Full Council

The Full Council comprises of the council's 60 elected members meeting together. It is chaired by the Lord Mayor who also maintains a ceremonial role. The Full Council meets quarterly, plus the annual meeting and any special meetings required.

Responsibility and functions


  • agrees policy framework ie statutory plans
  • approves budget
  • takes decisions on executive functions outside approved policy or budget framework
  • adopts and / or changes the constitution
  • agrees / amends terms of reference for non-executive committees
  • adopts members' allowances scheme
  • confirms appointment of Head of Paid Service (the Chief Executive)
  • makes decisions on all matters which, by law, must be determined by Full Council
Last updated: 9 August 2016