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Attending and speaking at meetings

Council and committee meetings are held at Merton Civic Centre. Members of the public are welcome to attend the majority of these meetings.

Ask a question at a council meeting

Residents and business rate payers are invited to put forward questions at full council. Your question should be no longer than 50 words and must relate to a matter for which the council has a responsibility or which affects the borough.

You are welcome to attend the meeting at which your question is put and to ask an oral supplementary question seeking clarification on any point made in the original answer.

The dates for future full council meetings are listed below. If you plan to submit a question for one of these meetings, please note the deadline for doing so.

Future full council meetings are listed on the calendar

The deadline for submitting a question to a Council meeting is 5pm, 8 working days before the meeting.

For example if the meeting is on a Wednesday then the deadline is Friday 2 weeks before.

If you would like to submit a question, please send it us by email, post or telephone using the contact details below.

Planning Applications Committee

Requests to speak at Planning Applications Committee must be made to the Development Control section by 12 Noon on the day before the meeting.  Please phone 020 8545 3445 or 020 8545 3448, or email planning@merton.gov.uk

For more information see the Planning applications web page.

Scrutiny meetings

Any group or society likely to be affected by a matter which appears on an Overview and Scrutiny Commission/Panel agenda may ask to address the Commission/Panel. Requests should be made by telephone to 020 8545 3864 or email to scrutiny@merton.gov.uk by 12 noon on the day before the meeting.

For more information about the scrutiny process in Merton see the Scrutiny pages and part 4e of the Council's constitution

Licensing applications

You can only speak at licensing hearings if you are registered as a party to the hearing. See the licensing pages for more information.

Accessibility

The council chamber and committee rooms are accessible by lift.

An induction loop is provided in the council chamber and additional devices such as personal loops and personal amplifiers are also available on request to 020 8545 3616 or email to democratic.services@merton.gov.uk by 12 noon on the day before the meeting.

Sign language interpreters and language interpreters can be arranged if advance notice is given.

Requests for interpreters should be made by telephone to 020 8545 3616 or email to democratic.services@merton.gov.uk at least 3 working days before the meeting.

Filming and recording meetings of the Council

We encourage public interest and engagement in decision making and support openness and transparency around Council and committee meetings.

Members of the press and public are permitted to record any Council, committee or panel meeting held in public. This includes filming, audio recording and photographing.

Filming should not be disruptive and focus on those attending the meeting in an official capacity; and not on members of the public who are there to observe.

For more details please read our Guidance on filming and recording meetings, or contact us.

Contact Us

For further information please contact:

Democratic Services
Merton Council
Civic Centre
London Road
Morden
SM4 5DX

Email: democratic.services@merton.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8545 3616

This page was last updated on Tuesday 25 October 2016

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