Committee details

Council

Purpose of committee

All 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 to:

adopt and, where necessary, amend the Constitution;

adopt the Code of Conduct;

agree the major Policy and Budget Framework;

appoint the Leader;

appoint Councillors to Committees;

appoint the Chief Executive

 

The Council formally adopted its budget for 2016/17 onwards on Wednesday 24 February 2016. Details of the budget can be found here

 

How to ask questions at meetings of the Council

Persons living within the Borough of Ipswich are entitled to put questions to their elected representatives at meetings of the full Council.

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 statement.

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 responsibility.

Questions must be submitted to the Monitoring Officer and/or the Operations Manager - Democratic Services by no later than 10.00am, two working days before the meeting.

Questions must be in writing or by email to: councilquestions@ipswich.gov.uk;

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.

For further information please contact:

Committee Services
Email: committee.services@ipswich.gov.uk

 

Membership