At the start of each new triennium the Council may elect to change the committee structure. Most committees are disestablished until the incoming Council confirms the new committee structure.
All Council and committee meetings are open to the public unless the meeting resolves to exclude the public. Find out when the meetings are happening by checking our calendar, and read more about attending and speaking at meetings.
Under the Local Government Act 2002 a local authority may establish a joint committee. A Joint Committee is deemed to be both a committee of the local authority and a committee of the other local authorities or public bodies. A Joint Committee will usually be established to oversee region-wide activities such as emergency management. The terms of reference (PDF 844 KB) set out the joint committees’ responsibilities.
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