The role of councillors, employees, and how decisions are made


There are scheduled meetings of the Council throughout the municipal year. These meetings are usually scheduled to take place on either the last or second last Thursday of each month, starting at 6pm. The meetings take place in the Council chamber of the Town Hall, South Shields and are open to the public to attend.

Spare copies of the agenda papers for Council meetings are made available in the Council chamber public gallery for members of the public to use and follow the meeting.

Council and committee meetings

Members of the public cannot directly take part in debates at Council meetings but they are able to ask questions and submit petitions. There are rules and procedures to follow if you want to do this.