Have your say - consultations
Want to influence what happens in your local area and have your say? There are many different ways to get involved. Find out how to take part in consultations, speak at a council or committee meeting, submit a petition or comment on a planning application.
Consultations give you the chance to have your say about how we work and what we plan to do.
Comment on a planning application
You will need to register or log in if you wish to comment on a planning application.
Speaking at a council or committee meeting
Read our rules and guidance on how to ask a question or speak at a council or committee meeting.
Petitions and e-petitions
Find out how to submit a petition on our Petition scheme page.
You can also view our list of closed and rejected e-petitions.
Our citizens' panel is just one of the ways local people can have an impact on the way our services operate.
Surveyed up to three times a year, the panel is made up of around 1,000 households chosen to represent a cross-section of the borough's population.
The panel gives us direct access to valuable feedback from residents on specific services. This helps us ensure we provide the right services to the right standard and cost. It also helps us tailor our services to meet residents' needs.
The panel is one of the most important ways that we consult with our residents. Previously we have consulted the panel about communication and local decisions, community safety and engagement, satisfaction with the local area, and our Local Council Tax Support Scheme.
Webcasts of council meetings
We broadcast some council meetings live on our website. See the webcasting page for more information.