The Forward Plan sets out decisions that are termed as “Key Decisions” at least 28 calendar days before they are due to be taken by the Executive or an officer under delegated powers.
Meetings of the Executive are open to the public and usually take place in the Council Chamber at The Arc. Occasionally there are items included on the agenda which are exempt and for those items the public will be asked to leave the meeting. This list also shows the reports intended to be dealt with in private and the reason why the reports are exempt or confidential. Members of the public may make representations to the Joint Head of Corporate Governance & Monitoring Officer about any particular item being considered in private and why they think it should be dealt with in public.
The purpose of the list is to give notice and provide an opportunity for consultation on the issues to be discussed. The list is updated each month with the period of the list being rolled forward by one month and republished.
The Executive is allowed to make urgent decisions which do not appear in the list, however, a notice will be published explaining the reasons for the urgent decisions. Please note that the decision dates are indicative and are subject to change.