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 any meeting of the council, its committees or cabinet, 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 clear working days before the meeting you wish to speak, for example;
  • If the meeting is scheduled for a Thursday, the request for deputation would need to be sent, at the latest, on Wednesday the week before.
  • If the meeting is scheduled for a Tuesday, the request for deputation would need to be sent, at the latest, on the Monday the week before.
  • If the meeting is scheduled for a Monday, the request for deputation would need to be sent, at the latest, on the Friday two weeks before.​
If you wish to make a deputation you should email your request directly to the Chief Executive, stating at what meeting you would like to speak and what your subject is regarding, Kim.Bromley-Derry@newham.gov.uk​

If you would just like information about the process, you can call our Corporate Governance Team on 0203 373 4643.
 
 
 

Have your say in other ways

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

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


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