Key Decisions List

Purpose of committee

Each month, the Council publishes a list of key decisions which its is planning to take within the next 28 days, including those which it is intending to take in a private meeting (that is, a meeting to which the public is not admitted).


The purpose of this list is to give notice of those decisions and an opportunity for people to make representations about any items which are to be decided in a private meeting. Anybody can make representations to the Council that an item should be decided in public and not in a private meeting. If you wish to do this, please email The Council will reply to your e-mail. Your representations, and the Council’s response to them, will be published on this website at least 5 days before the relevant meeting. 


Key decisions are decisions taken by either the Cabinet or Council that have a significant effect on the community or involve significant budgets using the following criteria:


  • anything affecting communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards
  • any expenditure or savings which are significant (that is, in excess of £100,000) regarding   the Council's budget for the service function to which the decision relates.
  • anything significantly affecting communities within one ward
  • anything affecting the budgetary and policy framework set by the Council