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Public participation at Full Council meetings

Your chance to ask a question at an Ordinary Full Council meeting.

As part of our Fairer Westminster Strategy anyone who lives, works or studies in Westminster is now invited to pose a question in-person at an Ordinary Full Council meeting, this can be about a local issue or a wider question about the council. 

Submissions for the Full Council meeting on Wednesday 24 January have now closed and successful applicants will be contacted by the team during the next 24 hours.

Ordinary meetings refer to one of the four scheduled meetings per year, and are usually held in January, June, September and November. These meetings are held at Old Marylebone Town Hall, 97-113 Marylebone Road, NW1 5PT. Find meeting dates for 2023 and 2024. 

If an extraordinary meeting is called, usually in March or May, there won't be time for questions in the agenda.

How it works

This is your opportunity to have your voice heard on the issues that matter to you, and to hold your council accountable. This opportunity is open to individuals as well as community organisations who want to submit a question on behalf of their group.

A 30-minute slot at the start of each meeting will now be dedicated to public questions. Each person speaking will be given up to two minutes to ask their questions and cabinet have up two minutes to respond. This is to allow time for a number of questions to be presented.

Ask a question

Questions should be submitted through our online form or by sending a hard copy to the Committee and Councillor Support Manager, 17th floor, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP. The letter should contain your question, name, address, post code and contact details, in particular a contact telephone number.

The form will open three weeks before each meeting and stay open for two weeks. The form will close a week before the meeting to allow time for the submissions to be read and respondents to be contacted. Any hard copy questions submitted must be received, and not just sent, by the date the form closes.

Please note, Ordinary Full Council meetings are recorded and broadcast.

Full details on how to submit a question and what content can and cannot be submitted is available on the Public Participation Protocol:

Public Participation Protocol
Public Participation Protocol PDF, 114.34 KB, 3 pages

If you have any questions or would like more advice on how to submit a question, please contact us on [email protected]

Published: 30 August 2023

Last updated: 26 January 2024