Any resident of the city can make a speech or ask a question at any of our ordinary public meetings, including full council.
Your question has to be asked at the meeting (this can be in person or remotely via Microsoft Teams).
You can ask a question if you work for the council, the only additional rule is that questions cannot relate to your personal employment.
Your speech has to be signed by at least 5 people but no more than 12. You’ll need to identify who the lead spokesperson is and this person will speak at the meeting.
Anyone who lives or works in the city can support a speech.
Only the lead spokesperson has to come to the meeting to present the speech. All the supporters will be invited and are welcome to come and support the spokesperson but only the lead spokesperson will speak at the meeting.
If the spokesperson is not available to present the speech to the meeting, another of the supporters can present it instead.
Details you need to provide
You cannot submit a speech or question anonymously.
You must provide your name and either an address or email address when submitting a question. Your name will be part of the public record of the meeting along with your question.
A speech must be presented at a meeting. Supporters will need to provide their address, but we will not publish this information in any meeting papers.
If you want to make a representation to councillors without being present at a meeting you can contact all of the city’s councillors directly.