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Public question time

Have your say at public question time

You elected Shropshire Councillors to represent you. Is there anything you want to tell them to influence the decisions they make?

One of the ways you can do this is to speak to councillors in public question time at the beginning of most council meetings.

For full Council meetings there is a 30 minute slot, with individuals given up to 3 minutes to speak. You can ask a question, state your case, or present a petition. The question and response will be tabled at the meeting, after which you will have the right to ask a supplementary question (provided that it relates to the original question and/or the portfolio holder/Leader's reply). We require 5 clear working days' notice of your intention to speak at full Council meetings.

For other committee meetings we need at least 2 clear working days' notice. Please note that there are special arrangements for public speaking at Regulatory Committee meetings on planning applications. The purpose of the right to speak is to give members of the public the opportunity to make their views known directly to the committee about the planning merits of individual planning applications. In order to register your intention to speak on a planning application you must contact Committee Services no later than 2 full working days before the day of the meeting.

You can put forward your request to speak at public question time by completing the online form or by writing, faxing or e-mailing your question to the Chief Executive, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND.

Upon receiving your submission we will contact you and tell you when you will have the opportunity to speak.

For further information about the Petition Scheme follow the link on this page.

Please refer to the Public Question Time guide attached to this page for further information.

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Democratic Services
01743 252729
Shropshire Council
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate

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