Have Your Say – Speaking at Council Meetings

Members of the public who live or work in Warwickshire are entitled to speak at meetings. Speaking at a meeting of Council or Cabinet is permitted if the subject matter is on the agenda for that meeting. Speaking at Overview and Scrutiny Committees is permitted if the subject matter relates to the remit of that committee.   

The Constitution makes clear who can and cannot speak at meetings.

Each person is allowed to speak for a maximum of three minutes (five minutes if you are presenting a petition). The public speaking session is limited to a maximum of 30 minutes, so the Chair may limit the number of speakers if appropriate.

If you’d like to speak at a meeting, please contact democracticservices@warwickshire.gov.uk at least two clear working days before the meeting. You’ll need to provide your name and address and the details of the meeting at which you’d like to speak or ask a question.

There is a specific speaking scheme for the Regulatory Committee, with details included in the Constitution.