Councillors and Committees
In this section you will find details about all aspects of the Council's democratic process, including an archive of agendas and minutes for Council and Committee meetings as well as meetings of the Executive and decisions taken by individual Executive Members.
The Council is made up of 52 elected Members representing 30 wards. All Councillors meet together as the Council about five times a year. The Council decides the overall policy framework and sets the budget each year for all the services the Council is responsible for. The Council elects one of its 52 Members to be the Leader of the Council. It also appoints members to the Overview and Scrutiny Commission (responsible for holding the Executive publicly accountable, for monitoring service performance and policy development); the regulatory committees (which make decisions on non-executive functions); and the Standards Committee.