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Attendance and speaking at meetings

Members of the public and the media have the right to attend meetings of full council, cabinet and other committees – except where confidential information or exempt information is likely to be disclosed. These meetings are held in private.

Anyone living in Norwich or any other person entitled to stand as a candidate for election to the city council may put a question to the leader of the council, a cabinet member or the chair of a committee at ordinary meetings of the council, cabinet and at some committee meetings. These can be on any matter of council business or issues which affect the Norwich area.

A question may only be asked if notice has been received in writing or email, direct from the questioner, by the democratic services manager no later than 10am, five clear working days before the meeting.

At any one meeting no one can submit more than one question, and no more than one question may be asked on behalf of one organisation. No one is permitted to ask more than one question in any six month period.

If you wish to speak on a planning or licensing issue there are other rules for speaking at these meetings.

If you would like to submit a question or have any questions about attending or speaking at meetings, please contact us.