Attending committee meetings
You have the right to attend any Royal Borough of Greenwich meeting which is held in public.
Copies of agenda are available online. If you are attending a meeting and require a hard copy of an agenda please contact the Corporate Governance Officer at least one day in advance of the meeting.
You are not obliged to let us know if you are attending, but you must do so if you wish to address the meeting. If you do inform us, we can make sure there is enough seating.
Contact the Corporate Governance Officer to find out further information. Their contact details appear on the front of the meeting agenda.
We hold most Council meetings at Woolwich Town Hall. The Town Hall has wheelchair access, good lighting, an induction loop system for people who are hard of hearing and is fully accessible (DisabledGo website).
Meetings held elsewhere are usually in wheelchair accessible locations.
Interpreters and sign language interpreters
We can usually arrange for an interpreter or a sign language interpreter to attend a meeting if required.
To request this service, please contact the Corporate Governance at least five days in advance of the meeting, and specify the language you need.
Allowances are available if you need a babysitter or carer so you can attend. Please contact Corporate Governance in advance of the meeting; you will be asked for copy of receipts from the babysitter or carer.
Asking questions at meetings
You can raise questions on agenda items with the prior agreement of the Chair. The question should normally be submitted at least 24 hours before the meeting. If it is not possible to answer that question at the meeting, for example if it is of a complicated technical nature, then a written response will be sent to you.
Contact Corporate Governance about raising questions/speaking at a meeting, using the contact details on the front of the meeting agenda
You can also send your question to the Committee Officer in charge of the meeting. The latest time for submitting your question is 24 hours before the meeting.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives you the right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities.
Meetings may be webcast and this will be stated either on the agenda or at the meetings; that recording will be retained on the relevant website for one year. Meetings will not otherwise be recorded by the authority.