How the council operates
All councillors meet together as the council in order to decide the council's overall policies and set the budget each year.
Other key roles of council are the debating and approval of policy development, the promotion of community engagement and the receipt and confirmation of meetings of scrutiny panels, and committees.
Meetings of the council are normally open to the public.
All meetings of the council, its committees and panels are arranged and supported by the council's Democratic Services section.