Full Council consists of all 50 elected councillors and usually meets five times a year to take major budgetary and policy framework decisions. The Council must consider certain high-level strategic plans, including the Crime and Disorder Reduction Strategy, Community Strategy, and Local Development Framework. In February Full Council agrees the annual revenue and capital budgets which sets the level of Council Tax for the forthcoming Municipal Year (from May to April).
You can read the full terms of reference and procedure rules for Council in our constitution.
Members of the public are welcome to ask questions about Council business and policy at the meetings. More information about public questions can be found here - taking part in the democratic process.
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