Attending committee meetings
You have the right to attend any Royal Borough of Greenwich meeting except for the Leader's meeting and closed meetings. You can also ask questions at Royal Borough meetings.
Copies of agendas are also available for public use during the meeting.
You are not obliged to let us know if you are attending, but you should do if you wish to address the meeting. If you do inform us, we can make sure there is enough seating.
You can contact the Committee Officer, who has organised the meeting, to find out further information. Their contact details appear on the front of the Committee agenda and in the Committee Services contact section.
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 Committee Services Team 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 (except for Area Planning and Environment Committees). Please ask the Committee Officer for a form at the meeting.
Asking questions at meetings
At all Council meetings other than Full Council meetings, you can raise questions on agenda items with the prior agreement of the Chair.
Contact the Committee Services Team if you would like to speak at a meeting.
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.