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Council Meetings

Members of the press and public are very welcome to attend all meetings of the Council and its Committees. 15 minutes is set aside for public participation at each Ordinary Council meeting, during which members of the public are able to speak or ask a question. Information on public participation is shown here. Click the blue ‘All Meetings’ button to browse forthcoming, prior and future meetings. To see a printable (two page) calendar of all formal meetings of the Town Council and its Committees from February 2016 to May 2017 please click here.

Council

The Town Council meets on 2nd Wednesday of the months of June, July, September, November, January and March. Meetings are held at 7.30pm. The Annual Council Meeting is held on the second Wednesday in May each year directly after the Annual Town Meeting. In an election year the Annual Meetings are held on the Wednesday falling 13 days after the election.

The most significant decisions, such as setting the Town Council’s precept (local council tax), are taken by Full Council (comprising all 16 Councillors). However, to help run council business more effectively, Felixstowe Town Council has given delegated authority to its Committees to take responsibility for the management of certain key areas of business.

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Finance & General Purposes Committee

The Finance & General Purposes Committee meets at 7.30pm on the fourth Wednesday every other month. This Committee monitors the Council’s finances and matters of policy and governance.

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Assets & Services Committee

The Assets & Services Committee meets at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of the months of June, September, October, December, February and April. This Committee manages and monitors the provision of Council’s assets and services such as its halls, allotments and cemetery.

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Civic & Community Committee

The Civic & Community Committee meets at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of the months of June, September, November, February and April. This Committee meets to consider civic functions, community engagement, partnership working and grants.

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Planning & Environment Committee

The Planning & Environment Committee meets fortnightly on Wednesdays at 9.15am. This Committee meets to consider and make comments on local planning applications to the planning authority – Suffolk Coastal District Council.

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Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee meets at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday in October and April and considers matters relevant to Council’s staff.

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Annual Town Meeting

Felixstowe’s Annual Town Meeting is held at the Town Hall at 7.00pm on the second Wednesday in May each year*. This is not a meeting of the Town Council but rather a meeting of the Electors of the Parish of Felixstowe. However, it is hosted by the Town Council and held at the Town Hall.

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Highways Advisory Committee

The Highways Advisory Committee meets twice a year in September and March to discuss local highways matters with representatives from Suffolk County Council.

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Appeals Committee

The Appeals Committee meets when necessary to consider any grievance and disciplinary matters which are unable to be resolved by Personnel Committee.

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Working Groups

Issues that require further focus or expertise may be delegated to Working Parties set up by Council or one of its Committees. These act in an advisory capacity only and make recommendations to Council or Committee. Working Group meetings are not usually open to the public.