Speaking at a council meeting

Members of the public are welcome to attend our committee meetings and listen to the discussions. We are now live streaming our committee meetings which means you are also able to view the meeting from your home or using any mobile device connected to the internet. The link to each live stream meeting will be available on the meeting webpage.

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Guidelines to follow

If you would like to ask a question or speak at a meeting, you will need to submit your request to a member of the Democratic Services Team in advance of the meeting. You can request to speak at a council meeting by emailing your full name, the agenda item and your question to the Democratic Services Team using democraticservicesteam@somerset.gov.uk

Any requests need to be received by 5pm on the day that provides 3 clear working days before the meeting (excluding the day of the meeting itself). For example, if the meeting is due to take place on a Wednesday, requests need to be received by midday on the Thursday prior to the meeting.

The Chair will invite you to speak at the beginning of the meeting under the agenda item Public Question Time, but speaking is limited to 3 minutes. You can only speak to the Committee once. If there are a group of people attending to speak about a particular item, then a representative should be chosen to speak on behalf of the group.

Last reviewed: August 22, 2023 by Ian

Next review due: February 22, 2024

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