Question time

Question time gives you the opportunity to come and put questions to the full Council, the Executive, portfolio holders, policy development and scrutiny committees or other committees about their activities and decisions. All these meetings set aside a 15-minute slot at the start to answer your questions. Questions are dealt with in the order they are received; any questions that cannot be dealt with due to lack of time will receive a written reply. A written reply will also be sent if you cannot attend the meeting in person.


Your questions (no more than three):

  • must be about something the Council can influence;
  • must be with us by 5pm, four working days before the meeting (the deadline is set out on the agenda for each meeting);
  • should not be longer than 50 words;
  • must not be defamatory, frivolous or offensive, or substantially the same as a question that has already been put to Council.

Next steps

If you want to know more about matters the Council is involved in, send your question to the Democratic Services Team and be prepared to attend the appropriate meeting to ask your question. If you think a particular committee should answer your question, please tell us.

Questions at policy development and scrutiny committees are usually answered by Portfolio Holders as they are politically accountable for the Council's services.

Speaking on Planning Applications

Members of the public can speak at Development Control and Plans Sub-Committees on particular applications – one in support and one objecting. Speakers must contact the Democratic Services Team on 020 8313 4745 or 020 8461 7566 before 10am on the working day before the meeting. Further details are available in Planning Division Information Sheet 1.4.


Address: Democratic Services
Civic Centre
Stockwell Close
Telephone: 020 8461 7743
Fax: 020 8290 0608


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