Speak to your local councillor
Your councillor is there to represent you when council decisions are being made. You can ring or email your councillor and many councillors hold ward surgeries. Ward surgeries are drop-in sessions which you can attend without an appointment.
Attending or speaking at a council meeting
Council meetings are held in public and you are always welcome to come along. Most meetings have time at the start reserved for people in the city to come along and speak.
Voting and elections
Whatever your political views, it’s important that you register to vote and then you can exercise your right to vote at all elections.
Consultations enable you to have your say about how we work and what we plan to do. Consultation makes our policies, strategies and services more effective by helping them to reflect your views.
Petitions are a call to action from a group of people in the city to the council. You can submit a petition to full council or certain committees of the council.