Committee details

Committee details

Council

Purpose of committee

Council is attended by all Councillors and the Mayor.  The meetings are chaired by the Chairman of Watford Borough Council.  The procedure rules can be found in the Council’s Constitution. 

 

There are three types of Council meetings –

 

·               Annual Council (listed separately)

·               Ordinary Council meetings

·               Extraordinary Council meetings

 

Ordinary Council meetings

 

Ordinary Council meetings are held approximately four times in a year.  The main roles are –

 

·               To set Watford Borough Council’s Budget and Policy Framework;

·               To receive a report from the Mayor, which Councillors can then ask the questions related to the report;

·               To receive questions from the public, which are then debated by the Councillors;

·               To receive petitions from the public, which are debated by the Councillors;

·               To receive questions from Councillors with their response, these are not debated;

·               To receive motions from Councillors, which are then debated.

·               To consider any recommendations from Committees or Working Parties.

 

Extraordinary Council meetings

 

Extraordinary Council meetings are arranged as needed.  The rules for requesting a meeting are set out in the Council Procedure Rules in the Constitution.  In addition a decision to make someone a Freeman of the Borough has to be agreed at an Extraordinary meeting.

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Caroline Harris.

Phone: 01923 278372

Email: legalanddemocratic@watford.gov.uk

 

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