How To Attend Meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings of the Council and its various committees, except where confidential business is being discussed.

Meetings of the full City Council are held in the Council Chamber. Access to the public gallery is via an external side door adjacent to the entrance beneath the Council Chamber.

Most Committee meetings take place in the Committee Suite on the first floor of the Civic Centre.

When meetings are held in other venues this will be indicated on the Meetings list and on the front page of the agenda for the meeting.

Access to the Committee Suite is from within the Civic Centre.

The full City Council meets on the first Wednesday of each month except January (when it meets on the second Wednesday), May and August. The Annual Meeting is normally held on the last Wednesday in May at 2pm.

Times of Committee meetings vary - see the weekly list for meetings to be held over the next three weeks.


Accessibility information about the Civic Centre, including the Committee Suite from DisabledGo

Speaking At Meetings

The public do not have an automatic right to speak at Council meetings but they may address the Council or ask questions at Public Question Time.

The procedure for this is contained in the Newcastle Charter. The Head of Democratic Services must be notified in writing by noon on Monday before the Council meeting.

Some meetings, such as Ward Sub-Committees are public meetings where members of the public will be invited to speak. Other meetings are more formal.

If you wish to speak at a meeting please contact Democratic Services
Phone: 0191 211 5159.

Page last updated: 
9 April 2014
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