There are a number of different ways you can have your say or get involved at council meetings.
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.
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 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.
Democratic Services Manager
Southampton City Council
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.
Recording and use of social media at council meetings