Public speaking at meetings

How to participate in Suffolk County Council meetings.

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:

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.

Filming, recording or taking photographs at meetings

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

Further information

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
Endeavour House
8 Russell Road