How we make decisions: committees, meetings and panels

The Council

Although the strategic and neighbourhood committees take a lot of the decisions in the running of the borough, all 48 councillors meet together several times a year as 'the Council' to set the policy and budgetary framework.

The Council is responsible for the appointment of the Mayor, the Leader, lead members and members of other bodies such as the overview and scrutiny panel and the licensing and development control committees.

Other roles of the Council include adopting the code of conduct for councillors, agreeing any changes to the Council's constitution and agreeing the terms of reference for committees and panels.

Council meetings are open to the public and the meetings are held at 7.30pm in Guildhall.

To browse and view meetings, agendas and minutes, and see contact details for members of this committee, visit Committee details - The Council.