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How we make decisions

Councillors from all political parties sit on committees and decide on the services we provide. The rules for making these decisions are set out in our constitution.

All councillors attend a 'Full Council' meeting several times a year to decide our budgets and policies. There are a number of other smaller committees including:

  • Licensing
  • Planning 
  • Regeneration and Property

See full details for committee meetings including agendas, minutes and audio recordings where available. 

Council officers make many decisions everyday. The powers to make the decisions are delegated to them under our constitution rules or by committees. We publish these decisions alongside council and committee decisions when they have a relatively high financial value or have a significant effect on the local area.

View published decisions

Some departments publish their decisions somewhere else as different rules apply. You can view these below: