Islington Council is committed to being open and transparent in the way it conducts its business. The majority of the important decisions the council makes are made at meetings of the Executive, full Council or one of the council's committees. The meetings are held in public and members of the public are very welcome to attend, however during the current crisis we are recommending that you watch the webcast of meetings, rather than attending in person. If there are confidential or exempt matters to be discussed, part of the meeting may be in private, but this is very rare.
The Meetings Calendar shows which meetings are taking place each month, or you can view the list of meetings for an individual committee under the Committees tab. The individual committee pages also lists the members, includes a brief description of the committee's role and the contact details of the committee clerk who can assist with any enquiries.
The meeting agenda and all non-exempt papers are publically
accessible documents and these are available five working days
before each meeting. Papers can be downloaded either via the
Meetings Calendar or the list of meetings
under the Committees tab. If a meeting is being recorded and is available on our webcasting service, then a link will be available on the webpage for each meeting.
The council welcomes active participation by members of the public, but unfortunately whilst social distancing requirements remain, we will only be able to admit a very small number of people to meetings held in person and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The procedures followed at some meetings, such as Planning committees, are governed by legislation, but it is usually possible for members of the public to speak either for or against an application. If you wish to speak at a Planning meeting, please follow the advice you will receive when you register to speak with the Planning department.
At ordinary meetings of full Council, members of the public may ask questions of the Leader, another member of the Executive or the Chair of any scrutiny committee. Members of the public may ask one question on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties or which affects the borough. The time set aside for questions from members of the public is 30 minutes.