Councillors meet together at Council
meetings which are normally open to the public. At Council
meetings, Councillors decide major
policies and set the Budget each year. The Council has
adopt and, where necessary, amend the
adopt the Code of Conduct;
agree the major Policy and Budget Framework;
appoint the Leader;
appoint the Chief Executive
How to ask questions at meetings of the
Persons living within the Borough of Ipswich are entitled to
put questions to their elected representatives at meetings of the
You are permitted to ask a maximum of two questions per
meeting and one supplementary question per main question.
Supplementary questions must relate to the subject matter of the
original question and must not be preceded by a
Questions can be put to:
- A Member of the Executive;
- The Chairman of any Committee;
- The Leader of any Political Group.
Questions must relate to issues for which the Council has
Questions must be submitted to the Monitoring Officer by no
later than 10.00am, two working days before the meeting.
Questions must be in writing or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Questions must contain:
- The name and address of the questioner;
- The name to whom the question is to be put;
- And if possible a contact telephone number.
The same question cannot be asked in Council within a period
of six months.
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