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Asking Questions at Council and Committee meetings

The Council is committed to maintaining full transparency in the decision making process during this period.

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Anyone who lives, works or studies in the Royal Borough of Kingston can ask a question at meetings of the Full Council, at Committee meetings or Neighbourhood Committee Meetings.

30 minutes will be set aside at the start of a meeting for this purpose.

Dates of Council meetings can be found below together with the deadline for submitting questions.

Meeting of the Council Deadline for Submission of Questions
12 July 2022

12 noon on Thurs 30 June 2022

18 October 2022 12 noon on Thurs 6 October 2022
13 December 2022 12 noon on Thurs 1 December 2022
18 April 2023 12 noon on Thurs 6 April 2023

(Questions cannot be submitted to the Annual Meeting of the Council in May or the meeting which agrees the Budget and Council Tax.)

How many questions can I ask?

Council: One question may be asked per person or organisation per meeting. 

Strategic Committees & Neighbourhood Committees: You can submit more than one question but may not be able to ask them all in the allocated time. 

Questions must be put in person but you can ask to provide translation or other practical assistance to facilitate a question where required. If you have any individual requirements or feel that addressing the meeting may present a difficulty, please let us know in good time and at least the day before the meeting, and, as far as reasonably practicable, arrangement will be made to assist.

What is the deadline for questions for Committee Meetings?

Strategic Committee Meetings:  If you want to ask a question you must let us know in writing what your question is by 10am on the working day prior to the day of the meeting.

Neighbourhood Committee meetings: If you want to ask a Neighbourhood Committee question you must let us know in writing by 10am on the working day prior to the day of the meeting. (You do not need to let us know in advance what your question is but doing so would be helpful.)

How do I submit a Question?

Please use the Submit a Question Form.

Last Modified: 10/06/2022 10:28:33

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