Have your say at council meetings

There are a number of different ways you can have your say or get involved at council meetings.

Representations

At the discretion of the Chair of the meeting, members of the public may address the council, cabinet, committee or panel. This could include the presentation of a petition, about any report on the agenda for that meeting, in which you have a relevant interest.

Council meetings

Deputations

Deputations, which may include the presentation of a petition, are a way to raise issues you may be concerned about. This can be done in person, at council or cabinet meetings. If you wish to make a deputation, please write to us, explaining the subject you want to cover. Your letter or e-mail must be received at least seven clear days before the meeting at which the deputation is to be made.

Questions

Questions may be asked at council by members of the public who either live or work in the city.

If you wish to ask a question please write to the Democratic Services Manager, setting out the details. Your letter or e-mail must be received at least seven clear days before the council meeting at which the question is to be asked.

Email: democratic.services@southampton.gov.uk

Write to:

Democratic Services Manager
Southampton City Council
Civic Centre
Southampton
SO14 7LY

Petitions

At a meeting of the council any Councillor or a member of the public may present a petition as long as it is submitted in accordance with the council’s scheme for handling petitions.

See also:

Petition Scheme
Current E-petitions
Recording and use of social media at council meetings