How to get involved in council decisions - make your voice heard

Attend or speak at a council meeting

From 7 May 2021, if you wish to speak at a meeting, you will need to do so in person as meetings will no longer be run virtually.

If you'd like to watch, but not speak at, the meeting please follow along on the live webcast or catch-up after the meeting.

Watch meetings online

How to speak at a public meeting

If you wish to speak at our meetings, apart from Development Management Committee, you can do so by registering to speak no later than two clear working days before the meeting.

If you wish to speak at a Development Management Committee meeting, please email

Speaking at a meeting using Microsoft Teams

Once you've registered to speak, we'll send you a link so that you can join the meeting online.

Read how to join council meetings using Microsoft Teams.

Once the virtual meeting starts, you'll be able to join and speak during the relevant item, before leaving the call at the conclusion of that item.

If you're unable to use Microsoft Teams, please email to discuss a possible alternative arrangement.

Committees, meetings and agendas

Our committees, meetings and agendas web page gives you direct links to find out:

  • when meetings take place
  • what committees we have
  • a history of previous decisions made at meetings