Chelmsford City Council

Attending and speaking at meetings

For the foreseeable future, all our meetings will be online. On each individual meeting in the calendar, you can view the instructions to join once we have published the agenda for that meeting. You can also view our coronavirus updates page.

Council, Cabinet and committee meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend.

You can view the meeting calendar online, and the agenda for each meeting.

Meetings are held in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre in Duke Street, unless we state otherwise.

You can also see our policy on the recording of meetings.


Meeting agendas

The items that will be discussed in Council and committee meetings are published in an agenda at least five working days before the meeting date.

You can view the meeting agendas online.

If you don’t have access to the internet or a desktop computer, you can use self-service desktop computers at:


Speaking at a meeting

There is a Public Question Time at the start of Full Council meetings, apart from the Annual Meeting in May. There is also a Public Question Time at the start of all Cabinet meetings, and at the start of most committee meetings.

If you want to ask a question or make a statement at a meeting, you must submit your question online 24 hours in advance.

We will publish all valid questions and statements with the agenda on the website at least six hours before the start time. If you wish to ask it yourself, you need to let us know when you submit the question. We will then send you an invitation to attend the meeting remotely. Alternatively, we can read out the question or statement for you.

You have up to two minutes to speak. Your question or statement must relate to the work of the council or affect the city. If it doesn’t, the Chair may disallow it.

The relevant member or officer of the council will then respond to you.

To find out more about speaking at one of our meetings, you can contact us

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    Last updated: 27 August 2020

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