What happens at Council meetings?

The Clerk is the ‘proper officer’ appointed by the Council to discharge its functions and is responsible for preparing agendas, taking minutes and helping Councillors make decisions that are informed, procedurally correct and lawful. Meetings are run according to Standing Orders agreed by the Council. Standing Orders include statutory legislation for the organisation and transaction of Councils’ business.


The order of business at every meeting will generally be as set out on that meeting’s agenda and we ask that everyone attending respects the office of the Chairman who is responsible for the conduct of the meeting and for ensuring that the business specified on the agenda is carried out.