Part 4 - Rules of procedure
Below are the rules of procedure.
- 1 - Annual meeting of the County Council
- 2 - Ordinary meetings
- 3 - Extraordinary meetings
- 4 - Location and times of Full Council meetings
- 5 - Notice and summons to meetings
- 6 - Chair of meeting
- 7 - Quorum
- 8 - Questions from the public
- 9 - Questions by Members
- 10 - Notices of motion
- 11 - Motions without notice
- 12 - Rules of debate
- 13 - Previous decisions and motions
- 14 - Voting
- 15 - Minutes
- 16 - Record of attendance
- 17 - Exclusion of the public
- 18 - Members conduct
- 19 - Members interests in contracts and other matters
- 20 - Disturbance by the public
- 21 - Photography and audio recordings of meetings
- 22 - Electronic communication
- 23 - Suspension and amendment of procedural standing orders
- 24 - Authority of the Chair
- 25 - Group Leaders and Lead Members
- 26 - Application of procedural standing orders to other council bodies
- 27 - Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of committees
- 28 - Appointment of substitute members of committee
21.1 Proceedings of the Council, the Cabinet and Committees may be recorded for broadcast live on the internet via the Council’s website. Such meetings will be broadcast in full, excluding any confidential items which may need to be considered in the absence of the press and public.
21.2 Filming, photographing and audit recording of any meeting of the Council, its Cabinet or any Committee is permitted, unless the press and public are excluded from that part of the meeting or there is good reason not to do so, as directed by the Chair of the meeting.
21.3 Any filming must be done as unobtrusively as possible from a single fixed position without the use of any additional lighting; focusing only on those actively participating in the meeting and having regard also to the wishes of any member of the public present who may not wish to be filmed.
21.4 As a matter of courtesy, anyone wishing to film proceedings is asked to advise the Chair in advance (by contacting Democratic Services) so that all those present may be made aware that it is happening and have the opportunity to be excluded.