Council meetings

To find out how to speak at a meeting visit our public speaking at meetings page.

Agendas and reports

Agendas and minutes for meetings are available online five working days before the meeting is held. You can access these documents and find out the time, venue and contact details for each meeting the through our calendar of meetings or you can browse meetings under each committee

Paper copies of minutes and agendas can be viewed at the Canterbury Council offices at Military Road, Canterbury or at the divisional office at William Street, Herne Bay. Copies can be purchased from these offices for a small charge to cover printing. In addition reference copies are also sent to the Sturry, Whitstable, Canterbury and Herne Bay libraries and a small number of paper copies are also made available at the meeting.

Audio and visual recording of council meetings

An audio recording of some council committee meetings is made, if a meeting is being recorded the chairman will announce that this is the case at the start of the meeting. The recording will not take place during the hearing of confidential items. To find an audio recording visit our browse meetings page.

Everyone is welcome to record meetings of the Council and its Committees using whatever non-disruptive methods you think are suitable. If you are intending to do this please mention it to the Democratic Services Officer and do not use flash photography unless you have previously asked whether you may do so. If you have any questions about this please contact Democratic Services (members of the press please contact the Press Office). 

Please note that the Chair of the meeting has the discretion to withdraw permission and halt any recording if, in the Chair’s opinion, continuing to do so would prejudice proceedings at the meeting. Reasons may include disruption caused by the filming or recording, or the nature of the business being conducted.

Persons making recordings are requested not to put undue restrictions on the material produced so that it can be reused and edited by all local people and organisations on a non-commercial basis.

If a meeting passes a motion to exclude the press and public then, in conjunction with this, all rights to record the meeting are removed.

Meeting venues

The Guildhall

This building is a converted church by the river in Westgate Gardens.

Public entrance: Along St Peter's Place near Westgate Towers.

Public Transport: This venue is around a five minute walk from Canterbury West Railway Station. A number of bus services also stop within a few minutes walk, please visit the Stagecoach website for more information on the bus routes.

Parking: There are car parks nearby at Pound Lane and North Lane

Council offices

Address: Canterbury City Council Offices, Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YW.

Parking: There is free parking available at the offices.

Public Transport: A number of bus services also stop within a few minutes walk, please visit the Stagecoach website for more information on the bus routes.

Herne Bay Baptist Church

The Herne Bay Area Member panel meets at this venue. 

The main entrance is opposite the library. 

Address: Herne Bay Baptist Church, 107 High Street, Herne Bay

Whitstable Castle

Meetings of the Whitstable Area Member Panel and the Whitstable Harbour Board are held here.

Address: Whitstable Castle, Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW.

Parking: There is free parking at this venue.

Public Transport: It is a 15 minute walk from Whitstable railway station to this venue. A number of bus services also stop within a few minutes walk, please visit the Stagecoach website for more information on the bus routes.


If you have any questions about the process or suggestions that you think could improve the way we administer or publicise the committee arrangements, then please contact:

Democratic Services, Chief Executive's Department, Canterbury City Council, Military Road, Canterbury CT1 1YW

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