Committees & decision-making

All meetings are open to the public, though in some cases members of the public may be excluded while councillors discuss matters which are legally sensitive.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and see what decisions councillors take on their behalf. Agendas are published to give order to the meeting and to give public notice of the matters that will be considered.

At every meeting there is an item on the agenda in which members of the public can address the council and raise any issue which affects the people of South Ribble. You must give formal notice if you wish to raise an item which is not already on the agenda, so that councillors can make sure they can give you have a response at the meeting.