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Mayor, Councillors and Committees


Restrictions are starting to ease, but you must still remember: Hands. Face. Space. Fresh air. Check the current rules.

Council meetings are now being held using virtual meeting software and social media platforms.

Normally elected Members must be physically present at a meeting to make decisions, but the Coronavirus Act 2020 has removed this requirement, so meetings can now be conducted online.

Meetings are streamed online so they're open to the public. Most public meetings, like committees and scrutiny panels, will be streamed live on the council's YouTube channel. Please note, the live stream will only be available at the time of the meeting. If you miss the meeting, the recording will be available online, usually after one working day.

Meetings of the full council will continue to be streamed live on the council's Facebook page, not YouTube.

A full timetable of council committees is available on ModernGov.

For meetings where members of the public are invited to participate/speak (for example Licensing or Planning Committees), instructions on how to join and take part in the meeting will be sent to applicants, responsible authorities, and interested parties by the relevant department.


We've moved to a new committee management system, Modern.Gov, which replaces the old eGenda system. You can view papers for committee meetings (including full council) on Modern.Gov.

Where possible, we've redirected any links from eGenda to Modern.Gov, but you should still update any bookmarks you have saved.

You can now download the Modern.Gov app, which lets you view, annotate, and download committee meeting papers. You can also decide which committees you're interested in and get automatic updates when new information is published for the committee. The Modern.Gov app is available to download on your phone or tablet from the Google Play Store or the App Store.