Chelmsford City Council

Attending and speaking at meetings

For the foreseeable future, all our meetings will be online. You can view guidance on how to join and view the meetings online as part of the agendas. 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.

To ask a question or make a statement, you will need to add your name and address to a list before you enter the meeting. We will then pass your name to the person chairing the meeting.

The Chair will call you forward to speak during the Public Question Time. You can ask your question or make your statement once you have confirmed your name and address.

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: 18 March 2020

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