HEDON TOWN COUNCIL meets on the evening of Thursday 28th November 2013 at the Town Hall.
In fact there are three meetings taking place that evening;
- the Planning Committee at 7:15pm prompt start which deals with planning applications,
- upon the completion of the planning meeting, the Finance & General Purposes Committee will take place, which as well as reporting on accounts will discuss the ongoing thorny issue of parking in the town, a report from a meeting with the Hedon Market Manager and issues relating the Christmas Lights Switch-on.
- A third meeting, of the full Hedon Town Council, will take place at the rising of the previous one and has agenda items relating to the resignation of two councillors, and the election of a new Chairman.
Whilst all meetings are open to the public, it has to be made clear that they are not public forum meetings; the public do not have the right to speak (except the Chair may allow discussion on planning applications at the Planning Committee meeting; one speaker for, and one against).
On rare occasions the meetings have been adjourned i.e. closed to allow for a valuable public comment, but this is at the discretion of the Chair and councillors present. Sometimes when sensitive or private, personnel (staff) or financial information is under discussion, the press and public can be asked to leave and things are discussed privately or in camera (latin for ‘in the chamber’).