The council's constitution states that generally a committee, or a sub-committee (but not the Cabinet or a Regulatory Committee), may co-opt a person or persons on to the body.
Co-opted members are legally obliged to keep their statutory register up to date and to inform the council's Monitoring Officer of any changes within 28 days of the relevant event.
The statutory Register of Members' Interests (including Gifts and Hospitality) can be viewed by the public on weekdays between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm (excluding bank holidays) at:
8 Russell Road
Health Scrutiny Committee
This committee includes 5 non-executive members, one from each of the district and borough councils in Suffolk.
Each authority may appoint a substitute for its committee member.
Co-opted members may speak and vote at the meetings.
Pension Fund Committee
- two co-opted district or borough councillors; and
- one co-opted employee representative member nominated by UNISON.
All three are entitled to speak and vote at the meetings.
Police and Crime Panel
This includes two independent co-opted members, who may speak and vote at the meetings.
Education and Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee
There is provision for four statutory co-optees with regard to the scrutiny of education functions:
- a Church of England Diocesan representative;
- a Roman Catholic Diocesan representative; and
- two parent governor representatives.
The statutory co-opted members cannot be substituted.
Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board
- the Police and Crime Commissioner
- representatives of the district and borough councils in Suffolk
All board members are entitled to speak and vote at meetings, and may appoint a substitute.
The table below shows co-opted members, Independent Community members and representatives of partner organisations who sit on some of the council's committees.
- a member's name - you can view their Register of Interests or Gifts and Hospitality
- the committee name - you can view it's full membership list.