Council Meetings

Council Meetings

Every formal meeting of Clifton Community Council is open to the press and public.

The Council provides opportunity for members of the public to make statements or ask questions. You are welcome to attend the meeting for all matters which is the open to the press and public unless an item is listed as a part 2 private and confidential item. If the Council needs to consider private and confidential matters press and public will have to leave the meeting as the meetings goes into private session which we call part 2. Public Participation is a set agenda item at the beginning of the formal council meeting: Prior to the meeting please contact the Clerk at least 24 hours before the meeting to inform the Council that you wish to speak. You will be allowed to speak at the discretion of the Chair for a maximum of 3 minutes per meeting. The Chair will invite you to stand in location where you can be clearly heard by all at the meeting. The Council may respond to you at the meeting or may write to you. You must not interrupt speakers or speak during the member’s debate on agenda items. You must not hold conversations with other members of the public during meetings. Members of the public who become disruptive during the meeting will be asked by the Chair to leave.

Filming and Recording Council Meetings

Anyone who objects to being filmed or recorded should notify the Clerk prior to the commencement of the meeting. Any person present at a Council meeting may not orally report or comment about a Council meeting as it takes place but otherwise may: film, photograph, or make an audio recording of a meeting; use any other means for enabling persons not present to see or hear proceedings at a meeting as it takes place or later; report or comment on the proceedings in writing during or after a meeting, or orally report or comment after the meeting.