WHEN AND WHERE DOES THE COUNCIL MEET?
The Press and Public are welcome to attend all Council meetings and the Public may put questions or make statements on any matter in the public session at the commencement of each meeting. This is normally restricted to 15 minutes in total.
Meetings are usually held in The Guildhall, which has disabled access. For agendas and minutes please see the Committees section of this website.
To download a printable PDF Calendar of Meetings please click here
CALENDAR OF FULL COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS 2016-2017
All meetings take place at 7pm unless otherwise indicated
Monday 5 September 2016 Environment and Open Spaces (10am)
Monday 5 September 2016 Lawrence House Management
Wednesday 7 September 2016 Finance & General Purposes
Thursday 8 September 2016 Planning and Economic Development
Tuesday 13 September 2016 Tourism and TIC Management (10am)
Tuesday 20 September 2016 Full Council
Thursday 29 September 2016 Planning and Economic Development
Wednesday 5 October 2016 Finance & General Purposes
Tuesday 18 October 2016 Full Council
Thursday 20 October 2016 Planning and Economic Development
Tuesday 1 November 2016 Tourism and Information Services (10am)
Wednesday 2 November 2016 Finance & General Purposes
Monday 7 November 2016 Estates and Properties (10am)
Thursday 10 November 2016 Planning and Economic Development
Tuesday 15 November 2016 Full Council
Tuesday 15 November 2016 AGM of Council as Trustee of Lawrence House Museum (after Full Council)
Thursday 1 December 2016 Planning and Economic Development
Monday 5 December 2016 Lawrence House Management
Wednesday 7 December 2016 Finance & General Purposes
Tuesday 20 December 2016 Full Council
Thursday 22 December 2016 Planning and Economic Development
Monday 9 January 2017 Estates and Properties (10am)
Tuesday 10 January 2017 Tourism and Information Services (10am)
Thursday 12 January 2017 Planning and Economic Development
Wednesday 18 January 2017 Finance & General Purposes
Tuesday 24 January 2017 Full Council
Thursday 2 February 2017 Planning and Economic Development
Tuesday 21 February 2017 Full Council
Tuesday 21 February 2017 Annual Meeting of the Council as the Burial Authority (after Full Council)
Thursday 23 February 2017 Planning and Economic Development
Monday 13 March 2017 Estates and Properties (10am) (date for this meeting has been rescheduled from 6th March)
Monday 6 March 2017 Lawrence House Management
Tuesday 7 March 2017 Tourism and Information Services (10am)
Wednesday 15 March 2017 Finance & General Purposes
Thursday 16 March 2017 Planning and Economic Development
Tuesday 21 March 2017 Full Council
Thursday 6 April 2017 Planning and Economic Development
Tuesday 18 April 2017 Full Council
Thursday 20 April 2017 Annual Town Meeting and Grants Presentation evening (6.30pm)
Thursday 27 April 2017 Planning and Economic Development
Good Friday 14 April, Easter Monday 17 April
Tuesday 2 May 2017 Tourism and Information Services (10am)
Wednesday 3 May 2017 Finance & General Purposes
Tuesday 16 May 2017 Annual Meeting of Launceston Town Council
Thursday 18 May 2017 Planning and Economic Development
Bank Holiday Mondays 1 and 29 May. Local Elections 4 May
Members of the public and the press are welcome to attend all Full Council and Committee meetings. Meetings are generally wholly open to the public but there may occasionally be confidential matters to discuss, for example staffing matters, when the public and press will be asked to leave for that section of the meeting. The agendas will make it clear if there are any such items, and they are usually taken at the end of the meeting. If members of the public have specific issues to raise at a meeting it would be appreciated if they could notify the Town Clerk in advance.
Councillor Surgery Dates : As part of a market or at Tourist Information Centre (TIC):
Saturday 11 June 2016 Saturday 9 July 2016
Saturday 13 August 2016 Saturday 10 September 2016
Saturday 8 October 2016 (TIC) Saturday 12 November 2016
Saturday 10 December 2016 Saturday 14 January 2017 (TIC)
Saturday 11 February 2017 (TIC) Saturday 11 March 2017
Saturday 8 April 2017 Saturday 13 May 2017
Agendas are set by the Town Clerk in liaison with the Chairman and Vice-Chairmen with "umbrella" responsibilities. However any Councillor can request any item to be put on the Agenda. This can be done informally either through the Town Clerk or Chairman, or formally, by means of a motion, as per the Town Council's Standing Orders (the Council's operating rules and regulations).
If, after discussion of an Agenda item, the Council decides that a Working Group should be formed to look at the matter in more detail then the membership and the remit of the Group will be agreed by the Council. The membership of the Group can also include people who are not Councillors, but who have knowledge or expertise relevant to the subject matter.
The Minutes of the Council meetings are usually available 4 working days following the meeting, but are not council policy until they have been agreed and signed at the following meeting. They are not a verbatim account of the Meeting but detail decisions reached and record the voting. Minutes are available to the Public either via this website, or at the Town Clerk's office. They are also circulated to the various local media organisations so that they can report on the issues via newspapers and radio.
Once a decision has been passed by the Council and a course of action identified, the work is organised and/or carried out by the Town Council's Executive Officer, the Town Clerk, who leads a team of staff.
Council Meeting Webpage Updated October 2016