What you can do
- Submit a maximum of two questions to be asked at an ordinary meeting of the Council.
- Questions must be received at least seven clear working days before the day of the meeting.
- No person may submit more than two questions and no more than two questions may be asked on behalf of one organisation at any one meeting.
- A question may be rejected if it -
- is not about a matter for which the Council has a responsibility or which affects the Borough
- is defamatory, frivolous or offensive
- is substantially the same as a question which has been put at a meeting of the Council in the past six months; or
- requires the disclosure of confidential or exempt information.
- Questioners will be contacted to confirm whether their questions have been accepted or not.
- At the meeting the Mayor will invite the questioner to put the question to the Member named. If a questioner is unable to be present, the Mayor can be asked to put the question on his/her behalf and arrange a written reply.
- A questioner may ask one supplementary question without notice being given which must arise out of the original question or reply.
- Any question which cannot be dealt with during public question time either because of lack of time or because of the non attendance of the Member to whom it was put or for other reasons will be dealt with by a written answer.
- The total number of questions which may be asked and the length of time allowed for questions at each meeting is at the discretion of the Mayor.