Community Forums

Community Forums provide the community with the opportunity to address Council on matters relating to the Council Meeting Agenda or any general matter. Council will consider community questions and statements when making decisions.

Council has been trialing the live Webcast of Community Forums since December 2019. In line with current social distancing restrictions we are now holding these meetings remotely. Questions/Statements from the public are encouraged and will be read out by an appropriate member of staff. Please register to speak using the normal process as set out below. If you would like to participate in the meeting by reading out your question please also fill out and email to a completed and signed Privacy Notice (Word, 31KB) as your voice and/or image will be broadcast live.

 Online Community Forum - 14 July 2020 

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 Online Community Forum - 12 May 2020. Meeting Recording: (via Zoom opens in new window or application).

Please note that you may need to download zoom in order to access these meeting.

Community Forum Meeting Schedule

Community Forums take place on the second Tuesday of each month in Councils Gallery/Chambers of the Administration Building at 6:30pm unless affected by public holidays or other exceptional circumstances. See the current advice above and the Community Forum schedule for dates.

Council encourages anyone interested in attending and/or addressing Council at the Community Forum to read the Community Forum guidelines prior to attending the Community Forum Meeting. 

Register to speak at Community Forum

In order to address Council at a Community Forum you must register to speak prior to 12pm on the day of the Forum.

Where a meeting is to be webcast and you are registered to speak we will seek your consent to record and livestream your address to the meeting. This does not apply to remotely held meetings held while Covid-19 restrictions are in place.  

FAQs and guidelines

Community Forum guidelines

How does a Community Forum work?

How do I present at the Community Forum?

Relevant links

Community Forum Meeting Documents