Governance Services

We are responsible for the administration and servicing of all Council and Committee meetings.

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All council and committee meetings are held in public unless there is an item which must be considered in private, such as a personnel issue, commercially sensitive issue, or private legal advice.

Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings.

The committee pages explain how the council is organised and describes the different bodies and procedures for council meetings. All agendas, reports and minutes for Council and Committee Meetings from January 2005 are available on our Committee Information System.

Available on our websites are:

  • Agendas, reports and minutes of meetings from January 2005
  • Minutes of meetings from June 2002 to December 2004

If you cannot find the document you are looking for, or require a document prior to June 2002, please contact a member of the Governance Services Team.

For the Council and Committee meetings we arrange the meetings, prepare the agenda, attend meetings, ensure they are run according to the rules of the Constitution and produce minutes. We are also responsible for maintaining the pdf icon Constitution [1MB]Forward Plan and Cabinet Decision List.

In September 2001 we adopted a new pdf icon constitution [1MB] which sets out how we operate, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.

We are happy to help with any question or queries you may have relating to Council meetings. Please contact one of the team or alternatively, you can contact the department at:

Governance Services,
Council Offices,
The Campus,
Welwyn Garden City,

Email: democracy@welhat.gov.uk

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