Guide Have your say at meetings

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3. All other virtual public meetings

There is a period of 15 minutes at the beginning of the meeting to allow the public to speak. In order to register to speak, you will need to provide:

  • your name;
  • contact email (if you have one);
  • contact phone number;
  • what your question or statement is.

If you wish to ask a question, or make a statement, on any issue, at a meeting please register by emailing or by telephoning 01395 519970, providing the detail set out above, at least 24 hours before the start time of the meeting.

If an agenda item is added to the published agenda less than 24 hours before the start time of the meeting, you can register at least one hour before the start of the meeting.

If your registration is successful

Once successfully registered, you will be contacted by a member of the Democratic Services Team to explain how you can join the meeting online, either by using the Zoom app or by telephone.

If you would prefer not to join the meeting, you can request that your question or statement is read out on your behalf by one of the Democratic Services Team.

Please remember that

  • The chairman has the right and discretion to control questions to avoid disruption, repetition and to make best use of the meeting time.  The chairman is entitled to interrupt the speaker to ask for their question to be put;
  • All individual contributions will be limited to a maximum period of three minutes.  Where there is an interest group of objectors or supporters, a spokesperson should be appointed to speak on behalf of the group;
  • The meeting is being recorded for subsequent publication on the council's website and streamed live on the Council’s Youtube Channel.