The council is keen to provide opportunities for people to have a say in its decision making. One way you can get involved is by participating in a public meetings.
If you are interested in speaking at a meeting please note that you:
- must be a resident in, or a registered local government elector, for Suffolk
- will be time limited
- must not say anything defamatory or offensive, or require the council or committee to disclose confidential information
- must have applied to participate- you can do this online by completing our application form
The way in which the public can participate, and the deadline to apply, varies according to different types of meeting.
For full details on this please read the following:
- Council and Cabinet
- Audit Committee, Health Scrutiny Committee, Education and Children's Services Scrutiny Committee, Pension Fund Committee, Scrutiny Committee and Suffolk Flood Risk Joint Scrutiny Sub-Committee
- Development Control Committee and Rights of Way Committee
- Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board
How to participate in a council meeting
You can apply to participate in a council meeting in one of two ways:
Please note: If necessary, to fully answer your query, we will pass your contact details on to officers of the council and county councillors.
We support the principles of openness and transparency. This allows filming, recording and photography at meetings that are open to the public.
For more information, please read the Council's Filming, Photography and Audio Recording Protocol
If you are not sure which is the appropriate committee for the subject you wish to speak about, or you have any other query about public speaking at meetings, please contact:
Telephone: 01473 265119
Write: Democratic Services
Suffolk County Council
8 Russell Road