Speak at a Full Council meeting

Councillors who sit on the Dacorum Borough Council are elected by voters in Dacorum to decide on a range of issues on behalf of residents.

Meetings of the Council take place seven or eight times a year. You can find a list of meeting dates on our meetings calendar.

The rules

  • At any one meeting, each person may submit one question only. Only two questions may be asked on behalf of one organisation.
  • If you submitted a written question and you cannot be present, you may ask the Mayor to put the question on your behalf.
  • Each speaker can speak for a maximum of three minutes. A total of 30 minutes is available for members of the public to speak.
  • If you wish to ask Council a question, we need to know in writing by 4pm on the Friday before the meeting.
  • After asking your question, you may also put one extra question to the member who replied to your original question. Your supplementary question must arise directly from the original question or the reply.
  • You may not ask a question if it is substantially the same as a question which has been asked at a meeting of the Council in the past six months.
  • You must show respect for the members and the meeting.
  • After asking your question, you must take your seat to listen to the reply. Afterwards, you may  join the public for the rest of the meeting or leave the meeting.

To register to speak

Please go to the date and agenda of the meeting you wish to speak at. The form to complete will be underneath each agenda item. Alternatively, please call 01442 228000 and ask for Member Support.