How we make decisions

Decision-making processes and records of decisions made by the Authority, are available for the current and previous three years where relevant.

Timetable of council meetings

An online diary of all council meetings and committees that are open to the public.

Agendas, officers' reports, background papers and minutes  of council committee, sub committee and standing forum meetings

Major policy proposals and decisions

Publically available information about major policies including facts and analyses of facts considered when framing major policies.

NB. This information will not be released where it is likely to damage internal policy development or relations with other public authorities.

Public consultations

Details of consultation exercises with access to the consultation papers or information about where the papers can be obtained. The results and outcomes of consultation exercises are also available.

Access to internal instructions, manuals and guidelines for dealing with the business of the council to enable understanding of how decisions are made.

NB This information will not be released where it would damage the operations of the Council.