The town council carries out most of its decision making at meetings of the Council and its committees.
The council has 16 Councillors who carry out the decision making of the council. They do this through a series of regular meetings. The council and committee meetings follow the process set out in Standing Orders to ensure that everyone knows what is on the agenda and is able to hold an informed debate. Meetings deal with routine matters brought to Councillors for their attention, and also give the opportunity for individual Councillors to suggest their ideas and initiatives.
The agenda for each meeting is published in advance – displayed as a notice at the Guildhall and available to download from our online schedule of meetings. Most meetings are held on Thursday evenings, commencing at 7.00pm but some can vary and so it is advisable to check in advance.
Meetings are open to the public, except for certain items where confidential matters are discussed. We welcome members of the public attending meetings of the Council and its committees. Please note that as meeting rooms are usually on the first floor, if you have any mobility issues, you are advised to contact us in advance if you wish to attend a meeting.
Minutes of meetings are published on the website after the meeting has been held. The minutes of each council or committee meeting are approved at the next meeting of the council or the relevant committee, and so the latest minutes posted on this site should be regarded as being in draft form.