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Council meetings, minutes and agendas

Urgent Decision Making Guidance

In accordance with government guidelines and our constitution, we will follow Urgent Decision Making Guidance during this period. Please see any officer decisions taken during this time.

Get information on council meetings, agendas and minutes:


Upcoming council meetings

View details of council meetings online:

Dates of all council meetings are published on the noticeboard at West Offices at least 5 days before the meeting. Agendas for meetings can also be found at Explore libraries.

You can find out about forthcoming executive and executive member business by looking at the council’s Forward Plan.

View the council’s Accessing Information Protocol.

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Public participation in meetings

Residents are encouraged to attend meetings and participate. All meetings are open to the public except when confidential information is being discussed.

Find out more about how you can have your say and attend council meetings.

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How the council makes it decisions

The majority of decisions are made by councillors but many are made by senior officers to keep services running day to day.

Who can do what is set out in the Delegation Scheme which is part of the Council’s Constitution. This sets out the structure and workings of the council in detail.

The decisions made by a committee are recorded in the minutes of the meetings. Decisions made by senior officers are recorded in an Officer Decision Log. You can view the council committee structure online.

Councillors and officers are bound by a code of conduct. This ensures that they act fairly and properly in any decisions they take as elected representatives of their communities. Sometimes they choose not to vote on or take part in certain decisions if they have a direct interest in the issue.

Members of committees and bodies are appointed by Full Council. In most cases, membership is decided on a political basis according to the number of seats held by each political group.

In some circumstances non-councillors can be co-opted on to a committee if they have a particular expertise or represent a particular section of the community.

For further information about council meetings contact Democratic Services.

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Also see

Democratic Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551088