Newham

Having your say on council decisions

You can voice your concerns and issues with us by speaking at council meetings. You can also attend public meetings of the council to observe proceedings.
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Attending council meetings

Everyone has the right to attend public meetings of the council, its committees and sub-committees, including meetings of Cabinet and Mayoral Proceedings. But it may be necessary to ask you to leave the room during discussion of confidential information, such as information relating to a named individual, commercially or legally sensitive information.
 
 
 

Speaking at council meetings

If you wish to speak at a meeting about a specific item of business on the agenda, you may ask for a deputation.
 
Deputations may be made up of up to five people. No more than three members of your deputation will be allowed to speak at the meeting. The others will be able to answer any questions asked by councillors. You will be given up to five minutes to speak. Councillors will then have a further five minutes to ask you questions.
 
You must make a deputation request at least five working days before the meeting you wish to speak at.

If you wish to make a deputation or you would like further information, you can email Committees.Partnerships@Newham.gov.uk or write to us at:

Head of Committees and Partnerships
London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road
London
E16 2QU
 
Or you can telephone us on 020 8430 2000.
 
 
 

Have your say in other ways

You can have your say on our plans, proposals and decisions in other ways:

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Contact us

  • Head of Committees and Partnerships
    London Borough of Newham
    Newham Dockside
    1000 Dockside Road
    London
    E16 2QU


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