Decision Making

Details of county council committees and meetings, including agendas and minutes

The work of Suffolk County Council is carried out through our committees and meetings.

Anyone can attend a committee meeting at the council and read its agendas, minutes and reports - apart from those items that we are legally required to keep confidential.

All meetings are held Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 5.00pm.

Meetings to be held in private

Most of the items considered by the Cabinet or other executive decision making committees are open to members of the public to attend. In exceptional circumstances, whenever it is likely that exempt information will be provided, the law allows the public to be excluded from meetings.

Exempt information includes information relating to personal privacy, information about Council negotiations for land, goods or services where disclosure would be likely to prejudice the Council's position, information about legal proceedings, investigation of crime and security matters.

Follow this link to see current and past notices about where it is likely that exempt information needs to be considered by the Cabinet or another executive decision making committee.
Notices of meetings likely to be held in private

Reports containing exempt information are released as soon as it is felt appropriate for the information to be made public.

Supporting information

County Council - information about meetings of County Council.

The Constitution sets out who is required to sit on the committee, the role of each committee and what powers they have.

Committee Meeting Dates are part of the events calendar.

Committee Membership shows which councillors and independent members sit on which committee.

Co-opted and Independent Community Members and representatives of partner organisations - details of the co-opted members, independent community members and representatives of partner organisations on the council's committees.

Key Decision Forward Plan lists the Key Decisions that the county council is required to publish under the Local Government Act 2000.

Petitions information about how to petition the county council and its committees.

Public speaking at meetings sets out how you can speak at meetings of the county council and its committees.

What is in the section

Co-opted and Independent Community Members and representatives of partner organisations

Information on co-opted and independent community members of Suffolk County Council and representatives of partner organisations.

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A summary of the County Council's formal committees

  1. Audit Committee
  2. Cabinet
  3. Development Control Committee
  4. Dismissals Appeals Committee
  5. Education Transport Appeals Committee
  6. Education and Children's Services Scrutiny Committee
  7. Health Scrutiny Committee
  8. Individual Cases Committee
  9. Lowestoft Shared Accommodation Joint Committee
  10. Northern Area Appointments Committee
  11. Pension Fund Committee
  12. Police and Crime Panel (Joint Committee)
  13. Rights of Way Committee
  14. Scrutiny Committee
  15. Shared Offices Joint Committee
  16. Southern Area Appointments Committee
  17. Staff Appointments Committee
  18. Suffolk Flood Risk Joint Scrutiny Sub Committee
  19. Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board
  20. Suffolk Joint Standards Board
  21. Suffolk and Norfolk Joint Health Scrutiny Committee
  22. Western Area Appointments Committee
  23. Explore Committees further


View our current public consultations, get involved and have your say.

  1. Active for Life: Suffolk Wellbeing Strategy for 2015 - 2020
  2. Bury St Edmunds new high school pre-application planning consultation
  3. Consultation on Chilton Woods
  4. Consultation on Whitton and Castle Hill 20 mph speed limit proposal
  5. Consultation on admissions to schools in Suffolk for 2016/2017
  6. Consultation on the Sexual Health Needs Assessment
  7. Disposal of playingfield at the former Monks Eleigh Primary School, Churchfield
  8. Nacton Road TRO Consultation
  9. Queen Street - TRO Consultation
  10. Explore Consultations further

Notices of meeting likely to be held in private

Notices of meeting likely to be held in private

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Information about Petitions

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Public speaking at meetings

How to participate in Suffolk County Council meetings.

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The Council

Details about meetings of The Council

  1. Audio Recordings of County Council Meetings
  2. Record of Votes at Meetings of the County Council
  3. Explore The Council further