Deputations require up to six named participants and a spokesperson who is allowed a five minute speech to present the issue to either Full Council or the relevant Cabinet or other meeting. Petitions can be presented within this format at the same time.
Deputations must be notified to the Council meeting’s administrator more than one week in advance with all names and addresses of the members of the deputation and a copy of the 5-minute (or less) speech content. This written copy will be printed and attached to agenda papers.
There is at the chosen meeting a response given which will indicate the course of action the council will pursue.