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Public participation at Full Council meetings

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

Published on: 30 August 2023

Last updated: 13 September 2023

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. 

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 an online form. 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.

The next submission window for the meeting on 15 November will open on 25 October and close at 2pm on 8 November.

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, 127.46 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]

Full Council information events

Join one of these online events to find out more about Full Council and how to have your say. Everyone who attends the session will automatically be entered into a prize draw for a £30 voucher. You will be informed if you have successfully won the prize draw within one month of the sessions. Sign up to one of the sessions through eventbrite below: