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Aug 25 2013

A Guide to Council, Cabinet and Committee meetings in Harrow

harrow_council_logoHarrow Council has published a guide to the various committees that residents are welcomed to attend.

As well as listing the committees and meetings, it gives useful advice on how, where, why, what and who – including which officer from Democratic Services would be best placed to answer any questions you have.

It starts:

This guide explains the way meetings of the Council, the Cabinet, Committees and Panels are organised.
Almost all our meetings are open to the public so you can sit in on the whole meeting, or just for the discussion on one subject in which you have a special interest. We have also arranged the business so that near the start of the meeting you can ask questions, hand in a petition, or make a 10-minute deputation relevant to the business of the meeting.

[Note: It is not possible to make a deputation at Council or Cabinet Meetings].

The procedures can seem complicated, so if you need more explanation or information, please contact Democratic Services during office hours, or talk to one of the Council officers on duty at the meeting you are attending. Democratic Services contact details are set out on pages 6 and 7 of this booklet.

Meetings normally start at 7.30 pm at the Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow. A poster is produced every Friday, listing all meetings for the week ahead. Free copies are available from the Information Desk 020 8424 1102 or by telephoning the Members’ Services section on 020 8424 1263. If you intend to come to a meeting it is advisable to check within 5 days of the meeting that the arrangements have not altered since the poster was issued.

Meetings are held in the Council Chamber or one of the Committee Rooms. Rooms 1, 2 and 3 are on the Middlesex Floor and 5 & 6 are on the First Floor.

You can download the guide here. We’d encourage all residents to go along to at least one Council or Cabinet meeting, so that you can see democracy in action. It’s also rather fun watching the bunfights! Harrow Council deserve a hat-tip for publishing this guide and encouraging residents!

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