• Full council meeting - Wednesday 9 April, remember rule change on public speaking

    1st April 2014 | News | Claire
  • Here they are as printed on the agenda:

    – A period of 15 minutes has been provided at the beginning of the meeting to allow members of the public to ask questions/make statements. If a question
    does not relate to an agenda item, there is now a requirement (Council meeting 26 February 2014) for the question to be submitted to Democratic Services two
    working days before the meeting.

    – This arrangement is in place to enable a considered response to be given at the meeting. The speaker is entitled to ask a supplementary question relevant to the advance-notice question. If a member of the public wishes to speak on an agenda item or to make a statement which does not require a response, no notice is required.

    – All individual contributions will be limited to 3 minutes – where there is an interest group of objectors or supporters, a spokesperson should be appointed to speak on behalf of group.

    Please note that there will be a decision (as part of the development management committee minutes) to dramatically restrict public speaking at planning committee meetings.

    The meeting starts at 6.30pm. My motion urging EDDC to back the cut tourism VAT campaign will also be debated.

    Here’s the agenda – http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/09042014_council_agenda.pdf