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.
Members of the public are not able to submit motions. However, you can contact your councillor to ask them to request a motion on a topic of concern or interest to you.
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
Motions appear on the agenda papers for full council. The agenda papers are published at least 5 working days before the meeting.