The meetings of Full Council and Committees are open to the public, unless an item on any agenda is listed as exempt. A recording is made of each Council and Committee meeting and is available on the appropriately dated page for each Council or Committee meeting.
The meetings of Full Council involve all Councillors and it is the ultimate decision-making body of the authority. The Council approves recommendations from committees. The Council appoints a chairman each year, to chair meetings of the Full Council and represent the District at various events. There are three decision-making committees reporting to Full Council: Policy and Resources Committee, Planning Committee and Licensing Committee. There is also one committee that makes recommendations: the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.