A motion is a request by an elected member for an issue to be discussed at full council and for a decision to be made.

Acceptable motions

A motion may not be accepted if:

  • it’s about a matter that the council is not responsible for or does not affect the borough
  • it’s defamatory, frivolous or offensive
  • it’s substantially the same as a motion which has been put to full council in the past 6 months
  • it requires the disclosure of confidential or exempt information
  • seeks to pursue or further a complaint against the council where other channels exist to deal with that complaint

View motions

Motions appear on the agenda papers for full council. The agenda papers are published at least 5 working days before the meeting.

Page updated on: 4 October 2022

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