General Purposes and Licensing Committee

Purpose of committee

The General Purposes and Licensing Committee is responsible for the following non-executive functions of the Council:


·  electoral issues;

·  making byelaws;

·  human resources matters;

·  probity strategy;

·  open government;

·  complaint procedures;

·  Member appointments;

·  health and safety;

·  licensing of births, deaths and marriages; and

·  licensing matters.


Some decisions on these matters are delegated to appropriate officers.


Members of the public are allowed to put one question at each meeting of the Committee. In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, questions from the public that are not specific to reports on the agenda must have been received in writing by 5pm, 10 working days before the date of the meeting. The deadlines are expected to be:


Meeting on 23rd May 2023: Tuesday 9th May 2023

Meeting on 11th July 2023: Tuesday 27th June 2023

Meeting on 21st September 2023: Thursday 7th September 2023

Meeting on 8th November 2023: Wednesday 25th October 2023


Questions specifically on reports on the agenda can be received within two working days of the normal publication date of the agenda. The deadline is given on each agenda. 


At special meetings, only questions relating to reports on the agenda are taken.


Contact information

Support officer: Graham Walton. 0208 461 7743

Postal address:
W88, West Wing
Bromley Civic Centre
Stockwell Close
Bromley, Kent

Phone: 0208 461 7743

Fax: 020 8290 0608