Council and Committee Meetings
Council business is conducted under its Standing Orders and Financial Regulations
To view/download the
Councillors Briefing, Standing Orders and Financial Regulations, click here
Council's policy on Freedom of Information, click here
Council's policy on the Participation of the Public at its Meetings, and recording meetings, click here
Council's Complaints Procedure, click here
Council's Code of Conduct, click here
All Council meetings begin at 7:30 pm and take place at The Town Hall (unless otherwise stated below or, in emergency as stated on the Agenda). The public and press are welcome. Meetings are generally, but not invariably, held on the second Tuesday of the month. Committee meetings may be on other days and at other times but these will always be advertised and, where possible, Tuesday evenings at 7:30 will be the preferred day and time. Working Group meetings are not generally open to the public.
If you would like copy of a particular public report from a Council or Committee meeting, please contact the Town Hall office. For Council meeting agendas please see the list below.
The following Town Council and Committee meetings are scheduled for the 2016/17 session:-Tuesday 9th May 2017 Annual Town Council & Town Council
Tuesday 25th April 2017 Environment Committee
Tuesday 11th April 2017 Town Council
Tuesday 28th March 2017 Resources & General Purposes Committee Agenda here
Tuesday 21st March 2017 Annual Town Meeting in the Community Centre Agenda here
Tuesday 14th March 2017 Town Council Agenda here
Tuesday 28th February 2017 Environment Committee Agenda here
Tuesday 14th February 2017 Town Council Agenda here
Tuesday 24th January 2017 Environment Committee Agenda here
Tuesday 24th January 2017 Resources and General Purposes Committee Agenda here
Tuesday 10th January 2017 Town Council Agenda here
Tuesday 13th December 2016 Town Council Agenda here
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 Town Council Budget Mtg Agenda here followed by R&GP Committee Agenda here
Tuesday 8th November 2016 Town Council Agenda here
Tuesday 25th October 2016 Extraordinary Town Council Meeting Agenda here
Tuesday 25th October 2016 Environment Committee Agenda here
Tuesday 11th October 2016 Town Council Agenda here
Tuesday 27th September 2016 Resources & General Purposes Committee Agenda here
Tuesday 13th September 2016 Town Council Agenda here
Tuesday 23rd August 2016 Environment Committee Agenda here
Tuesday 16th August 2016 Extraordinary Town Council Meeting Agenda here
Tuesday 9th August 2016 Town Council Agenda here
Tuesday 26th July 2016 Resources & General Purposes Committee Agenda here
Tuesday 19th July 2016 Extraordinary Town Council Meeting Agenda here
Tuesday 12th July 2016 Town Council Agenda here
Tuesday 28th June 2016 Environment Committee Agenda here
Tuesday 28th June 2016 Extraordinary Town Council Meeting Agenda here
Tuesday 14th June 2016 Town Council Agenda here
Tuesday 24th May 2016 Mayor's Committee Agenda here
Tuesday 17th May 2016 Annual Town Council Meeting and Town Council Meeting Agenda here
The Resources & General Purposes Committee is chaired by Cllr Dr Elizabeth Poskitt, Town Mayor and covers such matters as:
- Personnel and employment
- Rules and constitution
- Strategic issues
The Environment Committee is chaired by Cllr Sharone Parnes and covers such matters as:-
- Old Woodstock Line Nature Reserve
- Recreation and Play Areas
- Woodstock in Bloom
Working Groups are not open to the public although the Council will seek to be as open as is possible in the reporting of working group meetings. Dates of meetings are not fixed far ahead and are not displayed on this website. Please consult the Town Clerk for further information.
Woodstock Town Council's Rules on Public
and Recording of Meetings
The town council has changed its standing orders on the rights of residents to address the Council. Now, the public can speak on any topic relevant to the affairs of the Council whether or not it is on the agenda. A day's notice must be given to the Clerk. The Council hopes that this will encourage people to air their views on matters of local interest. The full wording of the revised Standing Order is as follows:-
Revision to Standing Order Nos 1 d (i) to (vi) – Approved September 2012
1 d Permission for the Electorate and General Public to Speak at Council
i) Members of the electorate have
permission to speak about any subject they may wish to raise whether or
not it is on the agenda of the meeting concerned, providing it is
relevant to the interests of the Council. Such relevance will be
determined by the Clerk in consultation with the Mayor/Deputy Mayor.
Members of the general public may, with the consent of the Council, be
permitted to speak in respect only of items of business included in the
ii) Only one subject may be addressed at any one time.
iii) Written notice of the wish to speak and the subject matter must be received by midday on the morning of the day before the meeting. In exceptional circumstances, at the Mayor’s discretion, permission may be given at a later time on oral request to the Town Clerk.
iv) The Town Mayor or Chair shall first introduce the subject to be addressed.
v) The speaker shall, subject to clause (i) above, be permitted to speak on one subject for no more than five minutes.
vi) Then, or later in the meeting, the Town Mayor or Chair may respond and the matter may be debated by members at that meeting, but any formal motion or resolution relating to the issues raised shall stand adjourned for consideration at a subsequent Town Council meeting at which it shall be agendered.
Guidance on Photographing and Recording of Meetings
Following recent national legislation, filming and audio recording of town council and committee meetings by media groups and the public is permitted subject to the such recordings not interfering with the proceedings of the meeting. Filming and recording is NOT permitted during closed/confidential sessions. Recording equipment must be portable and operated from a seated position. Mains powered equipment using trailing cables are not allowed. Full details may be obtained from the town clerk's office.