Speaking at public meetings
Most Council and Committee meetings are open to the public. The issues considered at these meetings affect the lives of you, our residents and those who work in Redbridge. View the calendar for upcoming meetings.
You can speak at any of the following public meetings:
- Full Council
- Overview and Scrutiny Committees
- Planning Committee
You need to make a request by 5pm on the working day before the meeting, stating that:
- you wish to speak
- the subject matter on which you wish to speak
- any specific questions you wish to ask
Requests can be made by email or telephone.
- Helena Tredgold: email email@example.com or telephone 020 8708 2203
All questions for full Council should be submitted firstname.lastname@example.org no earlier than 21 days before the Council meeting and no later than midday on the third working day before the Meeting (i.e. midday on the Monday when Council is scheduled to take place on the Thursday).
For all other meetings:
- Antoinette Davis: email email@example.com or telephone 020 8708 2352
Make a request in writing to:
Redbridge Town Hall
128-142 High Road
Proceedings at public meetings, including attendance and contributions by the public, may be video recorded, audio recorded or photographed and may then be broadcast. If you do not wish to be filmed, photographed or recorded, you may withdraw from the meeting. However, anyone present has a legal right to record the proceedings and must not be prevented from doing so.
Full Council meetings
Full Council meetings are one of the key decision-making meetings held by Redbridge Council. There are 3 ways in which you can attend the meeting and these are by submitting:
Questions and Deputations
Written notice of the question you wish to ask must be given to the Assistant Director - Assurance by 12 noon on the third working day before the meeting which is normally 12 noon on the Monday before a Thursday meeting.
Deputations of up to 7 residents or business ratepayers of the Borough or their employees may be received at any ordinary or budget meeting. Written notice of a deputation must be given at least 7 clear working days before the meeting which is normally by Monday of the week before a Thursday meeting.
To give written notice of a question or deputation please email:
Petition for debate
You can present a petition for debate which has a minimum of 1500 signatures to Full Council Meetings. Find out more about petitions.
Overview and Scrutiny meetings
- Jilly Szymanski: email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 8708 2739
- Kalbinder Benning: email email@example.com or telephone 020 8708 6257
You are also able to suggest topics for Scrutiny bodies to potentially consider.
View details about Scrutiny Committees and Panels
If you wish to speak at the Planning Committee which deals with planning, you will need to inform the Committee Officer on 020 8708 2205 by 5pm on the working day before the day of the meeting you wish to speak at. You will need to report to the Committee Officer at the entrance to the public seating area in the Council Chamber between 6.45pm and 7.10pm on the evening of the meeting. Please be ready to advise them of the site address of the planning application concerned and the application number.
Full guidance for speakers at Planning Committee
Audio recordings of Full Council and Cabinet meetings