meeting Arrangements on 7 May 2021, the majority of formal meetings are now required to convene in person.

While social distancing guidelines are still in place informal meetings may still be held virtually.

There may still be occasions when meetings are not able to be held or need to be postponed. If this happens, information will be made available on the Council’s website.

Recording council meetings

The Council operates openly and transparently and recognises that the press, public and Councillors have the right to record non-confidential committee meetings. This engagement is welcomed, provided that Council business is not disrupted or disturbed.

We ask that anyone recording the meeting complies with the Council’s approved protocol (see below).